Venture Crews 3701, Avoca, and 2025, Bear Creek Township, recently completed Venture Crew Week at Goose Pond. Venturing is a national high adventure program for youths ages 14 to 21. Members participated in water skiing, rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking and wilderness survival. J.P. Meyers, Tiffany Smith and Irene Magdon completed the mile swim on Goose Pond as part of the program. For information on Venturing, attend Crew 3701 sign-up night from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at St. Mary Queen of Apostles Church, Avoca, or call Janice at 472-3253. If interested, check out the two YouTube videos, ‘NER Area Venturing Rendezvous' or ‘Why Venture Crew' for a sample of Venture activities. Participants at Goose Pond, from left, first row: Janice Sepcoski, adviser; Sarah Gromalia; Bridget McGowan; Magdon; Smith; and Caitlin Croke. Second row: John Sepcoski, council Venturing chair; James Quick, adviser; Meyers; and Tyler Sepcoski.