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We run our own Explorer group which is slowing growing in numbers.  As an Explorer Scout, we get the chance to work with other Explorer Scouts in our District, not just our Unit. By doing this, we get the chance to do many more activities, not just the ones our Unit organises.  We do lots of different activities and go on many outings.

Bit of History:

In 1967, Venture Scouting was formed from the existing Senior Scout Sections. During the late 1990s, it was decided that, in order to meet the changing needs of new generations, two new Sections should be created for young people over the age of fourteen. Explorer Scouts for 14 to 18-year-olds and the Scout Network for 18 to 25-year-olds were created.

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:

Be Prepared
The Explorer Scout programme is based around six programme zones:

  • Outdoor and Adventure
  • Global
  • Community
  • Fit for Life
  • Creative
  • Beliefs and Attitudes

All Explorer Scout units are expected to follow a programme that is balanced across these zones. There are a number of major awards to be gained in the Explorer Scout section, these focus around the Duke of Edinburgh’s award scheme, and with a little extra activity, Explorer Scouts also gain their Chief Scouts Awards. Additionally, there are specialist activity badges in the variety of activities from swimming and ICT to kayaking and air activities.