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    Venture Crew Backpacking Trip Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
    Tuesday, October 07 2014 @ 08:43 PM UTC

    Crew News
    Blackberry Hollow Campout
    Beaumont Reservation
    High Ridge, MO
    October 3-5, 2014

    On Friday 2 scouts and 2 adults camped overnight on Shippey Field. On Saturday 7 venture scouts and 6 adults backpacked on the 5 mile Red Trail to Blackberry Hollow. The fall weekend weather was near perfect with temperatures staying in the 40s and 50s. The sky was mostly clear with winds a little on the breazy side. The trail became overgrown once we descended from the ridge hiking towards Blackberry Hollow. Passage was difficult in a few places due to down trees. The campsite looked to have had little use over the last year. There was a huge supply of firewood though and after a little while a comfortable fire was blazing. The crew ate pasta for dinner that really hit the spot. The evening was calm and mostly quiet except for some snoring and the occasional snort of a deer and cry of a bobcat.

    Everyone had a great time and are looking ahead to the next trip. The next backpack / camping trip is scheduled for November 28 & 29 at Hawn State Park on the 10 mile Whispering Pines Trail.

    Click on "Read More" below to see more photos of the Blackberry Hollow campout.

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    Venture Crew Philmont Conditioning Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
    Sunday, August 17 2014 @ 09:02 PM UTC

    Crew News

    Venture Crew
    Philmont Conditioning
    Grant's Trail
    August 10 & 17, 2014

    The Venture Crew has kicked off a series of conditioning hikes in preparation for attending Philmont in 2015. All those registered for Philmont 2015 are strongly encouraged to participate in these hikes. Weighted backpacks to simulate those carried at Philmont should be used on these conditioning hikes. Conditioning hikes are tentatively planned to begin Sunday mornings at 7:00am at the Grant's Trail parking lot at Norrenburns Lumber on Tesshire Rd, unless superseded by another Venture outing. The August 10th hike was 4 miles with a duration of about 2 hours. The August 17th hike was 5 1/2 miles with a duration of about 2 1/2 hours.

    For more information contact crew presidents Michael H or Rachael M.
    Click on "Read More" below for more photos of Philmont Conditioning.

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    Venture Camp at Swift Base! Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
    Saturday, June 28 2014 @ 11:05 PM UTC

    Crew News
    Swift Scout Base
    S-F Scout Ranch
    Knob Lick, MO
    June 22-28, 2014

    10 Venture Crew 2161 members had a great week at Swift Base the week of June 22nd through the 28th. Photos provided by Mona S. and Christine S.

    Click on "Read More" below to see more photos of the crew at Swift.

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    Venture Crew Meeting and Venture Bowling Night Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
    Thursday, June 05 2014 @ 01:37 AM UTC

    Crew News
    Venture Crew Meeting
    June 2, 2014 &
    Venture Bowling Night
    June 3, 2014

    A large number of Venture Scouts attended a meeting Monday evening at St. Simons. The 2 meeting topics were (1) the upcoming week at Swift Explorer Base and (2) conditioning for Philmont 2015.

    On Tuesday evening, Rachael, Michael, Chris, Mr. Schnurbusch and Mr. Cain attended Venture Bowling Night at Show Me Lanes.
    Click on "Read More" below to see more photos of these events.

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    Venture Crew Fall Fun Rally Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
    Sunday, September 29 2013 @ 09:07 PM UTC

    Crew News

    Fall Fun Rally
    Beaumont Scout Reservation
    Sept 27-29, 2013

    Story submitted by Christine S.

    Our Venturing Crew 2161, attended the 2013 Fall Fun Rally at Beaumont and had a fun weekend. 11 crew members attended including 2 adults. This event was attended by more than 1400 campers from 13 different states. This was our first campout as VC2161.
    We set up camp in Shippey field on Friday evening then attended the opening ceremony and participated in the election of new officers. Activities Friday night included Casino Night and Hunger Games. Curfew was 12:30 AM Saturday and we all stayed up late.
    Saturday morning Rory and Alex prepared wonderful breakfast of ham and eggs. There were over 100 different activities to choose from. We tried as many of them as we could. We had campers participate in the Zombie run, Volleyball tournament, Barrel Rolling, Cracker contest, Save the Ship, Titanic Challenge, Monkey Bridge, Zen Ball, Climbing Tower and more. We learned about Sea Scouting and Scuba diving.
    Our crew came in third place in the Volley ball tournament for all of Area 3 Venturers. We accomplished all of this and more before lunch.
    Following a great lunch of chili dogs we split up. Many of the older boys went to shoot shotguns while Rory and I slithered into mud cave. We came out covered in mud!
    We had amazing homemade root beer and spent a lot of time admiring the mountain men and bought coyote tails and raccoon skin caps. Alex even bought a skunk pelt!
    We had a great BBQ dinner on Saturday. A light rain began at dusk but that did not cause any problems. The curfew was 1:00 AM Sunday morning although most were sleeping by then.
    As always we had a campfire that burned all weekend.
    Unfortunately, no one had a camera until Mr. Cain arrived on Sunday morning but we do have a video of some campers practicing the 2-step around the campfire.
    All in all, the Fall Fun Rally was really fun. We plan on going back again next year!

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    Crew Golf Outing at Sunset Lakes Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
    Monday, September 21 2009 @ 03:06 AM UTC

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    Saturday marked the first Crew 161 golf outing. We had great weather and a great time driving the golf carts and hitting some spectacular shots down the fairways. We had a short meeting before the scheduled tee time and then we went to the course. We were a group of six, including: Mr. Marin, Michael Menteer, Ian Bacic (Il Presidente), Tre Anderson, Mariano Marin, and John Stransky.

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    Venturing Crew Planning meeting Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
    Wednesday, July 22 2009 @ 02:45 AM UTC

    Crew NewsThe crew had a planning meeting and fall activities are listed on this website calendar. Also, check the facebook group. If you are a crew member or parent of a venturing crew member, let us know to get you included in the facebook group.

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