Explorers are encouraged to take more responsibility for arranging their programme and planning their events.
In this Section Explorers can work toward their Queen’s Scout Award, Chief Scout’s Diamond or Chief Scout’s Platinum Awards by completing rural expeditions, working in the community, and participating in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
As well as taking part in weekly events such as hikes, climbing, or skiing, they can work towards other challenges such as Nautical Skills, Aviation Skills, Motor Sports, or Science and Technology badges. As a Unit they may participate in the Gillwell 24, an International Camp or the Southern 50 Challenge Hike.
In Luton, Explorer Scouting is provided by the Districts at three locations (Ross Park, Applecroft Road, St Augustine’s Church Hall, Icknield Way and Bodmin Road Scout Headquarters). These provide an excellent opportunity for Scouts from Troops all over Luton to meet, share skills and interests, and make new friends.
Explorer Scouts can also choose to take part in the Young Leader Scheme, where they assist the leaders of the younger sections (Beavers, Cubs & Scouts). For more information see the section on Young Leaders.