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Who are Explorer Scouts and what is Explorer Scouting?

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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.

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

Andrew HoweACC Explorers


Upcoming Events

Tue, 4th July 2017 19:30:00
Finance Sub Group Meeting
Alfreton Fire Station
Wed, 5th July 2017 19:30:00
ADC Scout Meeting
Alfreton Fire Station
Sun, 9th July 2017 14:00:00
Flying High 2018 Auditions
Borrowwood School, Spondon

Young people 2.00pm to 4.00pm. Adults 4.15pm to 5.00pm.

Wed, 19th July 2017 19:30:00
County Executive Meeting
Drum Hill Campsite
Thu, 21st September 2017 19:30:00
LTM Meeting
Alfreton Fire Station
Sun, 1st October 2017 11:00:00
Dove Canoe Race
Wed, 4th October 2017 19:30:00
ADC Cub Scouts Meeting
Alfreton Fire Station
Sun, 15th October 2017 07:00:00
The Kinder - Extreme & Challenge
Chapel Scout HQ
Thu, 9th November 2017 19:30:00
LTM Meeting
Alfreton Fire Station
Fri, 25th May 2018 18:30:00
Spring Bank Camp
Drum Hill Campsite

Spring Bank Camp at Drum Hill

Join the largest annual event in the Derbyshire Scouting Calendar.

Bookings open early 2018 at

This years theme is Medieval.