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Explorers – 14 to 18 years

Try more. See more. Do more. At Explorers, you’ll stand on your own two feet, and make memories to last a lifetime.

Polaris Explorers

Although managed as a separate Group, 118th Derby is pleased to provide a home base and contact information for the Polaris Explorers.
When you join Explorers, you’ll be introduced to lots of new activities, people and things.

Find Meeting Times & Join Now Visit the Polaris Explorers Website

Explorer Promise

As a values based movement we all make the ‘The Promise’ an oath that helps us to be our best

Learn the Scout Promise


Uniform and badge placement

You don’t need a uniform to join. But once you’ve settled in, you’ll start speedily earning badges, and you’ll need to know where to put them!

Uniform & Badge Placement

Activities and what you’ll get up to

With the support, direction and guidance of Unit leaders, you’ll be encouraged to lead yourselves, design your own programme and work towards the top awards that Scouting offers. With exciting prospects like being a part of camps and expeditions both home and abroad; adventurous activities such as mountaineering, parascending and off shore sailing; Explorers offers fun and adventure for all.

Find Activities

Explorer Scout Young Leaders’ Scheme

ESYLs are Explorer Scouts who volunteer alongside adult leaders in a Beaver Colony, Cub Pack or Scout Troop.

Discover more about the Young Leaders’ Scheme

Badges

Explorers still have lots to do. These are the badges you are looking for.

Dive right in


Awards

Explorers start small but think big, always challenging themselves to do more and be more. It all starts with an award.

Dive right in Register for the QSA


Moving to Network

Eventually, it’ll be time embrace your next big adventure.

Discover Network


Explorer leaders

All of our leaders are trained volunteers working to make Explorers the best it can be, but we don’t just need swashbuckling adventurers to lead our expeditions. We also need tidy-uppers and tea-makers and great listeners from all walks of life – for as much or as little time as they can spare.

Volunteer on your own terms