An Explorer Scout Unit is for young people from 14-18 years old. Explorer Scout Units are part of a Scout District, although some are attached to Groups. Explorer Scouts are primarily Leader led, with as much participation in decision making by young people as possible. There are a number of different types of Explorer Scout Units; these will vary according to local needs and circumstances. Explorer Units are all based at District level, even though the Unit itself maybe attached to a Group or specialist Scout body such as a campsite. Explorer Scouts have no

structured groupings as you find in Beavers, Cubs or Scouts. By being involved in a number of different groupings Explorer Scouts will get the chance to develop their teamwork and leadership skills.

Interested in joining? contact join@gainsboroughscouts.org.uk.