Basecamp of Venturing Crew 61

base camp (noun) – (1) a main encampment or starting point for supplies and shelter 
for persons engaged in activities such as exploring, backpacking or mountain climbing.
(2) A location to go for up-to-date information. See


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07/01/2013 - Happy 10th Anniversary Venturing Crew 61!!  7 major high adventures completed.  Quality Unit 8 straight years and counting.  14 states visited (+2 Canadian Provinces). 14 National Parks/Monuments Visited. Dozens of local adventures through rain, snow and sun. Thousands of miles traveled. A lifetime of memories.

06/06/13 - We are planning a trip to Lost Island Waterpark for July 22.  If you want to go, contact one of the crew officers by June 12th to sign up.  

06/05/2013 - Yosemite pictures are (finally) posted in the photo albums page. More updated graphics coming to our website soon.

06/04/2013 - We now have 3 very nice new Optimus backpacking stoves available for use on future high adventure events. We also have 4 new complete disc golf sets as well. Your fundraising dollars at work.

1/2013 - The 2014 High Adventure will be to Olympic National Park in Washington. We will probably be purchasing train tickets in August or September of this year. Trip dates are posted in the calendar.

Venturing is a youth development program that was created by the Boy Scouts of America in 1998 for young men and women from 14-20 years of age. The purpose of the program is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become caring adults. Crew 61 is a co-ed Venturing Crew based in Dyersville, Iowa with youth members from the surrounding areas.

Feel free to browse around our site and learn more about our Crew and the Venturing Program.  If you would like more information, please Contact the Advisor or any current member.