Try more. See more. Do more. At Explorers, you’ll stand on your own two feet, and make memories to last a lifetime.
Explorers are a go-getting group of young people aged 14 to 18. Together, they make up the fourth section of the Scouts.
Week in and week out, they gather in groups called Units to try new things, make new friends and conquer the small task of changing the world.
In Inverurie we have a partnership with Wildcat Explorer Unit. They meet in Inverurie Scout hut on Sunday nights 7 – 9pm.
Wildcats: Sunday’s 7 -9pm
What do we get up to?
Being an Explorer is all about discovering the world on your own terms and making the most of what you have, wherever and whoever you are.
Alongside your new friends, you’ll master the skills that will make you feel stronger and happier in the long run, and try things you’d never get the chance to do at home or at school.
Whether you’re hiking to faraway lands or building a robot in your local town hall, you’ll have the freedom to choose what you’d like to do, and work together with adults to make it happen.
Explorers start small but think big.
They stand up for what they believe and make a difference on their own doorstops, confident in the knowledge that their daily actions add up.
Explorers seek out the answers to the big questions, and to the smaller questions that don’t seem to matter but really should.
Most importantly, they say yes more often than they say no – whether they’re signing up for their first major hike across Europe, or writing their first line of code, or accepting the last of the toasted marshmallows.
Sound like fun? That’s because it is. All that’s missing is you.
If you were a Beaver, Cub or Scout, you’ll already know that being a Scout is all about completing awards at every step of the journey. As an Explorer, there are more chances to soar than ever before, as you’ll be introduced to a whole new range of Top Awards. You can work towards as many awards as you like, at your own pace.
The Chief Scout’s Platinum Award is the culmination of everything you do as a young person in Scouts. It’s a chance to celebrate your progress, and take stock of how far you’ve come. This can be completed along side the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze award.
The Chief Scout’s Diamond Award is the highest of the Chief Scout’s Awards. This can be completed along side the Duke of Edinburgh Silver award – just complete a few additional challenges to gain both awards!
The Queen’s Scout Award is the top achievement for Explorer Scouts and Scout Network members. Earning it is a huge achievement! This can be completed along side the Duke of Edinburgh Gold award. Recipients of this award are invited to Windsor castle to be reviewed by a member of the Royal Family and Bear Grylls.
Young Leader Award Hone your leadership skills by volunteering with a younger Section. Complete 11 learning modules and 4 missions to gain this award, as well as learning countless skills. You can also become a young leader through the DoE scheme to complete the volunteering part of the award.
The Explorer Belt is the challenge of a lifetime. Explore untrodden ground over a ten day period, test your limits and get to grips with a new culture. Travel the world with your team, navigate a new language and complete challenges and projects.