Explorer Post 623
Exploring Learning for Life Program
James River Explorer Post 623
Exploring is a unique career education program for young women and men that provides opportunities to learn about career fields and to network with professionals in those fields.
Joining an Explorer Post offers youth a chance to gain hands-on experience and to meet others with similar interests and aspirations. James River Explorer Post members must be at least 14 (and have completed the eighth grade) but not yet 21 years old.
The James River Explorer Post is organized by James River Association (JRA) and focused on introducing students to careers in conservation. Explorer Post members will interact closely with JRA staff, hear presentations and lectures from local conservation professionals, participate in group discussions on environmental topics and plan volunteer service projects. Explorers help plan and execute the annual Tireless James project aimed at removing and recycling tires from the river.
Exploring Learning for Life is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Boy Scouts of America that is open to young men and women aged 14-20. Young people who join Post 623 are joining Exploring, not the Boy Scouts of America. The Heart of Virginia Council oversees the Exploring Program in Central Virginia, with over 17 different Posts that allow young people to explore careers in Architecture, Health, Fire & EMS Services, Law Enforcement, Engineering, Veterinary Science, Dentistry, Law Practice, and Broadcasting.