Aviation Exploring introduces young people to aviation careers. Aviation Exploring, part of Boy Scouts of America’s Learning for Life program, provides young men and women with opportunities to discover career and lifestyle possibilities that aviation offers. Through a wide range of aviation activities, including tours, guest speakers, hands-on activities, youth between the ages of 14 - 20 have an opportunity to learn about a wide variety of careers within aviation and network with professionals already working in those fields.
An Aviation Explorer Post is a young adult organization for boys and girls that recruits members, elects officers, and plans programs based on the organization’s program inventory and other resources. Adult leaders provide training and guidance for the post’s elected student officers.
There are nearly 100 Aviation Exploring Posts across the country. You may choose to volunteer with an existing Aviation Exploring Post near you or start a new post in your area. All that is needed to get started is a meeting space and a small, dedicated group of volunteers who share your passion to help young people achieve their aviation dreams.
Aviation Exploring will connect you to a dedicated Exploring expert in your community to guide you through the process. To get started, contact Bill Taylor, Exploring Executive, at 972-580-2241 or [email protected].
>Aviation Exploring provides ideas for meeting topics as well as a library of aviation-themed activities for your post. YOU decide the frequency of meetings and activities which can vary from weekly to monthly, all year long or just during the school year. YOU determine the curriculum and the type of activities that fit your Post.
Establishing an Aviation Exploring Post as part of school activities enriches the learning experience for your students by giving them hands-on experience with airplanes and familiarizes them with the operations at a real airport. Aviation Exploring is a great way to recruit more young people to your aviation classes. Aviation Exploring augments your class work and makes aviation fun and exciting beyond the classroom.
If there is not a local post nearby, you can start one through the assistance of a local expert. If there is a post in your area, please consider volunteering as a post leader. Posts frequently need speakers, field trip hosts, and chaperones for other events. Contact Bill Taylor or a local expert near you.
There are local Exploring offices with representatives to help you start a post at your school or in your community. They can provide help with getting started as well as ongoing service and support once your post is established.
To find the local representative in your area, please contact Bill Taylor, Exploring Executive, at [email protected] or 972-580-2241.