Explorer Scouts form the fourth section in the Scout Family. They can be male or female and range from 14 to 18 years of age. Explorer Scouts meet as an Explorer Scout Unit, usually once a week, but this can vary. 29th Purley partners with Purley Baptist Church and Croydon Scouting to host the Purley Cross Explorer Scout Unit. As a member of Croydon Explorers, you belong to all of the Explorer Scout Units within Croydon. For example, in addition to being a member of the Purley Cross Unit you may also wish to help out with a younger section and as a result decide to join the Young Leaders Unit.

Explorer Scouts take part in a wide range of activities, including anything from abseiling to archery or windsurfing to winter camps. For more information on taking part in the Explorer programme, please contact us by clicking on the ‘Join Us’ link above to send us a message. The Purley Cross Unit meets mostly on Friday evenings with other events at weekends when a longer slot is required.