Explorers are a go-getting group of young people who help make our group what it is. Our Explorers meet on a Wednesday evening at 19:15 to 21:00

Explorers are young people aged 14 to 18 who:

  • Master new skills and try new things
  • Have fun and go on adventures
  • Make friends
  • Are curious about the world around them
  • Help others and make a difference, in their own communities and beyond


What do Explorers get up to?

Within 1st Merton Park Explorer unit our young people completed many activities and awards including DofE, Diamond and Platinum Chief Scout Awards and even Queen Scout awards.

Going to Explorers is vastly different to all the other sections the scouting movements slogan # skills for life is at the heart of our unit.

Some of the activities you can look forward to at explorers ranges from Air Rifle Shooting, Archery and Go Ape, as well as other scouting skills like fire lighting, knots, tents, and knife skills.

We have a strong young leadership team with members of our unit working towards and achieving their Young Leader Awards. With the formation of our new Youth Council to help make the group more youth orientated. As a group we are becoming a more youth faced and youth led group.

About the Young Leader scheme

How to join

1st Merton Park is an extremely popular group, this means that lots of young people want to join and you might have to wait for a space to become available before you can start your scouting journey. If you have any questions about accessibility, it’s best to contact us in addition to your application. By being upfront about additional needs from the start, parents/carers can work in partnership with local leaders to make sure their young person has the best experience possible.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls