Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are 14 years of age OR 13 years of age and have completed the eighth grade and under 21 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. More BSA information on venturing is available at https://www.scouting.org/programs/venturing/
Crew 1158 has been active for 9 years, and was originally formed by members of the Troop 1128 committee and scouts. The crew is a mix of boys and girls with an interest in learning and participating in the outdoor scouting program: camping, backpacking, canoeing, wilderness first aid, leave no trace, etc. The goal of the crew is to provide adventurous girls access to the same outdoor program and skills training that the boys get through the troop’s outdoor program. You can be a member of both Troop 1128 and venture crew.
A venture crew is similar to a boy scout patrol. Meeting frequency tends to be less than scouts – with meetings focused on: team building, skills development, and planning. We will have at least one high adventure activity summer of 2019.
For further information contact:
- Wayne Bryan email@example.com
- Mike Stephens firstname.lastname@example.org
- Roxanne Stephens email@example.com
Northern Tier 2017
In the summer of 2017, after practicing our paddling strokes, learning to lift a canoe to portage between lakes, and training in wilderness first aid, we embarked on a high adventure in Northern Tier. Our 56 mile canoe and camping expedition, began from the Charles L. Sommers Canoe base in Ely, Minnesota and was led by our Crew Leader, and guided by our interpreter, a former Crew participant, herself. The first day of paddling, we had trouble finding our campsite and arrived into camp late, and so we faced the horrors of the Northern Tier mosquitoes head on. The other 3 days we paddled to our camps on time. On one of the days, we paddled ahead of schedule that we even had time to swim in the lake and dry our clothes at the campsite (a luxury). Upon our return to the Charles L. Sommers Canoe base, we discovered the sauna, which after 5 days without seeing a shower head was pure bliss!
Camp Loll 2018 — Bechler Canyon Trek / Yellowstone National Park / Jedediah Smith Wilderness Adventure
Our adventurous spirit led us to Camp Loll in the summer of 2018, after the high adventure trip to Philmont was cancelled because of wildfires, one week before our planned departure. Led by our Crew Leader, we spent 4 days backpacking in the Bechler Canyon Trek and visited hot springs at Mr. Bubbly and Denanda Falls. During the weekend our Crew toured Yellowstone National Park and visited the geysers — Old Faithful — and the chromatic pools (hot springs). Upon our return to Camp Loll we assisted other troops in transporting gear, and participated in a community service project replacing logs to mark trails. The following day our Crew rock climbed and rapelled, and participated in black powder rifle shooting, archery, and tomahawk throwing. Later that week, our Crew participated in an 18 mile hike to Union Falls and then to Scout Pool, where we swam and hiked down and up Cardiac Hill. The last two days in Camp Loll were spent on a bushwhacking trip where we rapelled 230 ft off Phantom Falls, a dry waterfall, the first day and hiked to the top of Survey Peak on the last day. We spent our last day of the high adventure at Cheyenne’s Rodeo Days, watching the rodeo (did you know certain horses are bred to buck?) and enjoying non-camping food.