Explorers are 14–18 years old.

Explorer Scouts are encouraged to lead themselves in deciding the programme and direction of the Unit, with support and guidance from leaders. The section also includes the Young Leaders’ Scheme, where young people are able to take on a leadership role in one of the younger sections.

There is wider scope for activities like offshore sailing, campaigning, performing, parascending, mountaineering and expeditions.

As an Explorer Scout in Chichester, will get the chance to do many variously different activities that will enable them to achieve the Chief Scout Diamond, Platinum & Queen Scout Awards to celebrate their development as an Explorer Scout.