About us

British Exploring Society is a youth development charity, founded in 1932 by Surgeon Commander George Murray Levick RN, a member of Captain Scott’s final Antarctic expedition.
Since then, we’ve built on our founding belief that challenging experiences can transform lives by taking young people on expedition to some of the world’s wildest and most remote locations - places way beyond their comfort zone, where ‘the normal rules’ do not apply.
Our volunteer Leaders act as role models and guides, equipping explorers with outdoor and leadership skills, enabling them to take part in scientific research and media projects and more importantly, encouraging them to grow in courage and resilience as they face the unknown.
The vast majority of young people return with increased self-belief, a dynamic peer group and the determination and ability to make the most of their future, regardless of where they started out. Please visit our impact page to see just how successful we are at unlocking young people’s potential, or click on the images below to download our 2017-18 Impact Report, our 5 Year Strategy, or our 2017-18 Annual Accounts