[NOTICE] 2013-Sep-22 Discover Gilwell Day

Discover Gilwell – The Ups and Downs of Life

Before you decide to tackle Mt Everest, Bouldering, Climbing and Abseiling are great ways to get into rock climbing….
At a low height, you can practice your footholds and handholds and have some fun along the way. Combine this with a trip up the climbing wall and down the nearby abseiling tower and you’re well on the way to becoming a mountaineer!
Come along to Gilwell Park on Sunday 22nd September and try these other activities during the Open Day:

  • High & Low Ropes Courses
  • Flying Fox (Aerial Runway)
  • Themed, self-guided bushwalks. Choose from Heritage, Environmental or a tour of the eastern side of Gilwell

This is a part of the Discover Gilwell Day
Scouts Victoria News Room

Gilwell Open Day 2013

NOTICE: Gilwell-Open-Day-2013 [PDF]


[NOTICE] 2013-Oct-13 Ideals Visit – St Paul’s Anglican Church

Scouts Australia Victorian Branch Spiritual Development Group in conjunction with
(incorporating Banyule, Nillumbik & Manningham Districts)


Your Invitation to Join an Ideals Visit: St Paul’s Anglican Church, Canterbury
Sunday morning, 13th October 2013, 10am – 12noon

The Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council and the Victorian Branch Spiritual Development Group invite you to join us for an Ideals Visit to St Paul’s Anglican Church, Canterbury, Sunday, 13th October 2013, from 10 am to 12 noon. If possible, plan to arrive by 9.50 am. Our visit includes morning service, refreshments, tour of the church and a Q&A session led by local members and the Vicar, Susanne Chambers.

St Paul’s has two famous stained glass windows by Christian Waller which are classified by the National Trust. “Christian Waller was the first woman in Australia, and one of few in the world at that time, to take up the craft [of stained glass window design] as a profession.

Venturers: remember to bring your Venturer Record Book to be signed.

LOCATION: St Paul’s Anglican Church
Corner of Church & Margaret Streets CANTERBURY [MEL 46 E11]

RSVP: by October 7th. RSVP with your name, a contact phone number or email address, and the approximate number who will be visiting St Paul’s Church with you.

Further details www.vicscouts.com.au // Notice: Ideals Visit St Paul’s Caterbury 13Oct13 [PDF]

This Week 2013-Sep-03 Rovers vs Venturers : Camp Oven Cook Off!

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

Camp Ovens

Camp Oven Cook Off!

1.) Prepare the fire/coals (What temperature do you need? Too hot/cold?)

2.) Prepare your camp oven (Camp ovens will be provided. There will be at least one Bedourie & one Cast Iron Camp Oven available.)

3.) Prepare the ingredients: you will be provided with meat, vegetables & flour.
You may bring your own “Secret Ingredients”
Need ideas? Have a look at the helpful FURPHY FOUNDRY Camp Oven Cooking notes [PDF]

4.) Cook the meal

5.) Serve the meal for tasting

6.) Clean and prepare the camp oven for storage

>>> NOTE: The challenge will be scored across all six stages <<<<

Camp Ovens

[NOTICE] Sat. 07-SEP – Sun. 08-SEP-2013 Catering at Australian Plants Expo

We need all hands on deck for this activity as this will be the Unit’s major fundraising activity for the year. Starting the setup at 9am on the Saturday we will serve food and drinks up to 4pm; repeated on the Sunday with a pack up at 5pm.

LOCATION: St Sava’s Church Hall
212 Diamond Creek Rd, Greensborough (MEL 11 C8)

Australian Plants Expo 2013 (DL Flyer) email [PDF]

[NOTICE] Mini Golf Course – Camp Warringal

Mini-golf There is a Venturer led working bee at Camp Warringal on Saturday 31 August to construct the mini-golf course. We will commence work about 9.30am and will work until about 5.00pm.
For those who wish to attend, bring up some gloves, wear warm clothing and have sturdy shoes/boots. Tools will be provided and Lunch supplied.
For those attending please let Peter Donaldson know at donaldson94@gmail.com or on 0427 413 928.
Peter Donaldson

More details in YB Zone Bulletin – August 2013 [PDF]

September 2013 – Venturer Calendar

calendar DRAFT September/October 2013
Venturer Calendar.

