Open Houses

Exploring Opportunities

Exploring is career education for young men and women, ages 14-20. These students receive hands-on experience and find out if a particular career field is right for them. They will also get to fellowship with others sharing their same interests. Exploring can be the first step in identifying career possibilities while having fun in an exciting and informal environment. There are many upcoming Exploring opportunities in the area! Fill out our career interest survey and we will notify you of open houses and new Exploring posts is started near you.

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Upcoming Events

Aviation Career Exploring

September 22, 2018

Aviation ExploringAviation Career Exploring combines exciting hands-on activities with interactions with aviation professionals representing a wide range of careers. You will experience firsthand what it's like to be a pilot, aircraft mechanic, flight engineer or air traffic controller.

La Porte Flight Lines, 202 N Farrington Blvd, La Porte, TX 77571. For more information and details, please attend the Open House\Kick-off on Saturday, September 22 from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at La Porte Flight Lines. For more information contact Michelle Phillips at michelle.phillips@scouting.org.

Law Enforcement Career Exploring

Law Enforcement ExploringLaw Enforcement Career Exploring offers young adults a personal awareness of the criminal justice system through training, practical experiences, competition and other activities. Additionally, the program  promotes personal growth through character development, respect for the rule of law, physical fitness, good citizenship and patriotism. 

Texas Medical Center Police Department 2151 W. Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX. For more information contact Lt. Meier at SMeier@tmc.edu or at 281-414-6023; Open House TBA

Health Care Career Exploring

September 13 and 22, 2018

Health ExploringHealth Care Career Exploring is a hands-on program where you will learn from medical professionals who work in the healthcare industry every day. You will learn from healthcare leaders who will share their experiences and expertise to help support you as you learn about the healthcare field.

  • Innovative Sports Medicine, 24022 Cinco Village Center Blvd. Suite 240, Katy, Texas.You will learn about various areas of the healthcare field, including Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Physical Therapy, and Chiropractic Therapy. For more information and details, please attend our Open House\Kick-off on Thursday, September 13 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Innovative Sports Medicine. For more information contact: Dr. Longoria at jilliankibyuk@gmail.com or Michelle Phillips at michelle.phillips@scouting.org.
  • Altierus Career College, 9700 Bissonnet St., Suite 1400, Houston, TX 77036. You will learn about various health care positions that are vital to the medical field including Medical Billing & Coding, Pharmacy Tech, Surgical Technologist, and Dental Assistant. For more information and details, please attend our Open House\Kick-off on Saturday, September 22 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Altierus Career College. Contact Michelle Phillips at michelle.phillips@scouting.org for additional information.

Dental Health Care Exploring 

September 13-15, 2018

Health ExploringDental Health Care Exploring is a hands-on program in which students will learn directly from dentists & medical health leaders that will help guide and mentor the Explorers as they learn about various dental careers, dental health awareness & education, while also discussion of topics pertaining to the dental field. Please select the program that best suits your schedule and location and attend the Open House. 

  • Quail Valley Family Dental, 2260 FM 1092 Rd, Missouri City, Texas. For more information and details, please attend our Open House\Kick-off on Friday, September 14 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at Quail Valley Dental. Contact Michelle Phillips at michelle.phillips@scouting.org for additional information.
  • RiteSmile Dental, 15200 Southwest Fwy, Ste. 250, Sugar Land, Texas. For more information and details, please attend our Open House\Kick-off on Saturday, September 15 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at RiteSmile Dental. Contact Michelle Phillips at michelle.phillips@scouting.org for additional information. Flier

Law & Government Exploring 

Law ExploringLaw & Government Exploring: Does the field of Law & Government peak your interest? The Estes Law Office in Fort Bend County will strive to support and guide students interested in the field of law. The most popular careers in this field include: attorney, judge, paralegal, court reporter, and city manager. Explorers will get to experience firsthand what it’s like to serve as an attorney, conduct legal research vital to the success of a case, and meet with attorneys. 

  • The Estes Law Office 716 S. Union Street, Richmond, TX. For more information contact Michelle Phillips at michelle.phillips@scouting.org or 713-689-9635. Open House TBA.

Skilled Trades Exploring

September 20, 22 and 29, 2018

Skilled Trades ExploringThree new Skilled Trades Exploring programs beginning this fall. Today's Skilled Trades workforce are engaged in work critical to the nation’s well-being, such as energy production, highway transportation, and manufacturing which are in high demand across the country. These are rewarding careers and very vital to our workforce. Nearly half of the U. S. industries report difficulties locating qualified individuals with skilled trades expertise. 

Skilled Trades Explorers will participate in hands-on projects to give them a real feel for whether this career is the right one for them. They will network with professionals who work in these careers every day –using the latest technology and emerging trends. They will also learn about the educational requirements for a career in Skilled Trades and will receive tangible advice on steps to take now to prepare and position themselves for a successful career in the field of Skilled Trades. Find the program below that best suits your schedule and location and attend the open house coming soon!

  • Texas Carpenters and Millwrights Houston Training Center, 5500 Spencer Hwy, Pasadena, Texas. For more information and details, please attend our Open House\Kick-off on Thursday, September 20 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Texas Carpenters and Millwrights Houston Training Center. Contact Michelle Phillips at michelle.phillips@scouting.org for additional information.
  • Altierus Career College, 9700 Bissonnet St., Suite 1400, Houston, TX 77036. For more information and details, please attend our Open House\Kick-off on Saturday, September 22 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Altierus Career College. Contact Michelle Phillips at michelle.phillips@scouting.org for additional information.
  • Elite Pipe Welding Academy, 7119 Village Way, Houston, Texas. For more information and details, please attend our Open House\Kick-off on Saturday, September 29th from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Elite Pipe Welding Academy. Contact Chad Renfro at crenfro2@eliteweldingacademy.com or Michelle Phillips at michelle.phillips@scouting.orgfor additional information. Flier