Note: We are again developing our Sept. 1, 2017- Dec. 31, 2018 calendar. Event dates subject to change.

     

Career Exploring

What are you going to do to after high school? Where are you going to college? What do you want to major in?

Do these questions sound familiar? You may or may not know the answers to these questions—most high school students don’t, and that’s okay! Whether or not you have an idea of what you want to do with your life after high school, the Exploring program is for you!

Exploring is for young men and women like you who are at least 14 (and have completed 8th grade) and not yet 21-years-old. The programs allow you to participate in real-life, hands-on activities that professionals do every day in their field. Exploring goes beyond job shadowing or just listening to someone talk about their job—you get to do everything they do.

The Exploring program is designed to help you figure out whether or not you’d like to go into a particular career field BEFORE you spend thousands of dollars getting a degree only to find out you don’t actually like that career.

Come join the Fun! If you are interested in joining Exploring, call (920) 734-5705 or complete this brief online form and our Exploring Executives will contact you with more information!

You may also visit our Current Posts to find a program near you. If you don’t see a program you’re interest in, let us know and we can get one started!
 

Exploring offers teens and young adults unique, hands-on experiences in an environment
that develops leadership, character, and confidence through immersive and
empowering moments that helps define their full potential.

Whether you’re a local organization looking to strengthen the community
or a young person wanting to uncover the possibilities of your future,
Exploring is a great place to start!

WE PROVIDE

Career Opportunities

Develop potential contacts that may broaden employment options

Boost self-confidence and experience success at school and work

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 Development

Help make ethical choices

Fulfill one’s responsibilities to society as a whole

Leadership Experience

Acquire leadership skills

Develop a variety of leadership traits
 

WHO IS IT FOR?

Exploring is a co-ed program for youth in 6th grade through 20-years-old.

Posts are for young men and women who are at least 14 (and have completed 8th grade) or 15 and not yet 21-years-old.

Clubs are for young men and women who have completed the 5th grade and are at least 10-years old, but have not completed 8th grade.


STUDENT BENEFITS

Strong Personal Values and Character Development

Build self-worth and self-confidence

Leadership development

Social development

Unique career experiences, networking & internships

Personal development

Volunteer community service

Group collaboration and teamwork
 

ORGANIZATION BENEFITS

Easy to start a post

Proven & Flexible Model

Nationally recognized & endorsed

Positive Community Involvement

Potential Future Employees

Youth mentoring and development

Employee Professional Growth

Strong local and national support

General Liability Insurance

 

Click here for the National Exploring Website.
 

BAY-LAKES COUNCIL, BSA

2555 Northern Rd.
P.O. Box 267
Appleton, WI 54914

phone: (920) 734-5705

Hours of Operation:
8:00 am - 4:30 p.m. (M-F)
Closed Sat. & Sun.

BAY-LAKES SCOUT SHOP

2555 Northern Rd.
Appleton, WI 54914
phone: (920) 831-9504

Hours of Operation:
9:00 am - 6:00 p.m. (M-F)
10:00 am - 1:00 p.m. (Sat.)
Closed Sun.

GREEN BAY SCOUT SHOP

1230 Main St.
Green Bay, WI 54302

phone: (920) 438-3999

Hours of Operation:
9:30 am - 6:00 p.m. (M-F)
10:00 am - 1:00 p.m. (Sat.)
Closed Sun.