The Explorer section caters for young people aged 14–18 years. There are over 900 Explorers in Berkshire enjoying their Scouting across approximately 50 Explorer Units. There are a variety of activities and challenges required to gain their Chief Scout’s Gold Award and Queen’s Scout Award.

County support

The Programme Team provides support to Districts and Units, helping them to deliver quality programmes. We are always happy to help with any questions, queries, or practical support that you might need.

Contact the Programme Team at:

The Explorer section

With the support, direction and guidance of Unit leaders, Explorers 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 Young Leaders’ Scheme which develops their leadership skills and sense of responsibility, by helping to run meetings for younger sections.

A group of Explorers is called a Unit and is part of the District’s provision of Scouting.  An Explorer Unit and a Scout Group may work together under a Partnership agreement, which should set out clearly the links between the Unit and the Group, arrangements for communication, use of equipment, facilities and resources.

Explode 2019 

Explode is a county camp for Explorers. Explode has been confirmed for 20th – 22nd September 2019. See the announcement information

Latest Explorers news

How to get involved

Register interest in volunteering or join our youth programme