Stand Ready

Explorers join between the ages of 11 and 14. The emphasis is hands-on training through indoor and outdoor activities. Camping, hiking, canoeing and backpacking are among their many activities. Explorers operate in Patrols of 6 to 8, led by a Patrol Leader sharing responsibility with an adult leader. The Patrol Leader helps with planning, and training of less experienced members.


It is the intention, when a Traditional Explorer group is organized, that all sections be offered - Chipmunks, Otters, Timber Wolves, Explorers, Senior Explorers and Rover Knights. During the start up of a group, often this is not practical, and some groups will start with one or more sections and add sections as community demand and leadership grows.