Exploring Program Opportunites

New Exploring Program Opportunities

Do you have an interest in STEM?  That's short for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.  If so, you will want to check out a new program being offered by the Westmoreland Fayette Council in conjunction with the Westmoreland County Community College.

You may be surprised to learn that the Scouts have been offering an annual program in Engineering and Technology for almost 20 years now!  Officially known as Explorer Post 2000, it ran as a one-week event.  This year we are rebooting the program with a new partner and expanding it to a year-round program focused on your interests!

This is a continuing program which meets monthly and will require that you fill out an application and pay an annual participation fee of $34.  The Engineering and Technology Academy is open to young women and men ages 14-20.  

Should you have any questions, please contact Jesse Bush at jesse.bush@scouting.org

Are you interested in a Health Care Career?
Excela Health and the Westmoreland Fayette Council are pleased to present the Explorer program at Excela Hospitals.  Exploring is a high school aged, coed program which will give all students the opportunity to learn more about careers in the health care field such as Radiology, Therapy, Nursing and Pathology.

On Wednesday, October 3 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. we would like to invite you to join us at Excela Square Latrobe to begin to look at the many health careers that are available in our community.  This is a continuing program that meets monthly and would require you and a parent to fill out an application and pay an annual participation fee of $34.

Please contact Jesse Bush at Jesse.Bush@scouting.org for more information.

Forbes Hospital and the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), Westmoreland Fayette Council, are pleased to announce the return of the successful “Exploring” Program.  Exploring is a co-ed program for high school age students, which will give students the opportunity to learn more about careers in the healthcare field such as radiology, therapy, nursing, and orthopedics to name just a few.
We understand that you may have an interest in one of the many careers in the healthcare field.  On Thursday, October 18 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm we would like to invite you to join us at Forbes Hospital as we continue to introduce students to the many health careers that are available right here in our region.
The evening will begin with everyone meeting in the Visitor’s Lobby of the Forbes Hospital (please park in the Visitor’s Parking Lot C and enter through the Visitor’s Entrance), where you will be greeted by some of the hospital staff.  We will provide an overview of the Exploring Program in the healthcare field and opportunities available at the hospital.  This will be followed by a tour of the hospital and refreshments to wrap up the evening.  Future month’s programs will explore one area of healthcare in more detail.
This is a continuing program that will meet for seven sessions during the school year, and requires you to complete an application and pay an annual participation fee of $34 (same amount for new and returning students). Everyone, including those students who were placed on a wait list because of high demand for the program last year, is welcome to RSVP.
The 2018-19 youth application and $34 annual participation fee will be due at our first session on October 18; however, if you must miss this session and wish to participate in the program, you may request an application by contacting Paul Rock, District Executive for BSA  Paul.Rock@scouting.org, and returning by mail to: Westmoreland Fayette Council, 2 Garden Center Drive, Greensburg, Pa. 15601. Thank you for your understanding that when the amount of completed, paid applications received exceeds the number of student spots available in the program, Forbes Hospital will temporarily freeze enrollment.
We encourage you to bring your friends.  If you would like your parents to join us, please feel free to invite them.
In order for us to properly prepare, we ask that you make your attendance plans known by contacting Paul Rock, who can be reached at 724-208-3768, or at Paul.Rock@scouting.org