14-18 years

Take the lead, work together and embrace new experiences

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 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. There is flexibility in the age range: young people can join from age 13½ but cannot move to Network until 18.

We are very fortunate to have a close relationship with Abingdon Explorer Scout Unit who meet at Farm Road and share our Boat Base facilities. For more information on Abingdon Explorer Scout Unit please visit their website.

Abingdon ESU website »

Meetings

Explorers meet at the Scout Hut on Monday evenings from 19:45 – 21:30 and Tuesday evenings from 20:00-21:30.

From May to September, including throughout the Summer holidays, Explorers meet away from Farm Road, usually at the Binsey Boat Base.

Join and learn skills for life

Spaces are limited, so get your child's name on the list early!

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The Leaders

Rob Spence

Rob Spence

Explorer Scout Leader

Phil Bishop

Phil Bishop

Assistant Explorer Scout Leader (Monday)

Louise Bussey

Louise Bussey

Assistant Explorer Scout Leader (Monday)

Alan Goodwin

Alan Goodwin

Assistant Explorer Scout Leader (Monday)

Janice Thompson

Janice Thompson

Assistant Explorer Scout Leader (Monday)

Linda Cole

Linda Cole

Assistant Explorer Scout Leader (Tuesday)

Tim Clarke

Tim Clarke

Assistant Explorer Scout Leader (Tuesday)

Martin Richards

Martin Richards

Assistant Explorer Scout Leader (Tuesday)

Our Sections

Beavers - 6-8 years

Make friends and try new indoor and outdoor activities

Beavers - 6-8 years
Cubs - 8-10.5 years

Learn practical skills while having adventures with friends

Cubs - 8-10.5 years
Scouts - 10.5-14 years

Build confidence, resilience and a sense of adventure

Scouts - 10.5-14 years
Explorers - 14-18 years

Take the lead, work together, and embrace new experiences

Explorers - 14-18 years

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