Applications

New Youth Applications can be found here.

New Adult Applications can be found here.

Youth Protection

Youth Protection Training is required for all registered adult advisers.  The training is good for two years and then expires. You may take the training online by creating an account at My.Scouting, or contact your membership executive.

Additional training available upon request.

New Explorer Post

If your business or organization is considering the impact you can have on young people in your community through the Exploring program, the first thing you should is to contact Javier or Al.

Exploring is Learning for Life’s career education program for young men and women ages 14-20 (or have completed 8th grade). Exploring is about helping young adults make a more informed decision about future careers and determine if a particular career is the right one for them.

Typically, a young adult will learn about a career and decide to pursue it OR learn enough about the career to determine it’s not the right fit for them.

In the Exploring program, youth gain unique, real-life opportunities to experience varied career choices. It’s not about lectures and slide shows- it’s about gaining practical insight and hands-on knowledge in a career field.

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

Exploring offers experiences in a variety of career fields.

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.

Patriots' Path Explorer Posts

  • Branchburg Police Department (Law Enforcement Exploring)
  • Clark Police Department (Law Enforcement Exploring)
  • Colonia Volunteer Chemical Hook & Ladder (Fire/EMS Exploring)
  • Cranford Fire (Fire/EMS Exploring)
  • Cranford Police Department (Law Enforcement Exploring)
  • Edison Police Department (Law Enforcement Exploring)
  • Elizabeth Police Department (Law Enforcement Exploring)
  • Fords Volunteer Fire Department (Fire/EMS Exploring)
  • Hopelawn Volunteer Fire Department (Fire/EMS Exploring)
  • Iselin Fire District #9 (Fire/EMS Exploring)
  • Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office(Law Enforcement Exploring)
  • Montville Twp. Police Dept. (Law Enforcement Exploring)
  • Morris Bar Foundation (Law & Government Exploring)
  • Morris County Sheriffs Office (Law Enforcement Exploring)
  • Parsippany Police Department (Law Enforcement Exploring)
  • Saint Peters University Hospital (Healthcare Exploring)
  • Somerset County Sheriff’s Office (Law Enforcement Exploring)
  • Township of Union Police Department (Law Enforcement Exploring)
  • Trinitas Regional Medical Center (Healthcare Exploring)
  • Warren Township Police Department(Law Enforcement Exploring)

EXPLORING RECRUIT MATERIALS!

Did you know the council membership committee has plenty of free supplies and materials to assist with your recruitment efforts? We’ll make flyers for your post at no cost, flyers in black and white.

Membership Team

For questions or assistance with your recruitment efforts contact:
Al Thomas      for Black River, Fishawack, and Sussex districts 
Javier Juarez 
for Raritan Valley, Munsee, and Watching Mountain districts

How Exploring can help your community!

Benefits for the Youth
  • Build self-confidence & character
  • Leadership & social skills development
  • Participate in hands-on projects
  • Develop work experiences to begin building their résumé
  • Understand the importance of teamwork in a professional setting
  • Network with professionals who work in these careers daily and who use the latest technology
  • Learn about the educational requirements for a career
  • Unique career experiences & internships
  • Volunteer service opportunities
Benefits for the Organization
  • Build familiarity and trust between communities and organizations by engaging youth and creating opportunities for regular and positive interactions, sharing a mutual interest and getting to know each other in a setting that offers a benefit for the community.
  • Cultivate and recruit future employees
  • Reduce employee turnover and training expenses
  • Impact the education process of youth
  • Demonstrate visible commitment to the welfare of the community
Benefits for the Community
  • Build familiarity and trust between communities and organizations by engaging youth and creating opportunities for regular and positive interactions, sharing a mutual interest and getting to know each other in a setting that offers a benefit for the community.
  • Familiarize youth with career opportunities through hands-on programs that help them explore their interest alongside experienced professionals.
  • Encourage leadership development in local youth by involving them in decision making and problem solving within their own communities.