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March 27, 2012 > Venturing Bronze for local scouts

Venturing Bronze for local scouts

Submitted By Glorianne Wong

Congratulations to Lisa Jacuzzi & Jordyn Morgan, members of Venture Crew 146, for earning their Venturing Bronze Award for Religious Life. The Boy Scouts of America Venture Crew 146 honored the two girls in an award ceremony on Sunday, March 11 at Holy Redeemer Lutheran Church. To the best of our knowledge, they are the first female Venturing Scouts in the Tri City Area to earn this award in the last 10 years.

Venturing is a co-ed unit of the Boy Scouts of America for youth ages 14-21. Since its inception, Venturing has allowed young women the opportunity to sharpen their leadership and other life skills. The Venturing program provides a venue for young men and women to become involved in outdoor activities such as High Sierra Hikes, Rock Climbing, Scuba Diving, Shooting Sports, Kayaking and much more.

Crew 146 started in 2009, focused on having fun adventures and helping the community. This Crew runs a Kids Craft Booth each September for the Newark Days Celebration, staff the Cub Scout Day Camp every summer and other events such as the Fishing Pier Connection for the Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge. They have also staffed Boy Scout training events for adults and helped at the Girl Scout cookie warehouse. The Crew also participates in other activities including rock climbing, kayaking, shooting sports and barbeques on the beach.

Lisa and Jordyn are youth members of Holy Redeemer Lutheran Church in Newark. To earn the Bronze Award for Religious Life, they had to complete nine of 11 requirements. Jordyn and Lisa fulfilled the requirements for the Religious Life award by participating in youth missions, assisting in Sunday school for the younger children at Holy Redeemer, singing in the youth choir, and leading fundraising projects for youth ministry, just to name a few. Both girls have displayed strong leadership roles in the Church and in their daily lives. The two girls will continue their leadership roles as they prepare to travel to Arizona for a youth mission on the Navajo Reservation with the rest of the Youth Group in June 2012.

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