What do Explorer Scouts do?
The awards and badges are an important part of the Explorer Section programme as they offer challenge, achievement and recognition for young people. Explorer Scouts are encouraged to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme but they also have the opportunity to work towards The Queen’s Scout Award, The Chief Scout’s Awards and The Explorer Belt, as well as numerous Activity and Staged Activity Badges.

Explorer Scouts can develop their interests and skill in a host of different areas including air activities like gliding, cookery, photography, acting, first aid, life saving, snowsports, martial arts, angling, international travel, electronics, navigation, water activities like sailing, canoeing, as well as IT, music, service to the community and many more.

Each Explorer Scout has a Mentor who can guide them through their awards, as well as someone they can turn to when things get tough.

Explorer Scouting is designed to be flexible to meet the physical, intellectual and social needs of young people. They will learn teamwork and leadership skills through an exciting and fun programme. However, many young people have a hectic lifestyle, with commitments at school, college and work. Explorer Scouting is flexible enough to allow for these commitments and the irregular attendance that can result.