Who are Explorers?

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

They come together as a unit to try new things, make new friends and conquer the small task of changing the world.

What do Explorers get up to?

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

Whether you're hiking 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.

Who leads Explorers?

Each Explorer unit is made up of young people aged 14-18, led by adult volunteers who are on hand to share their skills and keep everyone safe.

Within the unit, Explorers are part of a patrol – smaller groups of Explorers who look out for one another, and help each other grow. Explorers usually gather in their patrols at the beginning and end of meetings. They might also stick together on expeditions or trips away

Like all of the sections within Scouting the Explorers have some exciting badges to achieve….

These are activity badges and there are 28 of them to gain. Explorers can work towards a motor sports badge, skiing, media relations and of course a water activities badge.

These are the staged badges, these can be started in the Beaver section and worked on right through to the Explorer section. They increase in difficulty as your young person works 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 leader team will be in touch to confirm all of the details.