The Explorer Program is for career-oriented young adults who are at least 14 (and have completed the eighth grade) or 15 years of age but not yet 21 years old. A member is referred to as an "Explorer" and, while the program is part of the BSA, the Explorer program is distinctively different from scouting. Explorer is a co-educational, young-adult program developed and supervised by local community organizations, businesses and individuals providing an opportunity for young adults to explore a particular career field.
This Explorer Post is sponsored by the Monument Police Department as a community-based policing program. This successful program is designed to educate and involve young men and women in police operations and to interest them in law enforcement functions whether they enter the law enforcement field or not.
As an Explorer, young adults have the opportunity to assist the Monument Police Department. Explorers can broaden their understanding and firsthand knowledge of the challenges and job skills that make up their community's police service.
In addition to gaining a working knowledge of police work, the participants have the opportunity to give of themselves to their community. Although the Post is law enforcement oriented, Explorers are volunteers and do not serve as police employees, sworn or civilian.
You must meet the following requirements to participate in the Explorer Program:
- Ages 14 to 21
- Able to attend biweekly Explorer meetings
- Willing to commit to the Explorer Code and exemplify the professional image of the Monument Police Department
- Willing to volunteer your time to attend Explorer functions
- Good moral character
- Maintain at least a 2.0 GPA
- No major criminal record
- Remain in school while in the program or until graduation
- Take and pass a written exam