Explorer scouts normally shortened to explorers, are young people aged 14 to 18 year olds. Together they make-up our forth section.
Explorer scouting provides a flexible and active scouting programme with an emphasis on personal challenge and adventure. They meet in groups called units to try new things, make new friends and conquer the small task of changing the world.
With the support, direction and guidance of unit leaders, explorers are encouraged to lead themselves, design their own programme and work towards the top awards that scouting offers. With exciting prospects like being a part of camps and expeditions both home and abroad; adventurous activities such as mountaineering, parascending and off shore sailing; Explorers offers fun and adventure for all. In addition, there are a number of activity badges and ambitious top awards that explorer scouts can gain to recognise their achievements.
Young Leaders are explorer scouts who choose to provide leadership in beaver colonies, cub packs or sometimes scout troops alongside the adult leadership team. Young Leaders have a training programme similar to that of adult leaders and consisting of eleven modules and four missions (projects).