Explorer Scouts

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.

Not all Units meet every week, partly due to activities, holidays, exams and the other commitments that crop up in a teenager's life, and also because Explorers tend to get out and about at weekends more often than other sections.


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.

Duke of Edinburgh's Award (D of E)

Explorer Scouts can also complete their DofE Bronze, Silver and Gold awards whilst at Explorers with the benefit of being able to work towards the Queen's Scout award, the highest Scouting achievement and something that wil set you out from the rest of the crowd in a job interview.


Explorer Scouts can also participate in the Young Leader scheme which gives you a structured training programme and a recognised volunteering role for your DofE or UCAS personal statement.

Oh, and its lots of fun too....!





Expeditions, Camping, Gilwell 24, Climbing, Chilling, White water rafting, Extreme cooking, Survival... you name it,  Explorers do it!


Vale of Aylesbury Units


Scout HQ, Station Rd. Cheddington

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Monday evenings 20:00 to 21:45



Scout HQ, Clay Lane. Wendover

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Wednesday evenings 19:00 to 21:00


Leighton Buzzard Unit

Phoenix Explorers

1st Leighton Buzzard Scout HQ,
Grovebury Road, Leighton Buzzard.

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Thursday evenings 20:00 to 21:45



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