Welcome to the Crew 1775 web site!

 IF YOU ARE GOING ON THE SKI TRIP, FILL OUT THIS FORM: https://goo.gl/forms/2Ox3dpt4c8Ds56CM2

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 from 7:30 to 9pm when school is in session at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, 3 Forbes Road, Lexington.

We participate in many activities such as a monthly adventure 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 President Ella Mattingly at mattinglyella@gmail.com, or contact the Committee Chair Jan Gunther at 781-652-0420.

Recruiting Night

Posted by bfineberg on Jan 22 2018 - 4:32pm

Are you interested in co-ed, hiking, and STEM?

Come join Venture Crew 1775 for our open house on Friday, January 26th from 7:30-9pm at 3 Forbes Road, Lexington. Venturing is the co-ed and youth lead part of Boy Scouts of America for youth age 14-21.

Venture Crew 1775 is sponsored by MIT's Lincoln Laboratory and focuses on STEM, High Adventure, and community service. We've skied in Switzerland, sailed in Florida, and climbed Mount Katahdin. We've also toured the Boston Dynamics robotics facility, the Silk Lab at Tufts, and the aviation research hangar at Hanscom AFB.

For questions, please email message me or visit Crew1775.com. Hope to see you there!


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

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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.

Sign up for Boston Harbor Islands - Grape Island, June 25-26, 2017

Posted by jgunther on Dec 28 2017 - 12:00pm

We will be camping on Grape Island, a small island in Boston Harbor.  We will be taking the Harbor Islands Ferry to cruise to our camping site.  We should have some great views of the harbor. 

Note: this is a Sunday to Monday trip.  Sign up here!

Crew 1775 travels to Switzerland - Feb 19 - 25, 2017

Posted by jgunther on Mar 28 2017 - 5:07pm


Scouts from Lexington Venture Crew 1775 attended Kandersteg International Scout Centre in Switzerland's Bernese Highlands during the recent February school vacation from Feb. 19 through Feb. 25.

During their week at the international scout camp, the crew members participated in a variety of activities including skiing Lauchernalp, touring to Jungfraujoch (the highest train station in Europe at 3,471 meters above sea level), hiking the Gemmi Pass, snowshoeing the Tatelishorn, snowshoeing to the Oeschinensee lake, Oeschinen sledding, curling, touring Berne, skiing Adelboden, and exploring the Brigerbad thermal pools in Brig.

During their stay, the group lodged at KISC's Sunneblick Chalet, ate in the camp dining hall, and enjoyed meeting scouts from other countries including staff from Australia, Portugal, Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Great Britain and Ireland, and some from Seattle. The trip ended with a free Saturday afternoon exploring the city of Zurich before flying back to Boston Logan via JFK International Airport. For more information on the program: http://kisc.ch.

BSA Venture Crew # 1775, Lexington MA

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