Explorers & Young Leaders

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.  

With the support, direction and guidance of Leaders, Explorer Scouts are encouraged to lead themselves, design their own programme and work towards the top awards that Scouting offers. 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. Explorers also have the opportunity to be a part of The Young Leaders’ Scheme which develops their leadership skills and sense of responsibility, by helping to run meetings for younger sections.


Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

As part of our programme of adventurous activities, we offer our Explorer Scouts the opportunity to take part in and achieve their Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards. From volunteering, to physical activities, life skills to expeditions, The DofE Awardscheme helps you to develop valuable skills that can help towards employment or applying to university or apprenticeships. Most Explorers choose to take part in the DofE Award Scheme however, it is optional and you can still take part in all of the activities without the need to join the scheme.

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