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14 to 18 years

Thursday 7.45pm to 9.30pm

Try more. See more. Do more. At Explorers, you’ll stand on your own two feet, and make memories to last a lifetime.

Being an Explorer

Explorers are a go-getting group of young people aged 14 to 18. Together, they make up the fourth section of the Scouts. Explorers is organised and run through Wetherby District Scouting.

Week in and week out, they gather in groups called Units to try new things, make new friends and conquer the small task of changing the world.

Activities and what you’ll get up to

Being an Explorer is all about discovering the world on your own terms and making the most of what you have, wherever and whoever you are.

Alongside your new friends, you’ll try things you’d never get the chance to do at home or at school.

Explorers can expect to get involved in activities such as:

  • Water-based activities
  • Community impact projects
  • Hiking, Climbing and Abseiling
  • Digital skills
  • Camping
  • Sports
  • Explorers can also take part in international activities.

Life Skills

Did you know that Scouts are likely to be able to communicate more effectively, demonstrate leadership and other life skills? Scouts also have better wellbeing and a spirit of adventure than non-scouts.

Explorer Scouts expand on and develop important life skills that will set them apart from the crowd as they enter adulthood and face the challenges that come along with it. These important character skills include:

  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • Leadership skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Communication skills
  • A sense of responsibility
  • Independence

Badges and Awards including Duke of Edinburgh Award

Master something you love or try something shiny and new. If it spurs you on or stirs your interest, we’ve probably got a badge for it.

More information about the badges available can be found on the Scout Website.

The Promise

As an inclusive and values-based Movement, membership is open to all those individuals who share our fundamental values, and are willing to make a commitment to them, expressed by the Promise and Law.

The Scout Promise - for Scouts, Explorers and Adults

The Scout Promise for members who are Atheist or of no faith background

On my honour, I promise that I will do my best
to uphold our Scout values, to do my duty to The Queen,
to help other people
and to keep the Scout Law.

The Scout Promise for members who are Buddhist

On my honour,
I promise that I will do my best
to seek refuge in the Triple Gem, to do my duty to the Queen,
to act with compassion towards all life
and to keep the Scout Law.

The Scout Promise for members who are Christian

On my honour,
I promise that I will do my best
to do my duty to God and to the Queen,
to help other people
and to keep the Scout Law.

The Scout Promise for members who are Hindu

On my honour,
I promise that I will do my best
to follow my dharma and do my duty to the Queen,
to act with compassion towards all life
and to keep the Scout Law.

The Scout Promise for members who are Humanist

On my honour,
I promise that I will do my best
to uphold our Scout values, to do my duty to the Queen
to help other people
and to keep the Scout Law.

The Scout Promise for members who are Jewish

On my honour,
I promise that I will do my best
to do my duty to God and to the Queen,
to help other people
and to keep the Scout Law.

The Scout Promise for members who are Muslim

In the name of Allah, the most beneficent and the most merciful,
I promise that I will do my best
to do my duty to Allah and then to the Queen,
to help other people
and to keep the Scout Law.

The Scout Promise for members who are Sikh

On my honour,
I promise that I will do my best
to do my duty to Waheguru and to The Queen,
to help other people
and to keep the Scout Law.