What Are Explorers
Explorers enjoy doing many activities such as Camping, Cooking, Canoeing, Hiking, Swimming, First Aid Skills and much more. Explorer Scouts can also work towards their Queen's Scout Award and Duke of Edinburgh's Award

More information about Explorers in general

Who Are They?
Explorers is the Scout section for everyone aged from 14 to 18.
When & Where Do They Meet?
Headingley Pirates Explorer Scout Unit meets on Fridays from 7pm to 9pm in the halls of Headingley Methodist Church, opposite the Arndale Centre in the heart of Headingley

Location Map

How To Join
Aged 14-18 and want to join the adventure or aged over 18 and want to join our enthusiastic team of Leaders? Then click on the link below and fill in the relevant joining or volunteering form


What makes Headingley Pirates ESU great?

New Friends

Making new friends

The friendships and memories our Explorers make often last a lifetime


Adventurous activities

Headingley Pirates Explorers do loads of adventurous activities, whether it be jumping off rocks into the North Sea, high ropes activities, leaps of faith, climbing, bouldering or gorge jumping we have done them all!


New Skills

Learning new skills

Explorers get to learn lots of exciting and useful skills, from belaying for rock climbing to route planning for expedition hikes.

Becoming independent

By the time an Explorer leaves our Unit at 18 they will be equipped with all the skills and knowledge to live independently. We have received feedback from universities & employers that our Explorers have performed better than other candidates due to their social confidence, leadership and problem-solving skills.



Our Explorers are able to do Duke of Edinburgh Awards as well as their Queen's Scout Award


We have fun!

Wherever we go and whatever we do, we try to make everything fun and enjoyable