Life after Explorers
If you are a member of the Explorer Unit approaching 18 and are interested in continuing your involvement with Scouting, there are a number of options available to you.
Joining the Scouting Network
Taking on a role as a leader in a section
Becoming a member of the District Scout Active Support
The next section after Explorers is the Scouting Network, which caters for members aged 18 to 25. This is run at County level and is much more informal than Explorers, catering for a wide range of members and available time.
The local scout networks come under Bucks Scout Network which has a website at bucksscoutnetwork.org.uk with the local group being Cerberus which is based in Aylesbury, cerberusnetwork.org.uk. Please see the national Scout website for more information on this section.
Many Explorer's, particularly those who have been Young Leaders, go on to be adult leaders once they leave the Explorer Unit. This can be in any of the sections, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts or even the Explorers themselves. Being a leader is a great opportunity to put something back into Scouting and is extremely rewarding as well as being great fun. Please see our Joining Us page for more details on how to become a leader.
If you do not want to make any regular committments then it may be that the District Scout Active Support is for you. The SAS consists of many adults who like to support Scouting events on an occasional basis rather than a regular weekly committment. More information is available from the District Commissioner or from the national Scout website.
Any of these options will enable you to continue to activities towards the Duke of Edinburgh Award although only Scouting Network will allow you to complete any remaining activities from your Queen's Scout Award.
If you have any questions, please feel free to speak to the Explorer Leaders or the Group Scout Leader.