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Explorers & Network

Explorer Scouts

Explorer Scouts are aged between 14 and 18 years old, and are encouraged to lead themselves in deciding the programme and direction of the Unit, with support and guidance from leaders. The section also includes the Young Leaders’ Scheme, where young people are able to take on a leadership role in one of the younger sections.

There is wider scope for activities like offshore sailing, campaigning, performing, parascending, mountaineering and expeditions.

1st Finchampstead does not have an Explorer Scout section, but we host the Phoenix Explorer Scout section run by Wokingham District Scouts.

Please see for more details. The Scout Association has also produced a guide for parents, which you can download here: A Parent’s Guide to Explorers.

Scout Network

Scout Network is the final section of the Scouting movement, for young people aged 18 to 25. Scout Network members take part in a variety of activities, which they undertake and organise themselves with the support of a Scout Network Leader.

Example activities include abseiling, camping, circus skills, climbing, go-karting, gorge walking, hiking, pioneering and watersports.

Please see for more details.