From high adventure to serving the community while making new friends and memories in the Venturing Program, Crew 577 is not just a Scouting Crew — it’s a community.
This past summer, Venturing Crew 577 went on an adventure to Alaska. It included a three-day backpacking trek in Denali State Park along the Kesugi Ridge, a tour through Denali National Park, mining for gold, a swim in the Chena Hot Springs, a visit to the Alaskan Pipeline, exploring an Animal Research Facility, a tour aboard the Riverboat Discovery Sternwheeler and concluded with an Alaskan salmon bake.
This was one of Crew 577’s many annual trips. In the past, they have gone to Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Brice Canyon, The Grand Tetons and a six-day canoe trip at Northern Tier in Minnesota.
A Venturing Crew is a co-ed division of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women ages 13 through 20. Venturing Crew 577 youth hail from Nassau and Suffolk Counties and host as many as five events/outings each month. Crew 577 has provided over 350 hours of community service in the past year. Some of its community service includes the support of Eagle Scout projects, feeding and providing clothing for the homeless and assisting Veteran’s needs. The group collected over 900 pounds of food for local food pantries and the Vietnam War Veterans Association.
Crew 577 meets every other Wednesday at St. Frances de Chantal Church in Wantagh from 8 to 9:30 p.m. All are welcome. For more information, visit www.troopwebhost.org/Crew577NorthBellmore/Index.htm or contact Crew Advisor Mike Sarlo at email@example.com.