Welcome !

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.

Annual elections are this Friday, June 15

Posted by VJKiernan on Jun 10 2018 - 8:04pm

Crew elections will be held this Friday, June 15.

At that time, the youth members will select their officers for the next 12 months. They will choose a president, vice president, secretary and treasurer.

It is very important that all youth members attend on June 15. If you cannot be there, you must inform Mr. Kiernan of this fact, at kiernan@nasw.org

I apologize for the fact that we have been changing dates for elections. Sorry for any confusion!

Next crew meeting; and elections next month

Posted by VJKiernan on May 13 2018 - 8:55pm

Our next crew meeting has been rescheduled from Friday, May 18, to the following Monday, May 21.

Our annual elections will be held at our June 15 crew meeting.

Youth Protection Training NEWS & OPPORTUNITY

Posted by jmbuchanan on Apr 29 2018 - 9:22pm

BAD NEWS: Your adult Youth Protection Training has been reset to expire at the end of September regardless of when you may have taken it. BSA has come out with a new version that we all need to take before October 1.

BSA ANNOUNCEMENT: An updated youth protection training is available for staff, leaders and parents. The training includes a three-module course that all leaders will be required to complete by September 30, 2018. The training encompasses Venturing and Exploring Youth Protection, therefore those videos are no longer available.
We encourage you to take the new training and spread the word. For technical questions or issues, please contact the Member Care Contact Center at myscouting@scouting.org.

GOOD NEWS: The new course is a significant update and most say a significant improvement.
The new course is now (since January) available online - Takes approx 1.5 hours minimum.
To help Colonial leaders become compliant with this new YPT requirement, the following in-person trainings have been scheduled for THIS WEEK:

Tuesday, May 1
LDS Stake Center
6219 Villa Street, Alexandria (off of Franconia Road)
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Wednesday, May 2
Heritage Presbyterian Church
8503 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria
7:00 pm -9:00 pm

Thursday, May 3
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Haverkamp Room

2701 Cameron Mills Road, Alexandria
7:00 pm -9:00 pm
Registration not required.

Service Opportunity

Posted by jmbuchanan on Apr 15 2018 - 1:38pm

What. Neighborhood spring clean up. Help out those in need who need a helping hand.
When. 22 April 1pm-3pm
Where. First Christian Church, home of Venturing Crew 80, King street near the corner of King and Janey’s Lane
Who. You! We need you to make this to work. Come for any amount you can do.
Why. A scout is friendly helpful
POC. Joseph L, also a member of Crew 80 will be there.

Phenomenon and VeneturingFest Opportunities

Posted by VJKiernan on Apr 4 2018 - 10:00am

Crew 996 is planning to go to Phenomenon later this month and may go to VenturingFest at the Summit in July. They are inviting members of 129 to go along with them. If you're interested, let Mr. Kiernan know and he'll put you in contact with their adviser. Phenomenon has been great in the past, and VenturingFest sounds very good -- it uses all the facilities from the National Jamboree but with only Venturers there.

More info:

Phenomenon April 27-29, 2018, at Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation, Schuylkill Haven, PA http://www.hmc-bsa.org/Event.aspx?id=3533

VenturingFest July 1-6, 2018, at Summit Bechtel Reserve http://www.summitbsa.org/venturingfest/

Pope Pius XII

Posted by etanthony on Jan 25 2018 - 7:33am

Dear Venturing Crew 129

I have received permission from the Chair, Catholic Committee on Scouting, Diocese of Arlington AND the Chair, Catholic Committee on Scouting, Archdiocese of Military Services, USA to lead a class for Catholic Scouts in both (Arch)dioceses to earn the Pope Pius XII religious emblem award.

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