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Biggar Explorers 14 -18 years

7.30 - 9.30 on a Friday Night.

Introduction & Aim of Explorers



Activities are wide and varied. Recent examples include, clay pigeon shooting, canoeing, climbing, mountain biking, various overnight camps, backwood cooking, human piñata (don’t ask), nerf gun wars, and cooking challenges. 


We regularly invite special guest speakers to share their tales of adventure – recent examples being about the Antarctic Survey Expedition, Kayaking through Afghanistan, Cold War Spies, and Cycling the Silk Road. 


Alongside these activities we pursue independent and external certification in navigation and first aid. 


We play an active role in our community through participation in Remembrance Parades and Services, and supporting our elderly community by visiting our local residential care home. 


Young Leaders

We encourage all of our Explorers to become Young Leaders to provide leadership to our younger sections – Beavers, Cubs, and Scouts – alongside the adult leadership team. Young leaders have a training programme, and upon completion of the first module they receive their Young Leaders Badge, Belt Buckle, and the coveted Hoodie! Becoming a Young Leader is a great way to fulfil the Volunteering Requirement of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. 


Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

We are also the only organisation in Biggar through which young people can partake in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. For more details of the scheme and its requirements, please visit this site –


But the awards do not stop there …


Queen’s Scout Award

Together with the completion of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, it is hoped our Explorers will complete their Platinum and Diamond Awards, and then go on to complete their Queen’s Scout Award.  


Building the Network

The groundwork for moving into the Scout Network is laid throughout the Scouting sections by participating in inter-section and district events. This is very much in evidence in Explorers as our young people are encouraged to participate in events and expeditions such as Woolly Jumper, Sub-Zero, and Explorer Belt. 

Our explorer programme

  • Kayak Skills

  • Biking

  • Tinto at Sunset

  • DofE Planning session

  • Science of Colour


  • DoE Bronze Assessment Available

  • DofE Check

  • DoE Bronze Assessment Available

  • Outdoor Sports Talk


  • Broughton Heights Walk

  • Glentress

  • Walk to WW2 Crash Site

  • Rememberance Sunday Parade

  • Human Pinata

  • The Scottish Gourmet Tour

  • Kayak Skills + Fish and Chips!

  • Ratho Climbing


  • Bivvy (with Santa Hats)

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