Explorers (14–18 years)

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

When you join Explorers, you’ll be introduced to lots of new activities, people and things. This page has everything you need to know.

See our Explorer Units

Explorer Promise

As a values-based movement, we all make ‘The Promise’ on an oath that helps us to be our best.

Learn the Explorer Promise

Uniform and badge placement

You don’t need a uniform to join. But once you’ve settled in, you’ll start speedily earning badges, and you’ll need to know where to put them!

How to dress

Badges and awards

Completing awards challenge you to do more, learn more, and be more. See what’s on offer and start your journey to the top.

Discover activity & staged badges Discover awards

Young Leaders

Young Leaders is a programme designed to facilitate young people aged 14 to 18 who work with a section (Squirrels, Beavers, Cubs, and Scouts) as a Young Leader.

Young Leaders

What’s next?

Eventually, it’ll be time to say farewell to Explorers and embrace your next big adventure.

Options at 18+

Explorer leaders

All of our leaders are trained volunteers – working to make sure Scouting is safe, inclusive, and accessible. Some lead the Unit week in and week out. Others visit occasionally to help run a session or drop in to share their skills. No matter how much time you have to spare, find out about volunteering on your own terms.

Find out about volunteering
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