Structure And Meetings

A group of Explorer Scouts 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.

Explorer Scouts often get the chance to work with other Explorer Scouts 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.


There are a whole range of interesting and exciting activities and programmes that are running in Explorer Units, Districts and County including trips abroad and adventurous Activities such as Kayaking, Mountaineering and Climbing/Abseiling.

All of our activities are based on the principle that we need to provide activities that develop young people and offer excitement but not danger, adventure but not hazard

Badges and Awards

As well as a good variety of badges to suit every interest, Explorer Scouts will have the opportunity to take part in the highest Awards in Scouting.  For more information about each of the awards, click on the links.

Explorer Section Team

It is the role of the District Explorer Scout Commissioners (DESC), District Explorer Scout Administrators (DESA), District Explorer Scout Leaders (DESL) and the Assistant County Commissioner (ACC) (Explorers) as a team to support the Districts in the delivery of premium activities and programmes within the District and promote Scouting to the community.

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To find out where your nearest Explorer Unit is and join in the adventure, either search on our Find a Group page or email us.

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