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All about Explorer Scouting 

Our District Explorer Scout necker is "Scout Purple"

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 are linked to local Scout Groups, others are based around different activities. Not all Units meet each week, because explorers will often be out and about at weekends or in the holidays doing activities. There will be times when young people will be busy doing other things such as exams, and being an Explorer Scout will have to fit around these. Explorers can go to any or all of the meetings in the District. 
Young Leaders are Explorer Scouts who choose to do some or all of their Explorer Scouting by helping on of the younger sections as part of the sectional leadership team. There is training available to help them be more effective in this role. Wherever Young Leaders work, the adults they work with are always full of praise for the support they give, Indeed, there is at least one section in the District that would have closed if it wasn't for the support of Explorer Scouts working as Young Leaders.

National information about the Explorer Scout section:

programme, news  etc


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This page last updated 24 January, 2014


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