TOMS RIVER – Scouts who are a part of the Venture Crew 129, chartered by the American Legion Post #129 in Toms River, have earned their Summit Award and much more throughout their adventurous year.
The Venture Crew was initially formed to give scouts a high adventure program and shifted its focus to meet the demand for more S.T.E.M. related programming that was in demand. An Explorer Club, started by advisor Melissa Townsend, was based in S.T.E.M. activities that mirrored some of the programming of the Venture Crew.
In 2018, the Crew participated in Venturefest at the Summit Bechtel Reserve where they were introduced to kayaking, canoeing, and stand-up paddle boards. This started a “Sea Scouts Ship” and based it on paddle craft. This interest shifted the Explorer Club’s program to a maritime focused S.T.E.M. program.
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