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Started by Scoop, April 24, 2011, 08:00:56 pm

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holliberri

Yes. Right reasons being Thin Mints.

LaurieS

ok.. thin mints are meant to be loved.. I'll give you that much.. have a great day all.. bye

Pooh

I was never a Girl Scout...but I was in the Explorers!  Lol.  Started out in the Veternary Explorers, then went into the Doctor's Explorers (changed when we visited a hospital morgue) and ended up in the Police Explorers.  No uniforms and just lots of field trips.  ;D
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. -
Joseph Campbell

luise.volta

Well, very cool. Police Explorers lead you to your career, right?
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. Dalai Lama

Pooh

Quote from: luise.volta on April 26, 2011, 11:55:14 am
Well, very cool. Police Explorers lead you to your career, right?


No, you would think it did.  I was in Business Management for the first 17 years of my adult years.  I didn't discover this career until I was 35 and it was purely by accident.  I did always admire the Law Enforcement profession but after riding with them for a couple of years, I realized I wasn't cut out for it.
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. -
Joseph Campbell

holliberri

So, I'm sorry if this is a silly question...is Explorers a group for kids?

It sounds interesting, and if it is, I'd like to keep it tabbed as a possibility for DD.

Pooh

It was for teenagers back when I was growing up Holly.  I think it started at age 12 and went until 18 or graduation, if it still even exists today.  Different role models from all different kinds of professions would mentor a group of teenagers.  You picked groups based on professional interests.  All the different groups would have their own meetings and field trips, and then all the groups would come together 3 or 4 times a year for cookouts, campouts and such.

I started for the first year in the Veterinary Explorers, but after getting to experience working in a Veterinary Office, I realized I could never make it through the putting animals to sleep part.  The next two years I switched over to the Doctor's group, and I loved it until we did an all night hospital tour one weekend.  They ended our trip into the morgue and I realized I could never make it through that part.  So I did the Police Explorers and I loved it.  I did realize that the job was 75% paperwork (the side you don't see) 5% traffic stops, 5% real calls, 5% court time, and the other 10% spent getting yelled at, cursed at and spit on.  I decided then that although I admired what they did, I didn't want to do it.  Funny now....I spend much of my time in dispatch getting yelled and cursed at, but I don't have to deal with the spit! 

I would hope that the program is still alive and well.  I thought it was the perfect combination of fun, wisdom and real world insight.
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. -
Joseph Campbell

holliberri

It sounds awesome. I think I need a program like that right now. I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up.

Rose799

Quote from: Holly on April 26, 2011, 02:02:54 pm
It sounds awesome. I think I need a program like that right now. I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up.


I don't either, Holly...

Sheen

Girl Scouts, Brownies here and even a stint as a brownie leader  lol.   Just got a box of thin mints for Easter along with two boxes of GS cookies that I guard with my life lol.  Also did a round of Rainbow girls  but still have no idea what to be when I grow up either.  Wouldn't it be neat if we could take all the knowledge we have now and go back and do it again.  :)

overwhelmed123

Man, I would have loved Police Explorers!  I did an internship in college at a PD in the forensic department training with the forensic investigators.  That was one of the neatest things I've done.  Wish I had the guts to do it even with the pay being so awful.