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Explorer Scouts are 14 -18 years old

Explorer Scouts often get the chance to work with other Explorer Scouts in their district, so can take part in an even wider variety of activities. There are three Explorer Scout units in South Tyneside and many more in County Durham.


DRACO (District) Explorers

Wednesday 7pm

Venue – West Hall campsite


3rd South Shields

Tuesday 7.30pm

Venue – South Shields Sailing Club


28th East Boldon

Thursday 7pm

Venue – Scout Hut, Grey Horse Car Park, Front Street, East Boldon



There is a range of ambitious badges and awards, through which Explorers can demonstrate their proficiencies and expand their interests. The two most prestigious are the Queen’s Scout Award (the highest award attainable in Scouting) and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.