Being an Explorer
When you join Explorers, you’ll be introduced to lots of new activities, people and things.
Activities and what you’ll get up to
With the support, direction and guidance of Unit leaders, you’ll be encouraged to lead yourselves, design your 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 start small but think big, always challenging themselves to do more and be more. It all starts with an award.
As a values based movement we all make the ‘The Promise’ an oath that helps us to be our best
Uniform and badge placement
You don’t need a uniform to join Explorers. But once you’ve settled in, you’ll start speedily earning badges, and you’ll need to know where to put them.
All of our leaders are trained volunteers working to make Explorers the best it can be, but we don’t just need swashbuckling adventurers to lead our expeditions. We also need tidy-uppers and tea-makers and great listeners from all walks of life – for as much or as little time as they can spare.
- Family Camp 2023We had a superb time at Family Camp 2023. Including the first nights away for Squirrels in Ripley and Heanor.
- The Coronation of King Charles III1st Ripley leader volunteers at the Coronation of HM King Charles III.
- 1st Ripley RemembersSmart turnout for Ripley Scouts as they remember those who lost their lives in service.
- 1st Ripley Scouts Remember HM The Queen1st Ripley Scouts remember monarch and Patron, HM Queen Elizabeth II.
- Welcome to Octavius ExplorersNew Explorer unit opens in Ripley for 14-18 year olds
- Badge Bonanza – Over 250 badges awarded at Presentation EveningOver 250 badges presented at 1st Ripley’s 2022 Presentation evening.