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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 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.

Crew 357 tries out the new Scholastic Action Shooting Program

Posted on May 15 2022 - 11:26pm

Scholastic Action Shooting Program was set up and tried out on the McLaughlin range.

Crew Meeting on Friday, May 13th at 6:00

Posted on May 10 2022 - 1:17pm

Our next Crew Meeting will be adding those interested in joining as well as finalizing our current Charter with our council. We will then do some shooting outside on the long gun range. (50 yards)

Post 80 visits Crew 357 for an evening of shooting

Posted on Apr 21 2022 - 4:40pm

 

On Friday evening we had an excellent time hosting Post 80 to our crew meeting. We had our usual Crew meeting while eating pizza. We talked about some scouting business of district fundraisers, current affairs regarding guns in society, had a safety class. Proceeded to the range, practiced shooting and then officially shot two targets which were scored for an inhouse competition. There were some awards given in various categories.

Joint Crew Meeting with Post 80, Friday night April 8th at 6:00

Posted on Apr 7 2022 - 12:25am

On Friday evening we will be having a joint meeting with Post 80 which is sponsored by the Winchester Poliece Department.

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Crew Meeting adventure

Posted on Mar 30 2022 - 11:15pm

Getting instruction by the best at our last Crew meeting.

Fund Raiser for Scouting

Posted on Mar 30 2022 - 10:52pm

Join us in selling First Aid kits to those who want to "be prepared". From a simple kit for under your seat in the car or for the house pet. Kits of all sizes are available from the workplace kit to the big ultimate survival kit. There are multiple options available from $15 to $120.

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