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. There is flexibility in the age range: young people can join from age 13½ but cannot move to Network until 18. Young people must have left the Explorer Scout section before the date of their 18th birthday
Explorers are encouraged to lead themselves, design their own program 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 Young Leaders’ Scheme which develops their leadership skills and sense of responsibility, by helping to run meetings for younger sections. Explorer Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their program including traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking, as well as a wider spectrum of adventurous activities, from abseiling to Zorbing.
Explorers can also take part in various awards the two biggest that come to mind are the Duke of Edinburgh scheme and the chief scout platinum and diamond award with a view to starting there Queens Scout award and their gold Duke of Edinburgh the highest awards you can achieve in scouting.
We have FOUR AMAZING UNITS in Hornchurch and there details are below
Mondays 8 till 10
The McGovern Hall,
Mondays 7:30 - 9:30
Every other Monday 8:00-10:00
Rucsac, Rear of St.Luke’s Church
Wednesdays 8:00 till 10:00
For any more information feel free to Email HornchurchDesc@gmail.com