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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.

 

Lichfield District Explorer Scouts meet at the Beacon Park H.Q., Lichfield, WS13 7DB

 

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We are now lucky in Lichfield to be able to offer 5 options for Explorer Scouts forming our District Explorer Provision to continue in their Scouting journey. We have 5 Explorer Units within the District with 4 Active units offering similar balance programmes and adventurous activities and 1 Virtual unit offering the formal training support for all Young Leaders throughout the District. All will have their own individual style but the quality is the same. Weekend activities run for Explorers are open to members in all 4 Activity units across the District.

 

Scouts can move to Explorers any time between the ages of 13½ – 14½ when the time is right for them as an individual.

 

Columbus Unit

Beacon Park HQ – 8pm – 10pm Wednesdays – Weekly – £10 monthly subs
Contact: Jamie@lichfieldexplorers.org.uk

Explorer Unit running a balanced programme covering Chief Scout Platinum, Diamond and Queen Scout. Duke of Edinburgh award is also supported. Adventurous activities. Access to all District Explorer weekend activities.

 

Beacon Unit

 

Beacon Park HQ – 8pm – 10pm – Thursdays – Weekly – £10 monthly subs
Contact: Will@lichfieldexplorers.org.uk

Explorer Unit running a balanced programme covering Chief Scout Platinum, Diamond and Queen Scout. Duke of Edinburgh award is also supported. Adventurous activities. Access to all District Explorer weekend activities.

 

Darwin Unit

 

Burntwood Scout HQ 7pm – 9pm – Thursdays – Monthly – £5 monthly subs
Contact: Julie.Nicholas@gmail.com

Explorer Unit running a balanced programme covering Chief Scout Platinum, Diamond and Queen Scout. Activities are focused on teaching Explorers to pass on skills, knowledge and methods of passing skills on to others as well as running fun, safe activities. Explorers do not have to be Young Leaders to attend. Access to all District weekend activities.

 

Bear Explorer Unit

 

Armitage Methodist Church 7:30pm – 9:30pm – Wednesday – Weekly – £10 Monthly subs
Contact: r.mortimer870@btinternet.com

Explorer Unit running a balanced programme covering Chief Scout Platinum, Diamond and Queen Scout Award. Duke of Edinburgh awards are also supported. Adventurous activities. Access to all District weekend activities.

 

Lichfield District Young Leaders Unit

 

Training Contact: Mark.Hickinbotham@LichfieldScouts.org.uk

This is a virtual Unit which encompass all Explorers registered as Young Leaders throughout the 4 Active Explorer Units and those not registered with another Unit. Many of our Explorers work with groups and the younger sections learning to lead and pass on knowledge and skills. The virtual Young Leaders Unit provides training for the Young Leaders to enable them to complete this role.

 

The District have planned to run two Saturday training days within 2014 and take part in the County Young Leader training weekend.

 

Young Leaders are required to complete Module A within 3 months from starting as a Young Leader to ensure they are aware of their role, safety and safeguarding elements. This will be facilitated by the District Young Leader team.

 

Please visit their website at: www.lichfieldexplorers.org.uk

 

Activities

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.

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Further info about explorers can be found at;

www.scouts.org.uk/supportresources/search/?cat=9

Or
www.scouts.org.uk/explorers/

 

To get in touch with the District Explorer Scout Commissioner please email Explorers@LichfieldScouts.org.uk