For boys and girls aged 14 to 18.
Explorers meet alternate Thursdays. This is a new group only started in 2018.
Explorers are challenged to design their own programme and fundraising activities to enable them to undertake activities in addition to the weekly meetings. Explorers are also encouraged to become Young Leaders within the group.
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. 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.
Explorer Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme including traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking, as well as a wider spectrum of adventurous activities, from abseiling to zorbing.
This section is run by Kevin Davis, Alan Lewis and James Divall.