Explorer Sea Scouts
Who Are We?
Explorers is for 13.5-18 year olds with an interest in Scouting and boats - You can be a beginner or a pro we don't mind. The images on the right give you an idea of the sorts of things we get up to.
In the Summer
During the summer you will mostly find us on the river. We canoe, kayak, row, sail or powerboat on the river, with trips up river to the weir, a little rafting, or some paddle boarding thrown in on the side.
In the Winter
Our winter programme is varied but includes rock climbing, pioneering (building stuff), talks from interesting people, team games, hikes and much more.
Southern 50 Challenge (50KM or 50mile) hike
Hikes in the Swiss Alps
Night hikes locally
Mountain Walks in the UK
Friendship is a combination of loyalty, respect, and trust. True friendship is when someone knows you better than yourself and takes a position in your best interests in a crisis. Friendship goes beyond just sharing time together, and it is long lasting.
Explorers having fun and making some art.
Outdoor cooking using campfires and Gas
home made stoves to cook pancakes
Helping with younger sections
Cardboard House (sleeping rough)
Each year we arrange a camp somewhere, we have done Poole Harbour, Windermere, Norfolk Broads, Devon, Kandersteg (Switzerland) and Many more
As part of our Easter weekend in 2017, we sailed a yacht around the Isle of Wight, RIBbed to Cowes for dinner, returning in the dark, and sailed dinghies to the Isle of Wight.
On other occasions we have done a week on the French canals, canoe expeditions on the Norfolk broads and Powerboated and Sailed on the Thames in Central London.