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What are Explorer Scouts?

Explorer Scouts are young people, usually aged between 14 and 18 years old. They make up the fourth Section of the Scouting family. There are many types of Explorer Scout Units, some may be linked to your local Scout Group, others may be based around different activities.

Not all Units meet each week, because you will often be out and about at weekends or in the holidays doing activities. There will be times when you will be busy doing other things such as exams, and being an Explorer Scout will have to fit around these.

As an Explorer Scout, you will get the chance to work with other Explorer Scouts in 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.

30 second interview with a GLSE Explorer Scout

Name: Charlene

What’s great about Explorers?
You get to do different things that you wouldn’t normally do - for example rock climbing!

What have you experienced through explorers that you wouldn’t have done elsewhere?
As I have already mentioned, we went rock climbing which was really cool. Last year we went for a camp on a canal boat!

If you could give one reason why someone should join explorers, what would it be?
It’s really fun and you get to meet some really great people.

Exciting and Challenging Awards

Young Leaders

Young Leaders are Explorer Scouts who choose to devote a large proportion of their time in Scouting to service in another section. Being a young leader is an extremley rewarding and challenging role. The young leaders training programme gives young leaders some key skills that they need to take an active part in other Scout Section. Courses are run annually in GLSE to training young leaders - visit the GLSE Forum to find details of the next course.

Full details visit - scouts.org.uk/supportresources/search/?cat=9,98

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award aims to provide for young people an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding programme of personal development, which is of the highest quality and the widest reach.

More information on D of E

The full award scheme

Full details of all the badges that can be achieved in Explorer Scouts can be found here: scouts.org.uk/supportresources/search/?cat=9,88

Join Scouting in GLSE

Interested in joining Scouting in GLSE? Well our online wizard makes it a breeze to be put in touch with your nearest group. Simply enter: your postcode, your date of birth, some contact details and we will put you in touch with your nearest group.

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This page was last updated on 7 July 2015 by Paul Amass