Exploring - Scouting's Workforce Development Program                                         JUNE 2022

Passion leads to future for Explorer


The Exploring program of the Black Swamp Area Council has the aim to provide exciting activities and mentorships for youth looking to discover their future by uncovering their possibilities.

There are also opportunities within the same program where youth can learn more about a career and get hands-on experiences to determine whether a particular career field is right for them.

Nick Lloyd, a graduating Senior at Findlay High School, is a great example of how a passionate individual can further enhance and grow his aspirations because of the Exploring program.

Nick is set to continue his education at the University of Dayton, pursuing a degree in Management Information with a minor in Cybersecurity. While in college, Nick plans to get additional certifications within his field to get a leg up in the industry.  

To read the full story on Nick Lloyd, CLICK HERE!

Lima grad finds flight with Exploring program

Bryson Dick, a Lima Senior High School graduate, is continuing his education at the University of Oklahoma in Aerospace Engineering.

Bryson discovered his path during his time in the City of Findlay Airport Aviation Exploring program. Even through the pandemic, he remained optimistic to remain in the program to continue learning about the aviation industry. 


Bryson initially became interested in aviation while in school and enjoyed learning about World War II,  the Cold War era, and learning about the air and sky battles that occurred during that time. He was also interested in the new technology that was being utilized in the 1940’s, ultimately sparking his interest in the aviation field and finding a connection through this Exploring program.

Learn more about Bryson by CLICKING HERE!

To learn more about Exploring, visit www.Exploring.org or contact local Exploring Executive Kaleb Brown at Kaleb.Brown@Scouting.org.

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Scouting in the Black Swamp Area Council began in 1915 when the Scouting program was introduced to the young people of  Northwest and West Central Ohio. More than 5,000 individuals are participating in the local programs of Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Exploring with more than 1,100 serving as adult volunteers.

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