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About the Explorer Belt

The Explorer Belt is the challenge of a lifetime that is available to Explorer Scouts aged over 16 and members of the Scout Network.  It is a chance to undertake an international expedition over ten days that brings a real understanding of a different country, its people and way of life.


The Explorer Belt is often described as 'the antidote to the package holiday'.  It is designed to help young people develop a real understanding of another country by travelling through that country, working as a small team to complete surprise projects, and meeting local people.


To complete the Explorer Belt, an Explorer Scout must:

  • plan and train for an international expedition as part of a small team
  • travel to another country and travel through that country over ten days
  • complete a major project of their own choice
  • complete around ten smaller projects
  • keep a notebook or diary during the expedition
  • take part in a debriefing after the expedition
  • make a presentation about the expedition.

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