Deeside is a wonderful area for Explorer scouting, with rivers, lakes, forests and mountains all within the District; and the sea is close by.

We have five Explorer units covering the length of Deeside from Maryculter to Braemar. These units generally have an evening meeting every two weeks, plus camps and other activities, including Young Leader training, D of E activities, fundraising and events that do not fit in the regular evening slots. The camps regularly attended by unit members include site and wild camps within the forests and hills of the district, and regional and national Explorer and Guide camps such as Woolly Jumper (near Aberdeen) Snow Camp (near Braemar) and Cally Rally (near Inverness).