Venture Crew 27
Crew 27 has outdoor adventures

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Bike and Picnic, Sept. 6

For those that want to, we'll bike the Bay trail from Coyote Point to Redwood Shores, then everyone can meet up for a picnic and frisbee.

Sacramento Delta, Sept. 27-28

Fun and skills - Canoes, Kube, Dutch Oven cooking, and a Foxhunt.

Climbing Outing, Oct. 19

Trying climbing in the great outdoors on real rock.

Carmel Beach day, TBD

Frisbeeganza, Nov. 28

Work off that Turkey dinner while having fun playing Ultimate Frisbee. You don't need to be good, just have a good attitude! Come play even if you've never tried it before.

Council Christmas Tree Lot Service Project, Nov. 288

If you have the time after Frisbeeganza, join us at the Council Christmas tree lot, 28th & El Camino in San Mateo, where we will help set up the trees. Jobs for all sizes and abilities. Provide service to our council and enjoy the wonderful pine scent.

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Surf Disney, Aug. 8-10
By Anne

Surfing! Standing on a board for the first time.We had a great time! The day at Disneyland was like revisiting the best parts of childhood, whether the favorite ride was the Teacups, Indiana Jones, or Space Mountain. The next day durning surfing everyone fell down a few times but everyone stood at least once and we all found ourselves much closer by the time we came home.

Advance Camp, Summit Lake, July 16-19
By Anne

Using a bow saw to build camp.Coming Soon.....

Supertrip, June 7th-16th
By Jan and Pat

Ready for a ride on Sand RailsNarrative of our trip with pictures

Family Camp, Clear Lake, May 24-26
By Crystal

Coming Soon.....

Grave Decoration, May 24
By Crystal

Coming Soon.....

Fencing, May 10
By Cece

Coming Soon.....

Camporee, April 26-27
By Pat

For our District Camporee the crew ran a water event where the troops lashed together a catamaran, canoed across Lake Gamlin, and then "rescued" a victim by throwing a heaving line to them. The victim was actually on the shore, but they had to get the line close enough to victim that they could reach it. Crew members taught or reminded many boys the knots and lashings needed. Everyone showed great teamwork getting the task accomplished.

Treasure Hunt, Mar. 15
By Holly

Treasure Hunt was a great deal of fun. It began in the morning at the church and then ventured out to places like Huddart Park, Stanford and finally Boulder Creek campground. The events included first aid, compass work, archery and fencing. The Ventures had a lot of fun leading the events. We were so glad we were able to put this all on.

Hunger Games, Feb. 8
By Holly

When we first arrived at the Venture Games we blew up swords and mini beach balls. Then found a spot to hold our games. As soon as the games had begun, there were swords and beach balls from deceased Ventures everywhere. Not far into the games there where zombies prowling around attempting to eat our brains. At this point some people where running around with all the beach balls in their jackets and swords in their hands so quite a few people were without weapons. Within minutes of the new game there were only five people left. We ended the morning with wonderful snacks and conversations.

Klondike, Jan. 25-26
By Pat

Normally Klondike is a snow outing, but htis year there was no snow. Since we couln't build snow shelters, we decided to visit the Jelly Belly factory on the way up to the Sierras. The tour was interesting and the shear number of jelly beans was impressive. Of course, we had to get some samples to take with us.

That night we experienced the truth that tent camping can be colder than sleeping in snow shelters. Everyone was up bright and early to try theri hands at Klondike events such as jumbo skiis and snow shoe relay race (on the dirt).

Dicken's Fair, Dec. 15
By Anne

An amazing glimpse into the past. A time of dance cards and intricate social games. A time of restrictive yet elegant clothes. High society and grinding poverty shown in dramatically sharp contrast. Christmas music and treats, dancing and games, fencing and photography; a good time for all.

Caroling, Dec. 13
By Pat

Sounds of music filled the halls when Crew 27 brought nineteen enthusiastic singers to Brookside Skilled Nursing Facility on a cold Friday night. Accompanied by guitar and violin we moved through the halls, stopping along the way to share a mixture of sacred and secular carols with the residents and their families. Some people sang along and others were moved to tears. It was a joy to be part of such a good group of singers and players bringing holiday cheer to those who need it.

Frisbeeganza, Ultimate Frisbee, Nov. 29
By Anne

We had a fantastic time playing Ultimate Frisbee with other crews.

