20th Todmorden Explorers make up the fourth section of our scouting family, for young people aged 14 to 18. We meet on a Tuesday evening from 7:30pm to 9pm at Castle Hill Primary School. During these meetings we not only work towards badges but leaders encourage their members to grow in confidence, create new friendships and to support and respect each other.
The section is run by Sophie and Emily, who provide a flexible and active Scouting programme for adolescents, with an emphasis on personal challenge and adventure. Explorer Scouts are able to attain the Queen’s Scout Award, which is the highest Scouting Award in The Scout Association. There are also a number of activity and skill badges, which can be awarded to the young people upon meeting requirements in a variety of disciplines.
The Explorer Scout Programme includes many activities and badges such as:
- Rock Climbing
- Wilderness Training
- Young Leaders
- The Chief Scout’s Platinum Award
- The Chief Scout’s Diamond Award
- The Queen’s Scout Award
- Explorer Belt
- Duke of Edinburgh Award