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Venturing Crew 863 started in September 2018 with 20 youth. We are chartered by Central Lutheran Church in east Dallas.

Who may join

Venturing is any youth, ages 14-20 (age 13 if completed 8th grade), who want to create their own adventures. No prior Scouting experience is required!

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When we meet

Meetings are the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month, 7:45 PM – 8:30 PM. The officers meet the same nights, 7 PM – 7:45 PM.

The crew has an adventure most months. They range from day-trips to multi-night adventures.


Crew 863 is led by youth officers. We also have several adult leaders who advise and mentor and help with administrative responsibilities.

Advancement and traditional Scouting

Venturing has an optional advancement program. It culminates in the Summit award. While not emphasized in Crew 863, youth are invited to pursue it.

Also, crew members who are at least First Class rank (through separate participation in a Scouts BSA troop) may elect to continue progress to Eagle through a crew (more info).