Explorers 14-18 yrs

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Explorers 14-18 yrs

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 different activities.



Parents Guide to Explorers

Members registration form:

All Explorer Scouts and Young Leaders must be registered with the Explorer Scout Administrator Tracy Seton, utilising the form below, so that they may receive training/support.

Red Rose 2018:

We as Lonsdale District Explorers are planning to go to Red Rose International camp which runs from Saturday 11th August to Saturday 18th August. The camp is at Westmorland Show Ground.
For more information about the camp please click onto link below

Details and application form here Red Rose 2018

District News:


Well done to Silverhelme ESU on coming 1st and 4th in the recent “Operation Moonlight” event run by Ormskirk District. One team won first overall out of 110 teams of all age ranges and the other came 4th in the explorer section out of 42 teams. 

The aim of the exercise is to navigate a course from a secret start location to the finish whilst avoiding catchers, and returning with as many lives as possible intact. As a rough guide the course will be 9 hours long and approximately 10 miles on a direct route, however most teams usually walk a greater distance to avoid catchers.

Results are here

Message from the DESComm (Act):

Hi everyone

Thanks to those that could make the meeting last week, it was really useful, and very positive too! I am looking forward to visiting the units over the next few weeks…

Just a couple of updates following on from the meeting:

Tracy is doing a cracking job of getting all units on OSM, we will spend some time looking at this on the 22nd, but do make the most of the resource for programmes, badges, finance, admin etc- it should make life much easier!

If you’ve got any Explorers that need interviewing/signing off for their Chief Scout Platinum/Diamond awards- let me know… explorers@lonsdalescouts.org.uk

Thanks to those who have sent me their programme so far, if not, can you send it through and I will circulate them and also send to GSLs and SLs to big us up…

Nights Away Permits:
At the meeting we agreed that the following need to apply for their nights away permit before we meet again! Daniel, Rhianne, Ali, Hannah and Hazel! Any more out there?

Application forms here

Dates for your Diary:

Coming soon . . .

Forthcoming Adventures

Below is a selection of the upcoming adventures for Explorers.  Please speak to your leaders, or to Tracy Seton (DESA) for more information.

If you want to attend an event but your unit is not planning on attending then please again contact us and  there is every chance that  a district solution will be found.

 Snow and Ice 2018



District Explorer Forum

coming soon . . .

Position of badges on uniform