Celestials – Audley Explorers is open to young people from 14 years to 18 years and are a unit within the Newcastle-under-Lyme District Explorers. Explorers are the fourth section within the Scout Group.
Being an Explorer is all about discovering the world on your own terms and making the most of what you have, wherever and whoever you are. Alongside your new friends, you’ll master the skills that will make you feel stronger and happier in the long run, and try things you’d never get the chance to do at home or at school. Whether you’re hiking to faraway lands or building a robot in your local town hall, you’ll have the freedom to choose what you’d like to do, and work together with adults to make it happen.
Explorers start small but think big. They stand up for what they believe and make a difference on their own doorstops, confident in the knowledge that their daily actions add up.
Explorers seek out the answers to the big questions, and to the smaller questions that don’t seem to matter but really should. Most importantly, they say yes more often than they say no – whether they’re signing up for their first major hike across Europe, or writing their first line of code, or accepting the last of the toasted marshmallows.
Sound like fun? That’s because it is. All that’s missing is you!
Every Explorer is unique, but they find common ground in their shared Scout values, and make a promise to stick by them. Making a promise when you join the Unit is a way of celebrating these values. Every time a new Explorer decides to join, they chat through their promise with their leader before saying it out loud in front of their fellow Explorers. Family and friends might come along to see this, too
Once the promise has been made the Explorer Leader will present the new member with a necker, a woggle and joining badges.
The Explorer Promise is (although there are variations for other religious beliefs or YP with no defined faith):
On my honour, I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to God and the king
To help other people
And to keep the Scout Law
The Explorer Motto is:
Uniform can be purchased from the National Schoolwear Centre located at 99-101 Stafford Street, Hanley, Stoke-On-Trent, ST1 1LS (opposite the old Go Outdoors) Tel: 01782 272991 or online from ScoutShop
Explorer Leader : Dave Tunstall
Assistant Explorer Leader : Neil Barlow
Assistant Explorer Leader : Mary Breslin
Please click here for membership details