District Explorer Scouts


Explorer Scouts are the senior Section of the Scout Associations youth membership. From 14 to 18 years of age Scouts have the opportunity to continue their training programmes which lead ultimately towards the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold and Queen Scout awards.

Although Explorer Scouting is a District based provision, Horsham has 10 Explorer Units that are located throughout the District making Explorer Scouting easily accessible.

It is not a requirement to have been a Scout prior to joining Explorers and many young people find that the programme and social opportunities that are available in this Section are very attractive.

In addition to the 10 Explorer Units, a Young Leader Unit is also available for those young people who are interested in working with the members in Beaver, Cub and Scout Sections. Some choose to do this alongside their membership of another Unit or as a stand alone option. Some young people following Duke of Edinburgh programmes outside of Scouting find the Young Leader programme helpful to achieve their awards.

Role Name Contact Details
District Explorer Scout Commissioner  Dave King desc@horshamscouts.com
District Explorer Scout Leader (Young Leader)  Elaine Kimber yll@horshamscouts.com
District Explorer Scout Leaders Richard Cooper
Alan Scofield
Tony Casey
Chris Sturdy
Chris Bainbridge
Trevor Walker

Cowfold Explorer Unit

Explorer Leader  Richard Cooper  cowfoldexplorers@hotmail.co.uk
Meeting Place  1st Cowfold HQ
Meeting Day  Friday

 Europa Explorer Unit

Explorer Leader  Alan Scofield  europa.explorers@gmail.com
Meeting Place  5th/10th Horsham HQ
Meeting Day  Wednesday

Orion Explorer Unit

Explorer Leader  Tony Casey  orionexplorerscouts@gmail.com
Meeting Place  2nd Southwater HQ
Meeting Day  Thursday

 Paladin Explorer Unit

Explorer Leader  Steve Darby paladinesu@horshamscouts.com
Meeting Place  1st Shipley HQ
Meeting Day  Friday

 Pegasus Explorer Unit

Explorer Leader  Chris Bainbridge  chris_bainbridge@btinternet.com
Meeting Place  1st St Leonard Forest HQ
Meeting Day  Wednesday

 Phoenix Explorer Unit

Explorer Leader  Trevor Walker  t.walker@talktalk.net
Meeting Place  1st Roffey HQ
Meeting Day  Tuesday

1st Rudgwick / Cronus Unit

Explorer Leader Chris Bush jembush@btinternet.com
Meeting Place 1st Rudgwick HQ
Meeting Day Friday  19:30 – 21:00

Appollo Unit

Explorer Leader Anthony Higgs anthony_higgs@dunelm.org.uk
Meeting Place 2nd Horsham ES
Meeting Day

Hurricanes Unit

Explorer Leader Chris Apps hurricanesesu@horshamscouts.com
Meeting Place Slinfold Scout HQ
Meeting Day

Larakin Unit

Explorer Leader Hilary Penticost h.penticost@tesco.net
Meeting Place 6th Horsham
Meeting Day