Aged between fourteen and eighteen, Explorer Scouts have the
opportunity to get involved with life-changing experiences both at
home and abroad.
Imagine building a guardian shelter at a clinic in Malawi, or
scaling the heights of Scandinavian peaks, or taking to the sky in
glider planes. That's just a taste of what Avon Explorer Scouts
have recently been doing.
This stage of Scouting is an incredibly exciting time for young
people where they get to fully put into practice all they have
learned as they progress through the stages of the Scouting family.
And for those who have just joined the Scouts, there's plenty of
friendly assistance on hand to help new recruits grasp new skills
and meet the challenges that are to come.
Whether that's getting involved with water sports, deep sea
fishing, shooting, mountaineering or caving, the Scouts are in safe
hands with highly experienced leadership teams throughout the
At the heart of Explorer Scouts is the belief that young people
really get a say in what activities will happen. They are
encouraged to become Young Leaders and help with other sections
such as Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.
For those who want to gain awards along the way, there are
plenty of opportunities to get those shirts covered in badges!
Explorer Scouts are able to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh
Scheme. The Platinum, Diamond Award can all be completed as can the
Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards. For those looking
to achieve the ultimate achievement in Scouting there is the
Queen's Scout Award.