Explorers are encouraged to lead themselves in deciding the programme and direction of the Unit, with support and guidance from leaders. The section also includes the Young Leaders’ Scheme, where young people are able to take on a leadership role in one of the younger sections.

There is wider scope for activities like offshore sailing, campaigning, performing, parascending, mountaineering and expeditions.

A group of Explorer Scouts is called a Unit. Not all Units meet every week, partly due to activities, holidays, exams and the other commitments that crop up in a teenager’s life, and also because Explorers tend to get out and about at weekends more often than other sections.

Tigers: Monday 7.30pm- 9.30pm
5th Blackpool Scout Hut, St Walburgas Road – ESL Simon Hacking

Tenzing: Wednesday 7.30pm-9.30pm
St Thomas’s Church, Caunce Street – ESL Joanna Hacking

Interested in joining?

Here in Blackpool, we have over 20 groups across the town offering Scouting to young people aged 6-25 and volunteer positions for adults. If you would like more information on how you can get invloved and learn skills for life, please contact us

Find out about the Explorer Scout Young Leader Scheme