Easton Teenage Group Attend Medieval Venturing Quest Event

Article By: Scott Bell, Crew 532 Historian

Easton Venture Crew 532 participated in a Medieval themed camping event hosted by the Northeast Region (Area 6) Venturing at Horseshoe Scout Reservation in Rising Sun, Maryland. Northeast Region Area 6 includes teenagedVenture Scouts from Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Virgina.

Over four hundred BSA Venturing youth gathered for the weekend of April 9-11, 2010 at the  “Medieval Quest” which included many themed activities such as blacksmithing, martial arts demonstration, falconry, and “candle snuffing” competition. More traditional Scouting outdoors activities included a climbing wall, a zip line,  rifle, pistol, and shotgun shooting; archery, and tomahawk throwing; campfire and gourmet cooking; and caving demonstrations.  Crew 532 members also had the opportunities to receive training in American Sign Language, Leave No Trace outdoor ethics, and first aid/CPR.   The weekend  culminated in a Medieval themed feast and catipult competition.

The Boy Scouts of America Venturing program provides positive experiances to help young men and women ages 13 (and have completed eight grade) to 20 years old mature and prepare them to become responsible and caring adults.  Venturing provides the skills needed for young adults to make ethical choices, experiance a fun program full of adventure and challenges, acquire leadership skills, and to take advantage of opportunities advance their skills and knowledge in the area of high adventure activities, sports, arts, hobbies, religious life, and Sea Scouting.  This program complements other existing scouting programs of the Easton Elks Lodge #1622 scouting programs , Pack 532 and Troop 532. “Our community needs to offer a variety of activities for local teenage youth. Venturing offers adventure seeking youth the opportunities to work with adult leaders; to develop monthly events; and bring them to fruition,” said crew advisor Jeff Bell.

If you have a background in any of these areas and would like to be a crew consultant, or know a local teen that would like to be part of the BSA Venturing program contact Jeff Bell @ 410-829-5698.