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’s 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.

The Exploring Program

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

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



  • 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

Program & Activities

Post # Organization
Post 0651 AMTRAK Police
Post 0660 Phillies
Post 0747 Boeing
Post 0482 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Post 0949 PwC
Post 0991 Philadelphia Police Academy
Post 2013 PECO
Post 0210 Rittenhouse Hotel
Post 2900 Abington Police Department
Post 1736 Philadelphia Fire Department


For More information, contact Aaron Yancey – 484-654-9264 or aaron.yancey@scouting.org

How Your Business Can Get Involved

Our Exploring program cannot exists and continue to inspire and develop the young professionals of tomorrow without help from area business today. We are constantly adding to our occupational resources and would love to hear from you and how you might be interested in becoming a program partner.