Explorer Scouts

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Explorer Scouts

The local Explorer Scout Unit is the Viking Unit.

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 offshore 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 the fourth Section of the Scouting family after Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Sea Scouts. The Explorers Scouts are in fact part of the district and not part of the Group system. However we do have a Partnership Agreement with the Viking Unit, and as such, we work closely together, for the good of Scouting. They meet all the year round for two hours each week. Explorer Scouts are young people aged between 14 and 18 years old.  Young people must have left the Explorer Scout section before the date of their 18th birthday.


Explorer Scouts may wear a beige shirt or blouse a district black, yellow and red scarf (necker) with a woggle and a Scout belt. They can wear an Explorer Belt and buckle or Young Leader Buckle if either of these has been awarded.


The Explorer Unit has weekly subscriptions.


If you are interested in joining Explorers in the first instance contact the Unit Explorer Leader, Matt Crombie.

Further information

Here you can find further information on Explorer Scouts nationally or locally.