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.
The Scout Promise is:
On My Honour, 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
The 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.
The Scout Motto is:
You could be forgiven for thinking you had entered a major accident scene if you visited the Explorers and Purple (Wednesday) Scout Troop meetings recently. There were people strewn all over the floor, but fortunately for good reason. The Scouters were all learning...read more
A fantastic long weekend was had by the 11 Explorer Scouts who went to LEGSjam. A jamboree for the East Lancashire Scouts and Guides. Activities included a live band, total wipe-out style inflatables, a barbecue, shooting, climbing, tomahawk throwing, archery, a...read more
Explorer Scout Dempsey used her initiative to raise funds for her trip for the 2015 World Scout Jamboree in Japan. With permission of the Group Scout Leader she distributed tickets for an Easter Egg Draw. The event raised her £90.00. Thank you to all those that...read more
Camping in sub-zero temperatures holds no fear for Explorer Scouts (especially with a tonne of logs to burn!) In what is becoming an annual event, the Seat Naze Explorers braved the chilly February weather in the Tipi village at Bowley Scout Camp Site. Despite what...read more
The Warren was host to a camp at the end of May aimed at new Explorer Scouts. It was helped by glorious sunshine. The main aim of the camp was to make sure the equipment was adequate and their cooking skills using Trangias were up to scratch. Their skills were...read more
Helen from ‘Fusion’ Dance and Fitness attended a recent Explorer meeting to teach them some Irish dancing! This was the center of an Irish themed night to celebrate St Patrick's...read more
Teenagers and vegetables do not always go well together, however when the Explorer Scouts were asked to do something creative with a variety of fresh produce the results were quite...read more
A group of 12 Explorer Scouts undertook a practice expedition for their Duke of Edinburgh award. After a 10KM hike around the valley (stopping for the obvious photo shoot on Seat Naze the unit’s namesake), the Explorers then had to pitch their tents and cook their...read more
Read about how the Explorer Section went about restoring the Group Trailer. Download their...read more