Being an Explorer

When you join Explorers, you’ll be introduced to lots of new activities, people and things.

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Activities and what you’ll get up to

With the support, direction and guidance of Unit leaders, you’ll be encouraged to lead yourselves, design your 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.

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Awards

Explorers start small but think big, always challenging themselves to do more and be more. It all starts with an award.

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Explorer Promise

As a values based movement we all make the ‘The Promise’ an oath that helps us to be our best

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Moving to Network

Eventually, it’ll be time embrace your next big adventure.

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Uniform and badge placement

You don’t need a uniform to join Explorers. But once you’ve settled in, you’ll start speedily earning badges, and you’ll need to know where to put them.

What to wear Badge Placement

Explorer leaders

All of our leaders are trained volunteers working to make Explorers the best it can be, but we don’t just need swashbuckling adventurers to lead our expeditions. We also need tidy-uppers and tea-makers and great listeners from all walks of life – for as much or as little time as they can spare.

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General Information

Explorers are a go-getting group of young people aged 14 to 18. Together, they make up the fifth section of the Scouts.

Week in and week out, they gather in groups called Units to try new things, make new friends and conquer the small task of changing the world.

When Do We Meet?

The  Explorer Unit usually meet on Monday evening from 19:45 to 21:45 but from time to time we will do activities at the weekend.

Discover the world.

Being an Explorer is all about discovering the world on your own terms and making the most of what you have, wherever and whoever you are.

Alongside your new friends, you’ll master the skills that will make you feel stronger and happier in the long run, and try things you’d never get the chance to do at home or at school.

Whether you’re hiking to faraway lands or building a robot in your local hut, you’ll have the freedom to choose what you’d like to do, and work together with adults to make it happen.

Explorer Leaders

Explorer Scout Leader

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Assistant Explorer Scout Leaders