The Unit is Leader led, with as much participation in decision making by young people as possible. Explorer Scouts have no structured groupings like patrols, as you find in Beavers, Cubs or Scouts.
At Solar ESU we spend a lot of our time camping, on average we 10 camps each year. Each year we go to the Malvern Challenge and Sun Run - Activity camps where young people can take part in a range of activies, including fair ground rides, watching the live acts, a 13 mile night hike or just relaxing and listen to music of our portable music station. On a normal camp you will find us making fires, shooting at archery targets, playing with Wing Sligs (catapults that fire water bombs). We have camps where the main activty is canoeing or where we practice out ‘back to basic’ skills and cook on open fires.
At least two of our Camps about about a quarter of our meetings revolve around the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. The Duke of Edinburgh’s award is designed to challenge your people to try new things and attempt activities which they would not otherwise attempt.