Cape Henlopen Beach Trip 7/26/-8/3

Although the details haven’t been made about when we do what at the beach we have made reservations for 7/26 – 8/3.  You can come the entire time or some of the time.  You will need a bike.  If other family members come other that adult chaperons or drivers we may need them to reserve their own camp sites.  These sites are filling up quick and may be booked for the weekends all together now.  Please look at the following information.  Go onto Wiggo and put your commitment to coming so we can plan further.  There will be a comment area too.

Here is the website

There are 3 beaches: Public, Herring Point (surfers and boogie boarders), and the isolated campers beach that is the closest at .5 mi. from the camp site.  At the camp ground and beach we’ll do the Fort Miles Lantern Tour which is in the camp ground.  Miles Historical Area

During World War II, the Delaware River was a chief priority for defense planners because of the access it afforded to the giant trade centers of Wilmington, Philadelphia, and beyond. Fort Miles, located in what is now Cape Henlopen State Park, was a key piece in the nation’s coastal defense at that time.

Other things we can do include: Kayak, Seining, Fire Power Tour, Salt Marsh Hike, Bird Walk, Local Dessert and Dunes trip,  Frisbee Golf, Ghost Crab Hunt, Toad Hunt,  Climb the WWII tower, & fish on the pier.  We will bike 3 mi. from camp to historic Lewis.  We could rent a boat and go out on the ocean fishing or sightseeing.   We may bike 1.5 mi. to Cape May Ferry, cruise over on the ferry and bike around Cape May and return.  We can visit Cypress Swamp and one or more other beaches: Bethany, Rehoboth, or Ocean City.  At some of these beaches you can go parasailing.

If you have any question contact Brennan.

Tamela Trussell

Founder of TLC Foundation

Venture Crew 5 Advisor


Climnasium Recap/Pics

Meeting at Climnasium during one of our meeting times was a hit! 4 hours of climbing fearlessly, with thought, strength and perserverance abound.  We look forward to conquering real cliffs.

Check out my pics under photo tab!

March 16th Fun Orientereering, Archery/Shooting, Camping

WHAT:  Archery/Shooting and Orienteering:

WHEN:  Saturday, March 16, 2013:  Archery/Shooting  11:30 AM – 3:00 PM, Orienteering 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM (approximate end) and Camping Saturday night.

WHERE:  Crew 5 will be going to Hidden Valley Scout Res. 268 Hidden Valley, Rd. Loysville, PA 17047 to practice archery and shooting.  Following shooting, Crew 5 will be going to Col Denning State Park 1599 Doubling Gap Rd. Newville, PA 17241 for Orienteering.   We will go back to Hidden Valley to Tent camp returning to Carlisle in the Morning by 9:30 a.m.

HOW:  Crew members will be carpooling from the pancake breakfast in the morning to the shooting range, and from there to the orienteering location.

Crew members will be given instruction as needed and then participate in pairs or small groups, using either a compass or GPS (welcome to bring equipment if you have it and wish to use it) to complete one or more of the three orienteering courses at the park.

Orienteering is one of the elements to satisfy the land navigation requirement, which is one of the areas that count towards earning Venturing outdoor bronze awards.

Crew members who wish to test their abilities will have the opportunity to demonstrate their orienteering prowess in a friendly competition for small prizes – time permitting.

The archery range and rifle range are open at Hidden Valley Scout Ranch (HVSR) on March 16th from 1-5 PM. As of now, they are reserved for Crew 5. We have an archery instructor and I am a rifle instructor and Range Safety Officer (RSO). Those are the two position names Susan was trying to remember. To run rifle, I must have two people, one for each position: RSO and instructor. I have asked the shooting sports director to see if he can get me another rifle instructor. If he can, then we can shoot archery and rifle concurrently for a couple hours with part of the crew starting at each range and then swithcin half way through for a total time of 2 or so hours. If we cannot get a second rifle person, then the archery guy is also a rifle instructor so we will do archery for a bit then close it down and move the crew to rifle and do that for a bit. Either way works.

All personnel are NRA certified for the rifle instructor and RSO positions. The archery supervisor is called a “rangemaster” and is certified by BSA.

COSTS:  Maybe $5:00, Fred will let us know soon.

MEALS:  Participants should bring their own lunch, a shared snack, and water.  Those camping overnight will choose, purchase, and bring dinner and breakfast.

