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Explorer Unit forums

Every Explorer Scout Unit should establish a Unit planning forum to provide the opportunity for all of the Explorer Scouts to have their say.

The following could all be discussed at a Unit forum:

Running a Unit planning forum

To help you organise a successful forum, you can use the following tried and tested steps as a guide:

It is important that things agreed with the young people are acted upon so that they can see their opinions are having an impact, and if an activity proves too difficult to run then the reasons should be explained and an alternative activity agreed with the Unit.

District Explorer Scout meeting

These meetings involve all of the Explorer Scouts from all of the Units in a District, and are generally held once a year. They are usually informal social gatherings, which are used as an opportunity to get feedback on the programme of the past year, and also to discuss upcoming events. They could take place at:

Ideas could be gathered by:

District Explorer Scout forums

District Explorer Scout forums involve Explorer Scouts representing every Unit in a District, including the young leaders’ Unit, as well as a leader from each Unit and the District Explorer Scout Commissioner. The format will be different for each District, but these are some suggestions:

The forum could be used for the following:


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