Moving up to Explorers

The information on this page is provided by David Bowers (District Explorer Scout Commissioner)

The Explorer section is similar to Scouts, except you are able to have more independence, and have a real choice of what you do!

In Southampton there are several units, the details are shown below. Please take the time and opportunity to visit each of them, before you choose a unit and move up.

To visit a unit, you can either email, phone or just turn up. I recommend phoning to check where they are meeting that week. Or you can contact the Explorer Scout Commissioner (DESC) to organise something for you! (DESC contacts below)

Scout troops can have a regular Explorer Unit they feed such as the unit at the group HQ but you can go to any unit you like as an Explorer and attend activities across the district units.

Explorer Units in Southampton

New Unit: Thursdays, 7:30pm @ 2nd HQ, Ridding Close SO15 5PJ
Leader: Jon Howarth.

Endeavour Unit: Wednesdays, 7:30pm @ 22nd HQ, Whitehouse Gardens SO15 4FD
Leader: Amanda Toomer.

Enterprise Unit: Sea Unit Wednesdays, 7:30pm @ 25th HQ, Crosshouse Road SO14 5GZ
Leader: Dave McKeeman.

Nemesis Unit: Thursdays, 7:30pm @ 14th HQ, Brookvale Rd, Southampton SO17 1QS
Leader: Lloyd Pearson.

Young Leaders Unit: Second Thursday every month, 1st HQ, Aldermoor Road SO16 6TN Start 7:30 new start 8:00pm – 9:30pm
Leader: Iain Redmill.
Note: You must attend this unit to be a Young Leader; you can attend another Explorer Unit as well as Young Leaders if you wish

For contact and further information please visit the Southampton Explorer Scouts Website: