Explorers: 14-18 Yrs Old

So what do Explorers Scouts do? Well, that’s down to the Explorers themselves. With the support of a Leader, Explorers decide what to do and when to do it. Their meetings are mostly away from the Scout Headquarters and very often take place at weekends.Hang gliding anyone?

You will be encouraged to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, enabling you to demonstrate skills learnt throughout your scouting years.

Don’t worry if you have not been a Scout before, enthusiasm, energy and time are all that’s needed.

And don’t forget, potential employers are interested in what you’ve done outside of school and whether you are able to take on challenges. What better way to demonstrate your abilities than through scouting.

Join in and don’t miss out.


Like the younger sections, Explorer Scouts have the opportunity of working towards attaining badges.

Many of the badges available are Activity Badges such as Advanced Nautical Skills, Science and Technology Activity, or Public Relations and are awarded for the development of new and existing skills at advanced levels. (click here to download the file showing the position of badges on uniform)

Explorer Uniform

Explorer Scouts wear a beige shirt or blouse with a Unit scarf (or a Group one if there is a partnership agreement), and navy blue activity trousers or skirt with a Scout belt. They can wear an Explorer Belt and buckle if this has been awarded.

Exploreres Logo

Explorers in action

Explorer Uniform