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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

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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. 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.

We are back! First Meeting is this Friday, November 13th at 6:00pm

Posted on Nov 12 2020 - 12:35am

We are inviting all prospective students to come and experience this unique crew that is focused on shooting sports. You should feel free to bring a parent so they can see how safe we make our meetings. Due to COVID-19 we will be having multiple small groups so that the size will not to exceed the current limit. Distance between participants will be monitored. All attendees are required to wear an appropriate mask but if you don't have one we have plenty on hand.

Suspension of all Crew meetings until further notice Re: CDC guidelines

Posted on Mar 13 2020 - 1:33pm

Due to the COVID-19 virus all meetings are on hold until the CDC gives us clearance to do so.

Questions email us by "Contact us" or by calling our committee chair, Tom Puschak at 781 248-7191.

Crew Meeting Friday Feburary 28th at 6:00pm

Posted on Feb 27 2020 - 12:15am

We are inviting all prospective students to come and experience this unique crew that is focused on shooting sports. You should feel free to bring a parent so they can see how safe we make our meetings.

Crew 357 is Going Strong with the BSA at its back!

Posted on Feb 21 2020 - 6:15pm

Meeting on Friday Feb 28th is our February get together for Pizza, forum discussions and of course shooting various kinds of firearms.

Please refer to the Counil letter by our Executive Director to understand BSA's current status.

No Meeting on Valentines Day, Friday 2-14-2020

Posted on Feb 14 2020 - 5:19pm

Enjoy Valentines Day

Congrats to our Founder Eagle Scout and his earned Venturer Awards

Posted on Jan 25 2020 - 12:20am

Congratulations to our Founding member and Eagle Scout, Jeff, who earned the Shooting Sports Outstanding Achievement Award. This award was presented to him by our District Executive, Charles. Jeff started the Crew with a core group of scouts from Troop 119 out of Lexington in 2015. Starting with his interest in shooting BB guns as a Cub Scout to shooting rifles, shotguns, and semi-auto pistols at the 2013 Boy Scout National Jamboree, Jeff brought his interest to a head by creating this special High Adventure Crew. Since its inception, there have been over 100 youths involved and over a dozen have become Eagle Scouts as well. The Crew remains strong and continues to benefit all who participate in its activities. Although many of the scouts involved were already Boy Scouts, others have also joined due to their interest in the sport of shooting. Check out the photos of what we enjoy to shoot as well as what we experience during our meetings. Since Crew members are between the ages of 14 and 21, we will miss Jeff's leadership as he will be aging out this March. With his continued involvement in the Crew that he started as an adult leader, he will help grow and sustain the love for shooting sports that other youths in the area have. Jeff is currently a Junior at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield CT majoring in Political Science and minoring in Global Studies. 

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