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We provide fun, challenge and adventure to over 1450 young people in North Lancashire – #SkillsForLife

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

Find the nearest Unit to you HERE

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.

Top Awards

Explorers start small but think big, always challenging themselves to do more and to be more. It all starts with an award. As an Explorer, there are more chances to soar than ever before as you’ll be introduced to a whole new range of Top Awards. Ready? Let’s get stuck in – ask your Explorer Scout Leader how you can begin working towards any of the below awards.
Once you think you’ve completed either your Platinum or Diamond Award, the final step is a short interview with the District Explorer Team. This is nothing to worry about, and is a chance to reflect on what you have achieved and for us to make sure you have completed the award to the required standard. If you think you have completed your award, please request a completion interview using the relevant form below:
For other award enquiries, please contact tracy.seton@lonsdalescouts.org.uk 

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Dates for your Diary:

Check out the District Diary here  . . . .

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. 

Environment Camp

When? 1st May – 3rd May 2020 (Postponed)
Where : SilverHelme Scout Activity Centre
How Much: Free

This camp completes (sections of) the Environment side of your Platinum and Diamond awards, this is achieved by attending the camp to give your time to the basic maintenance and completion of tasks across one of our campsites, this time SilverHelme.

Please note you do not have to be working to one of these awards to come, it is open to all Explorers

County Explorer camp is here again!

When? 3rd July -5th July (Postponed)

There are lots of amazing activities on the Saturday and the fantastic Khemi Khazi Challenge on the Sunday

The cost of the camp is £39 (which includes all the activities) plus £13 for food so a total of £52

Invites to this event were sent out to Explorers/parents on 15/02/20 if you have not got your invite then please email; tracy.seton@lonsdalescouts.org.uk

Booking and payment deadline 01/05/2020

Gilwell 24 2020 (not yet booking for this)

Challenge yourself to 24 hours of fun and adventure at Scout Adventures Gilwell Park. If you’re an Explorer Scout or Ranger Guide aged 14 to 17 and looking for a high-octane experience, Gilwell 24 has your name all over it!

What? Think twenty-four hours of non-stop, concentrated (with juicy bits) adventure. Think screaming on bag drops, climbing a rock face, riding quad bikes, and watching the sunset. Think listening to bands, dancing all night, watching the sunrise, and keeping on going. Think being surrounded by old friends, new friends, and we’ll-be-friends forever friends.

When? Friday 10 July – Sunday 12 July 2020.

Where? Scout Adventures Gilwell Park

Who? Explorer Scouts or Ranger Guides aged 14-17.

How much? At this stage we have not determined this; last year it was £120 including transport costs. We are currently looking at the transport costs as there is a new train operator and we need to establish if there are group booking reductions.



Durham 2020 (District bookings now closed)

Promotional video here

District Camp

A District camp was planned for September 2020 – postponed till Spring 2021 owing to lock down etc. (Covid 19)


District Explorer Forum

coming soon . . .

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