The Royal Society of Pioneers
The Royal Society of Pioneers was created after the Monarchy Wars, an institution supported by the Crown so that good dogs could go forth and explore the world, bringing back knowledge and artifacts of the Old Ones.
Pioneers are organized into parties. Parties can self-organize however they see fit, but they traditionally have a senior adviser called a Trustee. Each Trustee is an old dog that either spent time as a Pioneer themselves, or has given some great service to the Society in the past. The license for a party to act as a sanctioned part of the Society is called a charter, and the charter can be revoked by the Trustee, the Society, or any duly-empowered representative of the Crown.