The Explorer Unit is for teenagers aged 14 – 18 years. The unit has more independence than the Scouts, but often participates alongside their activities. The Explorer Unit often participates in the Four Inns hike in Derbyshire each March.
How to Join
Explorers meet on at our HQ on Monday nights from 7 to 9pm
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Being an Explorer
When you join Explorers, you’ll be introduced to lots of new activities, people and things.
Activities and what you’ll get up to
With the support, direction and guidance of Unit leaders, you’ll be encouraged to lead yourselves, design your 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 off shore sailing; Explorers offers fun and adventure for all.
Explorers start small but think big, always challenging themselves to do more and be more. It all starts with an award.
As a values based movement we all make the ‘The Promise’ an oath that helps us to be our best.On my honour, I promise that I will do my best to do my duty to God and to The Queen, to help other people and to keep the Scout Law. The Scout Law A Scout is to be trusted. A Scout is loyal. A Scout is friendly and considerate. A Scout belongs to the world-wide family of Scouts. A Scout has courage in all difficulties. A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of possessions and property. A Scout has self-respect and respect for others.
Moving to Network
Eventually, it’ll be time embrace your next big adventure.
Uniform and badge placement
You don’t need a uniform to join Explorers. But once you’ve settled in, you’ll start speedily earning badges, and you’ll need to know where to put them.
All of our leaders are trained volunteers working to make Explorers the best it can be, but we don’t just need swashbuckling adventurers to lead our expeditions. We also need tidy-uppers and tea-makers and great listeners from all walks of life – for as much or as little time as they can spare.