Explorer Scouts are young people, usually aged between 14 and 18 years old. They make up the fourth Section of the Scouting family. There are many types of Explorer Scout Units, some may be linked to your local Scout Group, others may be based around different activities.

Not all Units meet each week, because you will often be out and about at weekends or in the holidays doing activities. There will be times when you will be busy doing other things such as exams, and being an Explorer Scout will have to fit around these.

As an Explorer Scout, you will be able to decide, along with the rest of the Unit, what you want to do - whether it is powerboating, socialising, hiking or enjoying a trip abroad. Some Units hold their meetings in a hall, or at someone's house, or even up a mountain!

You will be able to gain badges such as the Chief Scout's Diamond and Platinum Awards. The highest award you can earn is the Queen's Scout Award. This is recognised by many employers as the sign of someone that is enthusiastic, dedicated and reliable.

Contact: Northern Ireland Commissioner (Explorer Scouts) - Andrew Stacey  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Explorer Scout Quest Emblem

The Northern Ireland Scout Council Religious Advisory Support Team has relaunced the Explorer Scout Quest Emblem Badge.

Click here to download the Explorer Scout Quest Emblem booklet.

Click here to download the Badge Order Form.  Badges available from your Badge Secretary at £1.00 each.

Duke of Edinburgh's Award

We are a Licensed Organisation for The Duke of Edinburgh's Award which gives all young people aged 14-24 the chance to develop skills for life and work, fulfill their potential and have a brighter future.  Visit The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award website here: www.dofe.org

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is committed to making the DofE programme available to all young people in Northern Ireland. Upon completion of their programme, young people can have a choice of Award certification: A Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Certificate, a Gaisce – The President’s Award Certificate or an International Award Certificate. Visit the dedicated page which tells you more about the Joint Award Initiative at www.DofE.org/go/jai

If you would like to get involved with The Duke of Edinburgh's Award or start doing your DofE programme we would really like to hear from you. Please contact Pamela Hale in the NI Scout Office, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details including contact details for your nearest DofE Centre.