3rd Bo'ness Scout Group
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Tuesday 7pm - 9pm.


Explorer Scouts are young people aged between 14 and 18.

Explorers can gain a wide range of badges and awards, particularly activity badges. These can range from canoeing and mountain biking to street sports and even public relations.

In Scotland, Explorer Scout Units are based at District level. Some Units may be linked to a local Scout Group, while others may be based around different activities, for example a Gang Show.

Not all Explorer Scout Units meet every week, although many will take part in activities at weekend. Explorer Scout Units will often link up with other Units from their District to take part in a whole range of activities.

A unique part of being an Explorer Scout is the chance to become a Young Leader in the Beaver, Cub and Scout Sections. This gives Explorers the chance to:

In Scotland, Explorer Scouts can also achieve the Zodiac Plus Award. Similar to the Zodiac Award in the Scout Section, this gives Explorers the opportunity to experience more outdoor camping as well as some fun challenges. Zodiac Plus badges are available from Scottish Headquarters, priced at 60p each. More details and rules for the Zodiac Plus Award can be downloaded from this page.

Young people can stay in the Explorer Scout Section until the age of 18 before moving on to the Scout Network.

The Explorer Scout Promise

On my honour, I promise that I will do my best

To do my duty to God and to the Queen,

To help other people

And to keep the Scout Law

The Scout Law

  1.  A Scout is to be trusted.
  2.  A Scout is loyal.
  3.  A Scout is friendly and considerate.
  4.  A Scout belongs to the worldwide family of Scouts.
  5.  A Scout has courage in all difficulties.
  6.  A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of possessions and property.
  7.  A Scout has self-respect and respect for others.

The Scout Motto

Be Prepared



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