The Basics

Explorer Scouts are young people, usually aged between 14 and 18 years old. They make up the fourth section of the Scouting family after Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.

Structure and Meetings

A group of Explorer Scouts is called a Unit. Our Loki Explorer Unit meets on Thursday evenings at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School from 7.30 – 9.30pm.  At 1st Holgate we also offer the chance for Explorers Scouts to become young leaders gaining valuable leadership experience, working closely with the adult leadership team. Many choose to work towards Scouting and Duke of Edinburgh’s awards.


Explorer Scouts often get the chance to work with other Explorer Scouts in their District, not just their own Unit, so can take part in an even wider spectrum of activities. There is also a range of ambitious badges and awards, through which Explorers can demonstrate their proficiencies and expand their interests.The Motto, be prepared

Explorer Programme

Explorers are encouraged to lead themselves in deciding the programme and direction of the Unit, with support and guidance from leaders. The section also includes the Young Leaders’ Scheme, where young people are able to take on a leadership role in one of the younger sections. There is wider scope for activities like offshore sailing, campaigning, performing, parascending, mountaineering and expeditions. To add your child to the joining list please use our contact form.  

The Scout LawThe Scout Promise. On my honour, I promise that I will do my best, To do my duty to God and to the Queen, To help other people, And to keep the Scout Law

A Scout is to be trusted. A Scout is loyal. A Scout is friendly and considerate. A Scout belongs to the worldwide family of Scouts. A Scout has courage in all difficulties. A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of possessions and property. A Scout has self-respect and respect for others.