This Week 2014-Jul-27 Iceskating

Venturers – Medibank Icehouse Night
Note: There is a 40 min Drive to the Medibank Icehouse transport will be required.

7:00pm meet at hall
7:10pm leave hall
7:50 arrive at medibank
8:00pm start skating
9:10pm finish skating
9:15pm leave in cars
9:55pm arrive back at hall
10:00pm finish

Tuesday Public Skate
Price (tuesday-tight tuesday)
$16 (all adults, concessions and child)
All participants who partake in ice skating are provided with skates and optional helmet hire.

Medibank Icehouse: 105 Pearl River Road, Docklands, Victoria 3008, Australia
By car: Medibank Icehouse is situated in the Waterfront City precinct, at the northern end of Docklands. If travelling west-bound along Footscray Road, enter Pearl River Road directly. If travelling in an east-bound direction, simply turn right after Costco. Or turn right into Pearl River Road from Docklands Drive. Undercover parking is available at Harbour Town West Car Park, or for special events, we suggest Harbour Town East Car Park to minimize exit delays. [MAP]

Organised by: Justine


[Notice] National Tree Day (Sun) 2014-Jul-27


Sunday, 27 July 2014 10:00am to 12:00pm
Aims of the project: The aim is for 1000 indigenous plants to be planted along a gully in Challenger Street Wetland Reserve in close proximity to the Diamond Creek. It is part of an ongoing revegetation and rehabilitation project that aims to improve water quality whilst strengthening the habitat corridor of the Diamond Creek.

Organisation: Nillumbik Shire Council

Site Address: 50 Challenger Street, Diamond Creek Vic 3088
Nearest Cross Street: Campbell Street
Site Reference: Melways, Map11, K8

Directions: Challenger Street Wetland Reserve, Diamond Creek at the end of Henry Arthur Drive, access the site from Challenger Street.

Suitable for Children: Yes

Accessible for disabled: Yes

Notes about the day for Volunteers: Please wear appropriate clothing (hat, gloves, covered shoes, rain coat, long sleeved shirt and long pants recommended)

The following will be provided: Tools and equipment for planting, Watering cans / buckets, Drinking water, Snacks, Refreshments

NOTICE: Tree Day Site Details 2014 [PDF]

This Week 2014-Jul-22 Gaming night (board, card, dice)

Tonight we are having a Gaming night where we will be playing board, card, and dice games generally referred to as ‘tabletop gaming’. Now when we are talking about card and board games, we are not talking about quiet parlor games but games that are a little more noisy such as Munchkin, Zombie Dice, Ticket to Ride, Castle Panic and Flux.* (By the way – how good are your Zombie slayer skills?)

We’ll light up the fire so bring along some snacks and settle in for some fun!

Zombie Dice

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

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[Notice] Sailing Regatta – Albert Park Lake – Admiral Napier 2014-Aug-30 to 31


Dear Venturers,

Water fun at Albert Park Lake, 30, 31 Aug 2014 for Scouts, Venturers, Rovers and Leaders. Last Admiral Napier Cup regatta at Albert Park Lake was in 2000. Only held once since. Won by 1st /14th Brighton Sea Scout Group at Sandringham Beach.
Sailing races for dinghies. Iron-person races for Scouts and for Venturers (male and female). Time trials in pull-boats (like life-saving rescue boats), from 1st Ivanhoe and 1st Victorian Sea Scout Groups.
Bring your dinghies, or borrow one. Level of skills needed? Skipper at least, must be experienced to Level 1 OBC. All sections will race against each other, at same on-water start. Hopefully at least five races, depending on the weather. Will also be Iron person races and pull boat time trials.
Entries close on 15 Aug. Donations sought towards costs are $10 for the regatta weekend of activities. Plus camping at $10 per person per weekend for two nights on the Palms Lawn, opposite the 1st Victorian Sea Scout hall, Aquatic Drive. Donations includes lunches on both days for all attendees – on water or not.

* Application Form, Program, Information Sheet, Maps []
* 2014 Admiral Napier Application [PDF]

Yours in Scouting Fellowship
David Bucknell
Chair, Regatta Organising Team (ROT) of the VicScouts Sailing and Power Boating Team
and State Leader — Sailing & Power Boating,

ZONE VENTURER COUNCIL – Monday 21 July 2014

ZVC Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council
The next 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).

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

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

In the July Zone Bulletin there are heaps of events for Units to participate in over the coming months. Some of the activity flyer are in a combined Flyer file.

There have been lots of things happening during July – come and hear about the Zone Initiative Course and Snow Preparation Night.

* YB Zone Bulletin – July 2014 [PDF]
* Venturer Activity Flyers – July-Sept 2014 [PDF]

This Week 2014-Jul-15 Unit in Council & Unit Council Elections

Unit Council MEETING START: 7:30 pm
LOCATION: Venturer Den

Venturer Units are run by a group of elected youth members who along with the Venturer Leaders form the Unit Council. Ideally the Unit Council meets once a month and Unit Council positions are elected every 12 months.
The Unit Council members are: Unit Chairman, Deputy Unit Chairman, Unit Secretary, Unit Treasurer, Unit Equipment Officer (Quartermaster) and Unit Log Book Officer.

0.0 Unit Council Election – Please read through the Unit Council – Job Descriptions
1.0 Minutes of Last Meeting
2.0 Business Arising from Minutes
3.0 Correspondence In
4.0 Correspondence Out
5.0 Leaders Report
6.0 Financial Report
7.0 District Report
8.0 Awards / Proposals / Completions (Bring along your planning)
Please use the Badge Activity Statement v1.0 [PDF] form when submitting a badge work proposal to the Unit Council.
9.0 New Business
10.0 Next Meeting

* BYO Snacks!

After the formal Unit Council we will be programming through to the end of the year
Organised by: Annie

[NOTICE] This Sunday 20th July 2014 at Bunnings Eltham


This Sunday 20th July 2014 at Bunnings Eltham. We are requiring families to lend a hand for a couple of hours between 8am & 5pm.

* 8am – 10am – 3 helpers
* 10am – 12.30 – 4 helpers
* 12.30 – 3pm – 4 helpers
* 3pm – 5pm – 3 helpers

PLEASE FILL OUT THE LIST AT THE HALL WITH THE TIME YOU CAN ASSIST – Times are only a guide and if you can do part of the time that would also be appreciated
If you have any questions Please contact Belinda Dowel.

Yours in Scouting


Belinda Dowel
Group Leader
1st Eltham Scout Group

BBQ notice [PDF]