Alpha Thistle Explorer Scout Unit

Alpha Thistle Explorer Scout Unit (ATESU) based in the Stewarton, Dunlop area is now 1 year old ! Explorer scouts celebrated their first birthday with fun and games plus some reflection on the year. The Explorer Unit has been a big success and thanks are due to those that have helped to support and finance the Unit.

ATESU would therefore like to thank Sainsburys (Stewarton) for bag packing opportunities, Dunlop Gala Committee, Dunlop Scout Group and in particular Stewarton Scout Group (20th Ayrshire) that have hosted the Explorer Scouts and provided a local meeting point for local Scouts to Stewarton and Dunlop area.

Justice secretary, Mr McAskil met with our Explorer Scouts earlier in the year at a funding initiative and in the Minister’s words, described the Explorer Scouts as  “A credit to themselves”.

The Explorer Leader, Gerry McGeever would wish to thank all of the Explorer Scouts in Alpha Thistle for their continued enthusiasm and to the various leaders and assistants that have made the unit a success over the past year – Gordon McBeath, Cameron Bell, David Morrison, Gary Houlton, Stephen Brockbank and Sandra Kerr.