Explorer Scouts

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The Explorer Scouts of the 19th Newcastle Scouts Group meet at St Gabriel's church on a Wednesday from 8.00 pm to 9.45 pm in the choir vestry. For more information please contact Ross McDonald, Leader in Charge, on 0191 2402353.

Explorer Scouts (shortened to Explorers), a section of the Scout Association in the United Kingdom for 14- to 18-year-olds, was introduced in 2001 replacing Venture Scouts (which was for 15.5- to 20-year-olds). The aim of the section is to provide a flexible and active Scouting programme for adolescents, with an emphasis on personal challenge and adventure.

The Explorer Scout section follows on from the Scout section, and is in turn followed by Scout Network. Explorer Scouts meet as Units, and are organised and run at the District level. However, Explorer Scouts are expected to participate in "linking" activities with local Scout Groups. The section also runs a Young Leader programme which provides support for the junior sections.