Explorers (14½-18)

Take the lead, embrace change

Try more. See more. Do more. At Explorers, you’ll stand on your own two feet, and make memories to last a lifetime.

Being an Explorer

When you join Explorers, you’ll be introduced to lots of new activities, people and things.

Find out more about being an Explorer >


Explorers uniform and badge placement

You don’t need a uniform to join. But once you’ve settled in, you’ll start speedily earning badges, and you’ll need to know where to put them!

What to wear at Explorers >

Activity & Staged Badges

Master something you love, or try something shiny and new. If it spurs you on or stirs your interest, we’ve probably got a badge for it.

Explore activity badges >

Explorer Scout leaders

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.

Find out about volunteering >

Explorer Scout Young Leaders’ Scheme

ESYLs are Explorer Scouts who volunteer alongside adult leaders in a Beaver Colony, Cub Pack or Scout Troop.

Discover more about the Young Leaders’ Scheme >

Scouts and employability

How to tell others about the skills you’ve learned through Scouts, Explorers, and Network.

Read our tips and advice >

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