Explorers – 14-18yrs

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Explorers – 14-18yrs


Let’s face it, by the age of 14, most young people know what they want. Explorer Scouts therefore have a big say in what they do, while being supported by adult volunteers. Unit members:

  • Get to try activities such as power boating, sailing, snow and motor sports
  • Deliver campsite services – running activities or helping with site maintenance
  • Fundraise and help in the community
  • Go on camping expeditions in the UK and abroad
  • Go for The Queen’s Scout Award, Duke of Edinburgh Bronze, Silver and Gold and the Explorer Belt (a 10 day challenge abroad) – all recognised by universities and employers
  • Train as young leaders – working with an experienced adult, they learn how to run activities for young people aged 6 – 14.

Swindon North has seven explorer units: The new Hydra Explorer unit, Barracuda, Centurion Wolf, Phoenix Archer, Sampson, Viking Eclipse and the Young Leader unit

When a scout gets to 14 years old, they are welcome to join any of the units.

We have an active young leader unit for explorer scouts working in the beaver, cub and scout sections in our groups. The young leader page of the district website will tell you everything you need to know about joining and working with the younger members of our organisation.


Each unit has a page on the district website and programmes and more info can be found on the district explorer facebook pages.