We begin the evening standing in a horseshoe formation for flag break, wearing our uniform shirts and neckers. Most Explorers wear casual clothes beneath their shirt so that, after flag break, their shirt can be removed for the main part of the evening. At the end, we resume uniform for flag down and the giving of any notices before the Explorers are dismissed.
If we are away from the hut, we will still start and end the night in a horseshoe formation, but will only require neckers and event appropriate clothing.
The Unit is split into 3 teams (similar to patrols in Scouts). The Explorers work in these teams for many activities, and together earn points. The team with the most points at the end of each term are awarded money towards a social event of their choice. New members are allocated to a team at their first meeting, the current teams are listed in the fact sheet.
Together, the Explorers and leaders have chosen a set of rules (nicknamed the 10 commandments) which we see as the key factors in keeping us operating as a solid Explorer Unit. We have also agreed on what actions are worthy of earning and losing points for the teams. The 10 commandments and points details can be found in the members zone.