If you're 14 to 18 and want to enjoy Scouting you can do so by joining Explorer Scouting. As an Explorer Scout you get to take part in all the usual great Scouting activities such as kayaking, climbing, orienteering and camping as well as work on projects helping to support your local community. Through the Explorer Scout Unit you can continue to work towards being a Queen's Scout as well as embarking on the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. You can also, if you choose, get more closely involved in working with the younger Sections as a Young Leader.
Explorer Scouting is a District provision and within Eastwood District there are a number of Units which are connected to a Group or a number of Groups as well as a Young Leader Unit.
Pegasus Explorer Scout Unit is a joint Unit between the 145th and the 35th Glasgow (Crookfur) although weekly meetings take place at the 145th.
The Explorer Scout programme is very varied and develops values and skills as well as being great fun. The Unit had a special Investiture Ceremony in 2007 when all the Explorers were invested at famous and well known locations around Glasgow, being transported by an old double decker bus! (photos in the gallery) and in January 2011 we carried out underwater investitures whilst SCUBA diving (click on the iDIVE link below to see the videos and read more)
The Unit also went on a Mystery Trip in February 2011 which ended up being to London (photos in the gallery). Included in the weekend was the challenge to visit and be photographed at as many squares on the Monopoly board as possible, a visit to the Cabinet War Rooms, a flight on the London Eye, a trip to see Billy Elliot, all from our base the YHA St Paul's. Click on the links below to view the videos.
By far the most ambitious thing the Unit has attempted since being formed is the planing for their Explorer Belt Expedition to Canada in 2010. A major challenge indeed! More information on the Explorer Belt can be found in the main menu.
Click here for an image of the Explorer Scout Uniform