What is Venturing?
Venturing is a co-ed program created by the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who have similar interests in a multitude of areas including high adventure, service to the community and leadership.
Although some Crews have a specialty such as camping, high adventure, shooting sports, etc – Crew 140 does a little bit of everything as determined by the youth themselves. he focus of Crew 140 is high adventure activities such as Philmont, Northern Tier, Seabase and The Summit. We also look to enhance our members life experiences with positive social activities and community service.
Who are we?
Crew 140 was started by scouts from local troops 140 and 1424 and co-ed community youth in the Sienna Plantation area. Each crew member is at least 14 or has completed the 8th grade and is no older than 21. We currently have about 40 youth (1/2 young ladies and 1/2 young men!) plus about 25 adult advisors/committee members.
Although some Crews have a specialty such as camping, high adventure, shooting sports, etc – Crew 140 does a little bit of everything as determined by the youth themselves. The focus of Crew 140 is to seek out adventures large and small that include monthly campouts or other activities. Suring the summer Crew 140 usually participatyes in a high adventure base such as Philmont Scout Ranch (specializing in backpacking), Northern Tier (Specializing in canoeing in the boundary waters in north Minnesota), The Summit (provides many options for fun) and Sea Base (specializing in scuba, snorkeling, all things aquatic!). Our biggest adventure yet was to Switzerland at the Kandersteg International Scout Camp in the Swiss Alps!
When and where do we meet?
We meet on the second Monday of each month at the Harvest United Methodist Church at 7:00pm in the Sanctuary.
What we are about.
- To gain practical experience.
- To engage in a program of activities centered on leadership, service, social activities, fitness, the outdoors and citizenship.
- To experience positive leadership from adults and youth leaders.
- To have a chance to learn and grow in a supportive environment.
- Have FUN.
Adventure — Leadership — Service
Who runs the Crew?
All Crews are “youth led”. This means that the Crew elects a set of youth officers that run the organization. The officers work with the other youth to determine what our calendar will be each year – what campouts to attend, service opportunities, etc. The officer positions consist of: President, VP of Programs, VP of Admin, Secretary, Quartermaster, Treasurer and Crew Guide.
How are adults over 21 involved?
An important part of any Crew is the adult committee. This group acts somewhat like a Board of Directors for a company. In this case, they are there to help the youth by providing assistance, advice and to help them achieve the goals the youth have set.