What is Explorers or Exploring?

 

Part of the Boy Scouts of America - 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 21 years old.

Exploring 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.

Exploring programs are based on five areas of emphasis: career opportunities, life skills, citizenship, character education, and leadership experience. 

Some of the training our explorers receive: Map reading, 2-way radio communications, First Aid, CPR, tornado spotting, down power wires, basic USAR, K9 handler, building search procedures, traffic control, helicopter safety, loading a helicopter ambulance, landing zone safety/prep, grid search, skid car, rail road derailment, rail road grade crossing safety, dealing with other agencies, swift water rescue, down aircraft search, direction finding (DF), flood rescue and monitoring, basic emergency medical services, field evacuations and much more. 

 

Below shows some of our Cadets involvement in the community.

 

County Fair

 

Lake

 

Parade

 

 

More about our Cadets

Career Opportunities

  • Develop potential contacts that may broaden employment options
  • Boost self-confidence and experience success at school and work
  • Our Explorers train and work along side our adult members
  • Several of our Cadets have gone on to be; Law Enforcement officers, Firefighters and EMTs on Ambulances. This is a great way to get your "foot in the door" and see if Public Safety is for you and have a lot of fun along the way.

Life Skills

  • Develop physical and mental fitness
  • Experience positive social interaction

Citizenship

  • 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 responsibilities to society as a whole

Leadership Experience

  • Acquire leadership skills necessary to fulfill one's responsibilities in society
  • Develop a variety of leadership traits

Young adults involved in our Cadet program will

  • Gain practical knowledge of and experience in a career
  • Engage in a program of activities centered on career opportunities, life skills, citizenship, character development, and leadership experience to encourage the development of the whole person
  • Have opportunities to take on leadership roles
  • Have a chance to learn and grow in a supportive, caring, and enjoyable environment

How can I join?

  • Contact our Explorer Adult leader Terry Bell at: 303-929-1787
  • Fill out an application and mail it to us.
  • Come one of our business meetings. They are held at the Adams County Sheriff's Office Sub Station 4201 East 72nd Ave (Corner of Colorado Blvd and 72nd in Commerce City) on the second floor, the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 P.M.