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.

Crew Meeting Friday April 12th at 6:00 pm

Posted on Apr 10 2019 - 11:59pm

Crew 357 with Post 80.

Invitational Shooting Match, March 22nd at 6:00 pm

Posted on Mar 21 2019 - 11:31pm

This Crew meeting will be with Post 80 from Winchester. This an Explorer Post has the interest in "Law inforcemnt" and they will be learning and experiencing shooting at this meeting. We will have a regular BSA meeting with the topic of "Gun Safety". Following this class we will progress to the Fazio Range to do some actual shooting of electronic targets and then some paper targets for scoring.

Crew Meeting Friday March 8th at 6:00 pm

Posted on Mar 6 2019 - 10:48pm

To prepare for our invitational meet with the Winchester Law Enforcment Post 80.

Safety class teaching and review.

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

Crew Meeting this Friday February 8th at 6:00 pm

Posted on Feb 7 2019 - 1:05am

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

Crew Meeting Friday Jan 25th at 6:00pm

Posted on Jan 20 2019 - 11:47pm

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

Bring your personal gear (eyes and ears) and something to shoot if you have anything to share, if not we will have something to shoot with pleanty of free amo.

Awards presented for Pistol achievments and BSA Journey to Excellence

Posted on Jan 14 2019 - 1:45am

We were all presented with our 2018 Gold Level of Scouting's Journey to Excellence patches for our uniforms. This is the top level in this award.

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