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.

Crew meeting

Posted by VJKiernan on Sep 1 2019 - 9:17pm

We'll have a crew meeting on the evening of Friday, Sept. 13, to plan crew activities for the next few months. Come with your ideas of what you would like to do!

Possible Baseball Trip

Posted by VJKiernan on Aug 17 2019 - 7:54pm

The Washington Nationals are having a special Scout Day for their Sunday, September 29, game against the Cleveland Indians at 3:05 p.m. If Crew 129 wants to go, the crew will pay for tickets for Venturers. Guests and family members will pay for their own tickets. Everyone will also receive "a limited edition Nationals Scout Patch."

If you're interested (or might be interested), email Mr. Kiernan at kiernan@nasw.org by August 31.

Escape Room and Lock-In

Posted by VJKiernan on Feb 20 2019 - 10:20am

The council is holding a Venturing Escape Room and lock in on March 16-17. Venturers from all over Council will be there so you are sure to have a great time. If you're interested in going sign up on the Crew 129 web site by March 13. Bring a guest! Crew 129 can cover the cost so you won't have to pay anything. We will carpool for all those from Crew 129 who want to go.

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.

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