Explorer Scouts is for all Young People between the ages of 14 and 18 years. It is designed to be flexible so it can cope with the pressures that face the Young People of this age group and most importantly it is designed to give them the opportunity to challenge the boundaries of what they can do and learn how to take their experiences to the next level.

Our programme includes canoeing, sailing, climbing, archery, walking, camping, night exercises, weekends away plus whatever ideas the Explorer Scouts come up with. 

There is 1 Explorer Scout Unit in the District, called Oak Eagles. It meets weekly o­n Monday nights between 19:30 and 21:30 at District HQ, Icknield Way, Letchworth. 

Explorer Scouts belong to the District and not to individual Groups like the younger members of the movement so there is always a good mix of Young People from all over the area each with their own ideas and needs.

If you are interested in finding out more about Explorer Scouts please contact desa@lbdscouts.org.uk

Young_Leader_Badge.JPG Young Leader's and D of E participants. From the age of 14 1/2 members of the Oak Eagle Explorer Unit can also become Young Leaders helping around the District at weekly meetings of the younger sections. It is not necessary for Young Leader's to attend weekly Explorer meetings, however all Young Leaders remain members of the Oak Eagle Explorer Unit and wear the Oak Eagle necker. 

For a Young Leader application form click on this link: Young Leader application 2016.docx

A full programme of Young Leader training is available in the District. There are 11 Training modules available. Module A Safeguarding is the only mandatory module and on satisfactory completion the Young Person is awarded with their Young Leaders badge. There are then a further 10 modules which can be completed over the course of the Young Leaders service; B to K, (they do not have to be completed in order but G & H must be completed sequentially.) Module K is first response which is covered if the Young Person has already attained at least stage 4 of the Emergency Aid Activity award.

 There are also four mission stripes to earn. If a Young Leader satisfactorily completes all the training modules and mission stripes they are entitled to wear the Young Leader belt.

Young People undertaking their D of E service in the District must also attend module A training.

Training dates are available on the calendar area of this site.

Any queries regarding Young Leaders should be directed to Fiona Potts yl@lbdscouts.org.uk  


Forthcoming Explorer & YL Events

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