(14-18 years old)
‘To anyone who hasn’t tried Scouting before, I’d say come on up and have a go! I think that most people don’t really know that Scouting is about activities, friendship and meeting people from other countries. I’ve been in the Movement since I was a Beaver and I still love it!’
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 Leader’ 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, along with opportunities to gain the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and the prestigious Queen Scout Award.
“Flexible” is what best describes this section.
Try more. See more. Do more. At Explorers you’ll get the chance to dream big, find your place in the world and make memories to last a lifetime.
Being an Explorer
When you join Explorers, you’ll be introduced to lots of new activities, people and things.
Explorers start small but think big, always challenging themselves to do more and be more. It all starts with an award.
Activity and Staged Badges
Master something you love, or try something shiny and new. If it spurs you on or stirs your interest, we’ve probably got a badge for it.
Explorer Scout Young Leaders’ Scheme
ESYLs are Explorer Scouts who volunteer alongside adult leaders in a Beaver Colony, Cub Pack or Scout Troop.