Wild Wolf Explorer Scout Unit is a mixed group of adventurous 14 to 18 year olds who meet once a week as part of the Scout Movement. Our large and active Unit of over 80 members is led by an award-winning team of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers, who are joined by nine Patrol Leaders to run a varied and exciting youth-led programme of activities and trips!
Have a sniff around our website, and take a look at the video below to find out what we’re all about…
What do we get up to?
Since the Unit was formed in 2009, we’ve been on some amazing adventures in some incredible places. From staying close to home – canoeing whitewater in Wales, hiking in the Peak District, sleeping out in improvised shelters – to travelling to some more far-flung locations, we definitely take the word ‘Explorers’ to heart! COVID has made it challenging recently, but we usually go on at least one international camp each year, whether it’s to Jamborettes in places like Holland, Austria or Denmark, or visiting Kandersteg International Scout Centre in the Swiss Alps, which we’ve been to three times. In 2023 we’ll be heading back to Switzerland to take part in KISC’s centenary celebrations.
We also help our members work towards awards such as the Queen’s Scout Award, Explorer Belt, and all levels of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, walking, canoeing and cycling hundreds of miles on expeditions every year!
One of the biggest events in our calendar is our annual community Fireworks Display, which attracts over 4,000 people and helps raise lots of money for the Unit and for supporting Scouts in hardship. With a strong youth-led focus, the event provides an amazing opportunity for our Explorers to give back to their local community, and to develop essential life skills such as leadership, problem solving, and teamwork. Check out the video from our 2019 display on our YouTube Channel, or click here to take a look behind the scenes of this fantastic event. Unfortunately we were not able to hold our full-scale display in 2022, but we hope to return this year with the full event – click here for more details.
What’s with the name?
Back in 2009, there were no Explorer Units in Haringey, meaning that there were no opportunities for young people to progress beyond Scouts (age 10 – 14 years). Recognising this problem, our Unit was created by a local Leader – and those first Explorers chose our name! Wolves have always been an important theme in Scouting, and some people say we’re pretty wild…
Who can join?
We pride ourselves on being open to everybody – the Unit is made up of a diverse and eclectic group of individuals encompassing many races, abilities, faiths, sexual orientations, gender identities and economic backgrounds, and we strive to include and welcome anyone who wants to be part of our family. All we ask is that everyone also reciprocates this attitude. If you have any worries or questions, we’re always happy to help, just drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our core age range is from a member’s 14th birthday to their 18th. We only accept people younger than 14 in special circumstances, and when an Explorer turns 18 they can become part of their local Scout Network (usually North London Network), which is for 18 to 25 year olds.
If you are interested in joining the Unit we would love to hear from you! To volunteer with us, visit our Volunteer page. If you would like to become an Explorer, please take a look at our Join Us page and if you want to get in contact with us about anything else, email email@example.com.