Explorer Scouting in St Albans

Explorers is the Scouting section for 14-18 year olds. Unlike Beavers, Cubs, and Scouts which are run by Groups, Explorers is run at a District Level. All Young Leaders who help with other sections are automatically members of Explorer Scouting in St Albans.

Explorers take part in more adventurous activities, and get much more involved in the running of the unit; contributing programme ideas, and organising camps. Whilst in Explorers you can work towards the Chief Scout’s Diamond and Platinum Awards as well as the Duke of Edinburgh's Award if you are not doing this through your school. Explorers is an opportunity to make new friends, to take part in activities you may not have tried before, and to further develop your scouting skills. And when you turn 18 you can join the Scout Network!

Units in St Albans

In St Albans we currently have nine explorer Scout units as follows:

Monday 8 - 10pm
District HQ, Waverley Road, St Albans

Monday 8 - 10pm
5th/13th St Albans Scout HQ, Slimmons Drive, St Albans

Tuesday 8 - 10pm
9th St Albans Scout HQ, Lemsford Rd and Sandpit Lane Junction

Tuesday 8.15 - 10pm
Sandridge Scout HQ, Sandridgebury Lane, Sandridge

Hall Heath
Wednesday 8.15 - 10pm
18th Scout Hut, Hall Heath Close, off Sandpit Lane


Thursday 7.45 - 9.45pm
2nd/16th St Albans Scout HQ, Oakdene Way, Nr Longacres

Thursday 7.30 - 9.30pm
1st St Albans Scout HQ, Wadley Hut, Watford Road, Just north of M10

Thursday 7.30 - 9.30pm
Markyate Scout HQ, Church End, Markyate

Thursday 8.00pm - 10.00pm
London Colney Scout HQ, Chicken Lane, St Annes Road, London Colney

How to Join

For details of how to join us, visit our joining page.