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Explorers Logo What is Explorer Scouting

Explorer Scouts are young people, usually aged between 14 and 18 years old. They make up the fourth Section of the Scouting family. There are many types of Explorer Scout Units, some may be linked to your local Scout Group, others may be based around different activities.

Not all Units meet each week, because you will often be out and about at weekends or in the holidays doing activities. There will be times when you will be busy doing other things such as exams, and being an Explorer Scout will have to fit around these.

As an Explorer Scout, you will get the chance to work with other Explorer Scouts in your District, not just your Unit. By doing this, you will get the chance to do many more actvities, not just the ones your Unit organises.

How do I join Explorer Scouts?

If you want to take part in the fun of Explorer Scouting in the Saffron Walden District, please contact one of the following:

  • Saffron Walden Explorers - Deirdre Hickey on 01799 501111 or  e-mail
  • Saffron Walden Explorers - Kevin Nicholas on or  e-mail
  • Thaxted Explorers - Julie Pledger on 01799 599493 or  e-mail
  • Summit Explorers - Peter Shefford on or  e-mail

The 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

The Scout Law

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

The Scout Motto

Be Prepared
  28 August 2015
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