2018 Tentative Schedule including Special Events,

Civil War Reenactments & Appearances


Portraying the Field Music 1ST P.R.V.C. and Johnson’s Division ANV

(Dates & events may not be confirmed) 

Updated Oct 5, 2018 

Performance events in Bold. Practices and regular FDC meetings are not included.  

In general, Venture Crew advancement programs, practices and leadership meetings are held on Mondays at 6:00 PM at the Zion Lutheran Church in Leola PA


Jan. 5-6           USV Annual Meeting at the Gettysburg Hotel.   Cassidys  and Nedrows will attend.  All are invited.  


Jan 28             Civil War Dance Lessons with or friends in the Victorian Dance Ensemble (Free but we need a count), Sunday 2-4 PM; Capital Union Bldg, Penn State Harrisburg 777 West Harrisburg Pike, Middletown PA 17057  see www.civilwardance.org


Feb 4                Allagash River Training Session 2-4 pm  TBA


Feb. 11            Civil War Dance Lessons with the Victorian Dance Ensemble, Sunday 2-4PM; Capital Union Bldg, Penn State Harrisburg


Feb. 25            Civil War Dance Lessons with the Victorian Dance Ensemble, Sunday 2-4PM; Capital Union Bldg, Penn State Harrisburg (note Conflict)


Feb. 23-25       Winter Cabin Camping with Troop 83 at Eagle Lodge, Seven Mountains
Scout Camp near State College PA.  Activities could include visiting Penn State and possible sporting event, with Creamery stop? Tubing?


March 8            Allagash River Training Session 2-4 PM TBA


March 10         Civil War Preservation Ball sponsored by the Victorian Dance Ensemble in the Main Rotunda of Pennsylvania’s Capitol, 3rd and State Sts Harrisburg. Venture Crew plays on the stairs as guests enter and at intermission. 7-10:00 PM.  Benefits the GBPA’s Pennsylvania Gettysburg Monument Fund.


April 8               Allagash River Training Session 2-4 PM TBA


May 5               Mayfest!  Maytown Historical Society, Maytown PA on the Square Saturday Afternoon


May 12-13         Allagash River ShakeDown Weekend TBA


May 26              Mountville VFW Memorial Day Parade, Saturday step off at 10:00 AM.


May 26-27        Allagash River Canoe Skills Weekend --for those who have not completed canoe training 


May 28            MEMORIAL DAY PARADES, etc.

·       Historic Kennett Square Memorial Day Parade-step off at 10:00 AM,

·       Union Cemetery Service immediately following parade, performance;

·       Lunch at the American Legion 491, 208 State St., Kennett Square

·       Venture Crew 1861 Court of Honor and refreshments between parades at the Cassidys'

·       Maytown American Legion Parade, Venture Crew 1861 leads off & carries the American Legion Post 809 Colors for this parade! Step-off 4:00 PM;


May 30          Memorial Day Service (Wednesday) Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Camp 19.   GAR section of historic Lancaster Cemetery 


June 2-10       Allagash River Canoe Trip in Northern Maine -Venture Crew 1861 and Troop 83 ---High Adventure Scouting!


June 22-24    Civil War days in Harrisburg ---sponsored by National Civil War Museum & others (invited=conflict)


June 22-24     National Civil War Field Music School, Fort McHenry, Baltimore MD  http://www.nationalcivilwarfieldmusicschool.com/  


July 4-8         155th Anniversary Battle of Gettysburg We provide camp and field duties for the Union HQ and scheduled performances in Activities Tent  in the Sutler's area.  http://www.gettysburgreenactment.com/  


July 28-29     Landis Valley Civil War Days  10 AM- 4 PM  details for FDC performance TBA


August 2      Civil War Night, Senators Baseball, Harrisburg City Island  Civil War Color Guard and Fife & Drum Corps performing National Anthem


Aug. 25-26    “Gettysburg: The Medical Aftermath,”  GBPA Daniel Lady Farm (a Civil War Field Hosp.) Hanover St. Gettysburg.  see GBPA.org


Sept. 11         Troop 83 Flag Retirement  Ceremony  Tuesday 6:30 PM;  Leola War Memorial Bldg/ Upper Leacock Fire Co at 50 West Main St., Leola


Oct. 20-21   Fall Skirmish Daniel Lady Farm Gettysburg (invited)  note: Battle of Cedar Creek has been CANCELLED for this year. 


Nov. 16-18   Remembrance Day Weekend. Gettysburg PA  (Schedule to be determined)

·       Friday         GBPA Annual Dinner performance 6:PM  Place TBA

·       Saturday     PRVC Memorial March at Little Roundtop 8:AM

             SUVCW Grand Parade. Step off at 1:00 PM Lefever St

             SUVCW Civil War Ball. 8:00 PM (benifits Park preservation)

·       Sunday       Brunch followed by “Jam Session “Rock Concert” on Devils Den --Noon


Dec 1      Country Christmas Village Days at Landis Valley Farm Museum 9AM-4 PM. Victorian Dance Demonstrations times TBA


Dec 22       Civil War Christmas Ball at Landis Vally Farm Museum 7:00 - 10:00 PM sponsored by BSA Venture Crew 1861 with  Explorer Post 1863 Alumni and others 




BSA Venture Crew 1861 is chartered by the Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association (GBPA.org) in the New Birth of Freedom Council,

and is a unit member of the 1st Regiment, U.S. Volunteers (USV) and the Pennsylvania Reserve Battalion (PRVC, Inc.) reenactment organizations