Explorer Scouts are young people aged between 14 and 18 years old.
For some its the natural progression after Scouts or Guides, for others its a first taste of Scouting.
Either way you can expect a mix of activity, both mental and physical and designed to challenge. Our group of Explorers, known as a Unit, have its' own programme of activity and culture. At the heart of Explorers is the opportunity to meet people and socialise with other young people of a similar age.
Explorers differs from Scouts in that the Unit is run by the District rather than by individual Scout Groups.
Although each District will have its own programme, activities are also put on at a County and National level allowing Explorers to mix with others their age from a wider area.
As well as all this, Explorers have the opportunity to complete awards including Activity badges, The Chief Scout's Award, The Queen's Scout Award, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award and The Explorer Belt Award many of which are externally recognised (by potential employers, etc).
Contact our District Explorer Scout Commissioner here.