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Leadership Award for Youth and Adults

The council/district presents the Learning for Life Leadership Award, which is a distinguished award for Explorers, high school participants, and adult volunteer leaders who have given exceptional leadership in Exploring or Learning for Life programs. The Leadership Award is available annually to all Explorer posts and Learning for Life high school groups.

Young American

First presented in 1968, the award is given to young adults between the ages of 15 and 25 who have achieved excellence in the fields of art, athletics, business, community service, education, government, humanities, literature, music, religion, or science and have been involved in service to their community, state, or country that adds to the quality of life.


This award is presented to any Post 141 members who attend at least half of the meetings in an academic year. In 2010-11 this means attending at least 7 post meetings.

Dr. Gerald Cooper

The Dr. Gerald Cooper Award is given to any post member with perfect attendance for an academic year. This award is named for the founder of Exploring Post 141, Dr. Gerald Cooper, D.O. Dr. Cooper was an advisor to Exploring Post 141 for 20 years between 1989 and 2009.