Exploring Program of the Chicago Area Council

Peggy and Steve Fossett Career Exploration Initiative




Become an Explorer

To join Exploring you must be between the ages of 15-20 years of age, or 14 years old and having completed the eight grade. If you are under 18 years of age, your parents must authorize your participation in the Exploring program. By becoming an Explorer, you agree to attend all post meetings, career seminars and other activities, as well as participate in any community service and fundraising activities as required by your post. Some post will ask that you maintain a specific GPA at school, and you must present your report cards on a quarterly basis as a condition of your participation in the program. There is a $24.00 annual application fee required. There may be other fees such as uniforms, supplies, conferences, etc. Financial assistance is available to youth who demonstrate the need to cover such costs.

Click here to become an Explorer. You will be required to provide your basic contact information. This information will be used to invite you to attend a post meeting. This is not the official membership application. When you attend your first post meeting, you will be asked to fill out and sign the membership application. If you are under 18 years of age, your parent or guardian will be asked to sign as well. The $24.00 application fee will be due at this time. Once your membership application is submitted, you will be officially welcomed as an Explorer.

We hope you enjoy your experience in the Exploring program. Remember that it is up to you to take full advantage of this opportunity. Learn, make connections and have fun!


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