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Explorer Scouts are the 4th section of the Scout Movement, providing a balanced programme for young people aged 14 – 18 years old. The Ark Explorer Unit is a member of British Scouting Overseas, an area registered to the UK Scout Association. The Ark Explorers are part of “France & Iberia”, and are located in Southern Spain, where we meet every Friday from 19:30 to 21:00.

We have a strong connection with 1st Fuengirola Scout Group, who are also a member of British Scouting Overseas and provide Scouting for young people aged 6-14 years old.

As part of the balanced programme, there are host of activity and staged badges for the Explorers to work towards; Emergency Aid, Mountain Activities, Science & Technology, Water Activities, Scouting Skills and many more.

Alongside the activity and stage badges, there is also a range of awards for the Explorer Scouts to achieve; Chief Scouts Platinum & Diamond Award, Explorer Belt and the also the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. All of these awards encourage the members to develop their sense of responsibility, planning and organisation skills whilst taking part in adventurous and exciting expeditions with other likeminded people.

Some of the past activities which Ark Explorers have done before include; Overnight Sailing from Fuengirola to Gibraltar; International Camps to England, Switzerland & Gibraltar; Caving; Climbing; Overnight Hikes; Fire-lighting; Bike Rides and numerous camps.

FULL UNIFORM – To be worn for parades or when out in public (Christmas fair etc)

  • Explorer Shirt
  • Black Trousers / Black Skirt
  • Group Necker

WEEKLY UNIFORM – To be worn on weekly meetings (Friday nights)

  • Explorer Shirt
  • Trousers or Shorts (No Skirts)
  • Group Necker

CAMP or OUTDOOR ACTIVITY UNIFORM – To be worn for Camps or Outdoor Activities

  • Group Polo Shirt
  • Trousers or Shorts (No Skirts)
  • Group Necker