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Explorer Belt Expedition 2021

August, 2021 Location: Reykjavik, Iceland Sections: Explorer Scouts, Scout Network

We are so proud that for the first time ever in Cheshire, we are able to launch a county-led Explorer Belt Expedition to Iceland to be held in the summer of 2021.

Explorer Scouts are being given a life-shaping opportunity to travel for 10 days on a discovery of Iceland’s cultural heritage, its environment protection aims, their communities, delicacies and attractions of the country whilst completing eleven exciting projects. We are glad to be offering this to every eligible Explorer Scout and Network member in Cheshire and are committed to creating a totally inclusive adventure.

Click here for the requirements of the Explorer Belt award:

Frequently asked questions & more information

Click here to view the FAQs: Explorer Belt FAQs

If you would like to know more about Cheshire’s Explorer Belt Expedition 2021, you can contact the expedition leaders. Equally, if you have any queries or questions regarding the application process, award requirements or inclusivity matters, we would love to hear from you.

Graham Proctor, ACC Explorer Scouts: explorers@cheshirescouts.org.uk

Ian Turnbull, ACC Network: network@cheshirescouts.org.uk


Sign Up

Sign-up to the expedition is now open and closes Sunday 7th June at 9pm.

We are wholly committed to ensuring this expedition is inclusive and accessible to everyone who applies, regardless of any personal financial or physical boundary or barrier. It is the chance of a lifetime to fully embrace the value of a fully supported self-led expedition.

Thank you for showing initial interest in the Cheshire County Scouts Explorer Belt expedition to Iceland. Having given you time to consider the information we have already shared with you, it is now time for you to make a decision if you want to be considered for a place on this expedition. There may be limited places available so a selection process will be necessary to reach a final decision on both participants and support team members. To move to the next stage we need you to complete the enclosed information form by 21:00 on Sunday 7th June.

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Explorer Belt Expedition Launch Event

Cheshire Scouts launched this exciting adventure in April 2020 via webinar software amidst the Coronavirus lockdown in the UK. For those who missed the event or would like to a reminder of what was said, watch the video below.

Click here to view the Explorer Belt Launch slides: Explorer Belt Launch


The Country Reveal!

Content: Expedia & Sergi Martínez Miró
Editing: Graham Proctor


Reykjavik, Iceland

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