Explorer Scouts

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.

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; young people can join from age 13½ but cannot move to Scout Network until 18.

Explorers also have the opportunity to be a part of The Explorer Scout Young Leaders’ Scheme which develops their leadership skills and sense of responsibility, by helping to run meetings for younger sections. Each District offers Young Leader training and support for Explorer Scouts. Explorer Scouting offers International opportunities like the Explorer Belt and we offer the Duke of Edinburgh Awards alongside the Chief Scout Platinum Award, Diamond Award and the Queen’s Scout Award. With exciting prospects like being a part of camps and expeditions both home and abroad; adventurous activities such as mountaineering, parascending and off shore sailing; Explorers offers fun and adventure for all.

To find out more about your local Explorer Group, please contact us to find out more.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls