Explorer Scouts is the fourth section in Scouting. The core age range is from 14 years to 18 years old. The age for moving from the Scout Section is between 13½ and 14½ years.
Explorer Scouts work towards three main Scout Awards – the Chief Scout Gold Award, Chief Scout Platinum Award and the Queen’s Scout Award. All of these awards correspond with the three Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards, with the scout awards being set at a slightly higher standard, allowing young people to complete both at the same time.
It's more fun, bigger challenges and adventure on a whole new level for over 14s in the District. Explorers have the chance to put something back into scouting or experience new, bolder adventures. Explorer Scouting is designed to be flexible around the young people and with them at the helm of their own adventure - it offers a huge amount of choice too!
To get more information about Explorers in Derwentside, please contact Phil, District Explorer Scout Commissioner.