Explorer Post 711

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Sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America

A Career Awareness Program


Dorchester County EMS Explorer Post was established on June 1, 2008.  Its purpose is to provide individuals who are interested in EMS an opportunity to enhance their knowledge about the profession.

The Explorer Post is designed to give young men and women a chance to provide community service by assisting Dorchester County EMS in non-emergency/emergency activities. In turn, the department provides an opportunity for Explorers to receive training and attend various social and recreational activities.


  • To further the explorer’s education.
  • Provide insight into all phases of EMS as a possible future profession.
  • Promote a positive foundation of communication between Dorchester County EMS and the youth of the community.


The Explorer Program is always in search of energetic young men and women who are eager to learn more about medicine.

  • -The applicant should be between the ages of 15 and 20 or 14 years old and have graduated the eighth (8th) grade.
  • All members will be registered with the Boy Scouts of America as Explorers and agree to abide by the Operating Guidelines of the Post, applicable Operating Guidelines of the Dorchester County EMS and the Explorer Code.
  • Applicants and current members must possess and maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.0. *Grades must be presented at the following meeting after received from the school.
  • Applicants who have left high school prior to graduating must either possess or be actively pursuing a GED.
  • The applicant should be of generally good health, good moral character and sustain a good rapport in the community.
  • Member will attend meetings as well as work community and special events. *Required unless excused by the Post Advisor or Assistant Advisors.
  • Parental consent is required if applicant is under the age of 18.
  • Applicants must be able to pass a background examination.

Rejection of candidates will include but not be limited to:

  • Applicant does not meet one of the pre-selection standards.
  • Applicant has made inaccurate or fraudulent statements during the application process.

Application Process

Post Advisor shall ensure that the applicant meets all pre-selection standards.

  • The applicant shall attend an initial meeting to become familiar with the post.
  • The applicant shall complete a BSA application and parental permission slip.

For more information please email Kevin Varnadoe or call (843) 200-6977.