Who are Explorers?
Explorers are a go-getting group of young people aged 14-18. Together, they make up the fourth section of the Scout Group.
We come together as a unit to try new things, make new friends, and conquer the small task of changing the world.
What do Laser Explorers get up to?
Laser Explorers are UNIQUE to the District. We are the only Explorer Sea Scout Unit… And we’re proud of it. We are the only Explorer Unit to give you the regular opportunity to do water activities.
In Laser Explorers we give you more freedom; you get the opportunity to plan and organise activities with your friends, developing your leadership skills ready for the real world.
We are a close-knit Unit and pride ourselves in the friendships we form together. We welcome new members from any background and skill set and will support and guide you in whatever you want to do.
At Laser Explorers we have a varied programme ranging from badge work, social evenings and games nights to a fun and adventurous Sailing season in the Summer including, kayaking, canoeing and dinghy sailing (where we link up with the Scout section).
What camps do we go on?
There are loads of camps and activities for you to get involved in, whether Unit lead or District organised you will learn new and interesting things as well as make new friends. These include badge camps, hiking trips and weekend long activities.
We also organise camps in partnership with the Group including international trips, expeditions and the famous Turkey and Tinsel! A brilliant weekend celebrating all things Christmas – tuck into a delicious Christmas dinner followed by non-stop activities and games.
Who leads Laser Explorers?
You lead your activities! You lead your camps! You lead Explorers!
Our Leadership Team is here to support you. You now have the opportunity to organise what you want to do, with us guiding you through.
Take destiny into your own hands!
In Explorers we have a group of dedicated leaders who have come through the group themselves. They are trained in different areas and will teach you new skills whilst keeping it fun and exciting. Our close partnership with 1st Kings Norton Sea Scouts allows us to organise exciting activities, trips, and camps regularly and utilise our Leader’s and Member’s expert skills and knowledge.
Within the unit, Explorers are part of a Patrol – smaller groups of Explorers who look out for each other and help each other grow. The Explorers often form close friendships by supporting each other through a variety challenges.
How do I Join?
Is Laser Explorers for you? Of course it is.
Do you want to join, or do you simply want more information? Head to the enquiries page on our website and fill in our young person enquiry form and we'll contact you as soon as we can.
Like all of the sections within Scouting the Explorers have some exciting badges to achieve….
These are activity badges, there are 28 of them to gain. Explorers can work towards anything from motor sports to creative arts and of course a water activities badge.
These are staged badges, these can be started in the Beaver section and carried all the way through to the Explorer section. They increase in difficulty as you work through the sections.
There are a multitude of awards available to the Explorer section:
- Queens Scout Award
- Explorer Belt
- Chief Scouts Diamond Award
- Chief Scouts Platinum Award
- Duke of Edinburgh Award
The Explorer section is open to 14-18 year olds. You can register your interest for a space by using the enquiry form.
Fill this in and the Leadership team will be in touch to confirm all of the details as soon as possible.