Hudson Explorer Scout Unit
Hudson Explorer Scout Unit

Sutton Coldfield West District Skills For Life

Sutton Coldfield West District Skills For Life

Sutton Coldfield West District Skills For LifeSutton Coldfield West District Skills For LifeSutton Coldfield West District Skills For Life

The Explorer Leaders that make it possible for scouting to operate.

Explorers would not be possible without the Explorers themselves however it also needs directions, encouragement, enthusiasm, dedication, direction and drive all these things are achieved by a strong leadership team that provide the necessary skills and knowledge to help Explorers achieve the most out of scouting.

Below are the leaders who between them all make Explorer Scouting Happen in Hudson.

Leadership Team



Has been a Scout leader for over 15 years, and gained he's Queen Scout Award and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award in that time. He's organised several international expeditions around the world. Enjoys shooting and Hill walking.



Has been an Explorer Leader for over  5 years, and gained he's Queen Scout Award. He went to Japan in 2014 to undertake his Explorer Belt Challenge. He enjoys the back to basic skills in scouting Bivouacking and is a keen climber.



Has been involved in Scouting for over 5 years. A keen athlete running for Birchfield Harriers. She went to Sweden in 2018 to undertake her Explorer Belt.

 She has just finished University at Norwich.


With the support, direction and guidance of the Unit leaders, Explorer Scouts are encouraged to lead themselves, design their own programme and work towards the top awards that Scouting offers.

Become a Leader


As long as you are over 18 years of age, you can help out as an adult volunteer in Scouting. There is no upper age limit for adult volunteers. If you are aged between 14-18, there is the option of becoming a Young Leader.

Adult Leader 18+

We have over 30,000 young people on waiting lists in the UK due to the lack of adult volunteers. If more adults helped out this would take the burden off our current volunteers and allow more young people to experience the adventure of Scouting. More adults would mean more young people could join Scouting, Groups could be smaller or new Groups could even open. We always welcome any help from adults.

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Young Leader 14 - 18

Explorer Scout  Young Leader ESYLs are Explorer Scouts who volunteer alongside adult leaders in a Beaver Colony, Cub Pack or Scout Troop. A valuable asset to any leadership team, ESYLs play an active role in the section, bringing a range of fresh ideas to the table, and acting as positive role models for the young people they work alongside.

By joining Hundson ESU we will give you the training needed to become an ESYL. For  2019 Training dates 'Click Here'