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Welcome to BSA Venturing Crew 129's new website !

Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are 13 and have completed the eighth grade, or age 14 through 20 years of age.

Venturing's purpose is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults.

Venturing is based on a unique and dynamic relationship between youth, adult leaders, and organizations in their communities. Local community organizations establish a Venturing crew by matching their people and program resources to the interests of young people in the community. The result is a program of exciting and meaningful activities that helps youth pursue their special interests, grow, develop leadership skills, and become good citizens.

Venturing crews can specialize in a variety of avocation or hobby interests. Crew 129's focus is on outdoor activities and camping, to include first aid.

University of Scouting

Posted by VJKiernan on Jan 6 2019 - 8:19pm

Learn important skills and hav efun with Venturers from around the council by attending the University of Scouting, our council's training event on February 23 at Hayfield Secondary School -- and it won't cost you a dime, because Crew 129 will pay the fee. Go for the whole day, or only part of it. The list of courses is attached. There are some courses that are intended specifically for Venturers, including Goal Setting and Time Management for Venturing Crews (page 23), Project Management (page 23), and Introduction to Leadership Skills in the Crew, Ship, and Varsity Team (page 27), or pick any of the other courses that interest you. Plus you will get a scrumptious Subway sandwich for lunch! Let Mr. Kiernan know what you want to sign up for, and he will get you registered at no cost to you. And we can get you a ride if you need one.

World Jamboree

Posted by VJKiernan on Jan 6 2019 - 8:17pm

There is still room for you to register to attend the World Jamboree, July 22 through August 2 at the Bechtel Scout Reserve in West Virginia. And a 40% scholarship is available for those who sign up between now and the end of the month. Info on the Jamboree is avalable at https://wsj2019.us/, or ask Mr. Kiernan.

We need your help for Sportrock

Posted by VJKiernan on Dec 29 2018 - 10:18pm

Our annual Sportrock lock-in is this coming Friday night. We hope you are all planning to come and have a great time. But even if you are not planning to climb and stay for the lock-in, we need your help for setup and registration for the event at 8 pm on Friday. As has been in true in the past, we expect Venturers from several other crews to join us, and we very much need help getting the event organized and started. Please respond to me by email letting Mr. Kiernan know whether we can rely on you to be there.

Ice skating

Posted by VJKiernan on Nov 25 2018 - 10:34pm

Meet Crew 129 for ice skating at the outdoor rink at Pentagon Row on Saturday, December 8, from 3-5 p.m. Admission is $9 for those 13 and older; skate rental is $5. More details about the rink are available at https://pentagonrowskating.com/ Friends and family are most welcome! Signup on the crew's web site so we can know to look for you at the rink.

Scuba opportunity

Posted by VJKiernan on Nov 25 2018 - 10:29pm

Colonial District's new Ship 818 is inviting us to join their upcoming Scuba class this Saturday morning, described below, but we must RSVP by Wedesday. Let Mr. Kiernan know if you want to go or if you have questions!

Ever wonder what life is like under the sea??? You're in Luck... We're one week away from our Discovery Scuba class hosted by Blue Octopus Scuba. This event is open to Scouts, Youth, and Parents. Minimum age to participate is 8 y/o, no exception as this is PADI policy. We'll also provide pizza and drinks for lunch on Saturday.

Price: $25- Scout/Youth; $50- Adult; Paid to the Purser or Skipper

First, Please complete the Discover Scuba All-in-One smart waivers on the Blue Octopus web page - you will not be allowed in the water until this information has been provided.

This is important! If you have a yes answer to any of the medical questions you will need to print the form and get a medical clearance prior to the start of in water training on Sunday. If you have a question about this, please feel free to contact the shop or me to discuss.

Second, please confirm your participation for this event by Wednesday Nov 28th

We'll meet at Blue Octopus Scuba Friday(Nov30) evening, please drop by the shop between 6-7p to get fitted for the pool. The address is 4154 Duke Street Alexandria,VA 22304

We'll meet at the Chinquapin pool at 9:30a on Saturday(Dec1) morning. The entire event is expected to be from 10a-1p. The pool address is 3210 King St, Alexandria, VA 22302 - on the way you'll pass TC Williams HS - take the first right after the school, then go up the hill and park either in the center parking lot or on the loop next to the playing field/tennis courts. I'll meet you in the lobby area.

Fellowship on Thanksgiving weekend

Posted by VJKiernan on Nov 18 2018 - 8:37pm

Reminder: On the Sunday following Thanksgiving (11/25), Crew 129 will be hosting Fellowship Hour at Westminster. We will be buying Donut Holes for it, but Venturers should bring breakfast-appropriate finger foods like mini muffins, sliced fruit, or granola. You should come at 11:15 so we can set up Fellowship Hall and you should expect to stay until 12:30-12:45 or until we are all cleaned up. We need 4 people at the minimum, so if you are available to attend, please RSVP through the sign up on the Crew 129 website.

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