A reminder: Money for Gang Show is due this week!

A reminder: Money for Gang Show is due this week!
Each Venturer will pay $13 to cover their ticket fee and after-party administration.


2014 Training Courses – Outdoor Activities II

calendar 2014 Training Courses – Outdoor Activities
Scouts Victoria run Youth Courses for Venturers to learn skills in particular activity areas throughout the year. Apart from being a valuable learning experience they are a great way to get together with other Venturers from around Victoria.
Some parts of the Venturer Award Scheme may require you to attend one of these courses.

Here are some of the training events available in the next few months;

Abseiling Participant Training – Sat-Sun July 6-7
The next Participants (Level 1) course is scheduled for 6-7 July (TBC). This course is designed specifically to cover the necessary abseiling competencies for the Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation. Venturers can include this as part of their Cert II program. Cost is $55.
Please contact Peter Macdonald, BLAA Abseiling for more information.

4×4 Level 1 Training Course Sat-Sun Oct 18-19
The Vic Scout 4×4 Service Unit will be conducting a 4×4 Level 1 Course (Basic) course at Mafeking Rover Park on Oct 18-19. This course is open to all adults and Venturers with a Learners Permit and access to a four wheel drive. More information on My Scout. Closing date is 3 weeks prior to course. Submit full payment when lodging TR1 Form.
Cost: $130 per participant. $50 for Venturers (must hold learners permit and have access to 4×4 vehicle).
Please contact Duncan White, BLAA Four Wheel Drive for more information.

4×4 Level 2 Training Course Sat-Sun Jul 19-20
The Vic Scout 4×4 Service Unit will be conducting a 4×4 Level 2 Course (Advanced) course on Jul 19-20. For drivers who have completed 4×4 Level1. 2 days x 8hr Theory and Practical. More information on My Scout. Closing date is 3 weeks prior to course. Submit full payment when lodging TR1 Form.
Cost: $130 per participant. $50 for Venturers (must hold learners permit and have access to 4×4 vehicle).
Please contact Duncan White, BLAA Four Wheel Drive for more information.

Canoeing – Learn To Canoe Or Kayak (level 1)
The Canoe Kayak Team run courses and trips regularly for leaders and youth members – please see the My Scout events section for dates of upcoming courses. To book on a course you must contact the Leader of the course or the booking officer for the canoe team to check there is availability and any course pre-requistes. You then need to submit your TR1 and the course fees. Most courses close for bookings two weeks prior to allow members to be registered and paperwork processed. Some courses are listed on the extranet under Training and you can register direct.

Sailing Courses
Open to Scouts, Venturers, Rovers and Leaders, the Basic OBC Lvl 1 sailing courses are held over four days. Courses need a minimum of 8 people. Check the fees and conditions on MyScout. Attendance at one of the Basic course – not necessarily a ‘pass’ – is the minimum for having fun at the VicScouts sailing regattas.

Power Boat Operator Course
This course is open to Venturers over 16, Rovers and Leaders.
Satisfactory completion of this course is also an Association requirement for any Member operating a powerboat on a Scouting activity, and also for applying for the Safety Boat Operator course. Application forms and conditions on My Scout.
* Power Boat operator course on Sat 18 and Sun 19 Oct at Brighton. Closes Fri 18 Sept. Cost: $100 donation towards costs.
* Power Boat operator course on Sat 22 and Sun 23 Nov at Brighton. Closes Fri 24 Oct. Cost: $100 donation towards costs.
Contact David Bucknell, BLAA Sailing for more information.

June 2014 – Venturer Calendar

calendarDRAFT June/July 2014
Venturer Calendar.

** UPDATED 2014-Jun-12 9:20PM **

(Advertised Venturer Courses marked in LIME)

JUNE 2014

Tue. 03-JUN-2014 Camp Oven Pizza Night
Organised by: Darren

Sun. 08-JUN-2014 Mudbash Open day
The Mudbash Open Day is an opportunity for members of Scouting and the general public alike to come and see the best of Rovers. Time: 9am – 5pm (gates open 8am). Cost: Prices to be confirmed, Gold coin donation for all uniformed members. Location: Mafeking Rover Park, Caveat
Organised by: Llewellyn

Tue. 10-JUN-2014 Camp Fire Desserts
Bring along the making for a campfire dessert to be cooked on the coals and shared with the Unit. Prize for the best dessert!

Thu. 12-JUN-2014 Scavenger Hunt (Greensborough)
Organised by: Annie & Ben
* Cancelled as program was not submitted in the week before the event was scheduled *

Sun. 15-JUN-2014 Ideals – Visit to St Paul’s Anglican Church, Canterbury
Sunday morning, 15th June 2014, 10 am -12 noon
RSVP by June 7th if possible

Mon. 16-JUN-2014 Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council
7.30pm at Rosanna Hall, Turnham Ave Rosanna

Tue. 17-JUN-2014 Movie Night “Grease”
Dress up for movie night will be ‘Something Old’
Organised by: Stuart

Sat. 21 – Sun. 22-JUN-2014 Ideals – Values & Visions, Lerderderg
** Please note the change of date due to venue availability **
Where: 1st Victorian Sea Scouts – 7 Aquatic Drive, Albert Park Vic 3206
* Application [PDF]
Applications Close 8th June 2014 (Places are limited).

