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Challenge and adventure for young people 14 to 18

Explorers logo If you are between the ages of 14 and 18 you can join Explorers! It does not matter whether you have been in the Scout section first. Explorers meet in a Unit which is part of the District, though many Units are linked with a Scout Group. In Explorers you can expect to do a lot of activities and achieve many badges and Awards – including the Chief Scout’s Awards and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards. There is also the newly updated Zodiac Award to encourage camping, which you can continue from Scouts or start from scratch.  For find out more about Explorers see: Explorer Scouts (Scotland). For information about the programme for Explorers, see the Scouts UK page: Explorer Scouts.

 

14 – 18

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Joining Explorers

If you are nearly 14 your Scout Leaders should be able to help you find a Unit. If you are not in Scouts, you can phone our Scout Centre on 0131 441 1878 or email info@sesscouts.org.uk to find where Explorers meet near you.

Young Leaders

If you are an Explorer you can be a Young Leader with Beavers, Cubs or Scouts!  Find out more about the Young Leaders’ Scheme!

Parents and Carers

We encourage all parents and carers to take an active interest in what is going on with all sections, including Explorers.  If you would like to help  see our information for adult volunteers.

ARC (Explorers)

The Assistant Regional Commissioner (Explorers) is John Buchanan.  He supports and coordinates Explorer Scouting across the Region.  There are many aspects of the programme which are best delivered through cooperation between Units and Districts and ideas and suggestions are always welcome.

ARC Explorers

John Buchanan

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FAQ for sections

Where do I buy the uniform/necker?

You should check with your section leader what you need and where to get it.  Some sections arrange to sell uniform items directly to their members. Otherwise, if you are buying the uniform yourself, you can buy on-line from the Midlothian District Scout Shop (no...

What does Scouting cost?

Prices vary from location to location. The usual practice is to collect this through a termly subscription with additional costs for activities, events, trips and camps. Speak with the local section leader to find out specific costs.

Is there a waiting list at my local Group?

Waiting lists vary from location to location. Please go to: http://scouts.org.uk/get-involved/. Enter your postcode first, click "go", click "Yes, contact me", fill in your details and finally click "send". This information will be sent to a Scout contact in our...

Explorer News

Frostbite in the Borders

Explorer Scouts from across the Borders gathered for their annual Frostbite Camp. Every year Borders District Explorers get together to hold their annual Frostbite camp, which this year was in Kirknewton - just over the border into Cumbria in England.   The camp...

Melrose Go Climbing

Melrose Explorer Scout Unit have decided to make 2017 their 'Year of Climbing'!  Their leader Mhorag tells us all about it. As part of their Year of Climbing, Melrose Explorer Scout Unit took a wee jaunt up to Ice Factor in Kinlochleven. The mini bus was packed and we...

Camp for Explorers

Are you interested in a weekend camp of fun for Explorers from across South East Scotland Region? Some of the Explorers who attended last year's camp are asking if we can organise another one, as they enjoyed meeting new people from other Districts. It will be after...

Scottish Youth Parliament Elections

Scouts Scotland are fielding six candidates in the upcoming elections for the Scottish Youth Parliament. As a national voluntary organisation, Scouts Scotland is represented in the Scottish Youth Parliament by two MSYPs who can raise issues that are important to young...

DofE and Scouting Awards

Awards: DofE, Chief Scout's, Queen's Scout (QSA) The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is complementary to the Chief Scout’s Awards and the Queen’s Scout Award, and both sets of awards fit perfectly within the Explorer Scout programme.  The requirements of the two sets of...