Exploring is a worksite-based program. It is a career education program for young men and women who are 14 through 20 years of age. Any youth may remain an Explorer up until the day they turn 21 years old and then are aged out of the youth side of Exploring.

Exploring's purpose is to provide experiences that help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. Explorers are ready to investigate the meaning of interdependence in their personal relationships and communities.

Exploring is based on a unique and dynamic relationship between youth and the organizations in their communities. Local community organizations initiate a specific Explorer post by matching their people and program resources to the interests of young people in the community. The result is a program of activities that helps youth pursue their special interests, grow, and develop:

Career Opportunities

  • Develop potential contacts that may broaden employment options.
  • Boost self-confidence and experience success at school and work.

Life Skills

  • Build physical and mental fitness.
  • Experience positive social interaction.


  • Encourage the skill and desire to help others.
  • Gain a keen respect for the basic rights of others.

Character Education

  • Help make ethical choices.
  • Fulfill one's responsibility to society.

Leadership Experience

  • Acquire leadership skills to fulfill one's responsibilities in society.


What is Exploring? - FAQ

Exploring FAQ

Find an Exploring Post 

For more information contact Denise Dreyer / denise.dreyer@scouting.org  / 904-728-2240



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