Explorer Leader Training – Select this link to access a fast start overview of Exploring, adult leader basic training, and youth protection training. Each adult advisor needs to complete the adult leader basic training and all adults are required to complete the youth protection training every two years.

Safety First Guidelines–The purpose of these guidelines is to prepare adult leaders to conduct safe activities. These guidelines have been established to protect participants from potential hazards. Limitations on certain activities are best described as stepping-stones toward safe and enjoyable adventures.

Adult Leadership Guide–This guide outlines the roles and responsibilities of adult leaders.


Personal Safety Awareness– Designed to educate young people ages 14 through 20 about peer sexual harassment, acquaintance rape, suicide prevention, and Internet safety and stalking. The Video should be viewed annually by all youth.

Youth Leadership Guide–The purpose of this guide is to help youth understand what it means to be a leader in an Exploring Post. It answers questions about effective leadership, responsibility and planning.

Secretary’s Guide–A guide for the Post’s secretary, including guides on minutes, records and correspondence, as well as blank forms and worksheets.

Treasurer’s Guide–This guide includes information on the treasurer’s responsibilities, as well as blank forms and worksheets.

Suggested Post By-Laws–A list of suggested Post by-laws to use as a guide when creating your own by-laws.

Becoming and Being a Leader–Your understanding of leadership will shape how you approach your officer responsibilities, how you interact with one another, how you make decisions, and the kinds of activities and special projects you choose to engage in as a post.

How to Brainstorm –Brainstorming is an essential part of good thinking, and it is also an essential part of coming to good decisions.

How to Conduct a Post Parents’ Night–One of the most successful programs developed by posts in many locations is an annual post parents’ night held in February or March. This is a good opportunity to “show off” posts to the parents of Explorers, many of whom might not know much about Exploring.

How to Develop Service Projects–This guide describes one method that will help you first identify needs for service, then identify projects that address those needs.

How to Earn Money–Many posts decide to purchase equipment, take a trip, or plan a special project that requires additional funds. All the participants should participate in a money-earning project.

How to Generate Publicity–Publicity can be in the form of a talk, special event, dinner, demonstration, exhibit, interview, conference, news story, feature story, or photo essay. The list is limited only by each post’s imagination and industriousness.

How to Introduce a Speaker–The proper introduction of a presenter is important. Explorers expect qualified speakers, and a proper introduction lends prestige and sets the tone of the meeting.

How to Lead a Discussion–A group discussion is a planned conversation on a selected topic with a trained discussion leader. The purpose is to express opinions and gain information on the topic and learn from the other group participants.

How to Make a Speech or Presentation–When called upon to make a speech, consider these suggestions to help make your speech more interesting, worthwhile, and fun for both you and your audience.

How to Plan Your Super-activity–The highlight of your post’s program should be its super-activity– a major project, activity, trip, or other event that piques the interest of your post’s participants and serves as a long-range goal around which to rally your post’s program.

How to Recruit New Participants–The majority of posts must make regular efforts to find and recruit new participants. These methods may help.

How to Teach a Skill–An effective approach to teaching is based on discovery and learning through experiences. This guide focuses on how to teach in general, and how to teach a specific skill.

How to Use Charts and Posters–A guide to developing effective charts and posters

How to Use Parliamentary Procedure–A brief introduction to parliamentary procedure, which is an effective method for conducing orderly meetings