SUPPLIES TO BRING:  Sturdy shoes/hiking boots, an extra pair of socks, a water bottle, warm clothing; be prepared for rain, compass and GPS if you have them.  If you are camping overnight bring lots of layered clothing, two sleeping bags, toiletries and anything else you want for the night and morning.  (You may look at camping suppies list under the Wiggio Folders)

TRANSPORTATION:  Participants will be carpooling to the park from the pancake breakfast.  Transportation back to the church will also be via carpool.  Parent’s need to sign-up to help with this as many youth are not staying overnight and other youth will need to return to Grace after the orienteering around 5:30pm.

Skating at Midway

Crew V will be going roller skating at the Midway skating rink on Saturday, January 19th from 1:00 to 4:00 PM.  It will cost $5 per person + $2 for each pair of roller blades.  Try to RSVP to Keara ( by Monday the 14th if possible.


What: Climbing

When: Monday, March 11th , 5:00-9:00p.m.

Where:  Climnasium

Cost: $18 group rate >6  people or $24 for 1-5 people

Bring: Food and Email about what food you are bringing.


Those of you attending the Climbnasium activity, please print and fill out the 2 page waiver that you will find under group   & the BSA Consent form you’ll find under the Forms link on the website.

RSVP by Friday, January 18th.

Call us to carpool or meet at the Climnasium at 5:00pm.


339 North Locust Point Road Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
(717) 795-9580


From I-81 North, get off the New Kingstown/Middlesex exit (Rt 11). Go north on Rt 11 and turn left onto N Locust Point rd. Climbnasium is up on the hill in the white barn.

Maize Quest Fun Park


Carlisle Venture Crew 5 is planning to go to Maze Fun Park on Saturday, 9/29/12 after are York soccer game.  The park is less than a 30 min. (24 mi.) from York and 67 mi. from Carlisle.  We will leave straight from soccer to the Maze Fun Park.

We would like to share this experience with your families so that your youth 14 thru 20 yrs. of age can spend some time with the youth in Crew 5 and experience one of their newly planned trips for their “annual” year.  Everyone in your family is invited to go.

The expense will be $10.00  13+ 7 $8.00 for 2-12 yr. (or $8.25 13 yr. + and $7.00 2-12 yr. for a group of 20+)

WHAT’S INCLUDED: 20+ Fun Park attractions including Corn Maze with   Flashlight Nights and The Pumpkin Express wagon (in pumpkin season)
OPTIONAL: Gemstone Mining. Groups may add hayrides, geocaching, campfires,   private parties, and/or birthday package.
1. Indoor 3-D PlayMaze
2. Bamboo Forest
3. Boulder Dash
4. Corn Box
5. Fun Zone
6. Geo-Caching
7. Perilous Planks
8. Kid’s Castle
9. Cornfield Maze Adventure 10. Maze Mountain Tube Slide 11. Miner Max Gemstone Mining
12. Miner Max Lost Mine Maze
13. Mist Maze
14. Party Rooms
15. Pebble Pushers
16. Poppit’s Pedal Karts
17. Rope Maze
18. Stone Labyrinth
19. Strawbale Maze
20. Tile Maze
21. Turf Maze
22. Roller Racers
23. Tire Twister
24. Hop Dots

Tayleigh is going to work out the details.  Read the information below and let her know what you’re interested in so she can schedule the event.

We will provide you with more details next week. E-mail if you want more information and are interested in joining us.

2885 New Park Road New Park, PA 17352
(866) 935-6738

Scouts at Maize Quest and Maple Lawn Farms

Mazes are made for scouts. Need a place to practice navigation? Mazes. Need to build teamwork? Mazes. Need to practice leadership skills? Mazes.

Scouting is a great leadership development organization and our programs can help scout leaders accomplish their goals. Using our games, puzzles and mazes as tools to engage youth in problem-solving exercises.

Geocaching: A giant scavenger hunt that covers the whole farm. Scouts use GPS units to navigate to the game stations hidden in orchards and fields of Maple Lawn Farms.

Mazes: The Maize Quest Corn Maze is a great place for groups to start. Scouts in groups set by the leaders allow scouts to explore group decision-making options.

Encampment: We’ve hosted regional encampments from the YAAC-BSA. We have a nearly unlimited encampment area having hosted over 300 scouts and leaders. Call us for special terms and options for a special weekend of camping, exploring, mazes, and opportunities.

Over 20 attractions are open for our guests including our snack bar and picnic pavilion. Then cool down in the Mist Maze!

The Maize Quest Cornfield Maze takes center stage
with our 2012 Mayan Mystery Maze Adventure!


