The Explorer Unit was established in January 2008 and is open to girls and boys aged 14 to 18. You don't have to have been a Scout to join, if vacancies are available. We meet on a Wednesday evening from 7:30pm to 9pm during term time at 30th Inverleith Scout Hall, 24 Quality Street Lane, Davidson's Mains, Edinburgh EH4 5BU.
The programme is orientated towards camps and expeditions, and gaining Duke of Edinburgh's (DofE) and Chief Scout's (CS) Awards. In the first two years, five Explorers had gained Bronze DofE and Platinum CS Awards, and were progressing towards Silver DofE and Diamond CS Awards. Three had also gained the Zodiac Plus Award, a camping challenge in every calendar month. International camps include Malaysia, Denmark and Poland in 2009.
Explorer uniforms (fawn shirt and 30th Inverleith necker) can be purchased from the Guide Shop Edinburgh, 16 Coates Crescent, Edinburgh, EH3 7AH (Tel: 0131 225 3483).
The Unit needs Leaders! If Explorer Leadership appeals to you (you don't need prior experience), please get in touch using the Contact us button!