Coronavirus (Covid-19):- From Thursday 2nd December 2021 we move back to the Yellow Readiness Level!  Section meetings can take place outdoors and indoors, and all activities can resume for members who live in England. Face coverings are required indoors (unless exempt) for those aged 11+ Residential activities and international travel may take place but must follow the FCDO travel advice and still manage the transmission of COVID and ensuring that the trips are safe and accessible. Consideration for the changing government requirements must be built into the trip plans. For more information click here to visit to UK Scouts Covid-19 readiness pages.

Explorer Scouts

Right from the time of Baden-Powell, there have been arrangements for young people who wanted to continue after their time in the Scout Section, and in 1967, Venture Scouts were formed from the existing Senior Scout and Rover Scout Sections.
During the late 1990s we decided that, to meet the changing needs of young people, there should be two sections for the over-14s: Explorer Scouts for 14 to 18-year-olds, and the Scout Network for 18 to 25s.

Explorer Scouts are young people, usually aged between 14 and 18 years old. They make up the fourth section of the Scouting family after Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.


Chief Scouts Platinum Award

The Chief Scout’s Platinum Award is the culmination of everything you do as a young person in Scouts. It’s a chance to celebrate your progress, and take stock of how far you’ve come.

Follow this link to the Scout Association web pages for full information on challenge awards


Chief Scouts Diamond Award

The Chief Scout’s Diamond Award is the highest of the Chief Scout’s Awards.

Follow this link to the Scout Association web pages for full information on challenge awards


Queens Scout Award

The Queen’s Scout Award is the top achievement for Explorer Scouts and Scout Network members. Earning it is a huge achievement!

Follow this link to the Scout Association web pages for full information on challenge awards

To find your nearest Explorer Unit in Spen Valley click here