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Explorers POST 1574

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Our Explorer Post 1574 is looking for new Explorers. If you are between 14 and 20. Come to one of our business meetings and see what our Explorer Post is all about.


What is Explorers or Exploring?

 

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.


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 Explorers involvement in the community.

 

RSAR Explorers

 

Group Photo at the St Patrick's Day Parade in Denver.


Explorers on Ch7 5PM News

 

Denver Channel 7 evening news on the subject of Japan Earthquake rescue procedures.

 

 

Explorers Dance

 

Our Explorers came up with a dance when the parade stop moving. . . . a killer crowd pleaser.

 

 

Summer Party

 

Our Explorers know how to party, volleyball, tubing, swimming plus food. Yes they do now how to party.

 

 

County Fair

 

Explorers at the county fair, they also run our county famous dunk tank.

 

 

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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 Explorers 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 Exploring 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 on the third Wed of the month at 7:00 P.M.