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Newark District Explorers

Newark was the first District to submit articles for this website!

Judging by the number of articles contributed to this website, Newark District seems to be the most active district in the County... do you know any different?


Newark District Badge

Newark District covers the Market Town of Newark and surrounding villages. It stretches from Flintham in the South to Norwell in the North including Coddington, Collingham and Balderton. There are five active Explorer Units that are based at scout headquarters across the District:

Flintham ESU - An activity orientated unit who meet to suit.
6th Newark ESU (Sea Scouts) - Meet on Fridays. e-mail the Unit.
7th Newark ESU - Meet on Fridays.
9th Newark ESU - Meet on Thursdays.
Coddington ESU - a new Unit meeting in Coddington

Contact the District Explorer Scout Commissioner

More information can be found on the District website

Although there are many Young Leaders helping within the younger sections the District has no specific Young Leader Unit. The District has a Duke of Edinburgh group that meet every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at Coddington scout headquarters to which every district explorer is invited to join. There are currently two active Silver groups with a new Bronze group due to be formed in September 2007


RN recognition badge

6th Newark pass their RN inspection - November 2008
On a cold and wintery night I found myself at another Scout hut in the County, this time a little twist was about to occur. Just inside the door was Newark's DC, Richard, to give me the low down of the evening. The main hall at Farndon was full of uniformed Scouts, Cub Scouts and Explorer Scouts along with a wide scattering of leaders and they were all spruced up!! Can't be for me can it? No it's actually their 18 month Inspection by the Royal Navy.
After the Admiral had been "Piped aboard" the full inspection began. The Admiral spoke to all of the young people in turn, asking and questioning them on their vast array of badges and listened to their adventures. Nearly an hour passed before he visited many of the bases from flare lighting by the RNLI ( even the ones that didn't light), various presentations, night time navigation by the stars, cooking, splicing and lots more.
Further questioning took place then onto the fun bits. The D.C., the Admiral and a little help from me awarded some long term achievements, Queens Scout Awards (young and old). A different story - a hush hush award - all to be revealed later.
Thank you for the invite it was great to see you gain the recognition you deserve. Only 101 sea Scout units are recognised by the Royal Navy out of 350 Sea Scout groups throughout the Country.
Keep up the great work. Malc


Flintham weave a living fence
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Flintham weave a living fence - May 2008

On a very wet Sunday in May four intrepid Explorers set about making a living fence to protect the folks of Flintham from slipping into the Dew pond.


Farewell to Sue

Farewell to Sue - January 2008

After 5 years as a Helper Flintham ESU sadly say good-bye to Sue who is leaving the area.
Coooking will never be the same!


Flintham ESU full story

Flintham Explorers at Shadow 2007

Some of the youngest Explorers and some of the oldest Scouts at Flintham made up a team for Shadow 2007. read Fiona's account of the night's adventures...


Flintham ESU full story

Flintham Explorers "Bring a Friend" Camp 2007

Read how Flintham ESU braved the weather AGAIN at Walesby, to introduce 10 friends to Scouting the Flintham way...


Flintham ESU full story

Flintham Explorers at Centenary Camp 2007

Read how Flintham ESU coped with the rain at Walesby, invested two new members of the unit AND acquired two unique camp mascots for the weekend...


Ready Steady Cook full story

27th April 2007 - Ready Steady Cook

Newark District Explorer Ready Steady Cook Competition took place on Friday 27 April 2007 and was hosted by 7th Newark.


contemplation more pictures

23rd - 25th March 2007 - Winter Walking weekend in Wales

The County Activities Team as usual were superb and fantastic weather ensured that the 10 Explorers and 2 Leaders had a weekend to remember staying in Haford Hostel close to Tryfan.


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16th March 2007 - Red Nose Day

Flintham hosted a Newark District Explorer Red Nose Day Event to raise funds for the cause. Units attending included Flintham, 6th Newark, 7th Newark, & Coddington. Events staged were Caterpillar water relay, Blind obstacle course, Red Pancake tossing (& eating) plus a campfire to finish. Flintham unit raised approximately £300; the 25% which they are entitled to keep will be used to help fund a "Bring a Friend Camp" in July.