Explorers(14-18) are encouraged to lead themselves in deciding the programme and direction of the Unit, with support and guidance from leaders. The section also includes the Young Leaders’ Scheme, where young people are able to take on a leadership role in one of the younger sections.

There is wider scope for activities like offshore sailing, campaigning, performing, parascending, mountaineering and expeditions.


Earlier entry is at the Explorer Leader’s discretion (for example, to allow someone a little bit younger to join at the same time as their friends). If you wish to find out more about joining Scouts please contact Jon on 0115 7797322 or use our contact form.

What do Explorers wear and where can I buy it?

All members of Scouts (adults and young people) wear a coloured scarf or necker, this is provided by us to the young people when they have been invested. Uniform can be bought from Scout Shops.

How should badges be placed on the Explorer uniform?

This PDF diagram should help. If you would like to find more about what badges are available click here.