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.