Explorer Scouts

Explorer Scouts (14-18)

Young men and women age 14 – 18 years

At the age of 14 we encourage our Scouts to become Explorer Scouts.

Explorers is the fourth Scouting section and is for 14-18 years old. Unlike Beavers, Cubs, and Scouts which are run by Groups, Explorers is run at a District Level by West Wirral Scout District.

Explorers take part in more adventurous activities and get much more involved in the running of the unit; contributing programme ideas and organising unit evenings & camps.  As such, the regular meeting times and dates often change to suit the programme.

This is one of the many reasons that makes being an Explorer Scout unlike all the other sections.  Explorers is an opportunity to make new friends, to take part in activities you may not have tried before, and to further develop your Scouting skills.

Some Explorer Scouts choose to be a Young Leader too, volunteering their time to a Scout Group, whilst others choose to only be part of a regular unit but there are many who do both.  As a young leader they have the opportunity to plan and deliver programmes and events for our Cub Scout and Beaver Scout sections, and assist our leaders at events and camp.  At 4th Heswall we strongly encourage our Scouts to become Young Leaders!

Take the lead, work together, embrace new experiences

Heswall Explorer Unit
Thursdays 20.00 – 21.30 at 1st Frankby Greasby Scout HQ, Frankby Green, Frankby.
We encourage the attainment of the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze, Silver and Gold awards whilst continuing their Scouting journey with 4th Heswall by volunteering as a Young Leader with our Beaver and Cub sections.

Just before you turn 18 you can join the Scout Network!

Register Here

To register with our Explorers please email Vicky McGurk our District Explorer Scout Administrator.
Nature and the outdoors are languages that can be learned. Once you identify a beech tree, tie a clove hitch or cook a simple meal over a fire that you’ve built yourself, you’ll never forget it.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls