Explorers is the Section after Scouts, aged between 14 and 18. During their time at Explorers they will enjoy lots of fun, safe and adventurous activities.
Young people aged 14 to 18 years of age, both male and female.
1st Bedworth has one Explorer Unit:
- Mondays, 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Sometimes, these times can very depending on the activity during the evening. Occasionally there are optional activities on other evenings and at weekends.
We charge a membership subscription fee of £10.00 per month. This membership fee covers activity insurance, programme materials, badges and also goes towards the heating, lighting and maintenance of the building. It is still payable even if a member does not attend a Unit Night. Please also be aware that activities outside of the Unit Night may be at extra cost.
Explorer Scouts enjoy lots of social activities, have a lot of fun, learn lots of Skills for Life and take part in adventurous activities. In addition to the Scout Associations own training and award scheme, 1st Bedworth also offers the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme. The programme includes a wide selection of activities with the emphasis on the outdoors and adventure.
All of our meetings are ran by trained and experienced leaders who are supported by a team of skills instructors and helpers. Also, all of our Adult Volunteers are vetted by an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
Explorer Scouts are offered the opportunity to develop as Young Leaders with the junior sections of the Group. Young People who take up this opportunity are given leadership training including modules on First Aid, Safety, Safeguarding Young People, managing groups, and programme planning. Also, volunteering as a Young Leader counts towards Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
On most occasions Explorers wear clothing that is suitable for the activity they are participating in. On formal occasions Explorer Scouts wear the following uniform:
- A smart beige coloured shirt
- Royal blue necka’
- Black, navy blue or dark grey trousers
- Black, navy blue, or dark grey socks
- Black boots or shoes
The shirt is available from us and costs £24.00. Their necka’ is presented free when the Scout is invested. Most Explorers wear their school trousers and shoes with their uniform.