Explorers

When and Where?

The explorer units meet every Monday of term-time at 19:45 until 21:30. We meet in the hut next to St. Marks most weeks, with frequent off-site activities.

When you move up to the unit, you are leaving 7th Teddington and joining a new group (Shackleton or Marco Polo). We work closely with these two groups and often arrange joint activities and camps.

Despite changing group, you will not be short of familiar faces. Several of our leaders also volunteer at the Explorer meetings, and almost all of our scouts move onto one of these two groups.

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What do we do?

With the support, direction and guidance of Unit leaders, Explorer Scouts are encouraged to lead themselves, design their 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. Explorers also have the opportunity to be a part of The Explorer Scout Young Leaders’ Scheme which develops their leadership skills and sense of responsibility, by helping to run meetings for younger sections.

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.