One of the main goals of scouting is to prepare youth for their future. The Exploring program at Potawatomi Area Council in the greater Waukesha County area is an innovative opportunity for scouts to receive hands-on experiences in different career fields. Scouts can choose a club or post in a career field that interests them and meet professionals in the field while learning more about their possible career choices.
Exploring gives young men and women a chance to network with professionals in career fields that call to them. It is also an opportunity to meet other youth that have similar interests. The relationships made while Exploring may be the basis for future endeavors and opportunities in their chosen career field. Mentors that Explorers meet during their program can be valuable assets later in their life when pursuing their career options.
Like all our scouting programs, Exploring focuses on Scout Oath and Law to help young people build character, moral integrity and leadership skills. The Exploring program helps scouts build a solid set of values and enhances personal growth. As part of the scouting service and community engagement commitment, Explorers have the opportunity to volunteer and give back to their community.
Exploring offers valuable experience for youth that want to consider all their career options. Not only do they receive hands-on experience in their chosen field, but there are internships and scholarships available specifically for Explorers. Time spent Exploring can bolster college, work and scholarship applications, showing initiative and aptitude.
How To Join
If you are interested in joining Exploring, check out the available clubs through Potawatomi Area Council. Most programs tend to run fall through spring in alignment with the school schedule, but there may be summer opportunities. Check out our website for a list of Exploring programs and how to apply.
One of the simplest ways you can support the scouting programs and community events we provide at Potawatomi Area Council is with donations. Any amount of money can help us fund events, activities, scholarships, facilities and the various programs we offer to guide young women and men on the right path to adulthood. We make it easy to donate now safely through our website.