This report is part of a series from members across the district for the Annual General Meeting to be held online on 8th July 2020.
A fairly quiet year for Cerberus Explorer Unit, with the first eight months having only two members, but this was boosted to seven in September. These extra members have also brought in two new Leaders, Mike Jones and Harry Cotton.
Even with the low numbers the Unit has taken part in all the usual activities; open fire cooking, gas stove cooking, crazy golf at Ferny Crofts including some conservation work, rifle shooting, map reading and a night hike, cycle ride, first aid, physical activity and skills for their Chief Scouts Awards and Duke of Edinburgh’s, joint meetings with 5th Testwood Scouts to foster good links and encourage Scouts to move to Explorers, and much more. Christmas of course saw the usual joint activities with the other three Units in the District; International Cooking, Ice Skating, Christmas Quiz, film night and Christmas Crafts.
In November five of the Unit joined the District Expedition to the Lake District, a week’s stay at Great Tower, the National Scout Campsite, to experience walking, caving and climbing, in what proved to be the sunniest stay you could wish for.
Andy Austin, long-time leader with Cerberus, has taken a back seat to concentrate on his civic duties as a local councillor, and is now an Explorer Occasional Helper, we thank Andy for all the hard work he has put into Explorer Scouting. Thanks also to Alexis Jones for his leadership duties throughout the year.
Cerberus Explorer Scout Leader.