Explorer Scouts are aged between fourteen to eighteen years old.
Warren’s Explorer Scout Unit meets every Monday evening between 8:00pm and 9:30pm.
Explorer Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme including the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards, traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking, as well as a wider spectrum of adventurous activities, from caving to kayaking. The main aims of the section are to discover the world, start small but think big and seek out the answers to big questions.
During investiture, an Explorer Scout will be asked to make the Scout promise and law:
The Scout Promise
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 Law
A Scout is to be trusted.
A Scout is loyal.
A Scout is friendly and considerate.
A Scout belongs to the worldwide family of Scouts.
A Scout has courage in all difficulties.
A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of possessions and property.
A Scout has self-respect and respect for others.
Once an Explorer Scout is invested, they will take part in a Balanced Programme which consists of top awards including the Explorer Scout Young Leaders’ Scheme, Explorer Belt, Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award, Chief Scout’s Platinum Award, Duke of Edinburgh’s Silver Award, Chief Scout’s Diamond Award and the Queen’s Scout Award.
Explorer Scouts also have the opportunity of earning 27 activity badges which includes badges in Hill Walking, Global Issues, Mountain Biking and many more! There are also 15 staged activity badges which are awarded depending on the level of skill an Explorer Scout has earned.
The Chief Scout’s Platinum Award, Chief Scout’s Diamond Award and Queen’s Scout Award are the highest awards in the Explorer Scout section.
If you would like your child to join our Explorer Unit then please get in touch by using our contact page.