Explorer Scouts

Explorers are young people, usually aged between 14 and 18 years old. They make up the fourth section of the Scouting family after Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.

Structure and meetings

A group of Explorers is called a Unit.
Not all Units meet every week, partly due to activities, holidays, exams and the other commitments that crop up in a teenager's life, and also because Explorers tend to get out and about at weekends more often than other sections.


Activities

Explorers often get the chance to work with other Explorers in their District, not just their own Unit, so can take part in an even wider spectrum of activities.
There is also a range of ambitious badges and awards, through which Explorers can demonstrate their proficiencies and expand their interests.

 

Moving up from Scouts to Explorer Scouts...

If you are a Scout in one of the District Group then you need NOT join the Explorer waiting list. You will be sent the application form automatically by your Leader before your "going up" age. The District Explorer Units have 3 intake dates which are organised by when your birthday is...

  • Born between 1st January & 30th April
    • Move up at the start of the Summer term
  • Born between 1st May & 31st August
    • Move up at the start of the Autumn term
  • Born between 1st September & 31st December
    • Move up at the start of the Spring term

Find out more about us...

Here you can find a PowerPoint presention about the Explorer Units in our District and also a Word form. This will assist getting a smooth transfer from your current Scout Troop to one of the District Explorer units.


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News & Blogs

Lock Down Scouting
29/03/2020 By Ray Vassie

Issue 14 is here for Remembrance Day!
I have put together some ideas and projects to keep you active during our enforced time away from our meetings.  Its called Lock Down Scout and you can download the PDF by clicking on the item below. There are things to do for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers.  Some ideas as to how to help others, make things, entertain your siblings.  Lots of things to do and learn....  All the best and #StaySafe #Stayindoors

Lockdown Scouting Issues Activity sheets
14th Edition- Oct 2020 Remembrance Day resources
13th Edition- Sept 2020 Outdoor activities for Groups
12th Edition- July 2020 Activity 1 Estimate tree height
11th Edition- July 2020

Activity 2 Power walk

10th Edition- 30th May 2020 Activity 3 Name trees
9th Edition- 23rd May 2020 Activity 4 North from stars
8th Edition- 30th May 2020 Activity 5 Town quiz Harpenden
7th Edition- 9th May 2020 Activity 6 Town quiz Wheathampstead
6th Edition- 2nd May 2020 Activity 7 Town quiz Kimpton
5th Edition- 25th April 2020 Activity 8 Compass Ups and Downs
4th Edition- 17th April 2020 Activity 9 Photo competition
3rd Edition- 12th April 2020 Activity 10 Emergency shelter
2nd Edition- 10th April 2020 Activity 11 Cooking on BBQ
1st Edition- 3rd April 2020 Activity 12 Rig up a swing
  Activity 13 Catapult
  Activity 14 5 mile walk
Activity support docs Activity 15 Nettle dye
Harpenden trees Activity 16 Kite
Scouting & Rope Activity 17 I-Spy
Knots Activity 18 Bike check

 

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The Great Indoors
26/03/2020 By DC-Russell Brooks

We know the coming days and weeks are going to be difficult for families, as the spread of Covid-19 has caused schools to close. As the experts in developing skills and bringing adventure to young people, The Scouts want to do what we can to help.

While we normally love the great outdoors, we've pulled together some inspired indoor activity ideas (if we do say so ourselves). Keep your kids learning new skills and having fun (and avoid hearing "I'm bored" every 30 seconds) all in #TheGreatIndoors. You can find activities suitable for your child by clicking here


You could also help your child complete an Activity badge. Once you've completed all the requirements, why not email photos to your section leader to show what you've done. There are links to our activity badge pages below:

Beaver Activity Badges
Cub Activity Badges
Scout Activity Badges


Please stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon.

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