Explorer Scouts in Chorley

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.

Being an Explorer is all about discovering the world on your own terms and making the most of what you have, wherever and whoever you are.

Alongside your new friends, you’ll master the skills that will make you feel stronger and happier in the long run, and try things you’d never get the chance to do at home or at school.

Whether you’re hiking to faraway lands or building a robot in your local town hall, you’ll have the freedom to choose what you’d like to do, and work together with adults to make it happen.

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.


Chorley ESUs

In the Chorley District we have 8 Explorer Units spread across the district so there is one very close to wherever you live in and around Chorley .

Unit NameMeeting PlaceDay and TimeLeaderContact
CO2Wright St HQMonday 8:00 - 9:30Ellie BakerEllie.baker@westlancsscouts.org.uk
VulcanAll Saints Scout CentreTuesday 7:30 - 9:00Esther BeesleyChorleyVulcanESU@gmail.com
WombatzClayton-le-woods Primary SchoolTuesday 7:30 - 9:00Sue Howarth
IntrepidEuxton Methodist ChurchTuesday 8:00 - 9:30Matt FishwickIntrepidexplorerscouts@gmail.com
Community Centre
Tuesday 8:00 - 9:30Jonathan Jackson
OdysseyAnderton CentreWednesday 7:00-9:30Gary Fairclough
Yarrow VikingsEccleston
Scout HQ Draper Ave
Wednesday 8:00 - 9:30Grant Singleton
RoninHollinshead Street ChurchFriday 7:30 - 9:00George Lewisronin@chorleyscouts.org.uk

Explorers activities during Lockdown

Unfortunately whilst we are in lockdown we can’t meet at our usual venues. But Explorers are using all sorts of inventive methods to keep activities going on line and at Virtual camps at Home.

Most of these are variations on the activities that we use at our weekly meetings. A large selection of these are shown in this Activity Pack

Explorer Activity Pack

Future Events

Listed below are Events coming up in the next few weeks that you can join in:

Watch this space

Links To Programme Ideas and Useful Stuff

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