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Explorers Programme

explorers2Explorers help to plan their own balanced programme and can participate in various events and activities, working towards over twenty activity badges and six staged activity badges, based on the six zones detailed below. Explorers can also work towards the Chief Scout’s Platinum Award, Chief Scout’s Diamond Award and the Queen’s Scout Award which can also tie in with the Duke Of Edinburgh Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards. The events calendar will detail forthcoming activites which have been arranged for the 150th Glasgow Explorers.

Values and Relationships

This zone provides opportunities to explore and develop Scouting values, personal attitudes and a range of beliefs. It is at the heart of all our Scouting activities.

Community Service

This zone helps Explorer Scouts explore the community in which they live, discovering local people, places and facilities. It also gives them the opportunity to offer help and service.

Physical Recreation

This zone focuses on activities to improve fitness, promote personal health and increase awareness of personal safety. It should provide young people with the opportunities to participate in a variety of games and to improve their skills in a range of physical pursuits.


This zone provides opportunities for young people to learn new skills that relate to many aspects of their lives. This can range from meteorology to wildlife conservation practices and techniques, and from leadership skills to creative activities.


This zone helps Scouts to discover the similarities and differences in lifestyle, cultures and environments, both locally and from around the world. It helps them understand how to make a difference.

Outdoor and Adventure

In this, the largest zone, are all the activities connected with camping and the great outdoors. This zone is full of opportunities to learn not just the traditional Scouting skills associated with hiking and camping, but also those needed for other adventurous activities such as climbing, caving, canoeing and sailing.

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