Welcome to the Crew 357 website!

Dear Youths and Parents, We are Crew 357, officially chartered by the Massachusetts Rifle Association in Woburn and part of the Venturing program since 2015. 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


We typically meet bimonthly on the second and fourth Friday evenings of the month at the Massachusetts Rifle Association in Woburn Massachusetts. Feel free to bring a friend if they are interested in joining the crew, as always new members are encouraged and always welcome, we also enjoy parents that are involved in shooting sports as well. 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 clicking on the "Contact us" on the left or by calling our committee chair, Tom Puschak at 781 248-7191.

Summer break until August 9th

Posted on Jul 11 2019 - 11:17pm

Our next Crew meeting will be on August 9th.

Have a great summer!

Joint meeting with Crew 1799 and Post 80

Posted on Jul 1 2019 - 1:16am

We had a very nice time with members from both Crew 1799 and Post 80 on Friday evening. We reviewed safety rules and tips and tricks foraccurate shooting and then ate pizza. Of course we then proceeded to our outside Pope range to enjoy a night of target shooting. Check out the Photo Album at the left. At the end of the meeting we had awards for the best targets. Even an award for the tighest grouping was given. We are a vibrant Crew with the focus on shooting sports, feel freee to join us at our next meeting. Stay tuned.

Crew Meeting this Friday! June 28th, at 6:00 pm with Crew 1799

Posted on Jun 25 2019 - 12:54am

This meeting will be with Crew 1799 from Burlington. We will show them what we are working on and invite them to join in with all the fun we have.

Great meeting with exposure to Archery

Posted on Jun 9 2019 - 11:27pm


Next Crew meeting will be on June 7th.

Posted on Jun 3 2019 - 3:08am

Please note that due to scheduling conflicts of our leaders we will not be having a meeting on June 14th but rather on the 7th!

So our next meeting will be on June 7th where we will have an archery demonstration and teaching of how to use several types of bows and arrows.

Crew Meeting this Friday May 10th at 6:00 pm

Posted on May 6 2019 - 12:16am

We are still inviting prospects to come as you may and feel free to bring a parent so they can see how safe we make our meetings. 

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