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Pictured are some of the Venture Crew 144 youth that went on the sea kayaking trip to Red Cliff by the Apostle Islands. Shown are Michael Barger, James Major, Cody Anderson, Samantha Swanson and Susie Schmitt.

New Venturing crew in Somerset provides adventure for kids

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Samantha "Sam" Swanson, 17, hasn't been bored this summer.

The Somerset teen isn't one to be idle anyway. Not when she plays softball, golf, is a member of the school book club, forensics, Girl Scouts and Friends Helping Friends group. The myriad of odd jobs she does for her family keeps her active.


Now she has added one more group to her list: Venturing Crew 144.

"It is so fun," said Swanson. "It's truly geared toward older kids."

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