Venturing Crew 128


Welcome to Crew 128 from McLean, Virginia

We are a co-ed crew chartered by St. John's Episcopal Church.

JTE Gold for 2020!

Congratulations to Crew 128 for achieving Gold in the BSA's unit quality assessment program, the "Journey to Excellence" (JTE). In recognition of their leadership, each crew officer received a Letter of Commendation from the Crew Advisor, and each crew member is entitled to wear the JTE patch on your uniform. (See where to place the patch on your uniform.)

Venturing for Vittles - SUCCESS!

On December 13, 2020, Crew 128 did its own Scouting for Food event called Venturing for Vittles. We extend a BIG THANK YOU to all Scouts, St. John's parishioners, and community members who volunteered or contributed.

The weight and volume collected was amazing! Read the story.


Fall 2020 - We're Still Havin' Fun

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Crew 128 has remained an active unit in 2020. We've gone backpacking, bike riding, and more while following appropriate safety practices. See the details, and pictures with lots of masks! Read the story.

Big Schloss was a Big Deal!

Backpacking in November is now a tradition! In 2019, we camped on Mill Mountain and hiked to Big Schloss! Read the story.

Bike Camping in Southern Maryland

Crew 128 cycled 40 miles with loaded bikes for a camping adventure in Charles County. History, DQ, physcal challenges, and more!

Read the story.

The Spark at Ramseys Draft Wilderness

Venturers from Crew 128 and Boy Scouts from Troop 128 experienced winter conditions atop Hardscrabble Knob in the Ramseys Draft Wilderness in November 2018. It sparked a renewed interest in our Venturing Crew. That spark turned into a flame of enthusiasm after a serious situation: off-trail, near dark, fog, at the top of the mountain. Read the story.

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