March Newsletter

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Welcome to our new Ohio Exploring website and first newsletter! Feel free to look around the website and the different tabs that are associated with each. Please feel free to let me know if you would like anything added to the website or featured in the upcoming newsletters. We can work together to spread the word of Exploring with positive outcomes.

During this Winter period, our council had a very successful renewal process. I want to thank all of the advisors that worked diligently to complete their post renewals on time. It is great to see all of the youth in our system and the advisors that work together to put on the program.

On the council side it is time for surveying! The career interest surveys are currently in the different school systems and we will share the results of the top careers as soon as we have the results.

The date is set for the annual awards reception! This year each Explorer will receive a certificate of completion and there will also be some special awards given such as Explorer of the year, Advisor of the year, and post of the year!! I hope that everyone is able to come to the event, please register in advance.  Click Here to Register


Do not forget to register for this Law Enforcement Competition! I am excited to see all of the Simon Kenton Council posts that are attending this event!

Saturday, April 16, 2016

East Community Learning Center

80 Brittain Road, Akron, OH 44305

Flyer Here!


Upcoming Events from the National Office:



July 27 – 30, 2016 (Wednesday – Saturday)

Exploring Summerfest 2016 is a fun-filled three days and three nights of action sports and outdoor games and challenges for Explorers from around the nation. Each day Explorers experience the best the Summit has to offer from canopy tours, whitewater rafting, and rock climbing, and rappelling to an awesome skate plaza, biking trails, air rifle ranges, and more.

Even first-time campers will enjoy Thursday evening and the Summerfest luau on the sand and paddle boat beach. Friday night closes the week with the ultimate karaoke music extravaganza and ice cream party with live DJ, party games, and Dance-O-Rama. You have not experienced the outdoors like this—fun, sun, and super activities all in one.

We have the ability to help pay for some Posts from your Council to experience the Summit.   The idea is that they would be primarily at risk youth (as defined by your council).  However, we have some leniency on this as well. This is a chance for us to allow them this opportunity free of charge!

Flyer Registration: Attend for Free


Exploring, in partnership with Pearson Education, is excited to offer Law Enforcement Explorers college-level courses. After completing the courses, your Explorers will receive college credit (from the American Council on Education) towards earning a degree in Criminal Justice. The attached Learning for Life Digital Booklet will provide the details and steps to enroll. In addition, all Explorers under the age of 18 must have their parents’ approval and signatures on the attached consent form.

This is an excellent opportunity to start earning a college degree at a discounted fee for all of our Law Enforcement Explorers.

PLEASE NOTE: Explorers 18 and over can pay/register for Propero courses at – we’ve asked them (in the Learning for Life Digital Booklet) to contact their local Exploring office for this URL information. All Explorers under the age of 18 will first need to submit their Propero Parent and Student Consent form to learningconsent@pearson.combefore this URL will be provided by Pearson.

Please see associated Propero attachments – these will soon be available on

Author: Jen Koma

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