The summer of 2024 is the time for young people in Cardiff & Vale Scouts to complete the Explorer Belt Award
What: The Explorer Belt is a prestigious award available to young people in Scouts aged 16-25. The award focusses on an expedition undertaken outside of the UK. It is the challenge and adventure of a lifetime and is a chance for young people to discover the real meaning of another country’s way of life, work as a team and build lasting friendships.
For: Explorer Scouts & Scout Network members who will be aged between 16-24 on 30th July 2024
When & Where: Cardiff and Vale Scouts are leading an expedition located in north-west Europe from 30th July – 12th August 2024, starting in Luxembourg. The expedition lasts for 10 days, with two nights either side of the expedition to add to the overseas experience.
The award will consist of a series of training events taking place in the UK before travelling overseas, the expedition itself, followed by a presentation about the experience.
Young people can register for this event, in one of two ways:
- An individual who is looking for others to join their team
- A group between 2 and 4 people.
Please note, 4 people will be considered a ‘full’ team; groups of 2 or 3 people may have individuals added to their team in due course.
Spaces are limited, and will be offered on a first come, first served basis. The deadline to register is 31st July, or when the event is full.
Your space on the event is provisional until a non-refundable deposit of £100. Details on how to make this payment will be communicated after registration.
Register (individually or as a group/ team) here: https://forms.office.com/e/rXJPtfsTn8
Price: £1095 Financial challenges should never be a barrier to Scouting – please see below.
Financial support: There are plenty of grants and funds available, and the Leadership Team for the event will support you to apply for them. We have a list of some funding you might be able to access.
The fee includes:
- Several (residential) pre-events in the run up to the event
- Return travel from South Wales to expedition destination
- Accommodation Luxembourg before the expedition
- Post-expedition celebrations
- UK International necker
- Belt and badge upon completion of the award.
- Budget for expedition life: camping fees, food budget etc.
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