We host one of the District Explorer units, who meet on a Thursday evening at our hut. For more information on the Maniaxe Explorers please email their Section Leader
Explorer Units are the fourth Section of the Scouting family after Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. Explorer Scouts are young people aged between 14 and 18 years old. There is flexibility in the age range: young people can join from age 13½, and can move to Network from age 17½. Young people must have left the Explorer Scout section before the date of their 18th birthday.
Explorer Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme including traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking, as well as a wider spectrum of adventurous activities, from abseiling to zorbing.
Every member of the unit is encouraged to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. This will allow them to take part in an expedition, help in the community, take up a sport and try a new skill. This is a nationally recognised award scheme. It is run in conjunction with the Scout Association’s own awards.
Explorer Scouts consists of a beige shirt.
They will be presented with their neckerchief (neckie) once they are invested, the group provides all membership badges.
Our local supplier for uniform and scouting accessories is Outdoors and Active.
Click here to view Explorer Scout badges and awards
Click here to view Explorer Scout Badge Positions On Uniform
The Scout Promise and Law
On my honour, I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to God and to the Queen
To help other people
And to keep the Scout law.
All alternative wordings of the Promise can be viewed here.
The Scout Law
- A Scout is to be trusted.
- A Scout is loyal.
- A Scout is friendly and considerate.
- A Scout belongs to the worldwide family of Scouts.
- A Scout has courage in all difficulties.
- A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of possessions and property.
- A Scout has self-respect and respect for others.
The Scout Motto