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.
Panku Explorer Unit currently meets on Friday evenings at Acomb Methodist Church. The Unit has its own website where you can find out more about their activities.
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.
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 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.