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Our Crew's Mission Statement

To teach outdoor, social, & life skills while having fun and exploring the world.

Venturing Crew 396 is all about high adventure!  Our crew is sponsored by Belin Memorial United Methodist Church in Murrells Inlet, SC; we are a part of the Black River District of the Coastal Carolina Council of the Southern Region of the Boy Scouts of America.  Our Crew has been servicing youth and the community since 2001.

Our program is planned and executed by youth under the guidance of adult advisors in accordance with our Bylaws.  As such, our program is always changing to be what our youth want it to be.  In the past we have gone backpacking (Glacier National Park, White Mountains NP, Philmont, Pisgah, Foothills Trail, and more), sailing (Chesapeake High Adventure Sailing Experience, Hobie Cat racing off Garden City Beach, Sail-o-ree), kayaking (Wambaw, Little Pee Dee, Lumber, Murrells Inlet), rock climbing (Table Rock, Crowders Mountain, James Island, and more), white water rafting, camping and more.  We also volunteer at local events and conduct conservation projects. 



You can join Venturing Crew 396 as a youth if you are a young man or women who has not yet turned 21, who is age 14 or older, or is age 13 and completed the 8th grade.  To join, you'll need to follow several steps.


If you are age 21 or over, you may be able to be a part of Venturing Crew 396 as an adult advisor or committee member.  To join, you'll need to follow several steps.

Venturing Oath

As a Venturer, I promise to do my duty to God,

and help strengthen America,

to help others,

and to seek truth, fairness and adventure in our world.