The Explorer Motto: “BE PREPARED!”
Boys or girls may be members between ages 11 – 15. The emphasis is by training through hands on training in outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, canoeing and backpacking via the emphacized Patrol System. The Explorer Troop operates in Patrols of 6 to 8 members led by a Patrol Leader who shares responsibility with an Troop Scouter and other adult leaders for discipline, activity planning and training the less experienced members. The new Explorer starts as a Tenderfoot, then progresses to Second Class, First Class and St. George’s Award. This program prepares the youth to become a Senior Explorer.
The Explorer program is based upon Robert Baden-Powell‘s book, Scouting for Boys, and is similar in appearance to programs that were in common use nearly 100 years ago. View this program resource here.