For 14-18 year-olds


Joining Explorers is a real milestone for the Young People involved in Scouting.  Joining this section means moving on from the group that they can participate as a Beavers, Cubs or Scout and instead join something a little bit bigger.  When you start as an Explorer Scout you’ll receive a new Explorer neckerchief to signify this change and link you to 100+ Explorers from all over the city.

For general enquiries: Email | Explorer Facebook Group


The Explorer Group is made up of five units all over Southampton.  Explorers is designed to widen the network of Explorers with other participants of a similar age from all over Southampton.  You’ll get to take part in lots of joint meetings, expeditions, camps and other events.  Our units meet on either a Monday, Wednesday or a Thursday.


Griffin Explorer Scout Unit [Shirley] Email | Instagram


Phoenix Explorer Scout Unit [Regents Park] Email  | Instagram

Enterprise Explorer Scout Unit [Northam] Email


Kraken Explorer Scout Unit [Highfield] Email | Instagram

Young Leaders Explorer Programme [Aldermoor] Email


Explorers are encouraged to learn by doing, so our Explorer Scout Programme is jam-packed with adventurous activities that will help develop their skills.

With the support, direction and guidance of Leaders, Explorer Scouts are encouraged to lead themselves, design their own Programme and work towards the top awards that Scouting offers.


Explorers are encouraged to start having a look at some of the International Trips available to take part in this can be a World Scout Jamboree, a Moot or other Adventurous.  Information on current opportunities can be found here.

Explorers can also take part in international activities such as the Explorer Belt – one of the Top Awards – a 10–day expedition that provides them with a real understanding of a different country, its culture and way of life.


Explorers get to start to work towards to top awards in Scouting, you can see details on them here.


Explorer Scouts expand on and develop important life skills that will set them apart from the crowd as they enter adulthood and face the challenges that come along with it. These important character skills include:

  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • Leadership skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Communication skills
  • A sense of responsibility
  • Independence


Can be purchased here.


To ensure your child is safe, Leaders adhere to our anti-bullying, equal opportunities, safety and child protection policies.

Explorer Scouts take part in activities and learn new skills under the supervision of adult volunteers. They work effectively and safely with young people to deliver the Scout Programme and have access to training to support them in their role.
If you have any questions, get in touch with your local Leader.


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☀️ Round Up: Summer Camps 2018

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Photos: Snowy Summit Expedition ⛄️

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