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Last Update 06-May-2020 This Web Page is Venture Crew 999 Information
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Official Uniform shirt for Venturers & leaders. The short sleeve shirts are made from durable nylon, blended with spandex for stretch. The fabric features X-System technology which uses the newest dual action nano silver particles to fight bacteria and odor.
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Click the Icons above to access Camp Ammon BSA Adult Training & Crew 999’s permission slip
BSA Activity Uniforms
The crew came up with a design for an activity shirt we can wear during certain events. The shirts will be a hi-viz yellow/green shirt with the Venturing logo on the front and our “Venturers at Play” design on the back. The plan was to have everyone get their own shirt and we would make them up at a meeting, but that is difficult to do right now.
Our new plan is Chris Perkins will purchase the shirts and put the logos on. If you are interested in a shirt, tell him your size no later than May 15th. (His contact information is in the lower right hand corner.) The cost for the shirts will be $10 cash or check made payable to “Venture Crew 999”. Chris will collect the money. If you’d already purchased a shirt, bring it to our June 14th work event or make other arrangements with Chris.
Attend our June 14th work event to waterproof our crew tents. We hope all crew members make an effort to come and assist with maintaining the camping equipment we use all year! The meeting will occur at 10:00 AM at Mike Leffel’s house 5218 W. Whitaker Ave. in Greenfield. There’s plenty of sunny space to work in. Afterward, enjoy the regulation-sized ping-pong table in the basement.
Tent Camping – Wautoma, WI
The Perkins family cabin will host the crew June 19-21, 2020 for more camping and outdoor activities! We’ll pitch our tents, cut wood for our cooking fires and maybe even build some outdoor survival shelters. Archery, shooting sports and fishing are just some of the possibilities. Menu includes bacon wrapped in pancakes, soup & sandwiches, beef & veggie “Zip Packs”, cherry cheesecake & brownies and cereal & donuts. The cabin will be available for bathrooms and personal hygiene.
We’ll meet at Nativity Church at 6905 W. Bluemound Rd. at 6:00 PM on July 19th and return by 1:30 PM on July 21st. Permission slips will be collected the day of the event. Costs $20 but be prepared to sign up by our June 7th VIRTUAL crew meeting. Bring your own fishing gear and fishing license if you’re 16 or older.
Scuppernong Trail Hike
Due to COVID-19 Badger Trails changed the hike in 2020 to a self-guided hike on the day of our choice for the rest of the year. This will limit the number of people using the hiking trails at one time and help comply with social distancing guidelines. The registration fee for this event is $7.00 per person and it includes a multi-color anniversary patch. You must sign up and pay your money to Mike Leffel by June 28th.
We’ll meet July 18th at Nativity Church located at 6905 W. Bluemound Rd. at 7:00 AM and return by 1:30 PM. Permission slips will be collected the day of the event. Participants are encouraged to bring their own water/food/snacks to consume while hiking.
There is no food or water provided along the trail. Water is available at the trail head parking lot. All hikers should have good walking boots or walking shoes to prevent blisters, twists and sprains. Shoes or boots should be broken in prior to the hike.
Scouting the Zoo
MOVED to Labor Day Weekend!
September 4-6, 2020. This program at the Milwaukee County Zoo provides hands-on experiences for youth members that are exciting for all ages. Scouts BSA, Venturers and Explorers are invited to camp overnight Friday and Saturday or attend just for the day on Saturday with their unit.
Past activities have included LumberScout, Legendary Fitness, and Team Challenge Course Competitions. Friday night’s program has an ice cream social! There are free Zoo Train and Zoomobile Rides on Saturday after the public goes home!
Be prepared to sign up by August 16th. Pancake breakfast. Hot/Cold “Smash Sandwich” lunch. Chicken Taco dinner. Costs vary depending on how you participate:
Admission & Parking
$9.50 Zoo Admission if you don’t have a zoo pass
$12.00 Parking Pass for all vehicles remaining in the zoo
(No vehicle fee for drop-offs with drop off vehicle pass.)
Camping & Meals
$9.00 if you will be camping (or $5 if coming just for the day)
$12.00 for all 3 meals (essentially $4 for each meal)
$1 for a commemorative patch
Games we’re featuring: Giant Connect-Four & Giant Tic-Tac-Toe.
2020 Crew Meetings & Events
Plan ahead to make the Events and Meetings!
The meetings are the first Sunday of every month, unless noted!
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If you have any questions please contact:
March 21: Scouting for Food Event
June 7: Crew Meeting $ due for camping
June 14: Waterproofing Tents
June 19-21: Tent Camping
June 28: $ due for hiking
July 12: Crew Meeting
July 18: Scuppernong Trail Hike
August 5-17: Camp Ammon
September 4-6: Scouting the Zoo