Explorer Scouts (14-18 years)
What is Explorer Scouts?
Explorer Scouts is open to young people who are between 14-18 years.
Unlike our younger sections, Explorer Scouts are run by the District and may be partnered to a Scout Group to handle finances, venue, equipment, etc. As they are not formally part of a Scout Group, they run as a district units called an Explorer Scout Unit (ESU).
Each Explorer Scout Unit has its own local programme, and are led by the Explorer Scout membership under the supervision of Explorer Scout Leaders. These units are then managed by appointed District Explorer Scout Commissioner or DESC.
The aim of Explorer Scouts is to take part in a more adventurous programme.
Whether it is to go abroad on a 10 day expedition, go on adventurous activities for a weekend, or to see how many marshmallows you can eat in 30 seconds – there is something for everyone to get involved in.
As a key part of our programme, we offer the opportunity for Explorer Scouts to gain the Duke of Edinburgh Awards (DofE), as well as volunteering opportunities to help our younger sections through our accredited Young Leader Scheme.
The Explorer Scout Units
In Reading Central District, we have 6 Explorer Scout Units that meet on a weekly basis:
|Explorer Scout Unit||Location||Meeting day|
|Battle ESU||Reading West||Wednesday|
|East Reading ESU||East Reading||Thursday|
|Neptune ESU (Sea Scouts)||Reading West / Caversham||Friday|
|Penguins ESU||Emmer Green||Thursday|
Find out more
If you are interested in joining or you would like to find out more, please use the contact form on this page to speak to the District Explorer Scout Commissioner.