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Explorer Belt Award

The Explorer Belt is the challenge of a lifetime, open to Explorer Scouts aged 16 and over and members of the Scout Network. It is a chance to take part in a ten-day expedition that brings a real understanding of a different country, its people and way of life.

Cheshire Scouts are organising an Explorer Belt expedition to Iceland due to take place in 2021. Discover what it’s all about here:

To complete the Explorer Belt Award, an Explorer Scout or Scout Network member must:

  • be at least 16 years old and not older than 25
  • be a member of either Explorer Scouts or the Scout Network
  • 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 self-selected major project
  • complete ten smaller projects
  • keep a notebook or diary during the expedition
  • take part in a debriefing after the expedition
  • present a presentation about the expedition


Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls