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(Madison, Alabama)
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Venture Crew 007 Madison, Alabama

Venture Crew 007
A Part of the Boy Scouts of America. 

2016 - 2nd Annual - St. Patrick Day Family Parade


The Second Annual  St. Patrick Day Family Parade and Pet Walk is now in the planning stages. Last year   approximately 150 people plus pets turned out to support the event and raise several hundred pounds of food for the needy. Thanks to Mayor Trulock, the city and the school system for their support.

We are planning on a bigger and better event in 2016!

William will again leading the event.

Most of us, if not all of us, are very fortunate in life however there are others in our community who are not as fortunate.  In an effort to show appreciation for how God has blessed us and to help others we have organized the first St. Patrick Day Family Parade and Pet Walk in Madison. There is no cost to participate in the event however we do hope that you can donate some non-perishable food items for human or animal consumption.  Donations will be distributed to the St. Vincent de Paul food bank and to The Ark animal shelter. 

The parade and walk will be held on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 2:00 PM.  We will meet at Discovery Middle school and walk to BJHS and back. This is a round trip distance of about 3 miles. The route is flat and there is a walkway for our use.

We encourage other groups to participate and we will try to recognize some of these groups as appropriate.    

In case of rain donations will still be collected at the Discovery Middle School parking lot

All pets should be on leashes with their vaccinations current.

You can learn more about our charities for this event by going to their web sites:

St Vincent De Paul -  

The Ark -

Our event has been listed at  which lists all things Irish. Check out the section for Alabama.

A special thanks to David at Sign-A-Rama for helping us with our great banners. They are located at 9059 Madison Blvd, Suite i. Look for us across from Old Time Pottery.  Phone (256) 881-5080?



QUIZ: Are you Irish? Answer the following true or false to see. Check the answers by clicking of the blog link





     1.       The Isle of Ireland is bigger than Alabama.

2.       The White House was designed and built by an Irishman.

3.       Ireland is known as the Emerald Isle.

4.       Legend is that St. Brendan of Ireland sailed to the Americas 900 years before Christopher Columbus

5.       Coca-Cola produces a green drink in Ireland to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

6.       The population of Ireland is less than New York City

7.       The City of Madison was founded by the Dublin family.

8.       More Unicorns live in Ireland than anywhere else.

9.       To kiss the Blarney stone you have to lay on your back.

10.   Barney is Irish.


New To Venture Scouts?

Here's A Description Of What We Do.
Venture Scouting is a youth run organization for boys and girls ages 14 through 20 who want to participate in the worlds most recognized program for the development of young adults.  Not only will you learn leadership skills through service in your venture crew, you'll have a great time doing it.  Crew 007 develops these skills throughout the several outings we take each year, along with other smaller activities.  Here's a short list of things that we do.

ADVENTURE                                                                   COMUNITY SERVICE
- Camping                                                                      - Food Bank
- Theatre                                                                        - Humane Society

- Shooting                                                                      - Homeless Shelter
- Skiing/Snowboarding                                                    - Clothing Drive
- Rafting                                                                        - Environmental Upkeep
- Travel
- Hiking

That's just a brief list of some of the things we do, but we're always open to new ideas and suggestions for outings or activities. 

Venture Scout Blogg

We have a blog but we have been lax on keeping it up to date. Please be patient but hopefully we will get a few updates in over the Thanksgiving holiday.

The crew blog is composed by venture crew members to keep you informed of activities. We hope you enjoy it. Click on the following link to see the latest entry for the crew blog.

The latest post is dated 3/30/15

Recent Post Topics


  • Mayor Trulock's Facebook posts and pictures on the St. Patrick Day parade.  
  • The answers to the "are you Irish" quiz are on the are you?
  • Madison Records wonderful article on the St. Patrick's walk.....Thanks to Nick
  • Even chickens want to be in the Madison Saint Patrick Day Family Parade and Pet Walk Charity Event
  • upcoming-events-to-shake-off-winter
  • The ventures of a wonderful ski trip.
  • Winterplace weather - 50 degrees and freshsnow
  • New Web Page...Please pass the link along to other...
  • Get you T-shirt here!
  • Ski - Snowboard trip info
  • Winterplace has a 52" base, 2" on new snow and 23 ...
  • Urban Rocks - indoor rock climbing
  • Ski Trip
  • Venture Christmas Party
  • Current 007 Venture Crew Officers

    Venture Scouting process is one based on member leadership. Current Crew leaders are:
    President: Dylan
    Administrative Vice President: Rebecca
    Program Vice President: William
    Secretary: Allison
    Treasurer: Elizabeth

    William also serves as the webmaster.

