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Challenge and adventure for young people 14 to 18

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If you are between the ages of 14 and 18 you can join Explorers! It does not matter whether you have been in the Scout section first. Explorers meet in a Unit which is part of the District, though many Units are linked with a Scout Group. In Explorers you can expect to do a lot of activities and achieve many badges and Awards – including the Chief Scout’s Awards and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards.
For find out more about Explorers see: Explorer Scouts (Scotland).
For information about the programme for Explorers, see the Scouts UK page: Explorer Scouts.

14 – 18

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Wild Fire in the Pentlands

Joining Explorers

If you are nearly 14 your Scout Leaders should be able to help you find a Unit. Otherwise, use our “Join Scouting!” link.

Young Leaders

If you are an Explorer you can be a Young Leader with Beavers, Cubs or Scouts!  Find out more about the Young Leaders’ Scheme!

Explorers at Bonaly with mountain boards

Parents and Carers

We encourage all parents and carers to take an active interest in what is going on with all sections, including Explorers.  If you would like to help  see our information for adult volunteers.

Explorer News

March Madness

Fun for all Explorers and Young Leaders 28-29 March 2015 11.30am Saturday to 1pm Sunday Bonaly Outdoor Centre, Edinburgh Come experience the wider adventure of Scouting as Explorer Scouts and Young Leaders from all across South East Scotland Region gather together for...

Zodiac Plus Award

The Zodiac Plus Award is available to Explorers and Network members.  Like the Zodiac Award for Scouts, it is about having fun camping at all times of the year and in all sorts of different places.Rules The Award is open to all Explorer Scouts and members of the Scout...

Kayaking Courses

Longcraig offers BCU 2 and 3 star courses, which are aimed at getting Scouts and Explorers qualified to gain proficiency badges. We are happy to discuss custom courses for groups, subject to a minimum number of 3 people and availability of staff. Please contact...

Saltire Awards

Volunteering for 12 to 25 year olds The Saltire Awards is a national award for young people aged 12 to 15.  It recognises the contribution of young volunteers across Scotland (not just in Scouting). It provides extra recognition for the many young people in Scouting...

DofE and Scouting Awards

Awards: DofE, Chief Scout's, Queen's Scout The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is complementary to the Chief Scout’s Awards and the Queen’s Scout Award, and both sets of awards fit perfectly within the Explorer Scout programme.  The requirements of the two sets of awards...