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.

Next Crew Meeting is August 13th at 6:00 pm

Posted on Jul 25 2021 - 11:25pm

Our next meeting is at the MRA (Rifle Range Road, 290 Rear Salem Street, Woburn MA 01801) where we will be trying our skills on the outside 50 yard range until dusk. Long guns is where we will be honing our skills. As usual we are always welcoming potential new members to see what we are all about. Don't be shy we encourage interested youths to participate, no experience necessary. Parents are always welcome to come and learn too, There is even time for interested parents to help manage the brass at the range.  We will help you get the enrollment paperwork out of the way. Bring a check/cash for dues (only $35.00) if you want to get that out of the way.  This is such a bargain in that it will get you by far your money's worth of target practice in many scopes. We don't charge crew members or ask for money to cover the cost of targets, ammo or Pizza, just this annual dues fee once a year.

Crew Work Day July 23rd at 4:00 pm and Saturday July 24th at 8:30 am

Posted on Jul 17 2021 - 2:32am

Come and join the Crew while they do repairs on the ranges. Pizza and drinks will be provided for dinner. We will start at 4:00 and get done what we can while there is daylight. Then continue on Saturday July 24th at 8:30 am to finish the repairs.

No Meeting this week

Posted on Jul 8 2021 - 1:05am

Due to summer vacation schedules with our core members; there will not be a meeting this week.

Get ready for our work day on July 23rd and 24th!  Where we will be doing some construction of shooting benches and some other repairs to the outside ranges.

Crew Meeting Friday June 25th @ 6:00 pm

Posted on Jun 23 2021 - 12:59am

Our first summer meeting of the year will begin with Pizza and end with shooting at one of the outside ranges.

Now that school has ended feel free to come and see what we are all about. Guests are always welcome. 

2021 Venture Crew Leader of the Year Award

Posted on Jun 23 2021 - 12:52am

Flintlock District has awarded Tom Puschak as the Venture Crew Leader of the year.

New Crew using long guns

Posted on May 14 2021 - 9:07pm

on the 50 yard range

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