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Explorer Units are the fifth Section of the Scouting family after Squirrels, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. Explorer Scouts are young people aged between 14 and 18 years old.

With the support, direction and guidance of Unit leaders, Explorer Scouts are encouraged to lead themselves, design their own programme and work towards the top awards that Scouting offers. A key difference between Scouts and Explorers is that there is no patrol system in Explorers and a more relaxed format prevails.

The Explorer programme is supplemented and complemented by events and activities delivered across the Odiham District, allowing them the opportunity to socialise and work with other local Explorer Units.

Explorers also have the opportunity to be a part of The Young Leaders’ Scheme which develops their leadership skills and sense of responsibility, by helping to run meetings for younger sections.

Astra Explorer Unit

Although Explorers are a district function, the Astra Explorer Unit has close ties with 6th Fleet Scouts,.

Astra Explorers meet at Ancell’s Farm Community Centre on a Thursday evening 7:00 – 8:30pm in term times.

For more information, contact Pete in the Astra Explorer Unit at