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A Wilderness Explorer is Friend to All, be it Plants or Fish or Tiny Mole
―Wilderness Explorer Motto


The Wilderness Explorers are the scouting organization featured in the Pixar film Up! that Russell is a part of.

Background

The Wilderness Explorers are a worldwide scouting organization committed to encouraging and educating children into protecting nature and good citizenship in general.

Like many scouting organizations, Merit Badges are a key element of one's standing as a Wilderness Explorer. At least four ranks exist within the Wilderness Explorers: Tadpole, Minnow, Fish, and Senior Wilderness Explorer. Much of Russell's character arc is focused around finishing his merit badge collection with the "Assisting the Elderly" Badge and thus earning the Senior rank. Despite this, his Wilderness Explorer troop experience seems limited in its interaction with actual Wilderness, considering his inability to properly pitch a tent.

The vast array of badges that a Wilderness Explorer could possibly earn have been explored in a Wilderness Explorers activity book released around the time of the film as well as in activity experiences at the Disney Theme Parks.

Disney Parks

The Wilderness Explorers are a central focus of activities found at the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail at Disney California Adventure and a full Wilderness Explorers experience at Disney's Animal Kingdom. These generally take the form of filling out a Wilderness Explorers Guidebook with stickers representing merit badges.

With the Animal Kingdom version encompassing the whole park, some of the stops for the Wilderness Explorers activity have served as a means of expanding the history of the organization, with a marker in the Maharajah Jungle Trek attraction commemorating a Wilderness Explorers visit taking place in 1912.

Gallery

See also

v - e - d
Up - Logo
Media
Films: UpDug's Special MissionGeorge and A.J.

Books: Little Golden BookThe Art of Up
Games: Video GameKinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar AdventureDisney INFINITY
Music: Soundtrack

Disney Parks
Disney's Explorers LodgeDisney Animation BuildingDisney Friends of the MonthKaribuni MarketplaceRedwood Creek Challenge TrailWilderness Explorers (Animal Kingdom)Stitch and Friends Summer Surprise

Entertainment: Pixar Playtime PalsUP! A Great Bird Adventure
Parade: Pixar Play ParadePixar Water Play Street Party!
Firework: Ignite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and LightTogether Forever: A Pixar Nighttime SpectacularWorld of Color

Characters
Carl FredricksenEllie FredricksenRussellCharles F. MuntzKevinDugAlphaBeta and GammaKevin's BabiesConstruction Foreman TomConstruction Worker SteveGeorgeA.J.Russell's Mother
Locations
Carl's Childhood HomeCarl's HouseParadise FallsShady Oaks Retirement VillageSpirit of AdventureSouth America
See Also
The Science Behind PixarPixar in a BoxThe Spirit of Adventure (song)Wilderness Explorers