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.