Council Christmas Tree Lot Service Project, Nov. 29
By Christy

(Sung to the tune of "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas")

It's beginning to smell a lot like Christmas,
In the boy scout lot,
There's trees all around the square
With Ventures everywhere
The sturdy crew that doesn't mind the snow

It's beginning to smell a lot like Christmas,
Trees are standing tall,
But the prettiest sight to see,
Is when one of them will be
Right on top your car

Drilling some holes and sawing the trees,
Is the wish of Christy and Kat
Moving and fluffing a whole bunch of firs,
Is the job for Cece and Matt
And Pat and Dave can hardly wait for this to start again

It's beginning to smell a lot like Christmas,
Our song will soon be through
And the thing that'll make us leave
Is the applause that you'll bring
Merry Christmas from crew!

Climbing and camping, Nov. 16-17
By Pat

We left in the afternoon to camp overnight at New Brighton State Beach before climbing at Pacific Edge on Sunday. We had a great time taking a moonlight beach walk that night. At the climbing gym some took a beginning climbing lesson, some needed to take a belay test, while others could starting climbing right away. Many challenged themselves going the chimney - just completeing, getting a new personal best, or setting a new crew record. See times

Halloween Party, Oct. 26, 2013
By Kat

On October 26th, the Venture Crew met at Aaron's house to party it up all night long. Kat and Kristy were pastry chefs for the day and made chocolate-covered strawberries, chocolate cake, pie tarts, and molasses cookies. We played plenty of games and watched The Silence of the Lambs in the last couple hours of the night.

Grand National Rodeo, Oct. 25, 2013
By Ryan

The Venture Crew went to the Grand National Rodeo at the Cow Palace. We saw cowboys jumping on bulls and rangling steers, cowgirls doing trick riding, a remote control car being torn apart by a bull, and beautifully costumed Arabian horses and riders trotting around the arena.

Civil War Re-enactment, Oct. 18-20, 2013
By Christy

Dear nieces, nephews, and y'all--

Once upon a time, in a land far far away, Cece, Ryan, Annie, Holly, Sam, Matt, Pat, Mr. Frydenlund, and myself left our beloved hometown of Charleston, Virginia, to fight in the second War of Independence.

It was Octover 18th, 1863. As proud Confederate Marines, we woke early on the 19th and were issued muskets, canteens, haversacks, and all the sundry equipment needed for war. We drilled for hours, the taste of gunpowder and the sound of gunshots ringing in our ears. We said our final farewells then, separating into infantry, artillery, and medics.

Upon winning our first battle, we spent the night dancing with beautiful ladies. Spinning around to the Virginia Reel and waltzing across the dance floor, it was almost possible to forget the horrors of war. This was all brought to a halt the next day as another battle began. Fighting to a stalemate, the generals agreed to postpone the battle until that night.

Fighting at night 'twas a new bloody horror. Soldiers fell on both sides of me, screaming for their mothers. Wounded men were dragged to the hospitals, incompetent doctors hacking limbs off with little regard to cleanliness. As I lay bleeding, the newly-made widows wandered the field, ghostly wails reverberating as they found the bodies of their loved ones.

As I write this letter, I wait for my future to be decided. Despite fighting valiantly, our final battle was a sad sight. The Yankees have captured my company, and we will doubtless be shot for treason tomorrow morning, so I end my letter here.

Love,
Uncle

Sea Kayaking in Monterey, Oct. 13, 2013
By Aaron

We went sea a kayaking in Monterey a few weeks ago. We got to get really close to seals, otters, and jellyfish. Luckily no one was stung. Everyone remained safely in their boats without tipping. In addition the difficulty of kayaking through kelp beds was realized. Overall the trip was a great success and everyone had a great time.

Ropes Course and Ghiradelli Chocolate Shop, Sept. 15, 2013
By Anne

In the morning we arrived at Fort Miley in San Francisco where we completed a high ropes course which included making our way across various taut high wires and a zipline. Afterwards we drove to Ghiradelli Square where we indulged in obscene amounts of chocolate.

Sailing, San Francisco Bay, Aug. 3, 2013
By Emily

We went sailing all day starting in Berkeley and then all around the San Francisco Bay. Everyone got a chance to steer the boat and Mr. Yeh taught us about tying the ropes and setting the sail. We sailed under the Golden Gate bridge and then around Angel Island. Overall the trip was a great learning experience despite the cold and windy weather. When we got back to the harbor we went to Fentons and had a huge mint chocolate ice cream sundae.

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