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Waking up this morning at Milldale. This is our base camp set for our hammocking adventure last night. Some Explorers' first time in a hammock! Great fun! Thank you to Cestrian ESU @merseyweaver for lending some equipment 🏕️

Congratulations to everyone who made it through our toughest (and muddiest) ever Apex Challenge. We can't wait to see you all again next year!


Some highlights of today's activities before the camp closed this afternoon. Our team, "The Rhino Ninjas 🦏" have had a fantastic time! It has been an amazing experience. Thanks @apexchallenge. Now for some sleep before our unit hammock adventure next weekend 💤

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Who we are

We are Shipton ESU, the Explorer Scout Unit serving Sandbach and surrounding areas.

We are a part of the South West Cheshire District.

Relaunched in 2018, we provide 14 to 18-year-olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and skills for life.

Scouting helps young adults reach their full potential. We help young people to get jobs, save lives and even change the world.

We meet every Thursday during school term time, usually at the Sandbach Scout Centre from 7:30pm to 9:00pm.

Where we meet

Members of the Explorer Unit can log in to this website to see the full programme, and all our forthcoming events and activities.

To sign up for an event, Explorers or parents can log in via My.Scout

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