Explorers are aged 14 to 18 years.
Explorers try more, see more and do more. They stand on their own two feet, and make memories to last a lifetime. Explorers meet each week in groups called Explorer Scout Units to take part in lots of interesting and challenging activities, many of which they will have planned and organised themselves, and having lots of fun along the way.
- Master new skills and try new things
- Have fun and go on adventures, at home and abroad
- Make friends
- Are curious about the world around them
- Help others and make a difference, on their own communities and beyond
- Prepare to go on to join the Network section, if they choose to.
Explorers work towards activity badges and awards, culminating in the Platinum or Diamond Chief Scout Award, the Queen’s Scout Award and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards. Alongside new friends and old, Explorers have the opportunity to master skills that can make them feel stronger and happier and try things they might not have had the chance to do at home or at school.
Duke Of Edinburgh's Award
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) is an awards programme which gives young people the chance to make friends, have fun and build confidence in an empowering, exciting and non-competitive learning environment.
It’s delivered by a number of licensed providers across the UK: Scouts being one of the biggest.
By taking part, young people build on a huge range of practical and character skills – like resilience, problem-solving, team-working and drive – and come out the other side with a stronger sense of self. It’s something really brilliant to put on their CV, or talk about in their university and job applications.
Explorer units meet across the District on different evenings of the week, so there should be plenty of choice near you. You will be invited to go along and try a few meetings before you commit to joining. We are happy to offer help with purchasing the uniform and paying for subs and trips as we believe that Scouting should be open to everyone; please ask for more details.
You don’t have to have been a Scout to join Explorers.
Like all our sections, Explorers are run by dedicated and enthusiastic teams of adult volunteers – but we always need more adults to join in the fun! If you as a parent are willing to join a parent rota, or even to come along more often, it may help your child to join Explorers sooner. We understand that, at this age, your children may value time away from you with their friends so please do consider helping with younger sections or on the Group committee if you’d still like to support them within Scouting.
To enquire about joining Explorers in Romsey District, please complete the form below or to read more about the Scout section, click here to visit the national Scout website.