Exploring is a career education program for young men and women who are at least 14 (and have completed the eighth grade) or 15 years of age but not yet 21 years old. Adults are selected by the participating organization for involvement in the program. Color, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic background, economic status, and citizenship are not criteria for participation.

Exploring’s purpose is to provide experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. Explorers are ready to investigate the meaning of interdependence in their personal relationships and communities.

Exploring is based on a unique and dynamic relationship between youth and the organizations in their communities. Local community organizations initiate an Explorer post by matching their people and program resources to the interests of young people in the community. The result is a program of activities that helps youth pursue their special interests, grow, and develop.

Explorer posts can specialize in a variety of career skills. Exploring programs are based on five areas of emphasis: career opportunities, life skills, citizenship, character education, and leadership experience. For more information visit here.  or contact the Daniel Boone Council at 828-254-6189. 

Arts and Humanities




Engineering Technology

Fire Service



Law Enforcement


Skilled Trades

Social Services


We are looking for nominations for Presidents and Vice Presidents for both Venturing (including Sea Scouts) and Exploring.  Use the same form for both programs but note your Exploring Post for Exploring Officers.

For more information, see the Venturing Officers Adminstration Guide.

Click here for the nomination form. 

Please print and mail or scan and email to James Hylemon.  

Or you may fax to the council office at 828-252-4818.  You may also mail the form to

Daniel Boone Council

Attn: E/VOA Office nominations

333 W. Haywood St

Asheville, NC 28801