Exploring youth observe surgery at a vet clinic

The Exploring/Venturing Program provides exciting, high-adventure activities and one-on-one mentorship for youth interested in discovering their future. Whether you’re a local organization looking to strengthen the community or a youth – boys and girls, 14-20 years of age - wanting to uncover potential career possibilities, Exploring is a great place to start.

“The Exploring program is a part of the Boy Scouts of America,” said Jason DiFranco, District Executive of the Exploring/Venturing Program, Northeast Georgia Council, BSA.



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In an effort to identify the top career interests and hobbies of youth today, the Northeast Georgia Council compiles survey results obtained from students in the 8th – 11th grades. In turn, the council works with industry leaders in the community and partners participating students with the business that falls into their area of interest. The co-ed career development program is an ideal way for young adults to find their vocational passion.

Law enforcement youth pay their respects to fallen heroLaw enforcement youth pay their respects to fallen heroThe Exploring/Venturing program offers a wide variety of services. “We are engaged in career development in the schools, offer scholarships, and provide liability insurance coverage for participating organizations through BSA and secondary insurance for the youth to offset unforeseen (Exploring-related) medical expenses. We offer opportunities for them to participate in all kinds of community service activities and leadership training. They also have the ability to network with industry leaders and other young adults from all over the area,” added DiFranco.

Currently, there are almost 2,000 youth involved in Exploring in this district alone and the program continues to expand and grow.

For more information about how to sign up for the Exploring Program, or if you are an organization interested in participating, contact Jason DiFranco at (770) 676-2846, or via email at: exploring.venturing@gmail.com.  

To learn more about the Exploring program, visit: http://www.exploring.org.
To learn about the Boy Scouts of America, visit: http://www.scouting.org.
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