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The Exploring Program

Exploring in Golden Gate Area Council

Exploring Clubs

Youth 10 – 14 years old

Leadership Development

White Stag, Club 122

Fire Protection

Chief Solano
Suisun Fire Protection District, Club 8133


Chief Solano
Maritime Explorer Club, Club 8317

Golden Gate
SF Sailing Whaleboat Assoc., Club 19

Mission Peak
Falconer Maritime, Club 700

Martinez Yacht Club, Club 72

Exploring Posts

Youth 14 – 20 years old


Advocates for Aviation Safety, Post 7301

Fire Protection

Chief Solano
Suisun Fire Protection District, Post 8033

Northshore Fire Protection District, Post 7777

Napa County Fire, Post 7104

Benicia Fire, Post 7201

Napa Fire, Post 7220

American Canyon Fire, Post 7262

Twin Valley
Pleasanton/Livermore Fire, Post 933

Law Enforcement

Chief Solano
CHP Fairfield, Post 8365

Diablo Sunrise
Brentwood PD, Post 415

Golden Gate
CHP San Francisco, Post 335

Richmond PD, Post 110

Oakland Housing PD, Post 32

Oakland CHP, Post 370

Tres Ranchos
Hayward PD, Post 275

Twin Valley
CHP Dublin, Post 390

Pleasanton PD, Post 836

Dublin Police Services, Post 911

Livermore PD, Post 925


Mission Peak
Washington Hospital, Post 539

Engineering & Technology

Twin Valley
Robot Garden (Stem-robotics), Post 977

Robot Garden (Stem-robotics), Post 987

How to verify an out of Council Merit Badge Counselor.

First, try to connect the Scout and counselor in Scoutbook. If that is successful, the counselor is registered and qualified. If unsuccessful, go to the counselor’s home council and search for their Advancement Administrators. Most will have an email address for either the Council Advancement Committee or Professional Advisor. Send an email asking if the counselor has been registered and qualified for the merit badge(s) in question and the status of their Youth Protection Training. Ask California councils if the counselor has completed AB506 training and LiveScan. The unit leader’s “blue card” signature verifies their counselor credentials verification.


Sea Scouts




Shooting Sport


Scouting for Food

Order of the Arrow