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Cambria have a very active Explorer Unit. We believe that Explorers is a time to take on new challenges amongst peers and achieve personal goals for example Night Time kayaking trips, Power Boating, Duke of Edinburgh Award, Expeditions, Camping and generally everything that Scouts offer but at a higher level, a faster pace or simply with new people, making new friends.

Our Explorers are part of the Cambria Group rather than operating at District level. This allows us to stay as a Sea Scout unit and to keep the distinctive blue shirts. We are a friendly group however and welcome older Dartford Scouts from anywhere in the district, including land Scouts and those who have never done any scouting.

Although the focus of our activities is on the water (see our Boating Page) we run a full programme of scouting activities with camping, expeditions, hiking and much more including the Duke of Edinburgh Award. The leaders work closely with all of the Explorers treating them as both individuals and as young adults and helping them get the most out of their time as an Explorer.

The Explorers meet alongside the Scouts on a Friday (currently at the Greenhithe Boathouse from 19:00hrs - see Contact Details) however they have their own program and activities. Each Explorer is encouraged to run elements of their program on their own or as a team and to take on more challenging activities and roles within the group.

If you are aged between 14 and 18 and want to join us on a Friday night then please contact Steve on 07966 274393 or CambriaSeaScouts@gmail.com.

  • Steve - Group Scout Leader
  • Alan (Ginger) - Assistant Scout Leader
  • Lia - Assistant Scout Leader
  • Andy - Assistant Scout Leader
  • Dave - Assistant Scout Leader
  • Rob - Assistant Scout Leader

Keep an eye on The Scout Blog - especially when we are away there are updates and pictures.

Subs are £15 a month payable by direct debit. You can sign up to pay Cambria Explorer Subs by direct debit using this link (if asked for a reference please enter your childs name): https://dashboard.gocardless.com/api/template_plans/0WXXH08B1S/paylink

What we've been doing this year:


Bronze Duke of Edinburgh

Congratulations to Cambria ESU Team 1 on passing your qualifying expedition for Bronze Duke of Edinburgh.

Summer Camp Highlights

We're not endorsing Selfies in any way shape or form but this one does make us smile. The Explorers took themselves off to Brownsea Island in the Rowing and power boats on a mission to "Find the Stone"... The Bouncy Obstacle Course was from the Medievel Theme Night where we had gladiator jousting and obstacle races.

Explorer Portsmouth Trip

The Explorers trip to Portsmouth was a great sucess. The group spent 2 nights on board a warship (HMS Bristol) and visited the Historic Dockyard, HMS Victory and HMS Warrior. The group was very smart and well behaved - they even made it into the news!


Royal Naval Recognised Sea Scout Group No. 81  |  Registered Charities No. 1023312
Group Scout Leader – Steve Newton  |  President – Roger F Rowe