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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, 14th January 2020 19:30:00
County Commissioner's meeting.
Alfreton Fire Station
Wed, 15th January 2020 20:00:00
ADC Scout Meeting
Alfreton Fire Station
Sat, 18th January 2020 18:00:00
County Team Chilly Challenge Camp.
Drum Hill
Tue, 21st January 2020 19:30:00
OGL - Safeguarding Awareness
Castle Gresley Scout Hut

The course will be held in the meeting room at the back of the hut.

Tue, 28th January 2020 19:30:00
County Executive Meeting
Alfreton Fire Station
Mon, 3rd February 2020 19:30:00
County Appointments Panel Meeting
Venue TBC
Sun, 9th February 2020 09:30:00
Module 10/First Response OGL
Thu, 13th February 2020 19:30:00
LTM Meeting
Alfreton Fire Station
Sat, 15th February 2020 09:00:00
District Commissioner's meeting.
15th Matlock Scout & Guide HQ
Wed, 26th February 2020 19:30:00
Finance Sub Group Meeting
Alfreton Fire Station