Centurions Explorers

Chester-le-Street Centurions ESU is the Explorer Scout Unit which covers the whole of Chester-le-Street District. We run a variety of programmes for young people (male and female) aged 14-17 with different Sub-Units meeting on different nights of the week throughout the area.

Explorer Scouts is a very flexible section, designed to fit in with what you want out of Scouting. You can be a Young Leader, helping out with a younger section, and we can help you with any training or advice you may need and support you the whole way. Alternatively, you can join us and work towards your Duke of Edinburgh’s Award or arrange and take part in an overseas expedition for your Explorer Belt Award. On the other hand, you may just join us to have a bit of fun but rest assured whether you want to take part in some or all of the activities, our leaders are here to help you get the most out of your time with us.

Currently we have four sub-units up and running, meeting weekly at Waldridge, Great Lumley, and Burnmoor, and a young leader development unit running periodic workshops.

See our poster – leadership team – programme and events

To join Explorer Scouts – simply fill in this online form to get the ball rolling…

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Posted on April 20, 2021 by Tony Brewis

Interested in the Duke of Edinburgh Award? Basic information for participants can be found here: Bitesize Guide – Participants Here is a parents information booklet to DofE. You should complete this form to register. You should mark the DofE group as Chester-le-Street Scout District. You can get advice and support from any of our District DofE…

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Top tips for being a better Young Leader

Posted on June 12, 2019 by Tony Brewis

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Posted on August 12, 2018 by Tony Brewis

This page is for those Explorer Scouts undertaking the Membership Award with a leader:   link for Explorers’ screen  —  link for Leader’s screen

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Moving on from Scouts to Explorers

Posted on June 3, 2018 by Tony Brewis

When you are around 13.5 years old, we would really like you to start finding out about Explorers and other opportunities open to you, including the Young Leaders scheme and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award with Scouting. The best way of doing this is by getting some of our Explorer information and by coming along…

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District Explorer Commissioner:
Scott Doughty (or contact the District Explorer Scout Administrator Tony Brewis)
desc@chesterlestreetscouts.org.uk (or desa@chesterlestreetscouts.org.uk)
Centurions @ Waldridge:
Wednesday 8:00-9:30pm
Centurions @ Lumley:
Fridays 7:30-9:30pm
Centurions @ Burnmoor:
Monday 7:30-9:00pm
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