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14-18 years

District Explorer Scout Commissioner

Steve is our DESC. He supports all Explorer Scout Units across the District including joint activities.

What you’ll get up to

With the support, direction and guidance of Unit leaders, you’ll be encouraged to lead yourselves, design your own programme and work towards the top awards that Scouting offers. With exciting prospects like being a part of camps and expeditions both home and abroad; adventurous activities such as mountaineering, parascending and off shore sailing; Explorers offers fun and adventure for all.


Explorers start small but think big, always challenging themselves to do more and be more. It all starts with an award.

Scouts and Employability

How to tell others about the skills you’ve learned through Scouts, Explorers, and Network

Explorer Scout Young Leaders’ Scheme

Young Leaders are Explorer Scouts who volunteer alongside adult leaders in a Beaver Colony, Cub Pack or Scout Troop.

Interested in joining?

Moving up to Network

Eventually, it’ll be time embrace your next big adventure.

Explorer Leaders

All of our leaders are trained volunteers working to make Explorers the best it can be, but we don’t just need swashbuckling adventurers to lead our expeditions. We also need tidy-uppers and tea-makers and great listeners from all walks of life – for as much or as little time as they can spare.