Ash Green Explorer Scouts 'Excelsior
Explorers', are young people aged between 14 and 18 years old.
meetings are on Monday evenings during term time, usually between 8pm and
we may meet earlier or later depending on where we are. Our ’official home’ is at the Ash Green
however like most
other Explorer Scouts, we rarely spend time indoors at our
‘home’ premises, preferring to meet with other
Explorer Scouts at a wide range of nearby locations where we aim to build new
relationships with other Explorer Scouts. Together, we get involved in a wide range
of mentally and physically challenging activities through the Explorer
We have the opportunity to
complete awards including Activity badges, The Chief Scout's Award, The Queen's
Scout Award, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award,
The Explorer Belt Award and
Young Leader Awards - many of which are externally recognised and welcomed by
potential employers and universities.
Even though the Explorer
Scout section is a ‘District-based’ Section, we still see ourselves as very
much a part of Ash Green Scout Group, which is where most of us have grown up
and have enjoyed our Scouting. One of our aims is to support the Group in
whatever way we can, by joining in Group activities, helping at fundraising
events and generally ‘being there’ when needed. We are encouraged to support
the younger sections of the group as 'Young Leaders', where we become part of
the Group leadership team and assist with the planning and delivery of the Section programmes.
Becoming Young Leaders allows us to give something back to the Group that most
of us have been part of for many years and to share doing what we enjoy with
the younger sections.
We are proud to be called
'Excelsior' because that is the Latin name for the north European ash tree that
grows in New Ash Green - It also means 'to excel' which is what we plan to do.,
Come along and see what fun
and adventure you can have!