Evolution Explorer Scout Unit

North West London - Barnet Borough Scout District

Next Meetings:

21st April 2021 - Fully booked

28th April 2021 - Places available

For the next 2 weeks we will be visiting Metro Golf Centre, and using the driving range.

Metro Golf Centre, Champions Way, Hendon NW4 1PX This is in Copthall, between the Pools and Saracens Stadium.

We can only take 15 on each evening. So let us know by return which one you prefer. We will confirm the choice you make.

Meet in the Car Park at 7.30pm and pick up from there at 9.15pm.

There is no charge for this event.

Evo Leaders

info updated 19 April 2021


  • Evolution ESU have registered to take part in this, so see below and take on the challenge!

  • Any questions? please send us an email

Spring into action!

Start 2021 as you mean to continue and take part in our Spring into Action with the Barnet Challenge. There are 7 mini projects to complete this Season for Explorers to do at home or for you to incorporate into your weekly programme. We have listed some ideas on how to complete each section although the list is by no means exhaustive and we encourage you to be creative and try new things.

There will be 4 badges to collect, one for every season, we are kicking off with the Spring Challenge. The date each season challenge runs to and from are as follows:

Spring 1st March – 31st May 2021

Summer 1st June – 31st August 2021

Autumn 1st September – 30th November 2021

Winter 1st December 2021– 28th February 202

We appreciate there may also be some elements that cannot be completed due to the current circumstances, so please improvise!

  1. Get Building (Pioneering/Construction)

  • make a garden cane Trebuchet,

  • build a go kart.

  1. Get Creative (craft, design, music, dance)

  • Make your own unique face covering,

  • use a household item as an instrument to play name that tune with your unit.

  1. Get Outdoors (Nature, Tracking, Photography)

  • begin a photography project of nature in your area,

  • make your garden hedgehog friendly and look out for visitors.

  1. Get Active (Sport & Fitness)

  • run 5km regularly and look to improve your time

  1. Get Away (International)

  • take part in an international themed section meeting

  • link with Scouts in another country

  • find out about a festival from another country and put together an activity that you can share with your unit

  1. Get Together (Community & Recruitment)

  • in a group, actively promote your unit showing the positives of Scouting

  • meet with Explorers from around the County.

  1. Get Better

  • Teach yourself a new skill or improve on an existing one over a period of 4 weeks.


  • We are waiting for instruction from the Scout Association and the DofE award scheme of when we can resume DofE activities. Please go to the DofE page for more info.

  • If you're an Explorer Scout in the Barnet Scout District and want to take part please go to the DofE page

  • DofE (or Explorer) questions? please contact us, we're here to help!

Young Leader Training

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Martial Arts / Self Defense meeting 24/02/2021

  • A big thank you to Barry Harte, chief instructor at the Hakudakan Ju Jitsu Dojo, for running an online training session for us.

  • Any questions about this training or how to take part when the pandemic restrictions allow? please drop us an email

Pancake Competition 17/02/2021

  • Congratulations to Ben for making the most appetising (looking) pancake.

  • Thank you to all who took part, showing what a creative lot the Evo explorers are!

Youth Questionnaire

  • Please see the email sent to you on 17 Feb 2021, 11:39 from Evolution Explorers

  • We've been asked to take part in a Youth Survey, commissioned by the Government.

  • Please spend some time with this as it will help shape programmes and funding.
    (If Explorers are under 16, parental permission will be required.)

White Water Rafting 30/10/2020

Evo ESU trip to Lee Valley White Water Centre for a thrilling afternoon white water rafting.

More photos can be seen here: https://1drv.ms/a/s!AvC2FS9JSAN0gQhicZDUKkC96nBM

Survival Day 28/10/2020

A great day of survival practice in The Spinney at Frith Grange Campsite.

Preparing, cooking and eating rabbits, squirrels and chicken. Shelter Building and fire lighting

More photos can be seen here: https://adobe.ly/3oPdPSr warning! some are rather gory!

Spinney Project

Our long term Spinney (opposite Frith Grange) restoration project continues.

We have already made a clearing for a camp-fire circle and started on a boundary fence.

We have plans for an assault course, mountain bike trail, mini camping area and activity areas for younger sections

Model of one of the assault course challenges