The Explorer Unit (ESU) is actually managed and overseen by the District but is attached to our Group.
The Explorers take young people between the ages of 14 and 18.
The Explorers themselves shape their activities (with guidance and oversight from their leaders) and they may take part in a variety of adventurous activities, conservation work or creative projects.
For those who may want to become Scout Leaders in their own right the Explorers also run the Young Leaders Scheme (YLS) to develop the next generation of Leaders.
Young Leaders are normally attached to another section, like the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, to assist as part of the Leadership team, to deliver invaluable Programs, and offer a Scouting experience, based on their own experience and knowledge.
Scouting is all about delivering #SkillsForLife, and the YLS ensures that the future leaders of tomorrow gain that experience and skill set to set them up.
they are directly supported and assisted by the Section Leaders, Assistant Section Leaders of the Section they are attached to, and the ESU leadership team.
Most Scouts, go on to become Explorer Scouts, with the majority of them continuing into leadership. This ensures, the next generation of leaders, are ready to lead the next generation of Scouts. YSL is not a compulsory step, ESU’s offer their own programme and camps, but the more leadership inclined tend to lean towards the YSL out of passion for scouting.
The Explorers meet on Friday evenings between 7.30pm and 9.30pm. THEY DO NOT MEET AT THE VILLAGE HALL.
Please contact one of the Leaders on the contact page to find out more about ESU and where they meet.
Explorer Scout Uniform Is designed to show the difference and progression from the Scouts, to the ESU. This is similar to a leaders Uniform, and offers practicality, formality, and allows an Explorer Scout to be part of the Leadership, as well as having their own section identity.
See the link below for ESU Uniform