Explorer Scouts are young people, usually aged between 14 and 18 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 your local Scout Group, others may be based around different activities. Explorer Scouts get the chance to work with others in the District, not just the Unit. By doing this, they will get the chance to do many more activities, not just the ones the Unit organises.
Explorers wear a beige smart shirt, navy blue activity trousers and the appropriate scarf. A Scout joining the Explorer Scout Section, who has gained his or her Gold Chief Scout Award, may wear that award on his or her uniform until he or she gains the Platinum Chief Scout Award. He or she may also wear his or her Participation and Moving On awards.
The Explorer Scout’s programme offers a balanced range of activities covering the outdoors; skills; physical recreation; community service; environment; international; values and relationships. An important part of the new programme are the expeditions that Explorer Scouts need to complete to gain their Chief Scout Awards.
1st Cheddar Scout Group do not run an Explorer unit, however one does operate in the area.
For more details about North Sedgemoor Explorer Scouts, contact Mick White: 01934 744037