Sat. 21-JUN-2014 Unit Management – Knox
Note that this is a ONE DAY COURSE. 2nd Knoxfield Scout Hall, Egan-Lee Reserve, Wallace Road, Knoxfield
* Application [PDF]
Applications close: Tuesday, 10 June 2014 (Places are limited).

Fri. 27-JUN-2014 Gang Show – Venturer Night
Followed by sleepover at the hall
Organised by: Nathan

Sat. 28-JUN-2014 Formal McD breakfast
(Following sleepover)

Fri. 27-JUN – Sat. 05-JUL-2014 Snow Venture #1 – Bogong Chalet
An awesome opportunity to learn how or to improve your skiing. Limited to a total of 35 people ‐ applications from Venturers received with money are given first priority. Cost of $465 includes $295 for the Snow Venture, $60 transport from Melbourne, $110 ski hire and an absolutely unforgettable amazing experience with others in the snow! Venturers to be over 15 years of age at the time of Snow Venture.

JULY 2014

Tue. 01-JUL-2014 School Holidays
Organised by: n/a

Sat. 04 – Sun. 05-JUL-2014 Unit Management – Gippsland
Bermingham Park Scout Camp (Glegarry)
* Application [PDF]
Applications, due by Friday 20th June 2014

Tue. 08-JUL-2014 School Holidays
Organised by: n/a

Fri. 11 – Sun. 13-JUL-2014 Ideals – Deep Thought, Healesville
Do you want to know the meaning of life, the universe and everything? Well, we probably won’t be able to tell you that, but we will help you develop a better understanding of yourself and how you relate to those around you. A challenging and fun weekend, where you will examine religion, sex and relationships, Scout Promise and Law, drugs and other current moral and social issues. The Programme involves a mix of videos, games and discussions. Venturers must be 16 years of age.
Elliott Lodge ‐ Healesville
* Application [PDF]
Applications, due by the 20th June 2104

Tue. 15-JUL-2014 Unit in Council & Unit Council Elections
Hall: 7:30-9:30PM
* Unit Council Election
Please read through the Unit Council – Job Descriptions
* Programming through to the end of the year
Organised by: Annie

Thu. 17-JUL-2014 First Aid – Banyule District First Aid Courses – Course #2
Banyule District hall, Turnham Avenue Rosanna

Fri. 18 – Sun. 20-JUL-2014 Leadership – Western
PaxHill Scout Camp, Ballarat
Also not mentioned on the forms is that you need to make a 3 min presentation on a topic of your choice.
* Leadership Course 2014 [DOC] & Health Form [PDF]
Applications, due by the 11th July 2104

Mon. 21-JUl-2014 Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council
7.30pm at Rosanna Hall, Turnham Ave Rosanna

Tue. 22-JUL-2014 to be confirmed at Unit Council
Organised by:

Tue. 29-JUL-2014 to be confirmed at Unit Council
Organised by:

[Notice] 2014-May-31 Collecting for the Salvation Army

this Saturday the Rover Crew is rattling tins for the Salvation Army and any Venturers over the age of 16 are invited to come along to help out.

WHEN: Saturday 31-May-2014, starting at 10am until we stop (usually around 4pm)
WHERE: Bundoora Square (Coles Carpark)
WEAR: comfortable clothes and decent shoes + scarf.

If anyone is free contact me directly for more details,
cheers Llewellyn


This Week 2014-May-27 Graffiti Walk “What is Street Art?”

All your Walls

Traveling in by train:
Meet at Eltham Station at 6:20 pm.
Catch the 6:35 pm from Eltham, arrives at Flinders St at 7:24 pm.
MEET: at Federation Square at 8:00 pm

* Suitable clothing
* A phone or digital camera to play ‘street art bingo’

Traveling out by train:
Catch the 9:12 pm from Melbourne Central, arrives at Eltham at 9:56 pm.
PICKUP: At the Eltham Station 10:00 pm

Organised by: Kira

Contact numbers:
Darren 0402 699 513
Llewellyn 0422 361 571

This Week 2014-May-20 [UPDATED] Plan the Graffiti Walk

Our planned interviews will be postponed until later in the year. Due to external factors we are no longer able to offer a suitable interview panel for tonight.

Graffiti Walk “What is Street Art?”
Tonight we’ll get out the maps, check out the street view and plan our Graffiti Walk. The basic plan is to start at Flinders St, wander via Hosier lane and end up finishing up at Blenders Lane. This no longer needs to be on a Wednesday nigh at the Blender marker is not running, should we go on the Tuesday or stay with the Wednesday?

A good starting question to get the ball rolling for tonight is “What is Street Art?”

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

All your Walls