** UPDATED 2013-Sep-09 01:30PM **

(Advertised Venturer Courses marked in LIME)


Tue. 03-SEP-2013 Rovers vs Venturers : Camp Oven Cook Off!

Sat. 07-SEP-2013 Youth Helper – Bay Park, Mt. Martha
Youth Helper – Bays Region Bay Park, Mt. Martha

Sat. 07-SEP – Sun. 08-SEP-2013 Catering at Australasian Plants Expo [FUND RAISING]
We need all hands on deck for this activity as this will be the Unit’s major fundraising activity for this year. Starting the setup and 9am on the Saturday we will serve to 4pm, repeated on the Sunday with a packup at 5pm.

Tue. 10-SEP-2013 Wide Games with 2nd Eltham
MEET: at Westerfolds Park, 24 Hour Car Park at 7:30 pm

Fri. 13-SEP – Sun. 15-SEP-2013 ROVENTURE 2013
Where: Treetops – Riddells Creek Scout Camp
How Much: $35 Venturers and Rovers | $20 Leaders
What is it?: Venture/Rover Ball on Sat night / Roast Dinner / Themed Event and lots more.

Sun. 15-SEP-2013 Unit Management – Melbourne
Unit Management Course – Melbourne Region
Boroondara District Hall, Robinson Rd, Surrey Hills

Mon. 16-SEP-2013 Zone Council
@ 7.30pm at Rosanna Hall, Turnham Ave Rosanna (Milparinka Venturers to chair meeting).

Tue. 17-SEP-2013 Unit in Council – at the Hall

Fri. 20-SEP – Sun. 23-SEP-2013 Region Cub Camp
Cub Scout Plenty Valley Region Camp
Camp Wainganga – 2013

Fri. 20-SEP – Sun. 29-SEP-2013 BARCOM Expedition 1

Sat. 21-SEP-2013 Initiative Course – Western Region
Initiative Course – Western Region Mataranka Camp

Sun. 22-SEP-2013 Discover Gilwell Day

Fri. 27-SEP – Mon. 30-SEP-2013 Unit Management & Leadership – Gippsland
Gippsland Region Combo Unit Management & Leadership Course Camp Caringal

Sat. 28-SEP – Sun. 06-OCT-2013 BARCOM Expedition 2


Sat. 05-OCT – Sun. 06-OCT-2013 Initiative Course – Boroondara
Initiative Course – Old Scotch Rover Crew Mt. Disappointment State Forest. Initiative Flyer [PDF] Applications close 25th September.

Tue. 08-OCT-2013 tba

Fri. 11-OCT-2013 Unit management course – Woodend
Unit Management Course – Woodend. Woodend Scout Hall

Sun. 13-OCT-2013 Unit management course – Ballarat
Unit Management Course – Northern Region

Tue. 15-OCT-2013 Rovers vs Venturers NERF WAR!

Fri. 18-OCT-2013 Plenty Valley Region Annual Report & Presentations

Sat. 19-OCT – Sun. 20-OCT-2013 World Scout JOTA / JOTI – 2013
The 56th Jamboree On The Air & 17th Jamboree On The Internet will take place on 19 and 20 October 2013. www.jotajoti2013.org

Sat. 19-OCT – Sun. 20-OCT-2013 EDAC

Tue. 22-OCT-2013 tba

Tue. 29-OCT-2013 tba


Tue. 05-NOV-2013 tba

Tue. 12-NOV-2013 tba

Fri. 15-NOV – Sat. 16-NOV-2013 Leadership course – Mt Dandenong Region
Leadership Course – Mt. Dandenong Region Healesville

Tue. 19-NOV-2013 tba

Tue. 26-NOV-2013 tba

Sat. 30-NOV-2013 Queen’s Scout & Baden Powell Presentation
on the Great Western lawn of Government House with the Ballroom as ‘back up’ in case of inclement weather.


Tue. 03-DEC-2013 tba

Fri. 06-DEC – Sun. 08-DEC-2013 Vic. Gathering
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.
Vic. Gathering Gilwell Park, Gembrook. www.vicgathering.asn.au

Tue. 10-DEC-2013 tba

Tue. 17-DEC-2013 tba