South East Scotland Scouts logoEXPLORERS

Challenge and adventure for young people 14 to 18

EXPLORERS

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!

Explorers at Bonaly with mountain boards

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

Events for Explorers

Jun 08

Blair Atholl training

Fri 8 June - Sun 10 June
Sep 14

Regional Explorer Camp (tbc)

Fri 14 September - Sun 16 September

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 from the Midlothian District Scout Shop . Alternatively,...

Is there a waiting list at my local Group?

Waiting lists vary from location to location. Please go to: Scouts UK website "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 Region...

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.

Explorer News

Fraser gets QSA at Windsor

Fraser gets QSA at Windsor

Chief Scout Bear Grylls recognises 300 young people as Scouting’s top achievers Fraser Dunmore of Craigalmond was one of 300 Queen’s Scouts being honoured by international adventurer Chief Scout, Bear Grylls, at Windsor Castle for gaining their Queen’s...

Danish Scouts visit

Danish Scouts visit

At the end of the very wintry month of March, a group of Danish Scouts came to Scotland to walk from Crianlarich to Fort William.  The nine Explorers (ages 13-15) and three leaders arrived carrying all their gear, carefully weighed to avoid...

Training is fun

Training is fun

Meadows Explorer unit used a fun and effective way to prepare for their Explorer Belt.  Assistant Explorer Scout Leader Vikki McIntyre created an excellent interactive game for use with the whole Unit.  A full report was published in the recent edition of Scouting...

Borders Brass Monkeys are 50

Borders Brass Monkeys are 50

On Saturday 27 January 100 Scouts and Young Leaders arrived at Kelso racecourse ready for the Brass Monkey camp, and to celebrate 50 years since these started in the Borders. In 1968 Jack Robb, the DC of Roxburghshire, decided to run a one-night camp to challenge the...

Scout Campsite Directories

The Scottish Campsite Directory has been updated (April 2018) and is a useful resource. The UK directory, which lists some Scottish sites, is also available at UK Scout Campsite Directory ....