Explorer Scouts (14-18)

Explorer Scouts are the fourth Section of the Scouting family after Squirrels, Beavers, Cubs, and Scouts.

Explorer Scouts are young people aged between 14 and 18 years old. With the support, direction
and guidance of Unit leaders, Explorer Scouts are encouraged to lead themselves, design their
own program and work towards the top awards that Scouting offers.

With all the other commitments that crop up in a teenager’s life, such as exams, it is important
that our program is flexible for those who attend. With exciting prospects like being a part of
camps and expeditions both home and abroad; adventurous activities such as climbing,
kayaking, archery, and shooting; Explorers offers fun and adventure for all.

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

  • Ashtead Explorer Unit:
    The Ashtead Explorer Unit is split into two groups. They link with all the other Explorers in the district on a Wednesday night.
Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls