Exploring (Learning for Life)
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Exploring is a worksite-based program of Learning for Life, a subsidiary of the Boy Scouts of America, for young men and women who are 14 through 20 years old (15 through 21 in some areas). Exploring units, called "posts", usually have a focus on a single career field, such as police, fire/rescue, health, law, aviation, engineering, or the like, and may be sponsored by a government or business entity.
Prior to the late 1990s, the Exploring program was the main BSA program for older youth and included posts with an emphasis on outdoor activities, which are now part of the Venturing program.
The Explorer motto is "Our best today for a better tomorrow!"
- "Participation Totals". Annual Report 2013 (PDF). December 31, 2013. p. 12.
- Brown, Michael. "A History of Senior Scouting Programs of the BSA".
- "Scouts Train to Fight Terrorists, and More". The New York Times. – Explorers get training in counter-terrorism, with slideshow.