Explorer Scout Leader – Yvonne Brunger
Explorer Scouts are young people, usually aged between 14 and 18 years old. They make up the forth Section of the Scouting family. There are many types of Explorer Scout Units, some may be linked to your local Scout Group, and others may be based around different activities. Our local explorers are linked to the Edgmond scout group and there group name is Shackleton explorers.
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 get the chance to work with other Explorer Scouts in your District, not just your Unit. By doing this, you will get the chance to do many more activities, not just the ones your Unit organises.
Six Edgmond Explorers in 2010 were chosen to go to India to take part in the “Shropshire County India 2010 Project”. They went out in two teams, along with three other Explorers from Shropshire, and trekked and visited a rural primary school owned by the Baas Education Trust some 50km south of Delhi and carried out some much needed construction work, taught the children some ball games, and helped with English language development. This was not a holiday, but the rich cultural experience. The Explorers gained very valuable life skills.