Welcome to Firkin Explorers
Our name Firkin is to reflect out town's famous brewing heritage. From the mid 15th century until 1824 the beer firkin was defined as 9 ale or beer gallons.
We currently meet at Paget School in the Activites Building. At the top of the steps from the car park turn left.
- Meet Wednesday Nights
- Time: 7:15 - 9:00
With the support, direction and guidance of Unit leaders, Explorer Scouts are encouraged to lead themselves, design their own programme and work towards the top awards that Scouting offers. With exciting prospects like being a part of camps and expeditions both home and abroad; adventurous activities such as mountaineering, parascending and off shore sailing; Explorers offers fun and adventure for all. Explorers also have the opportunity to be a part of The Young Leaders’ Scheme which develops their leadership skills and sense of responsibility, by helping to run meetings for younger sections.
Explorer Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme including traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking, as well as a wider spectrum of adventurous activities, from abseiling to zorbing.
In addition, there are a number of activity badges and ambitious top awards that Explorer Scouts can gain to recognise their achievements.
Frequently Asked Questions
Please see below some of the most popular frequently asked questions we get.