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Hallmark Photography Explorer Post 2918

Hallmark Photography Explorer Post focuses on different aspects of photography. The post offers opportunities to go on amazing field trips to capture photos of the city. Professionals will then work with you to edit and provide tips on how to improve your photography skills.

If your plans include continuing your education in photography, we can help you develop your portfolio to pursue scholarships opportunities.

Open House date out soon.

Henry Clark




Black and Veatch Post 2455

Black and Veatch Explorer Post consists of 100+ Kansas City metropolitan area high school students ages 14-19 that have shown interest in engineering. The Post is run by a group of student officers under the supervision of advisors who are B&V employees. Black & Veatch has sponsored an engineering Explorer Post for more than 30 years. The professionals dedicate each month to a different discipline of engineering. Meetings typically include presentations from guest speakers and hands on activity or contest that will illustrate concepts of the discipline being discussed. Students also tour a different engineering facility each month.

Open House date August 30th at 7:00pm.

Black & Veatch

11401 Lamar Ave.

Overland Park, KS 66211

For questions and to pre-register email;

Hotline: 913-458-9030

Facebook: Black & Veatch Explorer Post


Downtown Airport Aviation Post 8201

Aviation Explorers have the opportunity to explorer various careers in the Aviation Field. If you are interested in Aviation Engineering, Maintenance, Pilot, Air Traffic Control this is the program for you. Receive hands on experience through working on the aircrafts and flying with the professionals. This year-round program will give you the experience of a life time.

Please contact John Roper for more information on the next meeting.

For questions please contact John Roper

Ottawa Airport

Aviation Explorers have the opportunity to explorer various careers in the aviation field. Ottawa Airport Aviation program is open to Junior High and High School Students. Join Today!

Please contact for more information.



Douglas County Bar Association

Are you interested in a career in Law? Below are some of the activities you will get to do in our year round program!

  • Tour the Courthouse
  • Reviewing Interesting Cases
  • Government
  • KU Law School
  • Mock Trials

Sign up today!

For questions, please contact Chelsea Wales at


JE Dunn Explorer Post 2967

Kansas City’s Urban Core Career Education Explorer’s experience the various careers. JE Dunn Explorer post gives positive opportunities and role models in different career industries to help motivate and inspire students to succeed. Connect with different companies within the Kansas City area and experience careers with hands on activities and projects throughout the community.

For more questions or information about JE Dunn contact:

Job Corps Post 2700

The Exploring program has partnered with Job Corps Excelsior Springs to enhance the program with more company connections for tours, projects, and student transitions. Students receive curriculum and work site experience to be successful in the skills trade industry.

For more questions or information about Job Corps contact:

Chelsea Wales


Fire Service

For those interested in a fast-paced, adrenaline flowing environment and have a desire to provide help and safety to those in your community, this exploring program is for you. The Fire Department Exploring Posts explore a career that is committed to saving lives. In these posts, youth ages 14 to 20, will gain experience by working alongside fire fighter and EMS professionals.

The following are just a few of the areas you will receive hands on training for:

  • CPR, First Aide
  • Emergency Rescue
  • Fire Procedures and more

Sign up today!

Belton Fire Department Post 2820

For more information or questions about Belton Fire Department contact:

Elmer Bellefy

Independence Fire Department Post 2081

For more information or questions about Independence Fire Department contact:

Central Jackson County Fire Protection District Post 2599

Tom Thibault

Johnson County Med Act Post 2205

For more information or questions about Johnson County Med Act contact:

Virgel Swanson

Lawrence Douglas Co. Fire & Rescue Post 2555

For more information or questions about Lawrence Douglas Co. Fire & Rescue contact:

Malcomb Stapel

Wellsville Fire Department Post 2801

For more information or questions about Wellsville Fire Department please contact:

Kim Calderwood

LaCygne Fire Department Post 2556

For more information or questions, please contact:

Dan Nasalroad

Olathe Fire Department Post 2884

For more information or questions, please contact:

Brad Henson

Overland Park Fire Department Post 2976

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Law Enforcement

Would you like to receive hands on exercises that will bring you closer to understanding and participating in law enforcement topics? Some of the awesome hands on activities the Explorers participate in are mock building searches, vehicle stops, finger printing, Crime Scene Investigation, evidence collection, and police ride along and that's just to name a few of the activities we do. In the Spring the OP Police Post hosts a Law Enforcement Challenge event which includes Law Enforcement Explorer Posts from the 19 counties the Heart of America Serves. The annual event offers exciting hands on exercises for you to experience a day in the life of a Police Officer. Being an Explorer in our post will bring you up close and personal with the law enforcement career field and truly show you a more personal aspect of those who serve as law enforcement in your city. The Explorer experience can determine a student's career choice toward law enforcement and a specific field of interest.

Grain Valley Police Department Post 2105 and Club (For 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students) 8105

Darin Chance,

Sugar Creek Police Department

Tim Waterfield

Lee's Summit Police Department

Don Powelson:

Olathe Police Department Post 2885

Bryan Hill

Overland Park Police Department Post 2986.

Houlahan, Brian



UMKC School of Dentistry Explorer Post 2947

UMKC School of Dentistry consists of 15-20 area high school students. A couple travel distances as far as St. Louis, Missouri. The age range is from 14-19. The goal is to educate aspiring high school students about the field of dentistry and to provide them with related and invaluable hands-on-lab experience. High school students from the Kansas City, Missouri and the surrounding area are eligible to participate in the program. Students should have an interest in the dental field and be academically sound.

Open House Meeting will be held on Saturday September 10th at 10:00am at 650 E 25th St, Kansas City, MO 64108. Please register to confirm your attendance.

For more information or questions, please contact;

John Cottrell

Truman Medical Center Lakewood 2950

Truman Medical Center Lakewood, in Eastern Jackson County, invites area high school students to explore healthcare careers with Medical Explorer Post 2950. Meetings are held monthly October through May on Monday evening, and feature in-depth study of a different area of healthcare. Students tour hospital departments and learn about the career options available to them. Hospital staff and healthcare providers share their experience, training, and job duties providing students first-hand knowledge of their day to day activities and responsibilities. Students have an opportunity to assume leadership roles in the Post, perform community service hours, or shadow an employee in a specific hospital department. Student leaders serve on the TMC Lakewood Medical Explorer Advisory Board and help plan programs, special activities, and run meetings.

Open house will be held on October 10th at Truman Medical Lakewood Center 7900 Lee’s Summit Rd Kansas City, MO 64139. To register, please email

Please contact Jane Bardwell for more information.

Hospital Hill Post 2500

Explore the different professions in the Health & Medicine field. Join the Hospital Hill Medical Post and experience program from Children's Mercy, Truman Medical, UMKC School of Dentistry, UMKC School of Pharmacy, AHEC, and more!

Open house will be held on October 3rd at 6:30pm at the Don Chisholm Building, 610 E 22nd St, Kansas City, MO 64108. Please register to confirm your attendance.

Stephanie Taylor


BITTS Equestrian Special Needs Post 2135

Better in the Saddle Equestrian Special Needs post provides the experience of a life time for special needs individuals. Post 2135 gives students the chance to work with special needs individuals through this therapeutic experience.

For more information or questions, please contact:

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Please fill out the form below and go to resources where you can print a youth application and bring to the next meeting. If you are under the age of 18, please provide parent signature on the application. For any questions, please contact Chelsea Wales at 816-569-4950.