Explorers are the fourth section of the Scouting movement. 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.


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Activity Details - 2015

Month Date Activity/Meeting
February: 21st DofE Silver local refresher training Day
February: 22nd DofE Bronze Preliminary training Hike
March: 7th & 8th County - Scouts School (Leaders)
March: 21st & 22nd DofE Bronze Expedition Training weekend @ Thorrington
April: 3rd to 6th ESMAT Easter in Snowdonia, Explorers & Leaders
April: 18th to 19th DofE Bronze Practice Expedition @ Thetford Forest
April: 26th St Georges Day Parade
May: 2nd to 4th DofE Silver Practice Expedition @ Hike in Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons.
May: 15th to 17th County - Essex Weekend (Leaders activity)
June: 17th to 20th Colchester Gangshow @ Mercury Theater
June: 27th to 29th DofE Gold Weekend @ Snowdonia (Possible TBC)
July: 3rd-5th Gilwell Camp - Monopoly Run with New Zealand Scouts (Older Explorers only)
July: 11th & 12th DofE Bronze Qualifying Expedition @ Suffolk Coast
July: 20th District Explorer Summer BBQ with New Zealand Scouts
August: 22nd to 29th DofE Gold Practice & Qualifying Expedition @ Lake District
September: 26th & 27th County Marathon, TBC
October: 9th to 11th ECSCT Scout/Explorer Caving Weekend (Somerset)
October: 18th County Leaders Expo Training (10am)
October: 24th to 26th DofE Silver Qualifying Expedition @ Southern Peak District
November: 13th to 15th County Explorers Wintac @ Skreen Park, Roxwell