is Explorer Scouting ?
Scouts have a core age range of 14-18 years, but you
can join at 13½
years and remain in
Section until 18½ years. They
make up the fourth Section
of the Scouting
There are many types of Explorer
Scout Units, some may
to your local Scout Group, others may be based
are 2 Explorer Scout Units in the District.
Mariner Explorers Alpha
Units accept boys and girls.
As an Explorer Scout, you will get the chance to work with other Explorer Scouts
your District, not just your Unit. By doing this, you will get the chance
to do many
more actvities, not just the ones your Unit organises.
Scouting has always been a dynamic and forward-looking Movement.
In the early
days of Scouting, Lord Baden-Powell saw the need
to provide a programme for
young people who wanted to continue
after their time in the Scout Section. Senior
Scouts was developed
to meet this need, and the Section continued to evolve
In 1967, Venture Scouting was formed from the existing Senior
Scout and Rover
Scout Sections. During the late 1990s, it was decided
that, in order to meet the
changing needs of new generations, two
new Sections should be created for
young people over the age of
fourteen. Explorer Scouts for 14 to 18-year-olds
and the Scout
Network for 18 to 25-year-olds were created.
A Balanced Programme lies at the heart of the Explorer Scout programme.
There are eight Programme Zones, each with its own aims for the Explorer
Scouts taking part in activities in that Zone. The Programme Zones for
Explorer Scouts are:
Unit programmes should always show the following underlying values and
ways of working:
getting on with others
keeping the Promise
| Badges and Awards
are many Awards and badges available to Explorer Scouts.
Membership and Joining In Badges
(The Membership and Participation
Awards signify that a Explorer Scout has made their
and has participated
in the programme for a period of time.)
The Moving on Award (Explorer Scout to Scout Network)
Chief Scout's and Queen's Scouts Award
In ther Explorer Scout section there are three main awards:
The Chief Scout's Platinum Award
The Chief Scout's Diamond Award
The Queen's Scout Award
Scout's Gold Award
(This badge is the highest
award available in the Scout Section. It is gained by
Outdoor Challenge, plus four other challenges, plus
a personal challenge )
(The Explorer Belt is the challenge
of a lifetime that is available to Explorer Scouts
16 and members of the Scout Network. Participants need to plan
train for an International
Expedition and travel through another
country for ten days.)
(There are 14 Activity badges
specially designed for the Explorer Scout section, along with the
Staged badges. Additionally there are three awards to be completed in
sections of your Groups.)
The International Award
The Faith Award
The Environment Award
Explorer Scout Promise
Explorer Scout Promise is:
I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to God and to the Queen,
To help other people
And to keep the Scout Law
Explorer Scout Law
Explorer Scout Law is:
A Scout is to be trusted.
A Scout is loyal.
A Scout is friendly and considerate.
A Scout belongs to the worldwide family of Scouts.
A Scout has courage in all difficulties.
A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of possessions and property.
A Scout has self-respect and respect for others.
Explorer Scout Motto
Explorer Scout Motto is: