||Exploring is a program developed by the Boy Scouts expertise and the program
resources of the chartered organization.
To achieve the mission and purpose of exploring, the program is designed to
meet the developmental needs association with responsible, caring adult
advisors. They learn ethical decision making through positive social interaction,
leadership development, hands-on experience, refining problem solving skills,
service to others, and career exploration.
This program offers many opportunities used to promote the conditions that are
necessary for growth and development of adolescents. For example, there are
planned activities to give youth in a post the opportunity to interact with their
peers and to experience a sense of belonging. Planning the year's program of
activities and individual acitivities should involve explorers in decision making.
Engaging in activities that are challenging and fun encourages them to cultivate
a capacity to enjoy life. By participating in the activities and the operation of an
explorer post, youth will have a chance to discover more about their identity, to
relate to adults and peers, and to experiment with ideas and roles without having
to commit themselves irrevocably.