Being an Explorer
When you join Explorers, you’ll be introduced to lots of new activities, people and things.
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; adventurous activities such as mountaineering, parascending and off shore sailing; Explorers offers fun and adventure for all.
Explorers start small but think big, always challenging themselves to do more and be more. It all starts with an award.
Master something you love, or try something shiny and new. If it spurs you on or stirs your interest, we’ve probably got a badge for it.
Explorer Scout Young Leaders’ Scheme
ESYLs are Explorer Scouts who volunteer alongside adult leaders in a Squirrel Drey, Beaver Colony, Cub Pack or Scout Troop.
Moving up to Network
Eventually, it’ll be time to say goodbye to Explorers and explore your next big adventure with Network.
How to tell others about the skills you’ve learned through Explorers and Network.
All of our leaders are trained volunteers working to make Explorers the best it can be, but we don’t just need swashbuckling adventurers to lead our expeditions. We also need tidy-uppers and tea-makers and great listeners from all walks of life – for as much or as little time as they can spare.