What Explorer Scouts Wear

Once they’ve had time to settle in to the group, Explorers get their own set of uniform to wear during meetings and on trips away. Usually, this consists of a beige shirt or blouse with their badges sewn on, which they pair with their Unit scarf – if they’re an independent Unit – or Group scarf, if their Unit is merged with a Scout Troop. This will vary slightly if your Explorer Unit is part of the Air Scouts or Sea Scouts. See below for uniform diagrams.

Alongside their shirts, Explorers might wear the accompanying blue uniform trousers or skirt, or they might save their uniform bottoms to wear for special occasions like awards ceremonies and public events – choosing to wear something more casual with their shirt during the week.   Optional accessories such as hats, hoodies, are also available.


Where to sew those badges:

Earning Badges

Follow the links to find out about what badges are out there, at our national website

Awards Activity and Staged Badges

Uniform Shopping

You don’t need a uniform to join. But once you’ve settled in, you’ll need somewhere to put the badges! Here are two options- one local, one online:

UK Scout shop  Local Shop