Who are Explorer Scouts?

Explorers are the fourth section of the Scouting movement. Right from the time of Baden-Powell, there have been arrangements for young people who wanted to continue after their time in the Scout Section, and in 1967, Venture Scouts were formed from the existing Senior Scout and Rover Scout Sections. The Explorer Scout section is for young people aged between 14 and 18. All of the Explorer Scout Units in Bassetlaw meet on a weekly basis and participate in a variety of activities.

What do Explorers do?

Let’s face it, by the age of 14, most young people know what they want to do. Explorer Scouts therefore have a big say in what they do, while being supported by adult volunteers.

Unit members:

  • Get to try activities such as power boating, sailing, snow and motor sports
  • Deliver campsite services – running activities or helping with site maintenance
  • Fundraise and help in the community
  • Go on camping expeditions in the UK and abroad
  • Go for The Queen’s Scout Award, Duke of Edinburgh Bronze, Silver and Gold and the Explorer Belt (a 10 day challenge abroad) – all recognised by universities and employers
  • Train as young leaders – working with an experienced adult, they learn how to run activities for young people aged 6 – 14.


Can I Join?

Any young person aged between 14 and 18 can join,  find your nearest unit in theGroups pages and contact them for more information.

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