Explorers are aged between 14 and 18 with six months leeway and the unit is open to males and females with the aim that they take part and enjoy an active, exciting, fun, educational and adventurous programme of activities both on a unit basis and with the other District Explorers.

We meet on a Monday evening from 8:30pm - 10:00pm, normally we meet at Gossoms End Scout Hall and on occasions at other areas within the local area.

We spend most weeks between Easter and September doing outside activities. As a Unit we aim to have one week long Summer Expedition but there are also opportunities for weekend camps.

When the opportunities occur the Explorers can take part in competitions and expeditions both at County and District levels. There is also the opportunity to take part in sailing during the summer months and a weeks RYA Sailing Course in West Mersea.

Email our leader Howard Scoot at explorers@1stgossomsendscouts.org.uk

Download our Welcome Pack for Explorers (PDF)