There are 450,000 young people in Scouting, spread across five sections: Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Explorer Scouts and the Scout Network. Each section has its own balanced programme of activities, badges and awards.
Explorer Scouts (Ages 14–18)
Explorers within the district is overseen by our District Explorer Scout Commissioner, and we operate 5 Explorer Scout Units (ESU) as well as our Young Leaders Scheme within the district. These ESU’s are operated in partnership with groups within the district.
Explorers are encouraged to lead themselves in deciding the programme
and direction of the Unit, with support and guidance from leaders. The section also includes the Young Leaders’ Scheme, where young people are able to take on a leadership role in one of the younger sections.
There is wider scope for activities like offshore sailing, campaigning, performing, parascending, mountaineering and expeditions.
Scout Network (Ages 18-25)
Network is overseen by our District Scout Network Commissioner, and we operate a single network unit within the district.
Scout Network is the fifth and final section of the Scouting movement. Scout Network members take part in a variety of activities, which they undertake and organise themselves with the support of a Scout Network Leader.
Example activities include abseiling, camping, circus skills, climbing, go-karting, gorge walking, hiking, pioneering and watersports.