United Arab Emirates Explorer Belt 2019

About the event

The Explorer Belt provides you with an amazing opportunity to explore new countries, discover interesting and different cultures, meet and interact with local people and share these experiences with your peers when you return.

Life-changing experiences

This is a great opportunity for young people to travel to United Arab Emirates (UAE) to complete their Explorer Belt in a very unusual destination.  From paddling in the clear waters of the Arabian Gulf, walking along the beaches of the Gulf of Oman, climbing through the mountains in the north, resting beside an oasis, sailing in a Dhow or riding on a camel, you can guarantee this will be like no other Explorer Belt.

Who can apply?

The trip is open to all members of The Scout Association who have had their 16th birthday by 14th June 2018 and have not celebrated their 25th birthday by 22nd April 2019.


The total cost for the expedition will not exceed £1,300 unless air fares increase significantly from their current levels. The SHQ International Explorer Belt Team will be able to confirm the exact amount once we know numbers and have confirmed the flight bookings.

Please note that the deposit/first payment of £130.00 would be due by 30 July 2018

How to apply

Interested, then download the application forms and return to tasha@scouts.scot by 31 August 2018. Please note that Leaders' applications need to be returned by 29th March 2018.

Participant application forms

Leader application forms