Explorer Scouts is for active 14 to 18 year olds and provides opportunities to enjoy a varied and fun programme as well as undertake various Scout Awards, participate in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme and become a Young Leader, helping out with other sections in Scouting. It’s a flexible programme recognising that young people have other commitments, allowing them to enjoy Scouting while balancing school, college and work commitments.
Blaydon & District has three Explorer Scout Units, providing a wide range of activities to our members. The Phoenix Explorer Scout Unit (PESU) is our general unit, whilst we also operate two specialist units, one for Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) and one for young leaders (YLs). Membership is open to young men and women in the 14 – 18 age range. While no previous involvement in the Scout movement is necessary, many of our members do of course join us from any of the Scout Troops in Blaydon District. Members may join more than 1 unit at any given time.