Explorer Scouts (14-18)

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Explorer Scouts (14-18)


Explorer Scouts are young people usually aged between fourteen and eighteen years old. They make up the fourth Section of the Scouting family. There are many types of Explorer Scout Units, some may be linked to local Scout Groups, and others may be based around different activities. Although most Explorer Scouts will have moved on from their Scout Troops any young person of the appropriate age is welcome to join whether they have Scouting experience or not.

  • Royal Kingston has nine active Explorer Scout Units meeting in different parts of the Borough and each catering for boys and girls.
  • Explorer Scouts meet for about two hours each week but it is recognised that young people of this age range have considerable pressure on their time, from school and other activities, so flexibility is always built into the programme.
  • Although Explorer Scouts are attached to a particular Unit they have every opportunity to visit other Units for certain activities if the programme attracts them. This is particularly valuable in providing a balanced programme across the District since all Units cannot necessarily provide everything the Explorers might wish to do.
  • As part of the continuous training programme Explorer Scouts work towards the Queen’s Scout Award, via various progressive awards, and this can also be closely linked in with the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
  • Explorer Scouts are encouraged to devise their own programmes to ensure they are taking part in activities they really wish to do. Such activities might include camping (both locally and abroad), sailing, flying, hiking, climbing and all the usual outdoor activities. Indoor activities are not ignored either with a wide variety being undertaken during the weekly meetings.


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If you would like more information on joining the Scout Movement and would like to know the location of your nearest Scout Group please contact Jenny on 020 8391 1907 or email to enquiries@royalkingstonscouts.org.uk