Explorers

We meet every Tuesday evening between 7 and 9pm in St. Leonard’s Church Hall

Here you will find information about our section (for age 14-18) and resources that you will require when you join in our adventure.

Introduction

Welcome to the Explorer section of the 44th Fife Scout group website. Here you will find information about our section and resources that you will require when you join in our adventure.

History

The Explorer Scout Section was formed in 2002 along with the Scout Network (for 18 – 25 yr olds) to replace Venture Scouting. Since its launch Explorer Scouting has taken off and has over 30,000 Members in 2,000 Units across the UK.

Who is the Explorer Scout Section for?

Explorer Scouts is open to young people aged between 14 and 18 years old who want to join and can make the Scout Promise.

What does Scouting Offer?

Baden Powell had an idea many years ago that he could help young people to learn the skills that would allow them to flourish and be independent in the adult world. Today Scouting continues to teach these skills throughout the activities that we do. Young people can improve their communication, teamwork and leadership skills and learn independence through skills learned working towards their Chief Scout and Queen Scout Awards (Duke of Edinburgh Scheme).

Duke of Edinburgh

At the 44th Fife Explorer Scout Unit we focus on traditional scouting skills such as map reading and outdoor activities. These same skills form the core of the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme and we actively encourage Explorers to undertake this personal challenge.

Explorer Scouting Outdoors

Scouting has a reputation as an outdoor organisation based on strong traditions of camping and other outdoor pursuits. Explorer Scouts have the opportunity to camp and go away on expeditions that will challenge and test them. This is an essential part of Explorer Scouting and an opportunity for them to organise activities and stretch their personal limits.

Adults in Scouting

Why should the young people have all the fun? As adults we can support our young people to develop using the skills that we ourselves have and as a reward adult helpers get to join in the adventure.

If you feel the need to get active and support our Explorers at the same time talk to our leadership team for further information. You can volunteer as much or as little of your time as you like.

Explorers on-line

Explorer Scouts have their own pages on The Scout Association’s website where they can find out lots of useful information, enter competitions and connect with other Explorers on social networking sites!

Find out more at: Explorers UK Website