Venturing on Staten Island


What is Venturing?

Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are 13 and have completed the eighth grade, or age 14 through 20 years of age.

Venturing’s purpose is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults.

Venturing is based on a unique and dynamic relationship between youth, adult leaders, and organizations in their communities. Local community organizations establish a Venturing crew by matching their people and program resources to the interests of young people in the community. The result is a program of exciting and meaningful activities that helps youth pursue their special interests, grow, develop leadership skills, and become good citizens.

Venturing crews can specialize in a variety of avocation or hobby interests.

Venturing Crews on Staten Island

Crew 130

Learn to be a: camera person, writer, stage manager, lighting director, audio technician and other media skills. Participants will learn hands-on every aspect of television production at Staten Island Community TV facilities and the Staten Island D.A.’s office. Following training, participants will help produce programming for the Staten Island D.A.’s office.

Meet the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at 7PM.

Contact: Andrew Scudera – e-mail or telephone – (718) 556-7171

Crew 26

Crew 26 is themed off of high adventure activities. Some activities included rock climbing, scuba diving, skiing and much more. Activities are left up to the decision of the youth.

Meeting: Every other week. Weeks vary.

Place: Castleton Hill Moravian Church, 1657 Victory Boulevard

Please email or call Joe Schiavone at or 718-614-9598

Crew 10

Venture Crew specializing in Archery, sponsored by the A.E. Zimmer Youth Conservation Association. Our goal is to develop new archers and enhance skills of existing archers. Our crew is made up of young men and women ages 14 to 20 years of age who love to learn, grow and compete. Where do we meet? Currently we are meeting at the Zimmer Club and Pouch Camp on Staten Island. Both locations offer us an opportunity to practice and hold training meetings.

Meeting: Sunday from 1 to 3PM

Place: The Zimmer Club, 4411 Arthur Kill Rd. Charleston

Focus is on Archery

Our Web Site is

Contact us at

Crew 700

Would you like to learn the sport of rifle shooting?

We invite all interested students and their parents to attend our orientation meeting to hear about our program now in its 36th year. This program is open to all boys and girls attending any high school.

Meeting: Thursday, September 20, 2012 7PM

Place: Varsity Club- 215 Liberty Avenue, SI NY

Please email us at with any questions

Crew 19

Crew 19 is a general interest Venturing Crew. They participate in many different activities such as C.O.P.E (Challenging Outdoor Program Experience), hiking, and rock climbing.

Meeting: Wednesdays, 7PM

Place: Calvary Presbyterian Church, 909 Castleton Avenue

Please email or call Nick Rozak at or 347-267-9095

Ship 24

Sea Scout Ship 24 is a co-ed unit who meets at the Scout Hall in New Dorp on alternating Wednesdays. We have 2 sailing vessels, a 24 ft training sailboat in Great Kills harbor and a 38 ft sailboat in Linden NJ. Sea Scouts earn advancements in both the venturing and sea scout programs. The primary focus is boating safety and learning all aspects of safe navigation of sailboats. The program is year round, with the actual sailing aspects in the warm weather and extensive training and field trips in the colder months. Bill Kerber is the Skipper of Ship 24 and Brenda Gazinski is the committee chairman

For further information on Ship 24, please call 718-619-0698


One response to “Venturing on Staten Island

  1. Explorer Post 43
    Post 43 is geared towards the medical profession and emergency management. All members are trained and certified in basic first aid and professional CPR. We are co-ed ages 14-20, we meet at St Johns Episcopal church and sometimes at Pouch camp on Thursdays from 7-9pm.
    Anyone wishing to join can contact the advisor Keith Santero @ 718-354-6316.

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