Maize Quest Fun   Park: The Perfect Group Outing!

Group rates are available for pre-scheduled groups of twenty or more.   Bring your scouting troop, school class, youth group, or corporate group to   the Maize Quest Fun Park! Our mazes – and many of our other park features –   makes great group outings. Groups are challenged to work together to solve a   puzzle and mystery that’s much bigger than any one person. Members interact,   make group decisions, succeed and fail together as they progress through the pathways.   Your adventure can be a competition or collaborative effort, but it will   always be exciting.

Maize Quest focuses on education through entertainment.   Inside our mazes groups are involved in three major types of learning   experiences: Teamwork, Navigation, and Agriculture.


Our mazes are an effective theater for teaching positive,   social interaction. Guests divide into groups of 4-6 plus one chaperone. Each   group is then responsible for determining the best method of solving the   mazes and completing the gamesheet. At each intersection and after each clue   is discovered, the group must reformulate their plan. Leaders must be   determined or alternated for each section and the group must function and   emerge from the maze together. The mazes immerse you in another world of   choices, options and decisions. Our mazes make teamwork and group dynamics a   hands-on task with tangible results.

The results and methods of solving each maze make lively debate topics for   the following group meeting. The results and their applications for everyday   activities can be used to impress the importance of group decision making,   equitable group communication, and equitable participation in other group   activities.

Discussing the feelings of each group member during the   process leads to another level of interpretation. Understanding the feelings   and reactions of other group members can be powerful. It provides a frame of   reference for each person to understand how his/her behavior affects the   behavior of other group members.


Map Reading is a useful skill for anyone. We challenge   guests to follow their instincts until they find each map piece. As they   collect pieces of the map and become more familiar with the maze pathways,   guests develop and hone their ‘sense’ of direction. By the end of the journey,   each guest should be able to orient the map and follow the pathway to the   exit.


We approach agricultural education with two goals in mind.   Goal #1 is to give guests an appreciation for the food system that feeds the   world. Goal #2 is to give guests an appreciation for the growing processes of   fruit and row crops. We are partnered with information providers such as   American Agri-Women, Ag Day, National Corn Growers Assoc., American Soybean   Assoc., USDA, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Pioneer Seed and Bayer   Corp to name a few. We have taken raw information form these sources and   created fun learning stations. As groups progress through the maze, they   discover food facts and information that helps them answer questions and   complete puzzles. Natural resource conservation, food production and farmland   preservation all start with the farmer. On the farm, walking through the   fields is the best place to teach the role the American Farmer plays in the   future of our country and the world.

Our goal is to make each trip a learning adventure for groups and an   enjoyable outing for leaders. The maze and the surrounding farmland immerse   groups in a world of exploration. We’d love to host your group adventure.

If you’d like more information click “Book Your Group Now” link   below, fill out the reservation form and mark “Request More Info.”   Even if you don’t have a date in mind yet, we’ll send you information about   how to make you next day trip a hands-on adventure.

Other Recommended   Educational Attractions for Groups:

  • Geo-Caching
  • Fruit Tour on the Farm        (Call for information)
  • Hayrides (Call for        information)

Tamela Trussell

Founder of TLC Foundation

Venture Crew 5 Advisor



Birding Hike at Colonel Denning St. Park

A bird walk on Elk Hill Rd. in Colonel Denning State Park. While walking the road, we will look for chipping sparrows, acadian flycatchers, cerulean warblers, worm-eating warblers, scarlet tanagers, red-eyed vireos, and other passerines (song birds). There may be a chance for red-tailed hawks or broad-wing hawks as well. We will examine different aspects of bird biology, such as habitat, migrations, song, and molt. Binoculars are highly recommended. Bring water, bug repellant, and sunscreen. The walk will last from roughly 6:30 AM to 12:00 PM. Participants should pack lunches.


e could either meet at a house and carpool, or we could all drive to the parking lot next to the dam on Doubling Gap Rd. If we meet at a house, the time would be 6:00 AM. If we meet at the park, 6:30 AM would work.


Skating at Twin Ponds

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We’re going to hit the ice on Saturday night! If you are in Crew 5, please sign up to come along!

Where: Twin Ponds East, Harrisburg

When: Mrs. Laughrey’s house- we are LEAVING at 6:30 pm, and arriving home at 10:00 pm.

Drivers- Mrs. L. and Mr. S.

Eight crew members are signed up. Let us know if you are planning to attend.

Costs- $8 for those who need to rent skates, $6 for those who do not. Bring snack money as well in case you get hungry.