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ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR SCOUTS (Last Updated 4/11/19 by Ella)

Patriot's Day Parade is 4/15.  We are not planning on walking in the parade as a crew, but if people are around, you can participate in the Troop 119 campout and watching of the reenactment, and then go to the pancake breakfast (which overlaps with the parade)

No Meeting 4/19

Venturing Zenith is April 26-27th, sign up here!

APEX has been moved to May 10-12.  Sign up here!

Philmont Shakeout Hike went well!  We went 13 miles with weighted packs.  Thank you to Todd for selecting the trek and for navigating most of the way.  Also congrats to everyone that went, it was a hard hike!  Continue personal preparation as we appraoch the trek (hiking, working out, etc.)

Sea Base We won a slot in the Sea Base lottery for the  "St. Thomas STEM Eco Sailing Adventure" in summer 2020!  In summary, we will be living and learning on a sailboat in the Virgin Islands for a week.  If you would like to hold a space for yourself, I recommend signing up on the crew website as soon as you can (link).  More details are available here: http://www.bsaseabase.org/Adventures.aspx

AS ALWAYS

- Look at upcoming events in the calendar and sign up for ones you're interested in.  If you are not sure if you will be able to make it, still register, but say you're a "maybe" in the comments.

- Check email

Group Picture from Mt. Cardigan

 Thinking of joining?  We'd love to have you!

Venturing is a part of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are 13 and have completed the eighth grade, or age 14 through 20 years of age.

Venturing is based on a unique and dynamic relationship between youth, adult leaders, and organizations in their communities.  The program has exciting and meaningful activities that help youth pursue their love of the outdoors, learn about STEM, develop leadership skills, and become good citizens.  See pictures from some of our trips here

Venturing Crew 1775 meets every Friday night (when school is in session) from 7:30 to 9pm at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, 3 Forbes Road, Lexington.

We participate in many activities such as a monthly outdoor trip (backpacking, ice climbing, etc.), frequent STEM-based trips, various community service opportunities, and the occasional long-term adventure such as Florida Sea Base or Kandersteg International Scout Camp in Switzerland.  No experience required.

 If you would like to join us or have any questions, simply contact the Scout Vice President of Administration, Ella Mattingly at mattinglyella@gmail.com, or contact the Committee Chair Jan Gunther at 781-652-0420.

Serving Breakfast at a Soup Kitchen - Moved to June 15 and/or July 20!

Posted by jgunther on Mar 8 2019 - 6:19pm

Help serve a delicious breakfast to the guests at a soup kitchen in Boston.

We anticipate leaving Lexington by 7:15am and returning around 11:30am.  Sign up for June 15 or July 20

The Soup Kitchen is run by the Paulist Center at 5 Park Street in Boston, in the church basement. They run a breakfast on the 3rd Saturday of every month, as well as a weekly dinner on Wednesday nights.   The guests are the homeless and poor of the greater downtown area. 

Volunteers are needed to help cook (sometimes), plate food, serve, and cleanup.  Guests are served restaurant style with servers going around the room with a prepared plate for each guest. This is very similar to many of the service projects the crew has done.


Recruiting / Open House February 15 7:30-9:00pm

Posted by Ella on Feb 2 2019 - 5:02pm

Come see what Venturing is all about!

Scouting for All

Posted by jgunther on Aug 28 2018 - 5:42pm

We believe that the Scouting experience should be available to all youth in our community, regardless of financial status.  If your family can not afford the registration fee, please consult our committee treasurer Bernie Gunther in confidence at 781-652-0420.

Crew 1775 is part of the Spirit of Adventure Council which serves over 6,000 youth through 1,000 volunteers in over 200 Packs, Troops, Crews and other units without regard to color, race, religion, ethnic background, sexual orientation, or economic status. (Adopted July 19, 2001)

Provide Healthy Food for Low-Income People AND Reduce Food Waste

Posted by jgunther on Jan 17 2018 - 12:28pm

Saturday 1/20/18, 12:45pm - 4:15pm

Help at Daily Table, a not-for-profit retail store in Dorchester.  Daily Table serves the low income population as a store providing low cost groceries and ready-to-cook meals.

Volunteers can expect to:

  • sort and prepare produce in our receiving area for sale or for kitchen use
  • label and package prepared foods alongside our kitchen staff
  • help cooks in the kitchen
  • stock retail shelves
  • stock/reorganize cooler and freezer units
  • interact with customers in our food sampling/engagement area
  • assist with administrative tasks in our 420 Washington St. office

More info about the service project can be found here.

You must be 14 or above and healthy to participate.  Closed toed shoes are required.  Class B shirts are requested.

Logistics - we need about an hour to drive to Dorchester, so we will meet at LHS at 11:30.  Plan to return to Lexington at about 5:30.

Two signups are required:

1. Our website

2. Volunteer website - Please use Crew 1775 as the company/school name. You must sign up by January 15 to participate.  Both Scouts and Adults must sign up.

 If you signed up previously to go to the soup kitchen, please indicate that you are still coming with a note in the comments column.

Ski Trip - Postponed to Mar 2-4 2018

Posted by jgunther on Jan 17 2018 - 12:27pm

Image result for wildcat ski pictures

POSTPONED DUE TO EXTREME TEMPS!

Sign up for the ski trip!

The Probale Plan:
  • For Departure: meet at the Mattingly house at 6:30pm on Friday
  • For Pick Up: meet at the LHS front parking lot around 5pm on Sunday
  • Location: We will be staying at the Mattingly’s little ski cottage in Jackson, New Hampshire, so space is a bit limited.  
  • Schedule: We will be downhill skiing on Saturday at either Attitash or Wildcat Ski Mountain with an option of Cross-Country and we will be Cross-Country skiing on Sunday morning before we head back home.
Everyone going on the trip should fill out this poll about what you need to rent and what type of skiing you want to do on Saturday (https://goo.gl/forms/O5X6dpHL3w9bhZqZ2)
 
And of course, sign up on the website ASAP (https://www.crew1775.com/node/1692)

Sign up for Summer Camp at Wah-Tut-Ca: July 16-22, 2017

Posted by jgunther on Dec 28 2017 - 12:01pm

Spend a whole week in the woods doing things that you love!

Wah-Tut-Ca offers an open program that lets you choose what you are doing and when: Waterfront / Aquatics; Climbing / COPE; Shooting Sports; Scout Craft; Sports; Handicrafts; Discovery (Nature and Science); Horses; Frontier. There are also Rare Adventures that includes things like Search & Rescue; Raft Building; Overnight survival; Discover SCUBA; Edible Food Hike; Mountaintops in the Area; Mountain Biking Expedition; Black Powder Rifle. 

July 16-22 will be Venturing Week, so you will get to meet other Venturers from the Spirit of Adventure Council.

We anticipate that summer camp will cost about $290 this year.  Sign up here.

BSA Venture Crew # 1775, Lexington MA

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