Welcome to the Hatters Explorer Scout Unit!!!

We usually meet at The Bourne Methodist Church, The Bourne, (only a two minute walk from Southgate Circus – opposite The Priory). Southgate Methodist Church, The Bourne, London N14 6RS. We will occasionally meet at 6th Southgate HQ, The Walker Ground, Waterfall Road, N14 7JZ… or the 14th Southgate’s Headquarters on Green Road, N14 4AP…. or Ashmole Academy, Trent Park, Scout… You really have to keep an eye on the programme!

6th Southgate HQ is also the venue for the Southgate District Duke of Edinburgh Unit and Young Leader Units.

Explorer Scouting is what you make of it; DofE, Young Leader Belt, Platinum, Diamond and Queen’s Scout Awards or just a lot of fun, plenty of new friends and great memories.

… and don’t forget, you don’t have to be mad, but it helps!

For those who are already members of the Unit, you’ll find downloads and information in the members’ area.

This website contains a blog of our major events, links to what the Scout Association offers, what we’re going to be doing in the coming months, our major projects and how to get in touch with us.


Explorers are scouts aged between 14 and 18 years old. We don’t wear uniform every week and we keep things informal most of the time but we are still Scouts and still promise to live by the same law:

  1.  A Scout is to be trusted.
  2.  A Scout is loyal.
  3.  A Scout is friendly and considerate.
  4.  A Scout belongs to the world-wide family of Scouts.
  5.  A Scout has courage in all difficulties.
  6.  A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of possessions and property.
  7.  A Scout has self-respect and respect for others.

In Southgate, we have three Explorer Scout Units, all offer something a little different and all shaped by the young people.

If you are interested in being an Explorer Scout in Southgate, then contact:


For Hatters ESU membership inquiries, please complete the contact form below. Membership is subject to space in the Unit and the Explorer Scout Leader will be in contact as soon as possible.