Explorers are 14–18 years old.

Explorers enjoy an active and varied programme. This programme was recently updated. The update makes it more relevant to today’s young people. It keeps it exciting and full of traditional Explorer Scout themes.

Explorer Scouts are encouraged to lead themselves in deciding the Unit’s programme.. This is done with guidance and support from the leaders. The Network section also includes the Young Leaders’ Scheme. This scheme allows young people to take on a leadership role in a younger section. It also provides leader training for them.

There is wider scope for activities like climbing, sailing, campaigning, performing, mountaineering. We also do expeditions including the international Explorer Belt, D of E and Jamborees. Our activities form part of our challenge badges and awards. We work towards the Chief Scout’s Diamond and Platinum awards, as well as the Bronze, Silver and Gold D of E awards.

In Sale District we have two Explorer units, MacAlpine and Wyvern. Both offer a full Explorer programme. They also meet on different nights, so we can offer Explorer scouting on Monday and Wednesday.

We also have a Young Leaders Explorer Scout Unit, for those Explorers interested in helping as as a leader, and working towards their Young Leader Belt qualification

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