Explorer Units are the fourth Section of the Scouting family after Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. Explorer Scouts are young people aged between 14 and 18 years old. There is flexibility in the age range: young people can join from age 13½ but cannot move to Scout Network (the 5th section) until 18. Young people must have left the Explorer Scout section before the date of their 18th birthday.
Explorer Scouts are encouraged to lead themselves, design their own programme and work towards the top awards that Scouting offers. With exciting prospects like being a part of camps and expeditions both home and abroad; adventurous activities such as mountaineering, parascending and off shore sailing; Explorers offers fun and adventure for all. Explorers also have the opportunity to be a part of The Explorer Scout Young Leaders’ Scheme which develops their leadership skills and sense of responsibility, by helping to run meetings for younger sections.
Viking Explorer Scout Unit is based in Pembroke Dock. We are supported by 4 Scout Groups; 2 in Pembroke Dock, 1 in Pembroke and 1 in Lamphey. When Scouts in these groups reach 13½ they then join our unit. We are a strong unit, supported by brilliant leaders who combined have over 20 years of Scout leadership between them. We take part in a range of local community events throughout the year and balance this with fun, adventurous activities such as climbing, power boating, night hikes and survival camps.