About Crew 93

vcharacterlogo2GNFC Venturing Crew 93 is a High Adventure Crew sponsored by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church located on Harris Hill Rd, near Main St., Clarence. We are affiliated with Boy Scout Troop 93 and welcome all young men and women to join our Crew.  The Crew is open to all young men and women who are at least 14 and completed the eighth grade and no older than 20 years of age. You may join by completing a BSA application. Affiliation with a scout organization is not a requirement.  If you want to get out more, learn new skills, have fun and make new friends – Crew 93 is the Crew for you!

Parents or Adults who enjoy the outdoors or High Adventure Trips and like working with youth – are welcome to join. You must follow BSA guidelines including completion of  BSA Venture Youth Protection training which is offered on-line and from our local scouting council.

UPDATE: If you haven’t heard already – I want to share with you the news that Doug Lenz was selected as our Council’s Venturing Advisor of the Year. Doug’s hard work and commitment to our Crew and to developing the GNFC Venturing Program was recognized by the Council’s Commissioners Committee.

Venturing Leadership Award

And…. in addition… Greg Lenz was recognized for his commitment to Venturing and Scouting as this year’s Venturing Leadership Award (youth) recipient. This award is a nationally recognized BSA award given to Adults and Youth for outstanding commitment to Venturing at a Council level. There are also Regional and National Awards for achievements at those levels.

Please join me in congratulating Greg and Doug on their achievements. Their recognition is a testament to the success of our scouting programs.

The awards will be presented at the 2010 Adult Volunteer Awards Dinner on April 29th at the Millennium Hotel Buffalo on Walden Ave.

On February 8, 2010 we celebrate the 100 year of Scouting in America. From Wikipedia: According to somewhat fictionalized legend, Boyce had become lost in the dense London fog, but was guided back to his destination by a young boy, who told him that he was merely doing his duty as a Boy Scout. Boyce then read printed material on Scouting, and on his return to the United States, he formed the BSA. From its start, Boyce focused the Scouting program on teaching self-reliance, citizenship, resourcefulness, patriotism, obedience, cheerfulness, courage, and courtesy in order “to make men”.

Crew 93 and Crew 2001 photos of the 2010 Venturing Winter Classic were added to the Picture Page. As winners of the 2009 Winter Classic, Crew 93 was given the honor of hosting this year’s event. The Crewbies did a wonderful job planning and executing the event.  A shout out to Mr. Lenz, Miss George, Mr. Genco,  Mr. Jones, and Mr. Macuiba (Troop 250) for their assistance helping with Crew planning.  The Crew would also like to thank, Mrs. Trout, Mr. Trout, Mr. George, and Troop 93 Senior Patrol Leader Koby Trout for their help with the awards and for supporting the event.  Special thanks to Pastor Vicki Zust and Fr. Ron Sams for conducting Vesper services at the event.

Crew 93 - 2010 Classic - 2nd Place

UPDATE: Crew 93 photos added to Picture Page.  The Crew went curling at the Rochester Curling Club in Rochester, NY.  We had some guests from Troop 93, as well as family. Some great pictures – video will be posted on the Crew Facebook Page. I highly recommend the Rochester Curling Club as the facility is very nice and the curling instruction was excellent. Great venue for a newbie curler.

Crew 93 is always looking for new members and Advisors.  If you are interested, please contact the Crew Advisor by sending a note to the “Post Office” link on this site.

Birchbark Canoe Trip - Pen Lake Campfire (Click on Pic)

UPDATE: New Birchbark Photos (100+) can be seen on the Flickr link. Other photos and Video can be seen on our Crew Facebook Page as well as the GNFC Facebook Page. Click on the campfire picture above for a great slideshow of our trip.

Show Gratitude to our Service personnel - A simple gesture can say a lot. Take the time to say THANKS. Please direct friends and family to this YouTube video and pass it along.


The Crew’s latest outing was a bike trek from Clarence to Akron Park and back.  The Trek ended at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L, who hosted a barbeque and campout in their yard.  See the latest pictures on our Picture Page.  Email Mr. S. or Mr. L  if you’ve forgotten the password.


Some folks have watchdogs, others...

A Kodiak resource page was added for those who participated in the Kodiak Instructor’s Course at Reinstein Preserve and Education Center on April 25th.


Pictures from our Curling Outing in Niagara Falls -We had a wonderful time Curling. The Crew thought it was well worth the time and effort.  We played for two hours after receiving instruction and having out shoe taped.  For those who could attend we will be having another event in the Fall. Hopefully we can open it up for all GNFC Crews and have some friendly competition.


Pictures from our Wintersports Weekend -We had a wonderful time at our Wintersports weekend in Lime Lake and Ellicottville where we passed the time sledding, tubing, and skiing.  We also watched movies into the wee hours of the night.  A special thanks to Mrs. Z. for arranging the use of her friend’s home for the weekend.



One service project being discussed is working with the WNY Chapter of Habitat for Humanity to help build a home for a family in our community.  Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing. The houses then are sold to pre-qualified families at no profit and with no interest charged while Habitat holds the mortgages.

Pictures from our November 8th Re-Tree WNY Service Project - trees were planted at Delaware Park, Northeast of the Zoo. To see all pictures from the event, please go to the Picture Page and type in the password.  This event was managed by the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy.  All pictures were provided by the Conservancy – Thanks Katie!

Receiving instruction on staking the trees.


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