Explorers are aged between 14-18 years old and can join one of our 10 units in Horsham. Our units are driven by our young people but are all supported by incredible leaders who help our Explorers thrive.

Being an Explorer

Try more. See more. Do more. At Explorers, you’ll stand on your own two feet, and make memories to last a lifetime.

Join the Adventure Find an Explorer Unit

Activities and what you’ll get up to

With the support, direction and guidance of Unit leaders, you’ll be encouraged to lead yourselves, design your own programme and work towards the top awards that Scouting offers. With exciting prospects like being a part of camps and expeditions both home and abroad; Explorers offers fun and adventure for all.

Badges & Awards

Explorers start small but think big, always challenging themselves to do more and be more. It all starts with an award.

The Promise

As an inclusive and values based Movement, membership is open to all those individuals who share our fundamental values, and are willing to make a commitment to them, expressed by the Promise and Explorer Scout Law.

Uniform and badge placement

You don’t need a uniform to join Explorers. But once you’ve settled in to the unit, you’ll start to earn awards and will need somewhere to put them.

See where your badges go Buy Uniform

Information for parents

Theres lots of information and help available for parents. A great place to start is with your section leader. Give them quick email or catch them at the end of a session, they’ll always be happy to help.
The Scouts website also hosts a whole variety of information which is also a good place to look.

The Scouts Website

Nature and the outdoors are languages that can be learned. Once you identify a beech tree, tie a clove hitch or cook a simple meal over a fire that you’ve built yourself, you’ll never forget it.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls