[Notice] Snow Adventure Information Night (2014-Jul-16)


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Snow Adventure Information Night
For those Units planning skiing activities this winter or going to Iglute, this night will provide some basic skills and safety information for your snow adventures. This night hosted by Kooranunda Venturers and all Units in the Zone are welcome to attend. Drinks and nibbles supplied.

WHEN: Wednesday 16th July 2014 7.30pm
WHERE: 1st/2nd Greensborough Hall. Willinda Park, Beatrix Street,
Greensborough Melway 21 A4
RSVP: by 11th July 2014

* Snow Adventure Information Night [PDF]


July 2014 – Venturer Calendar

calendarDRAFT July/September 2014
Venturer Calendar.

** UPDATED 2014-Jul-29 2:00PM **

(Advertised Venturer Courses marked in LIME)

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

Sat. 12 – Sun. 13-JUL-2014 Initiative Course – Yarrabatman Zone
WHEN: The afternoon of Saturday 12 through to morning of Sunday 13 July
WHERE: Camp Warringal, Melway ref 910 M10

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
The July Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council meeting is on Monday 21 July 2014 @ 7.30pm at Rosanna Hall, Turnham Ave Rosanna (1st Doncaster East to chair meeting).

Tue. 22-JUL-2014 Tabletop Gaming & Fire & Hot Chocolate
Organised by: Kira

Tue. 29-JUL-2014 Ice Skating
Organised by: Justine


Fri. 01 – Sat. 02-AUG-2014 Unit Management Course – Lerderderg
Banyule District hall, Turnham Avenue Rosanna

Tue. 05-AUG-2014 Unit Council @6:30pm
Organised by: Annie & Nathan

Tue. 05-AUG-2014 The Great Debate
Organised by: Leaders

Fri. 08 – Sun. 08-Aug-2014 Iglute – Mt. Stirling
Where you’re a beginner or regular visitor to the Victorian snowfields the IGLUTE weekend will provide you with a whole new experience learning to live comfortable on (or in) the snow.
The renowned IGLUTE snow-camping weekend enables Venturer scouts to learn snow raft skills and to try cross-country skiing around MT Stirling’s trails. More experienced skiers can ski to the summit and take in it’s glorious views, while beginning cross county skiers can developed their skills on the gentler practice slopes and skiing out to the cattlemen huts.

Sat. 09-AUG-2014 Youth Helper Course – Heathmont
For more details contact Victorian Scout Centre on 03 8543 9800.
* Closing date for applications is 12th July.

Tue. 12-AUG-2014 Swimming @ MSAC
Organised by: Emily & Betttie

Wed. 13-AUG-2014 1st Eltham ARAP
1st Eltham Hall, starts 7:30pm

Sun. 17-AUG-2014 Ideals Visit – West Heidelberg Mosque
The Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council, Banyule Scout District, and the Victorian Branch Venturer Council & Spiritual Development Working Group invite you to participate in a special Ideals Visit to the West Heidelberg Mosque on Sunday, August 17th, from 2.45 (sharp) to 4.15 pm. Our visit includes a tour of the mosque, observing afternoon prayers, introduction to Islam and a Q&A session for young adults.
* For catering, please RSVP by August 12th if possible.

Mon. 18-AUG-2014 Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council
The August Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council meeting is on Monday 18 August 2014 @ 7.30pm at Rosanna Hall, Turnham Ave Rosanna (2nd Eltham to chair meeting).

Tue. 19-AUG-2014 Wide Games in Melbourne
Early start to travel into Melbourne, Wide Games “Tent Surfing” in Melbourne with North Eltham
Organised by: Annie

Wed. 22-AUG-2014 Whitehorse Showtime ** Venturer Night
This year, to celebrate 50 years of Whitehorse Showtime, we are taking a trip down memory lane, but not in the way you might think. Join us to explore the decades that Showtime has travelled to get to today. Dance with us through the swinging sixties and protest with us into the Rocking Seventies. Sing your heart out to the Electric Eighties and join the revolution for change and equality in the Nineties. Experience all the Noughties have to offer us and party with us all the way into Today, join with us to celebrate how far we’ve come in the last 50 years
** Venturer Ticket including Party Entry – $25

Tue. 26-AUG-2014 CITIZENSHIP – Indigenous Speaker
Organised by: Justine

Fri. 29 – Sun. 31-AUG-2014 Initiative Course – Knox District
More details will appear here as they become available

Sat. 30-AUG-2014 Youth Helper Course – Kingston
Closing date for applications is 2nd August.
For more details contact Victorian Scout Centre on 03 8543 9800.

September 2014

Tue. 02-SEP-2014 Formal Dinner @ McD
Organised by: Ben

Fri. 05 – Sun. 07-SEP-2014 Armstrong 500
The team that brings you Anything Goes is now reviving the old Armstrong 500 – a competition hike for Venturers in September.
If you like hiking, and love a challenge, this is the weekend for you. It will be held from 5-7 September 2014 in West Gippsland and, knowing the local weather, there will be mud.
There will also be about 20 stunts with short, sharp challenges (no more than 20 minutes) focusing on things like construction, first aid, initiative, communication, creativity, mapping and more. These are scattered throughout country that includes some steep hikes. There will be one central base camp, but you will have to take all your gear with you each day.
Teams of 4-7 Venturers can enter and you can also use Armstrong as an initiative course.


