Explorers are a go-getting group of young people aged 14 to 18. Together, they make up the fourth section of the Scouts.
Get involved with life-changing experiences both at home and abroad. Imagine building a guardian shelter at a clinic in Malawi, or scaling the heights of Scandinavian peaks, or taking to the sky in glider planes.
At the heart of Explorer Scouts is the belief that young people really get a say in what activities will happen. They are encouraged to become Young Leaders and help with other sections such as Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.
Being an Explorer is all about discovering the world on your own terms and making the most of what you have, wherever and whoever you are. Alongside your new friends, you’ll master the skills that will make you feel stronger and happier in the long run, and try things you’d never get the chance to do at home or at school. Whether you’re hiking to faraway lands or building a robot in your local town hall, you’ll have the freedom to choose what you’d like to do, and work together with adults to make it happen.
Explorers start small but think big. They stand up for what they believe and make a difference on their own doorstops, confident in the knowledge that their daily actions add up.
Explorers seek out the answers to the big questions, and to the smaller questions that don’t seem to matter but really should. Most importantly, they say yes more often than they say no - whether they’re signing up for their first major hike across Europe, or writing their first line of code, or accepting the last of the toasted marshmallows.