Changes to Membership

By Sam Drawbridge,
Expeditions Manager

Following changes to our governing documents in 2017, we made the decision to remove Membership fees and to give access to our Members magazine and newsletter, and to our discounts at outdoor clothing suppliers to all Members without charge. We wanted Membership of British Exploring Society to be more inclusive, in line with our beliefs and those of our Members, which is why we moved away from the traditional ‘pay to play’ model.

Now, every Young Explorer, Trainee Leader or Leader who participated on an expedition with a sufficient degree of engagement and commitment (in recent history or the past) is awarded Membership, making them lifelong Members of British Exploring Society. 

Many of you have made the decision to continue making a regular donation to us in support of our work. Thank you. You are helping us to build stronger futures when the need is greater than ever before. 

If you would like to find out more about what a regular donation can help us to achieve, please email Amy-Leigh, our Fundraising Officer, at or visit our donate page.

Thank you.