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Who are Explorer Scouts and what is Explorer Scouting?

Explorer Scouts are young people, usually aged between 14 and 18 years old - and these make up an Explorer Unit. "Flexible" is what best describes this section.

Units are generally linked to Scout Troops with in a District but can also form extra units, which are based around various activities i.e. climbing/cycling etc. This enables members to be part of several units, depending on their particular interest. More so, they are able to fit scouting, around sitting those all-important exams.

What do Explorer Scouts get up to?

Derbyshire Explorer Scouts Crazy Camp Competition

Basic Information

Free Entry

No Limit on number of teams from each unit

No more than 4 members per team

Challenge to be completed between: 1st March and 4th September 2017

1 Night with 1 cooked meal

Challenge MUST be completed under canvas

Top 8 Teams to present in front of judges

Prizes for both Units and Individuals

Register your Team with: ACC Andy Howe ensuring you list: Unit name, Team name and Email address

  1. The challenge is to be set over one night with one cooked meal
  2. Teams to be made up of no more than 4 Explorers
  3. Entrants must be an Explorer scout at time of camp challenge
  4. Task must be completed between 1st March 2017 and 4th September 2017
  5. All entries to be handed in to either ACC Explorer or DESCs or DCs by the 30th September 2017.
    This must comprise of an A1 poster-size display of the activity undertaken
  6. Teams must register their interest with a team name and unit details to ACC Andy Howe
  7. A1 poster-size presentations will be voted on, and the top 8 will be invited to present their experience to a panel of judges at a later date in front of units, family and friends. The winner will be chosen from the finalists
  8. Teams MUST:
    • Acquire all permissions
    • Make sure they have the correct camp permits
    • Complete and present a risk assessment
    • Photograph, film and record the experience for possible presentation
    • Ensure camp is supervised at all times
    The final say as to whether the camp goes ahead is in the hands of the leaders
  9. Any other questions please get in contact with the ACC Explorer
  10. There are prizes for units and individuals!

How do I join Explorer Scouts?

Explorer group

If you are not already involved in Explorers and would like to take part in the fun of Scouting either as a Explorer Scout, or as an adult Leader or helper, please feel free to contact the Assistant County Commissioner for the Explorers section, who will be pleased to give you details of a Unit near you.

If he doesn't know all the answers he will know someone who does!

The ACC (Explorers) can be contacted by using the Contact form on the website

Simon GrowcottACC Explorers


Upcoming Events

Tue, 25th September 2018 19:30:00
County Executive Meeting
Alfreton Fire Station
Sat, 29th September 2018 09:00:00
Basic Hillwalking Training
Drum Hill Campsite
Exact times TBC. Come along and learn essential skills to get your Cubs, Scouts and Explorers interested in Maps and Compasses. For the bargain price of £10 you get a day learning how to bring maps alive for youngsters from our experienced and enthusiastic Leaders. Learn how to get your bearings, measure your pace and how to use a compass. Strictly 14 years and over (no upper limit). Email to book your place.


Mon, 1st October 2018 19:30:00
Programme Team meeting
Alfreton Fire Station
Fri, 5th October 2018 18:00:00
24th World Scout Jamboree Training Weekend - Camp 3.
Wed, 10th October 2018 19:30:00
Team Meeting
Alfreton Fire Station
Sun, 14th October 2018 07:00:00
Kinder Walk
Chapel Scout HQ

Kinder Challenge & Kinder Extreme

Fri, 19th October 2018 19:30:00
Scout Speak Up course (East Midlands Region)
Venue TBC
Tue, 30th October 2018 19:30:00
Finance Sub Group Meeting
Alfreton Fire Station
Thu, 8th November 2018 19:30:00
LTM Meeting
Alfreton Fire Station
Wed, 14th November 2018 19:30:00
County Executive Meeting
Alfreton Fire Station