Scout Oath
On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

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Unconventional Crews

The following is a compilation of testimonials from members of Venturing crews with unusual interests. Crews who do not have a Ranger-based program but are specialized in some area of interest are considered "unconventional."  These statements may lend useful ideas to anyone who is looking for a unique approach to starting a Venturing Crew.  If you are a member of a crew with a unique interest or you know of a crew with such a focus please submit your information to Central Region, BSA

Ham Radio

Crew 47, out of Peabody, MA, is a Ham Radio crew. While they still do outdoorsy things, and are currently working on their outdoor bronze and ranger awards, almost all of the crew members are licensed amateur radio operators. They bring radio equipment with them while camping, and see what faraway countries they can contact. They also provide a public service, serving on camp staffs and camporee staffs, assisting with parking logistics, health and welfare, and will usually demonstrate the many aspects of the hobby to non-hams.

Submitted By: Gordon Gravelese