Welcome to the Crew 1775 web site!



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.

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, 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.

 If you would like to join us or have any questions, simply contact the Scout VP of Communications Ella Mattingly at or contact the Committee Chair Jan Gunther at 781-652-0420.

Florida Sea Base - June 27 through July 4

Posted by jgunther on Apr 11 2016 - 2:30pm

Our crew of 12 takes off for Florida Sea Base on June 27.  We will spend a week aboard two boats and explore the ecosystems of the Florida Keys together.

This trip is full.  If you would like to participate in a future trip, please let your officers know to plan a future trip.

Zenith 2015 - Wanocksett Scout Camp, October 3 and 4

Posted by jgunther on Oct 6 2015 - 3:12pm

The crew attended Zenith, an annual gathering of venture crews, last weekend. In the morning training was offered and in the afternoon, scouts and adults got to try archery, rifle shooting, basketball and mountain boarding.  Mountain boarding is a new sport that uses something akin to a skateboard that has big wheels and a hand brake to zip down hills.  You can see various attempts by the scouts to hit the ramp and avoid hitting the ramp on our flicker site at

It was great to meet scouts from other crews and compare notes for fun adventures.

Mt. Cardigan Hiking and Camping

Posted by jgunther on Oct 6 2015 - 3:12pm

The crew had a great time climbing Mt Cardigan.  Here's a picture of them contemplating life at 3000 ft.

More pictures are on flicker.

Join Crew 1775! Fridays at 7:30pm at 3 Forbes Road, Lexington

Posted by jgunther on Oct 5 2015 - 2:46pm



Are you interested in joining Crew 1775?

Meet the crew and join the fun at one of our Friday meetings at 7:30pm at 3 Forbes Road, Lexington.

Regular meetings.... MIT-LL 3 Forbes Road, Fridays from 7:30 to 9pm

Posted by jgunther on Aug 21 2015 - 1:30pm

Due to increase security on MIT Lincoln Laboratory main campus, the crew will be meeting at 3 Forbes Road, a MIT LL off-site office building.  Our meetings are on Friday night 7:30 to 9:00 pm.  See map below.

To get to the meeting:

  • Arrive at 3 Forbes Road, Lexington (off of Marrett Road). 
  • Park anywhere after 5:30pm (even reserved spaces)
  • Enter through building main entrance into lobby.
  • MIT Lincoln Laboratory entrance on right.
  • We are meeting in the cafeteria on the left.

Adventure Bound Downeast May 22-24 (Memorial Day Weekend)

Posted by jgunther on Aug 21 2015 - 1:09pm

What a wild ride!  Check out the pictures of the roughest part of the Kennebec River at Adventure Bound


Also check out the pictures on our Flicker site:

BSA Venture Crew # 1775, Lexington MA

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