Explorer Scouts

Explorers in get the chance to take part in swimming galas, sports days and football competitions. They are tested on their abilities across a wide range of skills with competitions seeing them do first aid, building bridges, survival exercises, incident hikes. They are challenged across a diverse range of skills, from cyclo crosses to camping competitions.

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 activities, not just the ones your Unit organises.

For further information contact our District Explorer Scout Commissioner: Richard Catchpole | desc@barking-dagenham-scouts.org.uk

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A busy weekend for the Explorer scouts

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Saturday evening saw 12 young members volunteering at the annual Rotary club fireworks display in Barking park, giving up their time for their community.

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On Sunday 16 Columbus Explorers attended the Barking and Dagenham remembrance service, Along with 100 other Beavers, cubs, scouts and adult leaders, where the District Commissioner laid a commemorative wreath at the memorial on behalf of the District. The Explorers then paraded through the town centre and attended a service of remembrance at St Margaret’s church in Barking Abbey


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