2 of our Explorer Posts are having kick-off Open Houses next week – ACIPCO Engineering and Hoover Police – and we want to make sure we get the info out to the Home School community!
The Hoover Police Department Post Open House is Tuesday, October 25th, 6:30 p.m. at their Inverness Substation – 107 Inverness Corners, Hoover AL 35242 – on the second floor of the Renasant Bank Building. For more information, contact Officer Kevin Hollis – email@example.com.
Here is the ACIPCO information from their invitation letter:
We will be kicking off another year of the ACIPCO Engineering Explorers Program on Tuesday, October 25th, at 6:30 pm. The program will last until approximately 8:00 pm. Please see some of the highlights of our program listed below. At the kickoff meeting, we will have further details about the remaining meeting schedule. The goal of our program is to seek out students interested in engineering as a career and to expose them to various disciplines of engineering. It is our hope that this helps students make decisions about future college and career plans.
Meetings are typically held every other Tuesday evening, mostly on the property of AMERICAN Cast Iron Pipe Company (1501 31st Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35207).
We feature many guest speakers discussing various disciplines of engineering.
There will be various hands on activities for students including some competitions.
Prizes are offered to registered students. Students earn tickets for participation in the program and for winning competitions. Tickets can then be entered into drawings for prizes, which include a chance to participate in the University of Alabama’s SITE Program and two scholarships for graduating high school seniors ($500 each)
Our first meeting will be called Foundry in a Box. Students will learn about and get the opportunity to make small castings with melted metal. Many additional details will be provided at the first meeting. Registration forms will be provided at the meeting as well. There is NO FEE to register this year. We hope to see many of you there. Parents and teachers are also encouraged to attend to witness what our program has to offer.
Should you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact me at
Thanks for your help!
Billy Curtis, Exploring Director
Greater Alabama Council - Boy Scouts of America