Blackberry Hollow Backpack Campout
Beaumont Scout Reservation
November 4-6, 2016
Seasoned backpackers and Crew Members Don Schnurbusch and Andy Sandroni organized a weekend at Beaumont Scout Reservation that featured a night of camping on the camping field and a 5 mile overnight backpack hike to Blackberry Hollow.
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Ozark Trail Backpacking
October 14-16, 2016
Venture Crew 2161 hosted a backpacking trip on the Courtois Section of the Ozark Trail. They camped Friday night at Ozark Outdoors. After breakfast Saturday morning the Crew was shuttled to the Ozark trailhead at Bass's Resort. From Bass's they backpacked 8 miles to where they crossed sections of the Huzzah and Courtois Creeks. They camped overnight at the Courtois primitive campground. Sunday they completed the remaining 5 miles to the Ozark Outdoors trailhead. Photos provided by Andy Sandroni and Chris Cain. Thanks to our friends at Ozark Outdoors. For more photos, click on "Read More" below.
Upper Meramec River
August 14, 2016
It rained on us for about 2 1/2 hours. Other than that, the float went well. We collected some trash. We recovered a canoe left behind on a previous float. A good time was had by all. Thanks to all that helped.
Venture Crew Weekend
Apple Creek, MO
September 25-27, 2015
This Venture Crew weekend included camping, fishing and a visit to the Perry County Fair. We camped Friday and Saturday nights at the Schnurbusch Farm in Apple Creek, Mo. The nights were very pleasant. There was no shortage of wood to burn in the campfire.
The fishing at Schnurbusch Pond was very successful. The group caught a “nice mess” of largemouth bass, while fishing in light rain Saturday morning. Chris caught the most (6 bass) using a Shakespeare ultralight with a Matzuo America 3" Rattlin' lure.
We ate pancakes and bacon for breakfast and chili dogs for lunch. We ate dinner at the Perry County Fair in Altenburg, Mo. Two favorites of the Fair were the mule jumping contest and the tractor pull contest. Thanks to the Schnurbusch family for their hospitality during this enjoyable weekend! Thanks to Amy Cain for the great photos!
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Philmont Photos of Venture Crew 2161 Trek group 02. The Crew 02 consists of 8 members which included 3 adults: Pat Burke, Robert Butler and Mark Menteer. The group spent 10 days backpacking in the Rocky Mountains. Thanks to the Burkes for the great photos. (Click on "Read More" below to see more photos.
Philmont Photos of Venture Crew 2161 Trek group 01 also known as the "Blue Crew". The Blue Crew consists of 12 members which included 4 adults: Darran Strebler, Don Schnurbusch, Andy & Mona Sandroni. The group spent 10 days backpacking in the Rocky Mountains. Thanks to the Sandroni's for the great photos. (Click on "Read More" below to see more photos.