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Who are Explorers?

EXPLORER SCOUTS (aged 14-18 years) make up the fourth section of the scouting family.

There are many types of explorer scout units, some may be linked to your local scout group, others may be based around different activities e.g. the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme.

Explorer Scouts are encouraged to lead themselves, design their own programme and work towards the top awards that Scouting offers, together with the support and guidance of their Unit leaders.

With exciting prospects like being a part of camps and expeditions both home and abroad; adventurous activities such as mountaineering, kayaking, sailing and caving; Explorers offers fun and adventure for all.

Explorers also have the opportunity to be a part of The Young Leaders' Scheme which develops their leadership skills and sense of responsibility, by helping to run meetings for younger sections.

Explorers differ from the younger age groups as they are organised at a district level which means that the individual units interact with
each other in their programme of activities and when off camping.

  • If you would like to know more about Explorers, please contact the District Explorer Scout Commissioner Here.

Get involved!

We have the following Explorer units within Ashford District which meet weekly (during term times):-

Big Cubs - Tuesdays @ 1st Kennington Scout HQ - TN24 9BH - https://w3w.co/decks.delighted.brass

Charing Vampers - Mondays @ 1st Charing Scout HQ - TN27 0DL - https://w3w.co/policy.sweetener.layover

Mountbatten - Fridays @ 1st Brabourne & Smeeth Scout HQ - TN25 6SA - https://w3w.co/hatter.educates.losses

Smugglers - Thursdays @ 1st Ruckinge & Hamstreet Scout HQ - TN26 2NY - https://w3w.co/acid.hedge.essential

Ventures - Tuesdays @ 1st Willesborough Scout HQ - TN24 0ER - https://w3w.co/fats.scared.snacks

Woodchurch - Thursdays @ 1st Woodchurch Scout HQ - TN26 3QQ - https://w3w.co/plodding.dispenser.storms

We also have 2 specialist units which meet "as and when" required:-

Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme - more details

Young Leaders - more details


Below you can see where to put your hard-earned Explorer badges on your shirt!


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