    Upcoming and Recent Events

    Recurring Meetings

    Crew Meeting
            Normally the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month
            7:00 PM St. John's School Library with an occasional meeting at Starbucks.
            Meetings are normally 60 to 90 minutes in length
            All are welcome to come.

    Scouting Roundtable Meeting
            Normally the 2nd Thursday of each month
            7:00 PM
            Trinity Presbyterian Church
            located on Holmes Ave., next to eUAH fitness center

    The following are the major events being planned or planned. 

    December 2015 - Holiday Party
    January 2016    - Winter Ski Trip to Winterplace, WV
    February 2016   - Indoor Rock Climbing
    March 2016      - 2nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Family Parade and Pet Walk Food drive
    April 2016        - Shake out hike and camping trip
    May 2016        - Appalachian Trail - camping and hiking
    June 2016       - Weekend at Lake Guntersville, Leadership Training
    July 2016        - Kayaking the Flint River
    August 2016    - open

    Other summer activities suggested by crew members

    ð        A day of caving

    ð        Trip to Six Flags, Cedar Point or other amusement park

    ð        Huntsville Hammers indoor football

    ð        Summer service project

    ð        Huntsville Hollywood

    ð        Trip to the beach or Lake Guntersville – swimming, boating, jet skiing

    ð        Rafting/canoeing/kayaking
    ð        Shakalaka followed by cook out or dinner.
    ð        Skeet & Trap Shooting
    ð        Indoor rock climbing/ campus or city tour
    ð        Hike – Monte Sano
    ð      Paintball 



    Recurring Fall and Winter activities

    ð        Haunted House

    ð        Holiday Party

    ð        Skiing and snowboarding

    Please suggest other activities that interest you- this is your crew.

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    See photo of past activities on this page and the blog.


    The crew usually meets at 7 PM the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at St. John's School Library or occasionally at Starbucks.

    ***Please let any 007 crew member know what you are interested in by contacting any member or emailing    

    The following are some recent  major events. See the blog for details

     St. Patrick Day Family Parade and Pet Walk
            March of each year
            Walk from Discovery Middle School to BJHS and back. A total distance of 3 miles.
            A donation of food for human or animal consumption is requested to benefit a Madison food bank or animal shelter.
            Costumes and Irish Dress encouraged.

    Scout Sunday
            February of each year
            A national event.
            Please wear your Scout to whatever church you attend ground yourself in faith and reverence.  

    Ski and Snowboarding Trip
            Winterplace, WV
            MLK Weekend

    December Holiday Party


    Appalachian Trail May 2016 is in planning stages

    We are preparing for the 2016 AT hike to take place in May 2016. The 2015 hike went great and was covered the following

    For the 2015 AT hike covered from Deep Gap to Woody Gap. 

    Plan A (bear canisters). (5 days and bear canisters (2) required)

    - Drive to Deep Gap early Friday morning (22 May) (4 hrs and 15 mins). Reposition cars (Deep Gap to WoodyGap and back to Deep Gap (3 hrs))
    - Start hiking at 1:00 PM ESDT

    1 Day (22 May/Fri): Deep Gap to Plumorchard Shelter 11.5 miles (5.5 hrs)
    2 Day (23 May/Sat): Plumorchard Shelter to Tray Mtn Shelter 15.0 miles (7.5 hrs)
    3 Day (24 May/Sun): Tray Mtn Shelter to Low Gap Shelter 14.5 miles (7.3 hrs)
    4 Day (25 May/Mon): Low Gap Shelter to Woods Hole Shelter 15.0 miles (7.5 hrs)
    5 Day (26 May/Tues): Woods Hole Shelter to Woody Gap 6.8 miles (3.5 hrs)
    Total 62.3 miles

    - Drive back to Deep Gap (1.5 hrs) and then drive to Madison (4.25 hrs). Back in Madison appr 5-6 PM CDST

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