All about Explorers
The Explorer section provides a programme for 14 to 18 year olds. This is provided through the network of Explorer units in Royal Kingston District which are base in surrounding Scout Groups. Explorers meet regularly once a week in term time. They also arrange and participate in various activities at weekends and during school holidays. Content of meetings is very similar to Scouts except that the programme is set and organised by the Explorers themselves with adult leaders present only to provide advice and guidance.
Most Explorers choose to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme and use this to build toward the highest award in Scouting which is to become a Queen’s Scout.
The Explorer Promise, Law and Motto are the same as the Scouts.
On my honour, I promise to do my best
to do my duty to God and to the Queen
to help other people
and to keep the Scout law.
– A Scout is to be trusted
– A Scout is loyal
– A Scout is friendly and considerate
– A Scout belongs to the world-wide family of Scouts
– A Scout has courage in all difficulties
– A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of possessions and property
– A Scout has self respect and respect for others.
The uniform consists of a beige Explorer shirt, navy activity trousers, Scout belt and District scarf.
Scout Activity Badges
Chief Scout’s Diamond and Platinum Awards