For ages 14½ to 18 years.

Crankwood Firestarters

We meet regularly on a Thursday, between 7 – 8:30pm.

Being an Explorer

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

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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.

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Explorers start small but think big, always challenging themselves to do more and be more. It all starts with an award.

Discover Awards

Scout Promise

The Scout promise is used by all sections from Scouts and upwards, including Explorers.

Learn the Scout Promise

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!

The Explorers’ uniform consists of a beige long-sleeved shirt or blouse or short-sleeved shirt, with a single breast pocket and button-down collar. This uniform also identifies explorers as Young Leaders when in post at another section.

Buying Uniform

Moving to Network

Eventually, it’ll be time to embrace your next big adventure.

Find out about Network