Explorer Scouts

Welcome to the Explorer pages of the Chorley District Scout Website.

These pages aim to tell you what you need to know about Explorer Scouts. To sum it up, we are all about Fun! Challenge! and Adventure! The best summary is written by one of our explorer scouts, you can read it here.

If you want to see some of the things that we do like us on Facebook Chorley District Explorer Scouts.

Or you can follow us on twitter @chorleyexplorer.

If you are in scouts already, then from aged 13 you can join us on Facebook by searching for Chorley District Explorer Scout FB Group. You have to ask to join, but if you write in the message who you are and which troop you are with, we’ll check it out and accept you on the site.

To find out what we are up to please read a blog below.

Jack Mather:

The majority of the population don’t fully understand what Scouting is all about, but for those who do, it’s about friendship, activities, awards, meeting different people and above all having fun. I’ve been a scout since age six (beaver scouts) and I would highly recommend it to anyone who hasn’t tried it before.

I am currently in explorer scouts which are for 14-18 year olds. I feel it is a very large age gap in terms of skills, emotions and also respect i.e. middle high school pupils up to people classed as adults in the eyes of the law. However this is what makes it so good. Scouting also looks great on your CV.

Explorers are the fourth section in Scouting after Beavers (6-8), Cubs (8-10) and Scouts (10-14).


Explorers meet on a weekly basis, in the late evening, for example Monday 8-10pm. Each ‘unit’ has its own highly balanced programme with activities ranging from traditional pioneering and fire lighting, educational presentations, outdoor archery and shooting or even bowling and ice skating.

The scouts respect the leaders and the leaders respect the scouts, and this has happened since the section began back in 1967 (then called Venture Scouts before splitting into Explorers and Scout Network for 18-25s in late 1990s).

Come along, join Explorers today and make the most of your life!

Blogger: Jack Mather, Chorley Explorer Scout Forum

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls