About Explorer Scouts
Explorer Scouts are young people, aged between 14 and 18 years old. They make up the fourth Section of the Scouting family. There are many types of Explorer Scout Units, some may be linked to your local Scout Group, others may be based around different activities
Structure and Meetings
A group of Explorer Scouts is called a Unit and is part of the District’s provision of Scouting. An Explorer Scout Unit and a Scout Group may work together under a Partnership Agreement, which should set out clearly the links between the Unit and the Group, arrangements for communication, use of equipment, facilities and resources.
The key to running a successful Explorer Unit is flexibility. Due to the other commitments that crop up in a teenager’s life, such as exams, it is important that the programme reflects this. For example, Units may not every week, or carry out the majority of activities at weekends.
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 should be supplemented and complemented by events and activities delivered across the District, allowing them the opportunity to socialise and work with other local Explorer Units.
In addition, there are a number of activity badges and ambitious top awards that Explorer Scouts can gain to recognise their achievements.
Download: Explorer Parent Guide
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An overnight survival competition—work on tasks to earn your dinner, lots of survival skills plus some great activities in between and evening wide game
20th to 21st April 2019
Open to Scouts, Explorers and Guides
£29pp / Leaders go free – Plus £18 for a weekend meal deal
Scout Nights Away Permit required / Guiding Licence required
If you don’t have one, please talk to us.
An Easter egg hunt around the campsite. A real chocolate egg upon completion. Picnic space available for you to use afterwards.
25th March to 22nd April 2019 Last Start at 4 pm
Please Book in Advance
Open to all including members of the public, Scout and Guide sections £3.50pp / Free for adults not taking part