Our Explorer Unit Apollo7 ESU recently teamed up with Sketty Explorers to go to the premier Explorer Scout Event in the UK – Gilwell24 at Gilwell Park, Chingford,Essex, the home of International Scouting.

We left at 5pm on Friday night, and arrived at Gilwell around 10:30pm – into darkness and the start of a weekend of insanity !

Pitching tents in the dark, finding campsites, and amenities, and cooking took until 1:30am – food at last !

Saturday saw the opening ceremony and off they went !

Driving, Tomahawk throwing, climbing, crafts, swimming, a full fun fair, karaoke, disco, radio station, visits from the Army, the RNLI and another 100+ activities over the 24 hours – sleep was for mortals !

We arrived home at 6pm on the Sunday after an eventful journey including a blowout of the minibus tyre at Swindon !

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