For formal events like the Memorial Service the Explorers should additionally wear dark grey/black trousers/skirt and shoes (not trainers), e.g. school uniform.

Explorers do not need to purchase their uniform for the first few weeks of coming to unit meetings and this can be left until they are happy they want to continue.

The group will provide all the badges, scarf/neckie and woggle, so the only item to purchase is the shirt/blouse and belt.


Explorers moving up from Scouts should move just the following badges from their Scout shirt to their Explorer shirt/blouse. We will re-issue all the other membership badges when they make their Explorer Promise.

  • Moving on award
  • Highest Joining In award
  • Highest of any Staged Activity badges that have been gained in Beavers or Cubs (the blue badges on your arm) 
  • Chief Scouts Gold award if gained

Explorer Badge Positions

Note that the Explorer Belt and Young Leader's Belt are awards for completing the Explorer Belt and Explorer Scout Young Leader Scheme.