The Sloths ESU What do Explorers get up to? Try more. See more. Do more. At Explorers, you’ll stand on your own two feet, and make memories to last a lifetime. Explorers are a go-getting group of young people aged 14 to 18. Together, they make up the fourth section of the Scouts. Week in and week out, they gather in groups called Units to try new things, make new friends and conquer the small task of changing the world. Start small but think big. Explorers start small but think big. They stand up for what they believe and make a difference on their own doorsteps, confident in the knowledge that their daily actions add up. Discover the world. 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. The next generation of leaders The Young Leader Scheme is one of the exciting elements of the Explorer Scouts Programme. It encourages youth members aged between 14 and 17 to support a younger section while developing their own skills. A Young Leader can be someone who is already an Explorer Scout who is interested in starting their journey towards becoming a Leader or it could be a young person outside of Scouting who is working towards the voluntary element of their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.