Wildfire Explorers in Switzerland


Wildfire Explorers crossing the Gemmi Pass in the Swiss Alps during our overseas camp in July 2018. We try to arrange an overseas camp every three years.

Wildfire Explorer Scouts

Wildfire Explorer Scouts are young people aged 14 to 17. At age 18 the young people can become adult Leaders.

When they are 14 years old the Sandstone Scouts join the Wildfire Explorer Scout Unit (ESU) based at our Scout Hut on Bickerton Hill. We usually have vacancies for other young people to join the Wildfire Explorers, whether or not they have previous scouting experience.

Wildfire Explorers in Switzerland

Wildfire Explorers in Switzerland

Explorers are expected to play a pro-active role in designing and running their own programme with the support of the adult Leaders. The programme should be designed to teach and develop life skills and to encourage them to earn the Chief Scout Platinum and Diamond Awards and the Queen’s Scout Award – the highest award in scouting.

In addition they can become Young Leaders, assisting the adult Leaders in the Scout, Cub or Beaver Sections and achieving the Young Leader Award.

Explorer Scouts are also supported in earning all levels of their Duke of Edinburgh awards and can complete the Volunteering and Expedition sections (and possibly the other two sections if they choose an appropriate activity) entirely within Explorers.

We have special pages with help and guidance for all members taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, the Queen’s Scout Award or the Young Leader Award.
Click here to go there

The Wildfire Exlporers meet from 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm on Wednesday evenings, although the detailed programme is agreed jointly between the Leaders and the Explorers. Camps, trips and other events are organised in addition to the Wednesday evening sessions, and the Explorer Scouts are eligible to attend any activity organised by any Explorer Unit in Chester District.

The Wildfire ESU is open to boys and girls.


Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls