This Week 2018-AUG-014 BOUNCE!

BOUNCE is on next Tuesday in Blackburn North. It will be on at 7pm for 50 minutes and we will be meeting there. BOUNCE grip socks will be required, if you do not already have them you can purchase of a pair ($2.50).

BOUNCE is a massive indoor trampoline park in Blackburn North Melbourne that provides an adrenaline rush for all ages. Featuring the “The Great Wall of Blackburn,” this trampoline centre is decked out with more than 50 interconnected trampolines and the Big Bag with Slam Dunk arenas, wall-running and Dodgeball courts rolled in. Taste the rush of extreme sports and freestyle gymnastics – without the hard landing.

Estimated cost: $10 per Venturer (+ $2.50 for BOUNCE grip socks if you don’t have them)

MEETING START: Meet at 6:45 pm for a 7 pm start
LOCATION(1): BOUNCE – 22 Joseph St, Blackburn North VIC 3130
MOVING: from BOUNCE at 8:00pm to the McDonald’s East Doncaster
LOCATION(2): McDonads – Cnr Blackburn &, Doncaster Rd, Doncaster VIC 3019
Organised by: Robert

** updated 2018-Aug-09 5:30pm


[NOTICE] 2018-Aug-26 (Sun.) Ideals Visit – West Heidelberg Mosque


The Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council, Banyule Scout District and Victorian Branch Venturer Council invite you to join a Scout-Community Visit to the Elsedeaq Mosque in West Heidelberg on Sunday, 26th August 2018, from 2.45 (sharp) to 4.15pm. Join the tour of the mosque, observe afternoon prayers and participate actively in a Q&A session for young adults, hosted by the Board of Management and the new Imam at the Elsedeaq Mosque in West Heidelberg.
Members of community groups & organisations are welcome to join and support Venturer Scouts during this visit.
Scouts & Guides may be able to include this visit in progress towards an award. Uniform is not required. (Venturers: bring your Venturer Record Book to be signed.)

WHEN: Sunday, 26th August 2015, from 2.45 (sharp) to 4.15pm.

LOCATION: West Heidelberg Mosque cnr Lloyd & Elliot Streets, West Heidelberg, Melway 31 G1

RSVP: by August 20th (see details on the notice)

Venturers: remember to bring your Venturer Record Book to be signed.
Uniform is not required, please read the dress code information on the back of the notice.

* WH Mosque Ideals Visit Notice [PDF]

This Week 2018-AUG-07 Drop Night/ Penny Hike [Leaders]

The Venturers are blindfolded, placed in the boot of a vehicle … oh, wait. No they’re not that’s the plot of a cheap crime novel – we’re Venturers we don’t use blind folds! Can you find your way using a map and compass if you are dropped off at an unknown location? Time to find out.


There was a winter wind blowing that night. It was one of those cold wet Melburnians that come down through the mountain passes and curl your hair and make your nerves jump and your skin itch. On nights like that every hike ends with wet boots. Meek little Scouts feel the edge of their whittling knifes and study every stick closely. Anything can happen. You can even get examples of Venturers navigating without error … (with apologies to Raymond Chandler)

Come dressed appropriately for the weather, you may need to wait until the rozzers leave the extraction location.

MEETING START: 7:30 pm (sharp)
** Let us know if you are running late as we will be driving Venturers to the mystery drop off point and you don’t want to be left behind! **
LOCATION: 1st Eltham Scout Hall
Organised by: Leaders

This Week 2018-AUG-08 (Wednesday) 1st Eltham ARAP

The Year That Was – Scouting at 1st Eltham and

– All Group Meeting – Youth Led –

When: Wednesday 8th August
Time: 7pm arrival for a 7:15pm start. Finished by 8:30pm.
Where: 1st Eltham Scout Hall, Youth road. All invited.
Wear: Full Uniform
FB Event:

Happy World Scout Day!

Across the world, Scouts today are celebrating the 111th anniversary of the first Scout camp at Brownsea Island.

Baden-Powell’s experiment with a group of 20 or 21 boys was visionary and successful. It led to a Movement which has seen more than two billion members since August 1 1907, and today has more than 50 million members.

Even then, Scouting was taking the lead in diversity and inclusion – admittedly a group of British boys, but bringing them together from different socio-economic backgrounds was radical.

Today we celebrate by wearing our scarves to school and work, with a visible presence in our local community, and special events in local halls.