With the support, direction and guidance of Unit leaders, Explorer Scouts are encouraged to lead themselves, design their own programme and work towards the top awards that Scouting offers. With exciting prospects like being a part of camps and expeditions both home and abroad; adventurous activities such as mountaineering, parascending and off shore sailing; Explorers offers fun and adventure for all. Explorers also have the opportunity to be a part of The Young Leaders’ Scheme which develops their leadership skills and sense of responsibility, by helping to run meetings for younger sections.
Explorer Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme including traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking, as well as a wider spectrum of adventurous activities, from abseiling to zorbing.
In addition, there are a number of activity badges and ambitious top awards that Explorer Scouts can gain to recognise their achievements.
The Scout Promise
On my honour,
I promise that I will do my best
to do my duty to God
and to the Queen,
to help other people
and to keep the Scout Law.
A Scout is to be trusted.
A Scout is loyal.
A Scout is friendly and considerate.
A Scout belongs to the world-wide family of Scouts.
A Scout has courage in all difficulties.
A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of possessions and property.
A Scout has self-respect and respect for others.
Code of Conduct
This code of conduct forms the basis of the standards we expect all explorers to uphold and champion it. We don’t feel that any of this is above and beyond anything deemed acceptable.
We expect all explorers, parents and leaders to sign up to this code of conduct.
Code of Conduct
- Uniform must be worn by all until allowed to remove for activities.
- Be quiet when others are talking, do not talk over people.
- No mobile phones, phones to be handed in at start of night.
- No inappropriate language.
- No degrading or disrespectful comments or behaviour to others
- No Bullying.
- No inappropriate behavior.
- Relationships are fine but must not influence weekly meetings or events.
- 100% effort to be put into every activity.
- Respond to instructions quickly and without question.
- Make new Explorers feel welcome.
- Uphold the Scout Law and Promise
Our 3 Strike Rule
Within explorers we operate a fair 3 Strikes Rule. This by recording a strike after bad behaviour, braking the Code of Conduct or not upholding to the Camp Rules. Once you have reached 3 strikes you will be asked to leave explorers.
When you receive a strike you will be told with multiple leaders present and also will be in front of other explorers. An email will also be sent to both explorer and parents/guardians. Depending on what the incident is if we deem more that one strike is appropriate then more that one may be given. If the incident warrants 3 strikes they will be asked to leave on the spot and OSM contacts will be called and a meeting will be arranged to discuss future membership in Burton Explorers
This does not stop you joining a different explorer unit outside of Burton. However please note that if you are on District or County Event or International trip you will lose your place. County events work on a “District Allocations” so your place will be replaced by another member within the district. This will also surrender any fundraising you have done towards the event.