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En Garde! Venturing fencers in action

Many of the members of Venturing Crew 1826 in Illinois have been together since they were Cub Scouts. After crossing over into Boy Scouts, they added fencing to their resume of high-adventure activities.

They got the idea to pursue fencing from one of the Scout’s dads, who had fenced a little in college and volunteered to coach the Venturers’ team. Since then, it has been almost all fencing, all the time.

Watch this video to get a taste of the crew’s experience with the sport of fencing.

Want to learn more about fencing? Check out the November 2009 issue of Boys’ Life magazine.

Comments about “En Garde! Venturing fencers in action”

  1. MOONMAN200 says:

    I so want to do that!!!!!!!!!(:

  2. Patrick says:

    I think fencing is awesome

  3. portable sounds says:

    en garde! p.s. if you guys like fencing you should read book 4 in
    spiderwick “the ironwood tree” peace out

  4. Dman says:

    It’s like killer tag!

  5. truDOG says:

    that sure looks exiting

  6. sir fencealot says:

    wow wow double wow. that iz awesome

  7. cools455 says:

    i wanna join fencing soo bad some ppl say it helps u learn combat with wepons so…..thats why i wanna join so bad *laughs*

  8. cobra says:

    I love fencing

  9. Zac says:

    I think fencing is the best sport in the world

  10. Mr. Sonic says:

    I have always wanted to do fencing and I plan to start next year. I have tried saber fencing and I will go for that

  11. tenderfoot says:

    its en garde falcon 5.0.any way that was cool

  12. Strongman says:

    I love fencing! But there’s no fencing leaques around my area….

  13. SSC93 says:

    I’m an intermediate level fencer, and it is pretty awesome… I mainly do foil fencing, but I hope to eventually work up to saber fencing… and believe me, folks… if you pitted a standard-level fencer against a duelist from the Star Wars movies, I’m afraid that the duelists would lose quickly…
    -a fencing scout

  14. bob says:

    I do fencing! It is very fun! You are good at it!

  15. runescape123 says:

    fencing is cool!you can learn how to sword fight!

  16. Stealth says:

    I’m not into fencing that much. It looks fun though:-}

  17. Ding! says:

    I took a fencing class so I can fence a little bit…just not that good. I like fencing with the foil. It’s easier to poke than slash.
    —(~ <– That's supposed to be a fencing sword…

  18. jk says:

    I like it. I want to try it. Thank

  19. cboy910 says:

    cool i wish i could do fencing!

  20. max 2000 says:

    that is cool

  21. falcon 5.0 says:

    ON GUARD!!!!!

  22. spelunky says:

    That would be so fun!

  23. purplefencer says:

    fencing, the greatest sport in the world,i prever Épée over foil though.
    a captain of a fencing team

  24. I says:

    fencing is cool i want do it some day

  25. Advisor1826 says:

    Fencing is a great sport for boys and girls of all ages. There is even wheelchair fencing! Don’t be intimidated, you can find a fencing club in your area.

  26. epee lover says:

    sweet some other boy scouts that can fence.

  27. indyfeac says:


  28. sandman says:

    cool i wish i could do that!

  29. Capital says:

    cool, I like this

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