Exploring is a worksite-based program. It is part of Learning for Life's career education program for young men and women who are 14 (and have completed the eighth grade) through 20 years old.
Welcome Scouters and other submitters
This section is for sites of BSA Explorer Scout Posts.
Keep in mind that this is an edited directory. The Editors are all scouters who have volunteered in the ODP. They have developed guidelines for the placement and description of scouting sites. Please do them a good turn - by reading and following these guidelines.
The format of the directory is to start with "Explorer Post 111" the word "Scout" is omitted because this branch of the directory is restricted to Explorer Scout Post sites. The sites are divided by interest.
The descriptions are edited to disclose the content of the site, the editor''s question is, "what is on the site" - does the site have a photo gallery, activity calendar, leader contacts, etc.
Mission statements, puffery, such as "Greatest Site in America!!! " ; "**Best group this side of the Missouri**" etc., will be edited out.
Here is what the editors are looking for in your submission:
Example of Title:
Explorer Post 123 - Springfield, Illinois
Example of Description:
Explorer scouting, site includes leader contacts, meeting times and locations, calendar of events, midi music, interactive forms, downloadable forms, and links
Please describe what type of information is presented.
Do Not use the description to present information.
For example, a statement "Our group meets Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. at the downtown scout hall on Pine Street"
will be edited out,
and the editor will substitute "meeting time and location".
By following these guidelines you will speed the processing of your submission''s entry into the ODP Directory.
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Aeronautics, aircraft and flying.
BSA Explorer posts that emphasize the outdoor skills and scoutcraft.
Explorer Posts that emphasize scientific activities such as chemistry, biology, computer science, geology etc.
BSA Explorers scouting groups based on interest in a particular aspect of American culture or of ancestral cultural background or language.
BSA Explorer interest scouting groups based on religious or spiritual study and endeavors.
Explorer Scout programs that emphasize high adventure in the outdoors.
Explorer posts with military career objectives.
Explorer Scout Posts that have an occupational interest and sponsoring group from police, sheriff's office or other law enforcement agency.
BSA explorer posts with main interest in scuba diving.