Explorer Academy

For Ages at least 15 not yet 20 years of age by the start of the Academy. 

Year Long Academy runs from January-December. 

Applications are accepted in November. Open house/sign up for the academy is scheduled in November. 


  • To provide interested young people exposure to careers in public safety and the humane treatment of animals, with opportunities to grow personally and professionally through a program of community service.
  • To provide young people with the necessary knowledge and skills of animal care and control services, as they pertain to serving the public as animal care professionals.
  • To provide a climate emphasizing leadership and responsibility.


Applicants Must:

  • Be at least (15) and not yet (20) years of age by start of the academy.
  • Have a clean police record and good citizenship record.
  • Maintain at least a "C" grade average at school.
  • Be willing to devote necessary time to attend monthly meetings, assist with emergencies and participate in several community projects/events.
  • Have a desire to work in an animal related field.

Meetings are held at our shelter Education Center from 5:00pm-6:30pm monthly.  Parents are encouraged to join the Explorer Adult Committee and are welcome to attend/participate in monthly meetings.  Parents may be asked to assist with transportation, supervising, fundraising, conducting meetings and/or other requests of the Explorer Post Leadership.

There is a $33 one-time registration fee to participate in the Explorer Academy.

EXPLORER POST #872, B.S.A. * Chartered 1975