Exploring (Learning for Life) Information
|Owner||Learning for Life|
|National Director||Tim Anderson|
Exploring is an interactive, worksite-based career education program of Learning for Life, an affiliate of the Boy Scouts of America. Participants in the program are called Explorers and previously Explorer Scouts. The program serves youth in 6th-8th grades (Exploring clubs), and young men and women who are 14 through 20 years old (Exploring posts). Exploring units (clubs or posts), are sponsored by local businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations, and usually focus on a single career field, but can also introduce youth to a variety of career fields within a single unit.
- Arts and Humanities Career Exploring Field
- Aviation Field / General Interest / Career Exploring
- Business / Small or Large Exploring Field
- Communications Career Field Exploring
- Engineering & Technology Career Field
- Fire & Emergency Service Exploring Field
- Healthcare Career Field
- Law, Government, & Public Service Field
- Law Enforcement Exploring
- Science Career Exploring Fields
- Skilled Trades Career Exploring Field
- Social Services Career Exploring
- Hobbies Exploring
- "Participation Totals". Annual Report 2013 (PDF). December 31, 2013. p. 12.
- "20 facts about Venturing for the program's 20th birthday". 9 February 2018.
- Official website
- Brown, Michael. "A History of Senior Scouting Programs of the BSA".
- Steinhauer, Jennifer (14 May 2009). "Scouts Train to Fight Terrorists, and More". The New York Times. – Explorers get training in counter-terrorism, with slideshow.