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Explorer Scouts

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#HampshireExplorers    explorers AT scouts-hants.org.uk

Explorer Scouts are young people, usually aged between 14 and 18 years old. They make up the fourth section of the Scouting family after Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.

We offer young people in the Explorer section a range of activities, events and experiences built around six Programme Zones. 

The Explorer Scout’s programme offers a balanced range of activities covering the outdoors; skills; physical recreation; community service; environment; international; values and relationships.

There are many types of Explorer Scout Units, some may be linked to your local Scout Group, others may be based around different activities.

Latest News
Pro-Badge Activity Badge Training Scheme and dates
10th August 2020
Pro-Badge is an Activity Badge Training Scheme, which uses the resources of the Solent Scout Training Centre at Lyons Copse to the best advantage of the Cub Scouts, Scouts, Explorer Scouts and Scout Leaders. The scheme provides training for badges that require predominantly outdoor Scouting activity... Read More
Suisse Adventure 2021
25th July 2020
Suisse Adventure has been moved to 7th – 22nd August 2021 following the Covid-19 pandemic. There are limited spaces for participants to join the 2021 adventure, if you are interested email: suisse2020@hampshirescouts.org.uk for more information and details of how to apply. Staying in Kandersteg... Read More
International Opportunities for 2021 – August Closing Dates
25th July 2020
We have 4 amazing International opportunities coming up for 2021. These opportunities cover Older Scouts, Explorer Scouts, Young Leaders, Scout Network and adult volunteers. We have tried to put them side by side below, so that you can easily compare these. But, don’t take... Read More
Explorer Belt Expedition – July 2021
25th July 2020
After the success of the Explorer Belt Expedition to Estonia in 2018, we are now launching the next one for 3rd – 18th July 2021. The Explorer Belt is one of the Top 5 Awards in Scouting and is open to both older Explorer’s... Read More
European Jamboree Unit 2021 – Team Members and IST
25th July 2020
European JamboreeAfter a gap of nearly 16 years, since the UK hosted the last European Jamboree in 2005, the upcoming European Scout Jamboree will take place in Poland in August 2021. 11 days of activities, combining the chance to develop new skills, Celebrate Scout... Read More
Annual Review of 2019
10th July 2020
We’re holding our Annual Review online at our new website, hampshirescouts.org.uk on Thursday 16th July, and would love for you to join us! From the World Scout Jamboree to Scouts Online, there will be plenty of excellent stories to share. #Community #AnnualReview #PositiveImpactRead More
The Great Indoors Badge
1st June 2020
The Great Indoors Badge is not just about learning new skills, this is about bringing out what is already inside you! The different stages allow you to share what you’ve learnt and find a way to support your community.Read More
The Great Indoors – Ideas and activities to inspire young minds at home
4th May 2020
Ideas and activities to inspire young minds at home #TheGreatIndoors While we usually love the great outdoors, we’ve pulled together some inspired indoor activity ideas to keep all entertained, as we go through this coronavirus lock-down. Keep you learning new skills and having fun... Read More
Programme Planning Tool
23rd March 2020
scouts.org.uk/volunteers/planning-your-programme Your new planning tool helps plan anything from a single session to a full multi-year programme. It even has ready-made sessions, terms and full programmes. Planning and delivering a fulfilling programme is easier than you think. https://tinyurl.com/nenppqpRead More