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Starting a Post or Club

Starting an Explorer Post or Club

STEP 1: Gather some interested people.

The first step in starting a new project is always finding people who are interested in participating.  Typically, we hear from a parent or scout who is interested in a specific career or from a professional interested in encouraging and mentoring youth in their field of expertise.

If you are the interested person, great! Please contact the STEM & Exploring Executive at Rebekah.Schardt@scouting.org.

STEP 2: Be prepared to answer some questions about your ideal Exploring Post.

You don’t need to have all the answers before reaching out to the STEM & Exploring Executive, but there a few questions that will be asked early in the process:

Will this post or club be for middle or high school?

Where will the post or club meet?

Will the post or lab be focused on one profession, or work to expose scouts to various career paths?

Please contact the STEM & Exploring Executive at Rebekah.Schardt@scouting.org for help setting up an Exploring Post or Lab.

STEP 3: Identify Adult Volunteers

In order to start a post, a minimum of 4 adult volunteers will be needed (however more adults are recommended):
  1. One Committee Chair
  2. Two Committee Members
  3. One Adviser
  4. An unlimited number of Associate Advisers.

There will need to be at least 2 adults present at each meeting, so the more volunteers the better!

While it is not required to have all of the adult volunteers in place prior to recruiting the scouts, it is highly recommended to at least have the charter Organization Representative and the Advisor in place early.

If you are the interested person, great! Please contact the STEM & Exploring Executive at Rebekah.Schardt@scouting.org for more information.

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