All young adults can join explorers directly, or after scouts, when they turn 14 years old and can move onto 'Network' when they turn 18.
Once Scouts reach 14 years of age they leave the Troop and move on to the Low Weald Explorer Unit. Although a Tonbridge District Section they are based in Paddock Wood. They take the skills learned as a Scout to the next level of adventure and excitement.
Explorer Scouts often get the chance to work with other Explorer Scouts in their District, not just their own Unit, so can take part in an even wider spectrum of activities.There is also a range of ambitious badges and awards, through which Explorers can demonstrate their proficiencies and expand their interests.
Structure and meetings
A group of Explorer Scouts is called a Unit.
Not all Units meet every week, partly due to activities, holidays, exams and the other commitments that crop up in a teenager's life, and also because Explorers tend to get out and about at weekends more often than other sections.
The 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
A Scout is to be trusted.
A Scout is loyal.
A Scout is friendly and considerate.
A Scout belongs to the worldwide family of Scouts.
A Scout has courage in all difficulties.
A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of possessions and property.
A Scout has self-respect and respect for others.
The Scout Motto
As scouting is available to people of all faiths, or none, and all nationalities alternative promises are available.
To find out more about Scouts and the Scout Association, please follow this link:
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