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Dear Youths and Parents,
We are Crew 357, officially chartered by the Massachusetts Rifle Association in Woburn and part of the Venturing program. Venturing is a Scouting program oriented towards older teens. Similar to the Boy Scouts, the program is run by the BSA and thus has essentially the same objectives. A major difference between Boy Scouts and Venturing is that Venturing is organized into crews rather than troops. A crew tends to be much smaller than Boy Scout troops and usually each crew is based on an activity. This crew, crew 357, is centered around shooting sports. As a crew, our goals are to foster a healthy respect for firearms, develop our shooting skills, and promote Scouting values. We hold meetings every few weeks at the Mass Rifle Association range where we learn about gun safety, shoot guns, and plan outing trips. The shooting club we are hosted at has a variety of ranges and shooting activities available, including trap, clays, long range rifle shooting, pistol shooting, and archery. We also plan on going on a few trips throughout the year. The benefit of being in Venturing is that we are much less restricted than in Boy Scouts. One of these benefits are that we are allowed to use a larger variety of firearms, including pistols. Due to having more freedom in Venturing, we possess many more opportunities in terms of possible trips and activities. Some trips we could potentially go on are trips to gun shows, camping trips to New Hampshire, and high adventure trips. Our small crew size allows us to do whatever the crew members want to do. If any mature scouts aged 14-18 or young adult leaders(male or female) aged 18-21 are interested in joining, please email us.

Yours in Scouting,
Jeffrey, Raymond, Brendan and Evan
Founders of Crew 357

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We typically meet bimonthly on the second and fourth Friday evenings of the month at the Massachusetts Rifle Association in Woburn Massachusetts.
Our next gathering is January 28th at 1:00 pm, we will be meeting at the Marlboro Gun Show for a walk around together.
Feel free to bring a friend if they are interested in joining the crew, as always new members are encouraged and always welcome.
We will check our uniforms for the appropriate patches so we present well to the public, if you don't know just bring the uniform and patches and we can help you put them on. Your mom won't have to guess where they go.
Questions email us by "Contact us" or by calling our adviser Tom Puschak at 781 248-7191.

Crew Meeting Friday March 10th @ 6:00

Posted on Mar 6 2017 - 12:01am

We will be meeting on Friday night at MRA 6:00

No meeting on Feb 24th

Posted on Feb 19 2017 - 11:31pm

Due to school vacation week there will not be a Crew meeting on Feb 24th.
Please note the next meeting will be on Friday March 10th at 6:00 pm.

Gun Show

Posted on Jan 30 2017 - 1:29am

Four members of Crew 357 participated in the Marlboro Gun Show this past weekend.
Knowledge was obtained by all. Some even had fun doing it.

Gun Show meeting and group walk around on Saturday afternoon 1-28-2017 in Marlboro

Posted on Jan 22 2017 - 4:18pm

For those of you who are interested in the attending Marlboro Gun and Knife show on Saturday January 28th, we will be meeting at the MRA Junior Pistol Team booth at 1:00. Meet up with Gabriel and his father Luis who will be at the booth from 1 to 3 on Saturday. From this meeting point we will get an intro to the event and go around together and see the exhibits and products many different vendors have brought.

First meeting of 2017

Posted on Jan 16 2017 - 1:08am

We had a nice meeting with 5 Crew members on Friday evening.
We reviewed some of the rules for gun ownership and how Mass gun laws are different than other states.

Rechartering for 2017 was achieved

Posted on Jan 2 2017 - 12:21am

We have officially rechartered for 2017 and are expecting a fun filled year of events.
Mark your calendars for Jan 13th as our next meeting.

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