Young people from 14 to 18 years old
What do they do?
Explorer Scouts are young people, usually aged between 14 and 18 years old. They make up the fourth Section of the Scouting family. There are many types of Explorer Scout Units, some may be linked to your local Scout Group, and others may be based around different activities.
As an Explorer Scout, you will get the chance to work with other Explorer Scouts in your District, not just your Unit. By doing this, you will get the chance to do many more activities, not just the ones your Unit organises.
Not all Units meet each week, because you will often be out and about at weekends or in the holidays doing activities. There will be times when you will be busy doing other things such as exams, and being an Explorer Scout will have to fit around these.
What badges do they have?
Membership and Participation awards mark the progress of young people through the movement. Group Awards allow them to work together with the whole group as a collective achievement.
Activity Badges allow young people to be rewarded for participating in an interest or activity that they enjoy.
The Chief Scout's Platinum and Diamond Award, along with the Queens Scout award, provide the highest challenge to young people and are counted among the highest awards a young person can earn, both within and outside of Scouting.
What do they wear?
Scouts wear a full uniform Scouting is a uniformed organisation and the uniform tells everyone that you are a Scout. For instance, people can tell what group you belong to by looking at the colour of your scarf. For more information or to join Explorer Scouts click here