Explorers (ages 14 to 18)

Try more. See more. Do more. At Explorers, you’ll stand on your own two feet, and make memories to last a lifetime.

Being an Explorer

When you join Explorers, you’ll be introduced to lots of new activities, people and things.

Explorer Scouts taking a selfie

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.

Badges and Awards

Completing badges and awards challenges you to do more, learn more and be more. See what’s on offer and start your journey to the top.

The Young Leaders’ Scheme

As an Explorer, you can give back to Scouting by volunteering with one of the younger sections. Not only do you help out younger Scouts, you’ll be learning new skills, having fun and working towards your top awards!

The Scout Promise

As a values-based movement, we all make a “promise” – an oath that helps us to be our best. Each section has a different promise which can be changed for different religous beliefs.

Uniform and badge placement

You don’t need a uniform as soon as you join Scouts – you can get one after a few weeks, once you’ve settled in. You’ll soon start earning badges and you’ll need to know where to put them!

Moving on to Network

Eventually, it’ll be time to say farewell to Explorers and embrace your next big adventure.

Explorer leaders

All of our leaders are trained volunteers, working to make sure Scouting is safe, inclusive and accessible. Some lead the Unit week in and week out. Others visit occasionally to help run a session or drop in to share their skills. No matter how much time you have to spare, find out about volunteering on your own terms.