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Explorers (14 – 18 yrs)

Explorers are encouraged to lead themselves in deciding the programme and direction of the Unit, with the support and guidance from leaders.

The section also includes the Young Leaders’ Scheme. This is to encourge young people are able to take on a leadership role in one of the younger sections. In the district we have a unit called The Hive. This unit is dedicated to training young people to become young leaders.

There is wider scope for activities like offshore sailing, campaigning, performing, parascending, mountaineering and expeditions.

Explorers have activity badges, staged badges and challenge badges that they are encourged to achieve.

In explorers their are multiple awards that can be achieved. These are the:

  • Chief Scout Platinum Award
  • Chief Scout Diamond Award

And the highest award which is the Queen Scout Award.

Nature and the outdoors are languages that can be learned. Once you identify a beech tree, tie a clove hitch or cook a simple meal over a fire that you’ve built yourself, you’ll never forget it.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls