Explorer Information

Explorer Scouts...

are young people, usually 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, some may be linked to your local Scout Group, others may be based around different activities.

Not all Units meet each week, because you will often be out and about at weekends or in the holidays doing activities. There will be times when you will be busy doing other things such as exams, and being an Explorer Scout will have to fit around these.

As an Explorer Scout, you will get the chance to work with other Explorer Scouts in your District, not just your Unit. By doing this, you will get the chance to do many more actvities, not just the ones your Unit organises.

The best way to find out what Explorer Scouts get up to is to find your nearest group and go and see for yourself!

Uniform

Explorers wear a beige shirt or blouse, Unit scarf (or a Group one if there is a partnership agreement), and navy blue activity trousers or skirt with a Scout belt. They can wear an Explorer Belt and buckle if this has been awarded.

All the badges on the right sleeve should be positioned below the embroidered Scouts logo. The 'Ware & District' and 'Hertfordshire County' badges on the right sleeve should read ‘District’ then ‘County’ from left to right, as shown here:

Ware District Badge   Herts County Badge

Badges

There is a range of badges and awards available to young people in the Explorer Section.  Click here to see the badges.

Click on the uniform picture above to enlarge or click on the link at the bottom of the page to download the uniform diagram (PDF).

Where to Buy

The explorer unit will supply your explorer with the badges they need and are awarded with.  Uniforms can be purchased from the Ware & District Scout Shop at the District Headquarters.

Contact Telephone: 01920 428811

Opening Times: Tuesdays 7.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. (school term time only)

Payment: Cash & cheques only; sorry, no credit or debit cards.

This agency is run by volunteers and the profits used for the benefit of Scouting in the Ware & District area, thereby helping to keep membership subscriptions down. Please support Ware & District and purchase your uniforms and scouting accessories from our shop.

Last modified on Tuesday, 17 January 2017 13:59