This Week 2014-Feb-04 恭喜发财 Chinese New Year – 2014 Year of the Horse


Welcome back to Venturers for 2014! Did you know that 2014 is the year of the “Wooden Horse” in the Chinese calendar?
Tonight we’ll have some Chinese New Year activities as we ease into the new year.

★ Can we steam dumplings in a tin can, cook fried rice in alfoil?
★ Can we rescue the fortune writer held captive in the fortune cookie factory?
★ How far can you ride a wooden horse?

MEET: at the hall at 7:30 pm
PICKUP: At the hall 9:30 pm
Organised by: Darren


[NOTICE] 2014-Jan-26 BBQ at Eltham Lower Park

Hi All,

We have a BBQ at Eltham Lower Park on Sunday 26th Jan 9.30am to 2.30pm
We need approx 5 people to man the BBQ for the day
Anyone that can help please email me or text my mobile 0408 949 207
I realise that a number of people may be away but I am sure not everyone is!!

I have also got a new fundraising opportunity to do taste testing surveys for a marketing company that pay $15 per adult and $10 per child
This is a great opportunity for fast easy money that will only take about 30-60min of peoples time! There is really no time required to organise these as they do it all for us we just have to provide the venue and the people – easy and fun – if anyone wants more info on this I can forward the email to you but I am going to register the group to participate

Yours in Scouting

Belinda Dowel
Group Leader
1st Eltham Scout Group

(M) 0408 949 207

January 2014 – Venturer Calendar

calendarDRAFT January/March 2014
Venturer Calendar.

** UPDATED 2014-Jan-08 2:50PM **

(Advertised Venturer Courses marked in LIME)


* Watch this space – there may be some ad hoc activities before we start back in January

Sat 11 – Sun 12_JAN-14 Watsonia Venturers trying to organise a 2 day bike hike, Golburn River Rail Trail (see FB for details)


Tue. 04-FEB-2014 Welcome to 2014 (HALL 7:30pm-9:30pm)
恭喜发财 Chinese New Year – 2014 Year of the Horse
Can we steam dumplings in a tin can, cook fried rice in alfoil?
Can we rescue the fortune writer held captive in the fortune cookie factory?

Tue. 11-FEB-2014 Unit in Council
Let’s get our awesome plans for 2014 down on paper!

Sat. 16-FEB-2014 District Founders Day Raft Race
Activities for ALL sections Joeys to Rovers and may be leaders as well. More details soon.

Tue. 18-FEB-2014 tbc

Fri. 21-FEB – Sun. 23-FEB-2014 Anything Goes
Anything Goes, or AG as its known is a fun packed activity weekend held in February each year, it provides an excellent opportunity for Venturers to kick off the year. Held each year at Lardner Park in Drouin it’s only 70 minutes from Melbourne, and is usually held on the last weekend in February. There is a range of fun on and off site activities which you can do including, Surfing, Scuba Diving, Horse Riding, Mountain Biking, 4WDing, Archery, High Ropes Course, Cams Development Program & Canoeing as well as many on site activities.

Tue. 25-FEB-2014 tbc

MARCH 2014

Tue. 04-MAR-2014 tbc

Tue. 11-MAR-2014 tbc

Fri. 14 – Sun 16-MAR-2014 Initiative course – Geelong

Sat. 15 – Sun 16-MAR-2014 Unit management course – Yarra Batman

Sat. 15 – Sun 16-MAR-2014 Leadership course – Knox

Tue. 18-MAR-2014 tbc

Tue. 25-MAR-2014 tbc