WHO – We are the Doha Oryx Explorers; both girls and boys aged 14 – 18 are welcome to join.

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

With exciting prospects like being a part of camps and expeditions both at home and abroad; adventurous activities such as mountaineering, parascending, and offshore sailing; Explorers offers fun and adventure for all.

ACTIVITIES – We play games and participate in many activities, whilst also working towards badges, learning knots and going on camps.

On camp we build fires, sleep in tents and tell riddles – it’s fun because we can all have a good time while it gets dark.

When we go on camp we usually go to the desert with the scouts. We have an end of (school) year party, combined with the scouts, where we go bowling or similar activity.

We work towards the Platinum & Diamond Chief Scout’s Awards and then the King’s Scout Award. These awards run parallel to the DofE (Duke of Edinburgh) Awards which count towards them.

Chief Scout’s Platinum Award            DofE Bronze (6 months) + 2 ICV activities

Chief Scout’s Diamond Award           DofE Silver (12 months) + 4 ICV activities

King’s Scout Award                             DofE Gold (18 months) + 6 ICV activities

Explorer Scout Uniform and badge locations.


Explorer Scouts wear a beige shirt or blouse with a Unit scarf (or a Group one if there is a partnership agreement), and navy blue activity trousers or skirt with a Scout belt. They can wear an Explorer Belt and buckle or Young Leader Buckle if either of these has been awarded.