Explorer Scouts

Explorer Scouts are young people, usually aged between 14 and 18 years old, but you can join from 13.5. They make up the fourth section of the Scouting family after Beavers, Cubs and Scouts and before Network.    


Structure and meetings

A group of Explorer Scouts is called a Unit.

We have 4 Units in the Moorlands Area...

  • Monkey Explorer Scout Unit - covering the Leek Area

  • Loki Explorer Scout Unit - covering Endon and Cheddleton Areas

  • Goblin Explorer Scout Unit - covering the Cheadle and Ipstones Area

  • Moorlands Young Leaders - A training unit for anyone interested in helping out with Beavers, Cubs or Scouts

  • Expedition Training Unit - For those working on their Duke of Edinburgh's Awards or Chief Scout Awards (this unit is 14-25)


Explorer Scouts often get the chance to work with the other Explorer Scouts in their District, not just their own Unit, so can take part in an even wider spectrum of activities.  Our camp programme is mostly district based meaning we can do more activities

There is also a range of ambitious badges and awards, through which Explorers can demonstrate their proficiencies and expand their interests.  Many of these link in with national governing body awards and carry external accreditation.

We also have excellent links with Stanley Head Outdoor Education Centre and local activity instructors, meaning we can offer a wide range of adventurous activities.

More information about Explorers generally can be found on The Scout Association Web Site at www.scouts.org.uk

To contact us about joining Explorers, please email explorers@moorlandsscouts.org

For the locations offering Explorers or for specific Unit email addresses, please click on Group Locations & Contacts.

To watch a video of some of the activities Monkey Explorer Unit have been up to lately, 
please follow this YouTube link - 
http://youtu.be/5_B-rCXo99w - There is sound on the clip so ensure your speakers are on!

Adult Volunteers

We are really interested in hearing from anyone who would be interested in working with or supporting those who work with this age group. Perhaps you'd like to be a leader or helper, perhaps you would be interested in being trained up to support with particular adventurous activities.  Perhaps you'd like to join us on camps but are busy in the week or vice versa, or enjoy walking and would like to help us on dofe training or assessments.  Or maybe you'd prefer to be behind the scenes helping with book keeping, administration or transport.  It may also be as simple as coming down to talk to our units about your professional life or running a specialist activity for them.  We have a really strong explorer team but our numbers are growing fast and in order to accommodate more young people we need more support.  Everyone considered and everyone has something they can offer - time shouldn't prevent you, we are all very busy people.  Plus we have an awful lot of fun!