Being an Explorer

When you join Explorers, you’ll be introduced to lots of new activities, people and things.

Endeavour Explorer Sea Scout Unit provides a flexible and active Scouting programme for 14 to 18 year olds, with an emphasis on personal challenge and adventure, which includes climbing, sailing, walking, cooking and of course camping to name but a few.

Activities and what you’ll get up to

Explorer Scouts are able to attain the Queen’s Scout Award, which is the highest Scouting Award in The Scout Association as well as following the Duke of Edinburgh’s award scheme. There are a number of activity and skill badges which can be gained in a variety of disciplines from horse-riding to first aid, and the programme is chosen by the young people in the Unit so we know you’ll enjoy it. Other activities include the option to attend international jamborees where you can meet others from around the World, experiencing new cultures, and sailing tall ships with the Rona Sailing Project. The only limits are those of your own imagination.


Explorers start small but think big, always challenging themselves to do more and be more. It all starts with an award.

Explorer Badges Explorer Awards

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

3rd Chalkwell Bay is a recognised provider of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme and organises training, activities and expeditions across all levels of the scheme.

Learn more about the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Explorer Promise

As a values based movement we all make the ‘The Promise’ an oath that helps us to be our best

Learn the Explorer Scout Promise

Uniform and badge placement

You don’t need a uniform to join Explorers. But once you’ve settled in, you’ll start speedily earning badges, and you’ll need to know where to put them. You can buy the shirts online at Scout Shops or from local stores, and we have an in-house uniform store for caps and scarves (which is much cheaper than other outlets)

Buy Explorer Uniform Badge Placement