What are explorer scouts?
Explorer Scouts are young people, usually aged between 14 and 18 years old. They make up the fourth section of the Scouting family after Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.
Structure and meetings
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.
Explorer Scouts often get the chance to work with other Explorer Scouts in their District, not just their own Unit, so they can take part in an even wider spectrum of activities.
There is also a range of ambitious badges and awards, through which Explorers can demonstrate their proficiencies and expand their interests.
History of the Phoenix ESU
The Phoenix explorers provide adventurous activities and personal development opportunities for young people aged 14- 18 years old.
We have been running since the formation of Explorer Scout in 2003, under the leadership of Duncan Chan and Bob McIntyre. The unit was originally known as the Prestwick Explorer Scout Unit, but changed it's name and neckie colours in November 2006 and also launched a new unit badge.
How to find us
We meet on most Friday nights from 19:30- 21:30 ( Check 'Programme' for more details). For more details on where exactly, please message us.
The aim of the Phoenix Explorer Scout Unit is to develop young people to fulfil their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potentials, and through adventure and activities gain independence and learn to work with others to achieve positive results.