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.

Activities

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.

 

More Information

Download: Explorer Parent Guide

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Jun
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Sat
Bushcraft for beginners 2019
Jun 1 – Jun 2 all-day

Learn how to light a fire using a flint and steel, backwoods cooking, make shelters, learn how to filter water and more. Fully catered.

1st to 2nd June 2019
Open to Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Guides and senior section and their leaders.

£29pp / 1 leader free with every 6 young people

Scout Nights Away Permit required. If you don’t have one, please talk to us.

Circus Skills Instructor Training Course 2019
Jun 1 all-day

A one day course to give you the skills to run basic introductory sessions in Plate Spinning, Juggling, Poi, Diablo, Devil Sticks and Balloon Modelling.

Date TBA (the final date not set) – Please Contact Us

Open to 14+and over will count towards ongoing learning for leaders.

Good value at £50pp

Jun
21
Fri
Super Summer Sleepover 2019
Jun 21 – Jun 22 all-day

A 24-hour indoor sleepover packed with fun activities, fully catered.

Two Events 21st to 22nd and the 22nd to 23rd June 2019
Open to Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Rainbows, Brownies and Guides

£29pp / 1 leader free with every 6 young people

Scout Nights Away Permit required / Guiding Licence required
If you don’t have one, please talk to us.