High Flying Explorer Scouts
Oldham Xtreme Explorers, based at St Thomas’ Moorside took to the skies 6000feet above the forest of Bowland. Our young people worked on the Air Activities Stage 5 badge with their flying instructors and then each were catapulted into the air for their first flying lesson.
Fourteen very nervous explorer scouts waited for their turn but once they had been up, taken control of the glider and retuned vis a smooth landing they were all eager to do it again.
What a great adventure for these young people and our thanks go out to all the instructors who gave up their time for Oldham’s young people.
The County are holding a Cub Camp on the 21 to 23 June 2019 at Ashworth Valley. If anyone is interested can they get intouch with Dave Marsden or use the contact form.
Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis (no group bookings).
To book on the courses, please visit the Course Calendar at
Go to the relevant date and follow the instructions to book on.
Getting Started Courses 2018
We are pleased to announce the below dates for Getting Started Courses arranged for 2018
Sunday 28th January in Bolton
Saturday 28th April at County HQ
Saturday 30th June at County HQ
Saturday 29th September at County HQ
2018 First Response Course Dates
Both Initial and Renewal courses
All being run from County HQ, Rochdale Road, Middleton
(0930 to 1630 hours)
24th February 2018
7th April 2018
2nd June 2018
8th September 2018
10th November 2018
24th March 2018 0900 to 1200
24th March 2018 1300 to 1600
8th December 2018 0900 to 1200
8th December 2018 1300 to 1600
Wood Badge – Fast Track Course 6
The County are continuing to run the new Fast Track courses to allow people to undertake the Modules required to complete their Wood Badge Training.
Fast Track Course 6 –
Weekend 1 – 23rd and 24th June 2018
Weekend 2 – 15th and 16th September 2018
Validation Day – 1st December 2018
COURSE LIMITED TO 30 PERSONS
Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis (No group bookings).
Nights Away Module 16 & 38
Want to earn your Nights Away Permit?
Theory – 9am 1st July 2018 at County HQ
Practical – weekend of 21st and 22nd July 2018 at Giant’s Seat Campsite, Radcliffe
During the training you will be covering:
- How to gain your Nights Away Permit
- What you need to do before, during & after the Nights Away
- Limits & restrictions
- Skills such as fire lighting, backwoods cooking, etc
To receive an application form for this course please contact me at email@example.com
There are only 24 places available – so first come first served.