Welcome to Indiana Explorer Scout Unit

About Us

Indiana Explorer Scout Unit began in 2002, when Explorer Scouts began following the end of Venture Scouts. Our Unit’s namesake, Indiana Jones, represents our fun-loving, outdoor, brave and adventurous spirit.


Just like the younger sections, Explorer Scouts can work towards badges. Through the programme we try and introduce Explorers to many of the requirements for activities relating to Scouting skills, such as climbing, bush craft, first aid, quartermaster and navigation.

Explorers can also take part in the Chief Scout’s Platinum, Diamond and Queen’s Scout Awards, which work alongside the Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze, Silver and Gold awards.

Moving On

Explorer Scouts can volunteer as a Young Leader within Beavers, Cubs or Scouts. This is a great opportunity for Explorers to become more responsible and gain leadership training and experience through the Young Leaders award scheme.

At the age of 18, Explorers can remain in Scouting, either by progressing to Scout Network (age 18-25) or by taking up a leadership role.


Our team of leaders are all highly trained to lead Explorer Scouts and qualified to lead outdoor activities. All leaders are DBS checked in line with Scouting requirements

The Programme

Explorer Scouts play a major part in planning our programme under the guidance of experienced leaders.

Learning new and useful skills, being adventurous and having fun are at the focus of everything we do. Activities vary from visits to interesting places, cooking, celebrating other cultures, scouting skills, rock climbing, walking, barbecuing on the beach, games, pioneering, ghyll scrambling and bivouacking.


We enjoy heading out on regular camping trips and nights away backpacking, wild camping in the Lake District, County Explorer Scout Camp, Survival Skills camp and Winter Weekend, as well as our week-long Summer Camp in the summer holidays. Recent Summer Camp destinations have included The Gower (South Wales), Northumberland, Devon and Anglesey.

Want to get involved?

Indiana ESU meet on Tuesday evenings 8pm-10pm.

Boys and girls aged between 14-18 are welcome to join us, whether or not they have been involved in Scouting before

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