Tue. 09-SEP-2014 Bouldering @ Bouldering Wall, Burnley
Organised by: Nathan

Mon. 15-SEP-2014 Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council
The September Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council meeting is on Monday 15 September 2014 @ 7.30pm at Rosanna Hall, Turnham Ave Rosanna (Milparinka to chair meeting).

Tue. 16-SEP-2014 This way to the Murder …
2 or 3 x How to Host A Murder tables. Must Wear COSTUMES and come in character
Organised by: Annie (?)

Fri. 19 – Sat. 27-SEP-2014 Snow Venture #2
Bogong Rover Chalet

Fri. 19 – Sat. 27-SEP-2014 BARCOM Expedition 1 2014, Murrabit To Swan Hill
There will be two expeditions in 2014 in the September School Holidays. These expeditions always fill fast so click on the link below for your application form and get it in as quick as you can!

Sat. 27-SEP – Sun. 05-OCT-2014 BARCOM Expedition 2 2014, Swan Hill to Wood-Wood
There will be two expeditions in 2014 in the September School Holidays. These expeditions always fill fast so click on the link below for your application form and get it in as quick as you can!

Sat. 29-SEP – Fri. 03-OCT-2014 Cuboree 2014
Gilwell Park Gembrook Vic – Venturers looking for a Service opportunity

[Notice] 2014-Jul-12 1st Eltham First aid course

1st Eltham First Aid Courses
HLTFA311A – Apply first aid (Release 1)
This course meets the requirement for the FIRST AID – Venturer Award Level


WHEN: Saturday Jul 12th. Starts at 9am, Finish time around 4:30pm
WHERE: 1st Eltham Scout Hall
CONTACT: Belinda Dowel (1st Eltham GL)
COST: $85
There is a precourse book and the theory and practical assessment will occur on the day.

NOTE: If you already have your “lv 2 First Aid” and are looking for the CPR refresh this could be done in the afternoon for c.$40. Please RSVP to Belinda if you are interested in the refresh.

This Week 2014-Jun-27 (Fri) Gang Show

FRIDAY 27/6/2014
1845: Venturers will meet down at the hall with all their sleepover equipment.
1930: The show begins at the Besen Performance Arts Centre, Burwood. 87-89 Station Street. See note on transport.
2245: The show finishes around this time but it could be running on Scout Time and therefore a little later.
2300: The after-party is located only 15 minutes max from the theater. I am still unaware of the location for the after party. I will inform you as soon as I find out. I will be at the after party, too. – Nathan

SATURDAY 28/6/2014
0100: The part concludes at One o’clock on Saturday Morning. From here Venturers will return back to the Scout Hall to do whatever it is they do when they are “sleeping”.
0900?: Whenever the Venturers wake up and can summon the energy to march down to McDonalds in the suits and dresses they can do so.

TRANSPORT: via leaders (Darren, Lew & Rod)

TICKETS: Venturers are paying $13 and the Unit pays for the other half of the ticket. This includes the after-party with a DJ and theater admission. (Tickets have been purchased for Kira, Ruben and Annie)

[NOTICE] 2014-Jul-12 to 13 Initiative Course, Yarrabatman Zone


We are looking for a few more Venturers to participate in the course. If you have not yet done your initiative course, or are new to Venturers here is a great opportunity very close by and for a short period. Cost is yet to be determined and flier/application form will come around very soon.

❝Initiative in Venturer language is a self starting power, an ability to get up and go,
without being told what to do. Its resourcefulness, working out what the problem is, figuring out the best way to tackle it, then going ahead on your own. An Initiative Course is a test of these skills. There will be numerous activities along the route to test your initiative, leadership, teamwork and basic Venturing knowledge.❞

WHEN: The afternoon of Saturday 12 through to morning of Sunday 13 July
WHERE: Camp Warringal, Melway ref 910 M10

* YB Zone Initiative Application Form 2014 [PDF]

This Week 2014-Jun-17 Movie Night “Grease”

It’s MOVIE NIGHT time, and this term we are going Grease.


Wear Fancy Dress! Come dressed in ‘Something Old’ use your imagination, pick a previous decade and go for it. If you are not sure come as a character from Grease – how about one of the Pink Ladies or a T-Bird?

✔ Dress for the occasion
✔ There will be singing, dancing and silliness
✔ You may wish to bring some props for Sing-a-long-a Grease
✘ be careful which props you use as you will need to clean the hall afterwards.

MEET: At the 1st Eltham Hall at 7:30 pm
PICKUP: At the hall 9:30 pm
Organised by: Stuart

ZONE VENTURER COUNCIL – Monday 16 June 2014

ZVC Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council
The next Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council meeting is on Monday 16 June 2014 @ 7.30pm at Rosanna Hall, Turnham Ave Rosanna (Warrandyte to chair meeting).

Zone Minutes from May 2014 are available via MyScout or by contacting a Unit Leader.

Zone Levy: Our 2014 Levy of $20.00 is due.

REMINDER: Zone Snow Camping/Information Night Flyer Wed 16th July 7.30pm hosted by Kooranunda Venturers.

ADVANCED VENTURER TRAINING: A local course is being offered to our Zone Leaders. Can you please come with a range of preferred dates.

* Snow Adventure Information Night, Wednesday 16th July 2014 [PDF]
* Deep Thought 2014 – Final Call [PDF]
Deep Thought – last chance as numbers are low.