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Explorers are a go-getting group of young people aged 14 to 18. Together, they make up the fourth section of the Scouts.

Our Explorer Leaders


Ian Fletcher

Our Exporer Troop

Our Young Leaders Scheme:

The Scheme is a programme of 10 training modules and four missions (projects) designed to help and support those aged between 14 to 18 who work with a section (Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts and Scouts) as a Young Leader. It gives Young Leaders the skills and knowledge to act as part of the section leadership team, and covers subjects such as a balanced, quality programme, Child Protection, First Aid and leadership skills.

The Young Leaders’ Scheme is designed to help Young Leaders to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed in their current role, which can be built on if they decide to take out an adult appointment.

You can join Explorers at any age between 14 and 18, although you have to leave on your 18th Birthday. Once you are 18, as an adult you can either become part of the Scout Network (18-25 year olds) and run your own section and activities, or become an adult leader.

What we do

Explorers is all about doing fun but challenging activities. We recognize that many are doing GCSEs or A levels, so we want to make the evening sessions an opportunity for them to relax, have some fun but with some sort of purpose or aim!

We also run additional challenges such as the Young Leaders Scheme, Silver Duke of Edinburgh, and they can also take part in the Ten Tors by joining up with a neighbouring Explorer Unit.

Oh, and we will run several camps a year – mainly short weekend camps either at the Scout Centre or further afield.

For those who want a real challenge and an experience of a lifetime, there is the Explorer Belt. This award is a chance to take part in a ten-day expedition that brings you a real understanding of a different country, its culture and way of life.

So what’s not to like!

Interested in volunteering?

We’d love to hear from you if you want to be part of our amazing organisation. We have a range of different roles we need filling, from working with the young people with one of our sections, or helping out behind the scenes to continue to make our Group the success it is today. Types of roles include:

Helping out with our Working Party which meets every Wednesday to help maintain the centre and field, doing DIY and maintenance jobs.

Becoming a member of the Executive Committee – we’re always looking for a range of people with different skills that they can bring to the Group to help it grow and prosper. Skills we are always looking for are planning, administrative, management or financial.

If you think you could help – please do get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!

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