Explorer Scouts are encouraged to lead themselves, design their own programme and work towards the top awards that Scouting offers. With exciting prospects like being a part of camps and expeditions both home and abroad; adventurous activities such as mountaineering, parascending and off shore sailing; Explorers offers fun and adventure for all. Explorers also have the opportunity to be a part of The Young Leaders’ Scheme which develops their leadership skills and sense of responsibility, by helping to run meetings for younger sections.
The Explorer Scouts are for young people aged between 14 and 18 years. Units are provided by the district and meet on various days of the week.
Explorer Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme including traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking, as well as a wider spectrum of adventurous activities, from abseiling to zorbing.
The Explorer programme is supplemented and complemented by events and activities delivered across the District, allowing them the opportunity to socialise and work with other local Explorer Units.View full calendar
There are a number of activity badges and ambitious top awards that Explorer Scouts can gain to recognise their achievements.
Activity badges allow Explorer Scouts to show their progress in existing pursuits, but also to try all kinds of new things and form new interests. Whereas the top awards represent the pinnacle of achievement in both the Section and Scouting Movement.View all badges