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Here is a brief summary of what is involved in being a member of our Crew.



We hold meetings every other Sunday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Lutheran Messiah Church house at 303 Rt 101, Amherst. During meetings, Crew members work on outdoor skills, plan for upcoming outings, etc. The schedule is occasionally adjusted for holidays, the summer break and other events. Changes in schedule are communicated to members of the crew in advance through email and at meetings. Members of the crew are encouraged to come to as many crew meetings and outings as possible and are expected to hold up the commitments they make to the crew. However, it is also recognized that Venturers will not be able to attend every single crew event.

See more in our "Member Guide" here



Gary Sainsbury


Committee Chair

I have been involved in scouting for 5 years and it started with my son joining cubscouts. My daughters didn't like being excluded from events and Venture Crew allows for my daughters to be involved. Scouting is a great program!!

Eric Reitter



I love the outdoors and introducing others to the natural beauty around us - and I particularly enjoy physical high-adventure challenges!  As an Eagle Scout, I've served Scouting in a variety of roles over the past 30+ years and enjoy working with youth to teach outdoor and leadership skills that will last a lifetime.

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Katelyn Melendy


Crew President

I've been a part of Venture Crew for over two years now and am so grateful for all the amazing opportunities it's given me. As President, I hope to lead our Crew onwards to new adventures!

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