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Western Lakes Explorers

Explorer Scouts are young people, usually aged between 14 and 18 years old. They make up the fourth Section of the Scouting family.

We do not always meet each week, because you are often out and about at weekends or in the holidays doing activities. There will be times when you will be busy doing other things such as exams, and being an Explorer Scout will have to fit around these. As an Explorer Scout, you will get the chance to work with other Explorer Scouts in your District, not just your Unit. By doing this, you will get the chance to do many more actvities, not just the ones your Unit organises.

How did it start?

Scouting has always been a dynamic and forward-looking Movement. In the early days of Scouting, Lord Baden-Powell saw the need to provide a programme for young people who wanted to continue after their time in the Scout Section. Senior Scouts was developed to meet this need, and the Section continued to evolve over the years. In 1967, Venture Scouting was formed from the existing Senior Scout and Rover Scout Sections. During the late 1990s, it was decided that, in order to meet the changing needs of new generations, two new Sections should be created for young people over the age of fourteen. Explorer Scouts for 14 to 18-year-olds and the Scout Network for 18 to 25-year-olds were created.

Western lakes Explorers meet every Friday at the St. Bees Scout hut, Outrigg, St Bees.

Contact Andrew Riley (821944) for more details.

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Explorers canoeing

Explorers at Newlands weekend

Explorers at their Newlands Weekend 2005

Map reading

Map reading

Camp Fire

Camp fire

Investiture

St.Bees Explorers in Eskdale for their 2004 residential weekend.