Where young men and women from 14 – 18 years old meet at the Sailing Club in South Shields on Tuesdays from 7:30 – 21:30 during the Autumn and Spring terms and from 18:00 – 21:30 for sailing during the Summer term.

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. Explorers also have the opportunity to be a part of The Young Leaders’ Scheme which develops their leadership skills and sense of responsibility, by helping to run meetings for younger sections.

If you would like to join us please contact us but please be aware that we have a waiting list and have to give priority to children moving up from our Scout section.

A Parents Guide to Explorers



Online Scout Manager - Parent Login

We are using Online Scout Manager (OSM) to help us with the administration of our Explorers. When your child joins the 3rd South Shields Sea Scout Group you will receive an email with a link to OSM parent login. Follow the instructions and you will be able to check and update your child’s personal details and emergency contact information. You will be able to see notices, program details and information. The system even lets you book and pay online for subscriptions, and events such as camp, competitions and visits.

Easier for you and easier for us!

Click here to login.

The Purpose of Scouting

Scouting exists to actively engage and support young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society.

The Values of Scouting

  • As Scouts we are guided by these values:
  • Integrity – We act with integrity; we are honest, trustworthy and loyal
  • Respect – We have self-respect and respect for others.
  • Care – We support others and take care of the world in which we live.
  • Belief – We explore our faiths, beliefs and attitudes.
  • Cooperation – We make a positive difference; we cooperate with others and make friends.

The Scout Method

Scouting takes place when young people, in partnership with adults, work together based on the values of Scouting and:

  • enjoy what they are doing and have fun;
  • take part in activities indoors and outdoors;
  • learn by doing;
  • share in spiritual reflection;
  • take responsibility and make choices;
  • undertake new and challenging activities; and
  • make and live by their Promise.

Annual Events

Every year our Explorers take part in, and often win! these District and County events.

Click the links below to find out more


Sailing Nationals

Climbing Competitions


Duke of Edinburgh Award

Geoffrey Gordon Cup

North East Youth Travellers Sailing