Explorer Scouts are young people, aged between 14 and 18 years old. They make up the fourth Section of the Scouting family. There are many types of Explorer Scout Units, our Explorers (The Half Moon Explorer Unit) has a link via a partnership agreement to Barton Scout Group.
Being an Explorer
When you join Explorers, you’ll be introduced to lots of new activities, people and things.
Activities and 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.
As a values based movement we all make the ‘The Promise’ an oath that helps us to be our best
Uniform and badge placement
You don’t need a uniform to join Explorers. But once you’ve settled in, you’ll start speedily earning badges, and you’ll need to know where to put them.
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.
Our Explorer leadership team
Explorers is run mainly by leaders from other sections in 1st Barton, so at any time you might see Kevin, Anthony, Rich, Gavin, Mark, Sam or anyone from our lovely team.
The most important person of all is our wonderful treasurer, Rachel Vart. If you’ve got any queries about money coming in or going out, she’s the expert you need to talk to! You can get hold of her here: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can always email our unit mailbox at any time: email@example.com