The Gutting and Carving of Mr. Jack-O-Lantern

We have some extremely talented Crew members.  Last Sunday afternoon we had a crew meeting to discuss plans for the winter.  It looks like we’ll be fairly busy on the service side and we’ll throw in some fun every once in a while.  The masterminds of Crew 91 have Christmas shopping on the docket and stuffing Christmas food baskets, skiing and winter cabin camping all in the works.  Who says the winter has to be boring and only full of cold?

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A dozen or so pumpkins met their fate after our planning party.  Twelve little pumpkin stems were removed from their little pumpkin bodies and transformed into quite a fancy lot of Jack-O-Lanterns.

Pumpkin Carvin'

A little bit of everything was tried when it came to the creation of Mr. Pumpkin.  We had a couple video gaming pumpkins, some car memorabilia,  the St. Louis Cardinals made an appearance and the fancy trace and slice.  All in all a great Sunday meeting and a perfect way to spend a fall day!

Pumpkin Carvin'

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Relaying all the Time

This past weekend, despite the heat, we made our way to the track at Illinois Valley Central High School for this year’s Relay for Life of Chillicothe.  We had quite the showing of Crew 91ers and played a supporting role in many different capacities.

Relay for Life 2013

We kicked off the morning helping to clean out the concession stand.  There was a ridiculous amount of dust and the nacho cheese machine hadn’t been cleaned before the stand was closed for the season! Once the stand was cleaned we made our way to the football field to set up games for the kids.

Though there were not as many kids in the past that did not stop us from having a good time.  We blew bubbles, jumped in the bouncy house, played with the water, attempted Hilly Billy Golf and had ourselves a grand old time.

Relay for Life 2013

Yes, yes, we were there to walk the track and we did that too we just enjoyed ourselves in all the different activities.  Derick even participated in the 5K Glow Run and came in first place!  After Relay we made our way to the Bannister’s lawn and camped out.  Two individuals, who will remain nameless, stayed up through the night.  The crazies!

Relay for Life 2013

We had another successful year raising $2,170.37 for Chillicothe’s Relay for Life!  All in all, a wonderful way to spend a weekend!

Oh Committee Meetings!

I don’t know about you but meetings are not usually on my Top 10 list of things I enjoy.  But when it comes to Crew 91 Committee Meetings you never know what to expect.  We have a blast.  Who says you can’t have a good time and be productive, too!

We have yet to have a Committee Meeting that does not involve delicious food, a bowl of laughs with jokes and jabs all around.  This month’s meeting was no different.  Our very youngest and honorary Venturer joined us for our meeting and she had us in stitches all night long.  You never know what a 3 year old will do with her mother’s old dance costumes.   To say the least we were all enjoying ourselves!

Just to be clear, we definitely got everything on the agenda accomplished!

B-E-A-T-I-F-U-L

Aren’t We Pretty?

Getting Dressed Up

Community Party

For the past 14 years the Chilliothe Christian Church has been the host of the Big Day Event.  Everyone in the community is invited to attend the church service followed by an opportunity to check out ways to volunteer in and around Chillicothe.  The church provided everyone with lunch, desserts and activities.

The Fellas

This year Venture Crew 91 had the chance to share what Venturing is all about.  Because our crew is so very community service minded we were able to tell everyone in attendance we can’t wait to serve the rest of Chillicothe.  Half of everyone who was around for the day did not know the differences between a troop and crew.

We were even able to drum up some youth interest in Venturing.  Hopefully we’ll end up with not only new youth for the crew but also other opportunities to serve our community!

And never do we miss an opportunity to bring out the inner-child!  There were five inflatables and we played!  We raced, we jumped, we slid…overall it was a super day!

We are NOT too Old!

Just Playing

Ready for Relay

A cause near and dear to Crew 91’s heart is Relay for Life.  Every year for ages we have volunteered to help set-up the around-the-clock concession stand for Chillicothe’s Relay for Life.  We not only scrub down the concession stand we stay through ’til 12am pizza and watermelon time serving the teams and survivors.  It is an AWESOME experience and a fantastic way to cheer on and support cancer research.  This winter a friend lost his battle to cancer and we thought it time to step to the plate…for the first time ever Venture Crew 91 will actually hold a team during the 2012 Relay for Life at Illinois Valley Central High School.  Join us in supporting a fantastic cause.

Providing Hope

The World of Kinos

What’s better than an afternoon kickin’ it in the sunshine wearing your favorite crew attire?  Yep, that’s right…nothing!!!  Kinos are by far the most AMAZING sandals ever and found all over the Scouting world.  You go to a summer scouting extravaganza and see scads of people wearing your sandals…it’s then you know you have a common story…Florida Sea Base!!!

Kickin' it Crew style!