Phoenix Explorer Unit

“To anyone who hasn’t tried Scouting before, I’d say come on up and have a go! I think that most people don’t really know that Scouting is about activities, friendship and meeting people from other countries. I’ve been a Scout most of my life and still love it!”

Explorers (male and female) are aged between 14 and 18 years of age.

Explorers meet on Tuesday.

What we do

With the support, direction and guidance of Unit leaders, Explorer Scouts are encouraged to lead themselves, design their 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. The programme is often complemented by events and activities delivered across the District, allowing Explorers the opportunity to socialise and work with other local Explorer Units.

Recognising achievements

Explorers have the opportunity to be a part of The Young Leaders’ Scheme which develops their leadership skills and sense of responsibility, by helping to run meetings for younger sections.

There are a number of activity badges that can be achieved as well as the top award in this section, the Chief Scout Platinum Award. Not sure where to sew the badges then click here.


We wear the full Explorer scout uniform – a beige Explorer shirt, belt, navy trousers and Black and White scarf.


Structure and meetings

We are part of the District’s provision of Scouting, choosing to meet at Lightwater HQ. We are extremely flexible as we recognise the many other commitments (holidays, exams etc.) that occur in a teenagers life.

Explorer Scout Promise

On my honour, I promise that I will do my best

To do my duty to God and to the King,

To help other people

And to keep the Scout Law

Explorer Scout Law

1.    A Scout is to be trusted.

2.    A Scout is loyal.

3.    A Scout is friendly and considerate.

4.    A Scout belongs to the worldwide family of Scouts.

5.    A Scout has courage in all difficulties.

6.    A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of possessions and property.

7.    A Scout has self-respect and respect for others.

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