Leaders & Staff


 

B.S.A. Venture Crew 1861 Fife & Drum Corps

Civil War Field Music & Color Guard, 1st P.R.V.C. 

Officers, Adult Advisors, & Committee

 

Venture Crew Officers elected for 2018-19 

 

President:                                                 Alden Salmons

 

Vice President for Administration:        Lyndsey Nedrow

 

Vice President for Program:                  Tony Astarita

 

Vice President for Communications:    Lauren Nedrow

 

Treasurer:        vacant

 

Quartermaster:                                        Daniel Jilka

 

 

Venture Crew Appointed Officers & JR Leaders:

 

Historian:             open

 

Crew Guides: (including the music leadership positions below)    

 

Fife Major:                    Ryan Nedrow 

 

Chief Drummers:         Nathaniel Johnston  

 

 

Venture Crew Past-Presidents:  

                                 

                               Lyndsey Nedrow, Nick Poletti,  Abby Himmelright,  Matt Howe, and Patrick Cassidy

 

 

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Adult Advisors:  short bio for Advisors and Committee members is included.  All adult leaders have completed BSA Youth Protection Training and have obtained the background clearances reguired by PA State Law for working with youth.  Some leaders have additional child protection training offered by the PA Dept of Education. 

 

Mike Cassidy, Venture Crew Advisor

Adjunct Faculty, Temple Univ (Public Policy);  Retired PA Legislative Staff.; Principal Musician- USV 1st Reg't; 

Eagle Scout; Merit Badge Counselor; Board Member, Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Assoc.; fmr US Park Service CRM Volunteer. 

 

Peter Johnston,  Venture Crew Associate Advisor

Fed Government Manager; Rudimentary Drum Instructor; Marine Corps Veteran

 

Mike Nedrow, Venture Crew Associate Advisor

Corporate Manager;  Musician -Bass Drummer; MB Counselor;

Eagle Scout; Asst Scoutmaster Troop 83 - Leola PA

 

Kyle Windahl, Venture Crew Associate Advisor

Sutler and expert in manufacture of high grade Military Uniforms etc.;  Experienced Reenactment Field Officer and Sgt.; Crew Color Guard advisor

 

Jocelyn Windahl, Venture Crew Associate Advisor

Secondary School Teacher (Environmental Science, also certified in History), Instructor & Musician -Drummer, Expert on ladies' Civil War Dress, fmr US Park Service Intern

 

Plus additonal BSA trained leaders in the Venture Crew Scouter Reserve and from other scout units who participate with the Venture Crew as Parents/Leaders

 

 

Venture Crew 1861 Committee  (Committee members may also serve in roles as scout leaders & instructors)

 

Jeanne Herr Cassidy, Chair

Adjunct Faculty, Millersville University (Reading & Literacy); Retired Reading Specialist and Elementary teacher; Merit Badge Counselor; Instructor in Beginning Fife, Violin, Civil War Camp & Parlor Music

 

Dan Dietrich, Treasurer

Eagle Scout; Healthcare Facility Comptroller

 

Barb Mowery, Organizational Representative

President, Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association; 

 

Ruth Jilka, Committee Member

Dietician; Crew Records Manager

 

Derrick Rowe, Committee Member

Eagle Scout; Adjunct Faculty, Alvernia College (Military History); Muscian & Fife Instructor

 

Dale Salmons, Committee Member

Civil Engineer; Ass't Scoutmaster Troop 83- Leola PA;  MB Counselor;  BSA/NRA Rifle Safety Instructor

 

 

Additional Music Instructors: (Crew Consultants):

 

*Music Instructors /adult muscians are being recruited. Contact the Venture Crew.

 

 

 

BSA Venture Crew 1861 / Field Music 1st PRVC is part of Boy Scouts of America New Birth of Freedom Council and is a member of the American Living History Education Association (ALHES); PA Reserve Battalion; and the 1st Regt United States Volunteers (USV) reenactment organizations.