Explorer Leadership Institute
What is the Explorer Leadership Institute?
Recent ELI Participants
- The LASD Explorer Leadership Institute is a five-day live-in encampment, which usually takes place at the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
- ELI was created several years ago as a leadership development course for explorers. It is desgined to enhance the leadership skills of explorers holding positions of rank within their respective explorer post and prepare explorers for staff positions at the Explorer Academy.
- There is no cost to attend ELI. Due to limited space and funding, only a select number of explorers are eligible to attend; generally 20 to 25 explorers. ELI students live in military housing units and eat at the base mess hall.
- ELI is held only once a year, in the month of July.
- Graduates are eligible to wear the distinctive ELI pin on their uniform, along with a rocker patch.