14 to 18 years

Try more. See more. Do more. At Explorers you’ll get the chance to dream big, find your place in the world and make memories to last a life time. 

Who are the Explorers?

We are The Vikingar Explorers, combining 4th Formby and 5th Formby troops. During term time, we meet every Friday from 7.30 to 9.00pm at the United Reform Church.

As an Explorer you’ll have the opportunity to discover the world; maybe hiking in faraway lands or learning a new skill. We work together, and with adults, to make things happen.

We have small ideas, but think big. Designing this website was an Explorer idea and our leaders helped make it happen by training and empowering us!

Explorers also seek answers to questions big and small.  We may sign up to help with the younger troops as Young Leaders; or to Winter Camp in the depths of Northumberland or decide where the secret Vikingar base should be or dispute who should get the last marshmallow!

Spitfire Explorers also meet in Formby but on a Tuesday evening at St Peter’s Church Hall on Paradise Lane.

Our Uniform

Our uniform gives everyone in Scouts a sense of belonging.

Wearing a uniform is comfy and practical. It means no one feels uncomfortable or left out and helps everyone feel part of the group.


Our badges and awards are part of what makes us Scouts. And Scouts love earning them!

There’s never any pressure to do badges. Explorers can do as many or as few as they like. But for those up for a challenge, there are loads of exciting badges to aim for, including Platinum and Diamond Chief Scout Awards. Ultimately, the highest award in Explorers is the King Scout Award.

Recent Adventures

What Our Explorers Say:


“Explorers gives me the opportunity to learn skills I wouldn’t learn anywhere else (who, but our patient leaders, would teach me how to build a campfire in the middle of nowhere in the pouring rain, or teach me how to (safely) throw an axe?). I have fun with friends – some of us have enjoyed Scouting together since we were six years old and some friends have recently joined. We all have different skills and we appreciate what we’re good at and help each other when we find things hard. There are always new and exciting opportunities. Plus, I am now getting an opportunity to ‘give back’ by training as a Young Leader and leading sessions for our Cubs. All-in-all, Scouting is a fabulous, unique opportunity and everyone is welcome!” Jack, aged 17

Come and join us!