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The Venturing Oath
For More Information
Meeting Location
Venturing Six Experience Areas
Venturing Crew 369's Equipment:
Community Service
Class Dates
Boy Scouts of America
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Our Program

Our program is designed for the student that excels in computers and is looking for an avenue to continue their growth in the Computer Information Science field of Engineering. Classes are taught by experienced adult leaders: Senior UNIX System Administrator of Nationwide Insurance (Retired), Co-Author of the O'Reilly and associates, Inc. "Programming Perl", Second Edition" There is a lab fee for each class, to pay for books.

The first course, Basic UNIX for Programmers' lab fe is $67.00. This class is the same course taught to The State of Ohio, Office of the Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation.

All of our Advisors are experienced professionals that are dedicated to the Scouting movement and believe that it is imperative that they pay back to the program by lighting the proverbial torch of knowledge in the future leaders of the computer industry.

We are hoping that if you know of any students that would benefit from our program and has a strong desire to broaden their computer horizons that you will give them our name and number.


Our coeducational program is open to young men and women between the ages of 14 (and in high school) and 20 years of age. The average age of our members is 16.

The Venturing Oath

As a Venturer, I promise to help strengthen America, to be faithful in my religious duties, to help others,

For More Information

Andy P. Drake
Associate Advisor

Meeting Location

Lutheran Church
1355 S. Hamilton Road
Columbus, Ohio 43227

Venturing Six Experience Areas

Citizenship, Leadership, Fitness, Social, Outdoor, Service.


  • Encouraging a sense of pride to our American Heritage.
  • Preparing to give leadership and fulfill our responsibility to American Society and to the people of the world.


  • Develop a better understanding of America's social, economical, and government systems.
  • Gaining some insight and practical experience in career leadership.


  • Improving mental and emotional fitness
  • Enhancing physical fitness and an appreciation for sports


  • Instilling stable personal values firmly based on religious concepts.
  • Developing skill in dealing with all people and encouraging a sense of family and community responsibility.


  • Developing a degree of self reliance based on courage, initiative, and resourcefulness.
  • Understanding and appreciating the wise use of resources and the protection of our environment.


  • Encouraging the skill and desire to help others.
  • Gaining a keen respect for the basic rights of others.
  • Venturing Crew 369's Equipment:

    No Intel or Microsoft

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    Venturing Crew 369 teaches their "Basic UNIX for Programmers" classes on AT&T 3B2 equipment while the intermediate classes are taught on NeXT machines. The Crew utilizes Sun equipment as NIS & NFS servers.

    Our Web Page is served from a Sun Ultra 10 786MB of RAM on an OC3 line.

    NEC C&C Research Institution donated our program an Auspex NFS server.

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    With this new server we will be one of two places in the World that teaches the utilization of the Auspex Server. We have one of the four largest Auspex sites in Columbus: [Nationwide Enterprises, Symix Computer Systems, AT&T, and Venturing Crew 369]

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    Several of our Sun Servers have 128MB of RAM and we have almost 50GB of disk storage.

    As our program is geared towards the serious design and implementation of large scale computer networks, no Intel or Microsoft products are utilized.

    Community Service

    Crew & Troop 369 participates in the "One New Toy" program where by they help distribute toys to over 4,000 needy children, Troop & Crew 369 helps Saint Stephens feed over 3,000 families December Groceries. Crew & Troop 369 each year maintains an abandon grave year. Crew & Troop 369 volunteers for COSI's Halloween Unmasked.


    Donations are always sincerely appreciated. We are currently in need of 30 SUN SLC, ELC, IPC, or IPXs.

    369 is currently rasing funds to build their new classrooms.

    Class Dates

    Our open house on Tuesday September 15th. 7:30p.m. [Please R.S.V.P] This meeting is for the Parents and Students to meet our Advisors and Senior Members.

    The Basic UNIX for Programmers begins the following Tuesday, September 22nd. 1998 7:30p.m. Classes are held every Tuesday 7:30p.m. to 9:00p.m.

    Elections for Youth Officers will be held in November.

    Boy Scouts of America

    Venturing Crew 369 is closely associated with Boy Scouts of America Troop 369. The Cub Pack, Troop, and Crew meet in the same building at the same time. Venturing Crew 369 fulfills its "Outdoor" requirements by camping with Troop 369.

    Venturing Crew 369 wears the Dark Green Scouting Uniform.

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