Crew 276 Visits Mount Allamuchy

posted Jun 1, 2016, 11:44 AM by Mark Rozek

ALLAMUCHY — On the weekend of April 8-10, Venturing Crew 276 of Byram Township attended the first-ever AdVenturee camping event, hosted by Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation and run by members of the Patriots’ Path Council Youth Executive Committee and the Mount Allamuchy staff.The AdVenturee was a camping event open to members of council Venturing crews or Boy Scouts of Venturing age. Attendees could provide their own food or enjoy meals courtesy of the Mount Allamuchy staff.

The snow made the team-building exercises at the COPE (Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience) area more intensive. However, the snow had little effect on the ATV course, where participants were trained in an ATV safety course as they mastered driving the vehicles. There were also some less challenging but still fun activities including archery, land navigation, and candy and dessert a making. The pistol shooting station was open only to members of the Venturing program and allowed participants to shoot a revolver and several different types of semiautomatic pistols. If the snow was too much for some scouts, the dining hall was open all day for venturers and scouts to get warm.

The AdVenturee also hosted a camp-wide race. There were challenging tasks like a mind puzzle, laser maze, and Kim’s challenge. There was also Boy Scout trivia and even super hero trivia to go along with the weekend’s theme! Crew 276 even came in first place! Congrats to the members of the team.

After a delicious dinner of ham and macaroni and cheese, the camp hosted a campfire program, where each crew was invited to perform a skit and two songs. Unfortunately, the campfire had to get moved inside to the Dining Hall due to the snow. Overall, the weekend was amazing and for the YEC’s first ever AdVenturee, it was a major success! Crew 276 would like to thank both the YEC for assembling such a fun event and Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation for the use of their beautiful facilities.

Crew 276 would like to thank the members of the Mount Allamuchy staff for providing the use of their excellent facilities and providing hot food for the weekend. We also would like to thank the Patriots’ Path Council Youth Executive Committee for organizing and running this fantastic event.

Venturing is a youth development program for young men and women who are 14 through 20 years of age. Crew 276 meets monthly in Byram Township at the Lakeland Emergency Squad building. For more information on the crew, visit