The Explorer Scout group in Glenlola was started in 2013 to give girls who had not been involved in Scouting a chance to encounter everything it has to offer.
Scouting is the UK’s biggest mixed youth organisation. It can change lives by offering fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others so that we make a positive impact in communities.
Scouts helps children and young adults reach their full potential. Scouts develop skills including teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness and commitment.
The Chief Scout Bear Grylls says ‘I feel so honoured to be offered this position, and have always held such admiration for Scouts and all they do around the world. The Scouting Movement is a massive force for good, touching many, many young lives. Above all, it gives millions of kids the chance to live and learn about the wild and to experience real adventure.’
Explorers are young people aged between 14 and 18. They make up the fourth section of the Scouting family after Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. We in Glenlola are part of North Down Explorers and wear the royal blue and yellow scarf.
Check out our gallery to see pictures of some of the things we get up to.