Post 5 Open House7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Oct. 11
2619 Western Blvd., Raleigh
If you think you would like to experience what many other Post 5 members already have, please come find out more at the WRAL Explorer Post 5 Open House on Oct. 11 at 7 p.m.! There, you will get more information about the program, how to apply and what to expect out of Post 5. Applications are due by Oct. 22. You can also apply online if you cannot attend. Remember, space is limited so don't wait! Before you apply, please be sure that you will be able to attend on Thursday nights during the school year.
Click here to apply online. There is a small membership fee of $15.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the Post 5 Executives by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Post 5 is sponsored by WRAL-TV / Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc.
WRAL Explorer Post 5 offers members the opportunity to learn all aspects of television broadcasting, from reporting and anchoring to producing newscasts and shooting local productions. Members will hear and learn from award-winning professionals at WRAL through clinics and workshops as well as get hands-on experience by participating in our “job shadowing” program.
Members, both in groups and as individuals, will be given small projects that are both challenging and fun. In previous years, members made five-second films, designed commercials for their favorite soft drinks and created public service announcements, conveying important messages in creative ways. These projects, among others, have exhibited the impressive growth in every member, and Post 5 will continue to challenge each individual with more innovative activities.
Post members will leave the program with real-world skills, and we hope they will continue to pursue the field of broadcasting in college and provide WRAL with a powerful recruiting program for future employees.
Post 5 was chartered in 1969 by Jim Goodmon, President and CEO of Capitol Broadcasting Company Inc., and former WRAL-TV engineer Powell Kidd.
Originally, Post 5 focused on scouting and consisted of an all-male membership. During the mid-1970s, the Post began producing documentaries and then began producing "Post 5 Reports," a 30-minute interview program, in 1979. As local high schools began teaching classes in broadcasting, Post 5 became increasingly popular. The membership has since opened to females.
Post 5 is regarded as the second oldest Explorer Post in the nation. In its 43 years, Post 5 has introduced hundreds of youths to the field of broadcasting and has seen many members go on to successful careers in the television industry.
Exploring, part of Learning for Life – a subsidiary of the Boy Scouts of America – is a unique partnership between local businesses and organizations to bring real-world, hand-on experiences in a wide variety of career fields. Explorer Post 5 is associated with the Occoneechee Council of Boy Scouts located in Raleigh, N.C.
Exploring is a coed program for young adults, ages 14 to 20, who have completed the eighth grade. The program emphasizes career opportunities, citizenship, leadership experience, life skills and character education. Please note that membership is limited and requires an application.
2619 Western Blvd.
Raleigh, N.C. 27606
General Membership Meetings:
Held Thursday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m.
Oct. 11 – Open House
Oct. 22 – Applications due
Oct. 26 – Notification of who has been accepted into the program
Nov. 1 – First meeting
2012-2013 Explorer Post Officers:
President – Shannon Campbell
VP of Membership and Activities – Zahara Pruitt
VP of Communications – Rachel Herman
Jim Rothschild, Director of Station Operations for WRAL-TV - 919-821-8611