[NOTICE] 2013-Jun-28 (Fri) Gang Show 2013

We have three of our Venturer Unit in the 2013 Melbourne Gang Show cast so will be going along to Venturer Night to cheer them on. Let us know that you are attending and we will arrange the ticket purchases as a unit.

WHEN: Friday 28 June at 7.30pm – Venturer Night
COST: $26 (incl. After Party, 14.5-18 year olds only)

Venturer Night: June 28
Venturer night is party night for Scouts and Guides aged 15 to 18! On Friday, June 28th, $26 covers show and entry to a massively awesome party, with DJ and food ’till the early hours (also known as 1am).
Please note, entry is only with a Venturer night party pass, on sale from the Gangshow Box office. The night is likely to sell out, so it is suggested that Venturers, Guides and Leaders pre-purchase their tickets. Make sure you specify for the Venturer night party!


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[NOTICE] 2013-APR-18 Level 2 first aid course

Level 2 first aid course
When: Thursday 2013-Apr-18 6.00pm till 9.30pm (3.5 hours)
Where: District Hall Turnham street Rosanna
Prerequisites: NIL
Age: Older Scouts, Venturer, Rover and Leaders only.
Cost: $130 (if we get 20 it will be $20 less and you will receive a refund.)
Supper.. coffee , tea and biscuits will be provided.

This course is for 20 people only.

I will accept bookings from groups or individuals in the form of a CHEQUE payable to “Banyule district” for $130 per participant. The first 20 cheques I receive will receive a place. Once booked we cannot refund , however you can make arrangements within your own group .

Best regards & have a great day
Peter Baranow
District Commissioner, Banyule District

Apr 2013 – Venturer Calendar

** UPDATED 2013-Apr-05 12:11PM **
(Advertised Venturer Courses marked in LIME)

Tue. 02-APR-2013 No Venturers (School Holidays)

Tue. 09-APR-2013 Unit in Council (School Holidays)
Planning, Programming + Pack for Sheepyard Flat trip
There is a rumor that Ben will be shaving his hair for Shave For A Cure!

Fri. 12,13 & Sun. 14-APR-2013 Sheepyard Flat trip
Weekend Camp at Sheepyard Flat / Howqua River

Fri. 12,13 & Sun. 14-APR-2013 Leadership Course (combined with Unit Management), Treetops

Mon. 15-APR-2013 Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council
7.30pm at Rosanna Hall, Turnham Ave Rosanna

* Start of with some ice breakers
* Each person is given a set subject and they have to give a five minute talk using any props and equipment they need.
Each person gives a short talk (5 min) on their favourite book or film.
* Finish off with related games eg “celebrity head” where dialog is important

Fri. 19 – Sun. 21-APR-2013 Initiative Course, Eastern

Sat. 20-APR-2013 Unit Management Course, Melbourne Region

Tue. 23-APR-2013 No Venturers tonight – Meet on Wednesday

Wed. 24 – Thu. 25-APR-2013 ANZAC DAY
Sleep over at Scout Hall on Wednesday night; up early Thursday for the Dawn Service at Eltham (6am service at Eltham’s war memorial hall) and then hike 1000 Steps Kokoda Walk in Ferntree Gully

Sun. 28-APR-2013 Operation Geocache – Braeside Park
Scout Geocaching Competition – more information as it becomes available

This has come up at the last few planning nights, but we haven’t had one yet.

Tue. 07-MAY-2013 NIGHT DROP
Map and compass work; Yarra Bend Park.

This Week 2013-Mar-26 (Tue) Burnley Bouldering Walls

This week we will be bouldering on the Burnley Bouldering Walls. Bouldering is a style of rock climbing undertaken without a rope and normally limited to very short and low climbs.

Burnley Bouldering Walls [PDF].
The Burnley Bouldering Walls are built within McConchie Reserve, an inner city reserve managed by Parks Victoria. The Burnley Bouldering Walls are located in a free open public space so are accessible for climbing 24/7. Weekends and evenings inevitably tend to be busier, particularly through the summer months, however the walls get visitors at all times. The area is now artificially lit so climbing is no longer restricted to daylight hours so the only restriction is your enthusiasm!

Burnley Bouldering Walls

Burnley Bouldering Walls
McConchie Reserve.
Melway reference 2M 2B.
Access is via the southern end of Mary Street, Burnley. Park at the southern end of Mary Street, walk across McConchie Reserve and follow the path towards the river and City Link. The wall is situated under the City Link bridge alongside the bike path.


(Click on image for a link to Google Maps)

MEET: At Burnley Bouldering Walls 7.30PM
PICKUP: At Burnley Bouldering Walls 9.30PM

WEAR: Scarf to be worn to venue. Wear tracksuit pants, or similar free movement clothing. Footwear – sneakers or similar (climbing shoes are not necessary). No bare feet when climbing on the walls!