Explorer Scouts

Explorers are a go-getting group of young people aged 14 to 18. Together, they make up the fourth section of the Scouts.

Week in and week out, they gather in groups called Units to try new things, make new friends and conquer the small task of changing the world.

In the Forest of Dean we have 4 Explorer Units.


Located in the Coleford area, Freeminers offers a great range of activities and adventure for everyone.


Our newest Unit, Severn Steel Explorers are located in the Blakeney Area and offer a great programme of activities and adventure.


Supporting the north of the district, Inferno meet in Aston Ingam and provide everything a budding Explorer would want!


Keen to be a leader, or want to complete parts of your Duke of Edinburgh Award: brilliant, just join our Young Leaders Unit.

Click here to find out more about Explorer Scouts, their badges and uniform at the National Scout Website.

Image from Clipground.com

Find out more about Scouting at:
Gloucestershire Scouts
The Scout Association

Contact us

0345 300 1818


Open 8am-7pm weekdays and

9am-midday on Saturdays