Explorer Scouts (14 – 18yrs)…
‘To anyone who hasn’t tried Scouting before, I’d say come on up and have a go! I think that most people don’t really know that Scouting is about activities, friendship and meeting people from other countries. I’ve been in the Movement since I was a Beaver and I still love it!’
With the support, direction and guidance of Unit leaders, Explorer Scouts are encouraged to lead themselves, design their own programme and work towards the top awards that Scouting offers. There is wider scope for activities like offshore sailing, campaigning, performing, parascending, mountaineering and expeditions. With exciting prospects like being a part of camps and expeditions both home and abroad; Explorers offers fun and adventure for all.
Explorer Units are the fourth Section of the Scouting family after Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. Explorer Scouts are young people aged between 14 and 18 years old. There is flexibility in the age range: at the discretion of the Unit Leader young people can join from age 13½, and can move to Network from age 17½. Young people must have left the Explorer Scout section before the date of their 18th birthday.
The Explorers section also have the opportunity to be a part of The Young Leaders’ Scheme which develops their leadership skills and sense of responsibility, where young people are able to take on a leadership role in one of the younger sections by helping to run meetings.
To register your interest in a place within Explorer Scouts, please click here to find your nearest group