Let's face it, by the age of 14, most young people know what they want. Explorer Scouts therefore have a big say in what they do, while being supported by adult volunteers. Unit members:

  • Get to try activities such as power boating, sailing, snow and motor sports
  • Deliver campsite services - running activities or helping with site maintenance
  • Fundraise and help in the community
  • Go on camping expeditions in the UK and abroad
  • Go for The Queen's Scout Award, Duke of Edinburgh Bronze, Silver and Gold and the Explorer Belt (a 10 day challenge abroad), all recognised by universities and employers
  • Train as young leaders, working with an experienced adult, they learn how to run activities for young people aged 6 - 14.

Explorer Units are district based, in Reivers District there are four explorer units in and around Carlisle:

  • Border Explorer Scout Unit - (Based in Carlisle).
  • Ayers Explorer Scout Unit - (Based in Carlisle).
  • Inglewood Explorer Scout Unit - (Based in Dalston).
  • Arden Explorer Scout Unit - (Based in Brampton).

For more information/ to contact one of the units, details can be found on the Reivers District website here.