1st Samford Valley Scout Group


Let’s face it. By the age of 14, most young people know what they want. Explorer Scouts therefore have a big say in what they do, while being supported by adult volunteers. Explorer Scouts, who are aged between 14 and 18:

  • get to try activities such as power boating, sailing, snow and motor sport
  • fundraise and help in the community
  • go on camping expeditions in the UK and abroad
  • go for The Queen’s Scout Award, Duke of Edinburgh Bronze, Silver and Gold and the Explorer Belt (a 10 day challenge abroad) – all recognised by universities and employers
  • train as Young Leaders – working with an experienced adult, they learn how to run activities for young people aged 6 – 14.

Explorers  are organised in separate units from the scout group.  Details of the explorer units in the district can be found on Wolsey District website.  The emphasis is very much on outdoor activity, concentrating on the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme, the Queen’s Scout Award and Chief Scout’s Awards.  There is also a huge range of national scouting events which they can participate in, such as camps and climbing trips.

Explorers often become Young Leaders in the younger sections, which can count towards their DofE.  We currently have two Young Leaders in our cub section and one with our scouts.

explorer strapline