Venturing Crew 128
Venturing for Vittles - Dec. 11 2021
YOU can help your neighbors by participating in Scouting for Food, or as we call it, Venturing for Vittles. Really, we need help from everybody in McLean!
Fall Backpacking Trip on Sleepy Creek Mountain
In October of 2021, six Venturers from Crew 128 hiked over Sleepy Creek Mountain on an overnight backpacking trip in West Virginia. It was a trip of many "firsts." For some, it was their first backpacking trip and the first time cooking like backpackers. For all of us, it was the first time backpacking in the Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area. And for Crew 128, it was the first co-educational backpacking trip thanks to some new members. Read the story.
Adirondacks - Crew 128's Five-Day Trek
2021 - Adventures Abound!
Crew 128 has had an amazing first half of 2021 that has included conservation projects, a three-Eagle Court of Honor, and LOTS of outdoor adventures. Read the stories:
June - Court of Honor for Three Eagle Scouts
October - Backpacking on Sleepy Creek Mountain
Backpacking with Danger Noodles - May 2021
Venturing for Vittles - Dec. 2020
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.
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.)
Big Schloss was a Big Deal!
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.