For boys and girls aged 14 - 18.
Explorers are the fourth section of the Scouting movement. Right from the time of Baden-Powell, there have been arrangements for young people who wanted to continue after their time in the Scout Section, during the late 1990s it was decided that, to meet the changing needs of young people, there should be two sections for the over-14s and the Explorer Scout Unit was formed.
Explorers are encouraged to lead themselves in deciding the programme and direction of the Unit, with support and guidance from leaders. The section also includes the Young Leaders’ Scheme, where young people are able to take on a leadership role in one of the younger sections.
There is wider scope for activities like offshore sailing, campaigning, performing, parascending, mountaineering and expeditions. Many explorer groups also work towards recognised projects such as the Duke of Edinburgh award.
To find a local group, visit the Our Groups page.
To make an enquiry about joining Explorers, please contact us.