Explorer Scouts is the fourth section of Scouting for young people aged from 14 years old up to 18 years old. The sky is literally the limit when it comes to the activities available to Explorers. As an Explorer Scout, you will be able to decide, along with the rest of the Unit, what you want to do – whether it’s canoing, karting, hiking or exploring the world.
What is an explorer scouts unit
Explorer Scouts meet as Units, and are organised and run at the District level. However, Explorer Scouts are expected to participate in “linking” activities with local Scout Groups. The section also runs a Young Leader programme which provides support for the junior sections.
Activities we do
Explorers get the chance to work with other Explorers in their District, not just their own Unit, so can take part in an even wider spectrum of activities. All our activities and meetings are based on what you as an Explorer want to do from looking at environmental issues, to local projects, or working towards hobbies and interests.
Various camps and activities are all offered on the basis of what you want to do. We are a truly Youth Shaped section. Being an Explorer scout allows you to be apart of the youth shaped Scouting and take a leading role in the following areas, Programme, Leadership, Management and Governance
We offer the full range of Explorers Scouts Top Awards of Chief Scout’s Platinum, Diamond and Queen’s Scout Awards. This ties into the Duke of Edinburgh Award utilising County resources to ensure the expedition elements can be met.
We have also supported and continue to support our Explorers attendance at the World Scout Jamboree, Explorer Belt Expeditions and other West Lancashire scouts Expeditions.