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.


NI Young Leader Weekend

The NI Young Leader Weeekend will be held at Crawfordsburn Friday 17th - Sunday 19th November 2017.

For Further Details and Booking Form Click here

Queen's Scout Award

Before you start your Queen's Scout Award you must register your intention to complete the Award at www.scouts.org.uk/qsa

Click here to download The Queen’s Scout Award
Information for participants
September 2015 Fourth Edition

When you have completed all the requirements for your Queen's Scout Award the Certificate Request form (pages 20-22) must be completed, signed and returned to the Northern Ireland Scout Office, 109 Old Milltown Road, Belfast, BT8 7SP.

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.