Strood Explorer Scout Unit
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 specific activities. Explorer Scouts get the chance to work with others in the District, not just the Unit. By doing this, they will get the chance to do many more activities, not just the ones the Unit organises.
The Explorer Scout programme offers a balanced range of activities covering the outdoors & adventure, skills, physical recreation, community, global, and values & relationships. An important part of the programme are the expeditions that Explorer Scouts need to complete to gain their Chief Scout Awards.
To support the programme there are a range of badges and awards for the Explorer Scout: the
Chief Scout's Platinum and Diamond Awards; the Duke of Edinburgh's Awards; Explorer Belt; activity badges; Group awards and Moving-On award to the Scout Network. The Activity Badges cover: air activities; community; creative;
emergency aid; lifesaver; mountain activities; recreation; science & technology; scouting skills; nautical skills; water activities plus the staged
badges available to the Beaver, Cub and Scout
The Explorer Scout Unit is run under the leadership of adults responsible for supporting the programme, training Explorer Scouts, mentoring the Unit, managing the Unit and maintaining effective communications within the Unit, the District, Scout Groups and other agencies with which there are links.
Mersea Explorer Scouts
Strood Explorer Scout Unit is part of Colchester Estuary Scouting and has a partnership agreement with Mersea Island Scout Group. We also have a link with Layer-de-la-Haye
Scouts. We welcome young people from all the surrounding villages and sometimes do activities with other Explorer Units in Colchester.
If your son or daughter is interested in coming to see what being an Explorer has to offer call Helen aka "Hat" on 07940 547582 or use the contact form below.
If you already have a young person attending and need information regarding the programme please speak to the section Leader who can also invite you to access My.Scout and a closed FB page to help you keep up to date.