Explorer Scouts are young people aged 14-18 years. With the support, direction and guidance of Unit leaders, Explorer Scouts are encouraged to lead themselves, develop their own programme and work towards their top awards including the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards. Opportunities include exciting camps and expeditions both at home and abroad, adventurous activities appropriate to their age and lots of fun and social events. Explorers also have the opportunity to become Young Leaders and help run meetings for the younger sections. This is an invaluable experience which promotes the development of leadership skills and a sense of responsibility.