What's different about the Explorer Scout Section?
Explorer Scouting is designed to be flexible, in order to meet the
physical, intellectual and social needs of young people aged 14 – 18 years
of age. Many young people have a hectic lifestyle, with commitments at
school, college and work so the programme is designed to take this into
The Explorer Section can include a Young Leader Unit for those who help
warranted Leaders in running Colonies, Packs and Troops.
Where can I join an Explorer Unit?
Although Explorer Scouting is District based, each Unit can work
closely with a Scout Group through locally arranged partnership agreements.
At present there is provision for a Unit in Ingleton to serve the needs
of the North end of the District and a second Unit at Settle.
What are Young Leaders?
Leaders are Explorer Scouts aged between 14 and 18 years of age who
work in a Beaver Colony, Cub Pack, or Scout Troop. The Young Leader
Scheme helps Explorer Scouts to develop and grow as individuals.
It also allows them to make a valuable contribution to their community
by giving service to others. Young Leaders are a great benefit to
Section Leaders and can use their Scouting for the Service Section
of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme. To help them in their
role, Young Leaders complete up to eleven training modules depending
how long they remain with the Scheme. They usually wear Explorer
Scout uniform with the distinctive Young Leader badge.
Young Leaders decide that the Young Leaders' Scheme is
the only way they want to be involved in Scouting. Alternatively, some
Young Leaders also play a very active role in Explorer Unit activities.
Flexibility is the key to the operation of a Young Leaders' Unit.
If you think this is something you might be interested in contact us
via the link on the Home Page.