Explorer Scouts

Try more. See more. Do more. At Explorers, you’ll stand on your own two feet, and make memories to last a lifetime.

Links for Explorers

Section Programmes


Duke of Edinburgh Award


Where do my badges go?

Badge Requirements

Badges at Home


Find out more about joining our scout troop and what it means to be an explorer scout here.

Extreme Explorers!

You can download the troop's latest programme by clicking here and find out about everything that's coming up in the next few weeks.

Any events outside of our usual meetings will be published on our events page.

Contact your Explorer Leader Team

You can contact our leader team by emailing explorers@3rdwashingtonscouts.org.uk.

Badges at Home

As well as earning badges at explorers, young people can also earn badges while enjoying their hobbies outsite of scouting, for example while participating in swimming lessons, while riding their bike with the family or while reading at home.

Find out the requirements of a badge which interests you by visiting the scouts website. Parents can take pictures as you go (or produce evidence of completing the tasks) and then upload it to our website here.

Parent Information

We've pulled together lots of information to help parents of all of our sections, covering everything from the equipment a young person will need at camp to how to support the group. Click here for more info.