Harry, aged 14
Spring 2024 - 12th January - 22nd March
Summer 2024 - 19th April - 19th July
Autumn 2024 - 13th September - 13th December
Explorers are a go-getting group of young people aged 14 to 18. Together, they make up the fifth section of the Scouts.
Week in and week out, they gather in groups called Scout Troops to conquer the small task of changing the world.
The Young Leaders’ Scheme is a programme of 10 training modules and four missions (projects) designed to help and support those aged between 14 to 18 who work with a section (Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts and Scouts) as a Young Leader. It gives Young Leaders the skills and knowledge to act as part of the section leadership team, and covers subjects such as a balanced, quality programme, Child Protection, First Aid and leadership skills.Completion of the Young Leaders’ Scheme modules are based on attendance. The 'Missions' are where this learning can be put into practice (a similar concept to validation in the Adult Training Scheme).The Young Leaders’ Scheme is designed to help Young Leaders to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed in their current role, which can be built on if they decide to take out an adult appointment.
Discovering the world
Being an Explorer is all about discovering the world on your own terms and making the most of what you have, wherever and whoever you are. Alongside your new friends, you’ll master the skills that will make you feel stronger and happier in the long run, and try things you’d never get the chance to do at home or at school. Whether you’re hiking to faraway lands or building a robot in your local town hall, you’ll have the freedom to choose what you’d like to do, and work together with adults to make it happen.
Start small but think big
Explorers start small but think big. They stand up for what they believe in and make a difference on their doorstops, confident in the knowledge that their daily actions add up.
Seeking out the answers to big questions
Explorers seek out the answers to the big questions, and to the smaller questions that don’t seem to matter but really should. Most importantly, they say yes more often than they say no - whether they’re signing up for their first major hike across Europe, or writing their first line of code, or accepting the last of the toasted marshmallows.
Sounds like fun? That's because it is. All that's missing is you!
Being an Explorer is all about standing on your own two feet - with the chance to dream big, find your place in the world and make memories to last a lifetime.
We are a multi-faith group, respecting the values of all who want to join us. There are a number of versions of the Promise and we use whichever one is most relevant to you.