Zone Venturer News (2012-Sep-29)

Hi all,
As discussed at the October meeting, the November Zone Meeting is our annual
“Out of Hall – Scouting Being Seen in the Community” night Monday 19th November 2012.
The location is outside front of Watermarc Centre, Flintoff St – Greensborough – 7:30pm (Melway 20 K2)
• BYO Chair
•Full Uniform

– VG 2012 – Online Applications (Now Open)
– Linking Scouts (50% discount) -see flyer
– Killer Klowns – almost full. see (Venturer Courses)
– October Zone Minutes
– Ian Collins QS Presentation – Sat 18th November
– Hoadley Hide 2013 – Comedy Capers (Unit posters now available)

– Youth Helper Course – a special Course is being run by Plenty Valley in November – Date and location available SOON.

Hope to see you at Watermarc.

Peter Datson
District Leader – Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council

[1] Vic Gathering – First Weekend in December
[2] VG = Special half price offer for Scouts flyer [PDF]
[3] MAP – WaterMarc, Greensborough
[4] Ian Collins QS Presentation [PDF]
[5] Zone Minutes 15-10-12 (Contact Leaders to be emailed a copy)


[NOTICE] 30th Nov (Fri) – 02nd Dec (Sun) : Vic Gathering @ Gilwell

The Vic Gathering is an event run specifically for Victorian Venturers. Guides are very welcome also to attend. The objective of the Gathering is to provide a fun weekend to help the Venturers, Guides, Rovers and Leaders unwind at the end of a busy year. Venturers also attend from other states of Australia. Venturers and Guides are aged between fourteen and eighteen years.

WHEN: Vic Gathering is happening on Friday 30th November to Sunday 2nd December. Activities start at 9:30pm on Friday night and keep going until 12 noon on Sunday.

WHERE: Gilwell Park, Gembrook

* All Venturers will be $65 and leaders $15 (Post 31st Oct).
* A special offer for Scouts 14+ to attend at a discounted rate of $35.00!

Each Guide/Venturer/Leader/Rover will need to apply individually.
* Online Booking Instructions [PDF]
* Online Booking System

More information:

This Week 2012-Oct-23 (Tue) Get Knotted Night

This week we will be playing with rope, knotting with knots, curling some cords and discovering the difference between a bend and a sheet.

Not nautical speed but
the tangling
not mere tangles but artful
not turnings but
something like
writing all on the same
spot: the knot.

Robert Lunday

MEET: at the hall at 7:30 pm
PICKUP: At the hall 9:30pm

[NOTICE] Youth Helper Course – Saturday 13th October

Youth Helper Course – Saturday 13th October

There has been an extra Youth Helper Course course scheduled for Saturday 13th October, at Heathmont Scout Centre. This will help many of you doing your Cub/Scout helping as part of your Service*.
Please contact Claire Edmanson (course leader) ASAP if you would like a spot on the course
RSVP by Wednesday to Clare at (We only received the details tonight so if you wish to go contact Clare ASAP)

Where: Heathmont Scout Centre
117 Heathmont Road, Heathmont, Victoria 3135

When: The course will start after lunch on Saturday 13th October.

* Venturer Scouts performing service with the Mob, Pack or Troop as part of their Award Scheme requirements may also be appointed as Youth Helpers if they desire to continue working in the Mob, Pack or Troop.

Unit Council election (Oct-2012)

Our first night back in Term 4 2012 was a Unit in Council where we held the Unit Council elections. The Unit Council as elected is as follows;

  • Unit Chairman – Hayley
  • Unit Secretary – Jess
  • Unit Treasurer – Loz
  • Unit Equipment Officer – Andrew
  • Unit Log Book Officer – Katie

Are you new to the whole Unit Council concept and not sure what the role requires? Using your ‘My Scout’ login details you can access Venturers: Unit Council Resources, a great staring point is the Unit Council handbook.