This Week 2014-Oct-06 (Mon.) Unit Council

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.

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!


October 2014 – Venturer Calendar

calendarDRAFT October/December 2014
Venturer Calendar.

** UPDATED 2014-Oct-16 10:10AM **

(Advertised Venturer Courses marked in LIME)

October 2014

Mon. 06-OCT-2014 Unit Council
Organised by: Annie

Tue. 07-OCT-2014 Venturing Skills and Badge work
Organised by: UC & Leaders

Fri. 10 – Sun. 12-Oct-2014 Unit Management Course – Geelong
Organiser: Geelong Region Venturers

Tue. 14-OCT-2014 Trade up Night
Full Uniform / with 2nd Eltham
Organised by: Nathan

Sat. 10 – Sun. 12-Oct-2014 4×4 Level 1 Course (Basic) – Mafeking Rover Park – Yea
For novice and experienced drivers. 2 days x 8hr Theory and Practical.
Cost: $130 per participant. $50 for Venturers (must hold learners permit and have access to 4×4 vehicle). Cost includes accommodation, meals not provided. Closing date is 3 weeks prior to course. Submit full payment when lodging TR1 Form.
Interested participants can enrol online for this course #104273 (Adults) and #104351 (Youth) at Online Training Registration.

Mon. 20-OCT-2014 Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council
The October Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council meeting is on Monday 20 October 2014 @ 7.30pm at Rosanna Hall, Turnham Ave Rosanna (Valley to chair meeting).

Tue. 21-OCT-2014 WaterMarc
Organised by: Annie

Fri. 24-OCT-2014 Ghosts, Ghouls and Goblins night
The Unit has received a request from our Joey section to assist at their Ghosts, Ghouls and Goblins night on Friday 24th October 2014. They would like help with face painting, ten pin bowling, and possibly more activities (further details as we get closer to the night). You should come along in costume and ready to have fun.

Tue. 28-OCT-2014 On my hike, I will bring …
Finish off some more Venturer Skills, mainly what to pack for hiking.
All Ventuers to pack their hiking kit and turn up and compare/contrast
Organised by: Annie & Sarah

November 2014

Mon. 03-NOV-2014 Unit Council

Tue. 04-NOV-2014 No Venturers this Tuesday
Organised by: —

Fri. 07-NOV-2014 Meeting with Diamond Creek Venturers
Travel by train to Melbourne, meet at Shrine of Remembrance. Further details to follow.
Organised by: Diamond Creek Venturers

Tue. 11-NOV-2014 tbc
Organised by: —

Fri. 14 – Sat. 15-NOV-2014 Venturer Skills (VS) hike
The Diamond Creek Venturer Unit is holding an overnight hike on Fri 14 – Sat 15 Nov 2014 hiking the Mt Everard Track and down through Happy Valley (Kinglake – Rob Roy) and have invited other Units to participate.
Organiser: Diamond Creek Venturer Unit

Mon. 17-NOV-2014 Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council
The November Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council meeting is on Monday 17 November 2014 @ 7.30pm at Rosanna Hall, Turnham Ave Rosanna (TBA to chair meeting).

Tue. 18-NOV-2014 tbc
Organised by: —

Fri. 21 – Sun. 23-NOV-2014 Leadership Course – Mt. Dandenong Region
* Killer Klowns Leadership Course Application form 2014 [PDF]
Organiser: Mt. Dandenong Region Venturers

Fri. 21 – Sun. 23-NOV-2014 Inititiative Course – Northern
Theme: Remembering our History. Starting from the Mural corner of Mair Street and Bridge Street Benalla
* Initiative Course- Northern 2014 application and details [DOC]
Organiser: Benalla area

Tue. 25-NOV-2014 tbc
Organised by: —

December 2014

Tue. 02-DEC-2014 Pack the trailer for VG
Organised by: —

Fri. 05 – Sun. 07-Dec-2014 Vic Gathering 2014 – Elmore Events Centre – Elmore
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.
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Fri. 12 – Sun. 14-Dec-2014 Duckchaser Launch Weekend
Our Unit has been invited to the 2014 Duckie launch weekend hosted by Diamond Creek Venturers as we have several in our Unit currently building, or already owning, duckchasers. The camp is to be held at Emu Bight Campground in The Lakes National Park which is a peaceful bushland retreat in the Gippsland Lakes, fringed by the waters of Lake Victoria and Lake Reeve. We would leave on the Friday and come home on the Sunday afternoon. It is a beautiful spot with the Lakes on two sides and a short drive (5-10 mins) we are on the surf beach or we can paddle across the channel to our own surf beach.

Mon. 15-DEC-2014 Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council
The December Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council meeting is on Monday 15 December 2014 @ 7.30pm at Rosanna Hall, Turnham Ave Rosanna (1st Eltham to chair meeting).

January 2015

02-13 Jan 2015 Australian Venture AV2015 – Heaps Good in SA

[Notice] 2014-Sep-19 (Fri) Ice Skating with Diamond Ck


We have been invited to Diamond Creek Venturer Unit’s end of term breakup which is Ice Skating at Medibank Icehouse in the city.
Friday, September 19 at 5:50pm – 11:40pm

Transportation details:
Meet at Diamond Creek Station at 5:50 for a 6:09pm departure.
Catching the 10:41 train home so arrival back to Diamond Creek is 11:41pm.
(You could catch the same train from Eltham, but it would be better to make a party carriage all the way from Diamo!)

Medibank Icehouse: 105 Pearl River Road, Docklands, Victoria 3008, Australia

Adult $26.00
Concession $24.00
Non-skate Spectator Entry $4.00
All participants who partake in ice skating are provided with skates and optional helmet hire.

Health Form!! No form, no ice skating
Bring Myki with money on it.
Wear Uniform 🙂
Bring money for dinner or eat it beforehand, but by midnight you’ll be pretty hungry, so either bring a snack or money for food.

** —> Please state whether you are attending or not. <— **

This Week 2014-Sep-16 (Tue) This way to the Murder …

For our end of term program, this week we will be running two or three ‘How to Host A Murder’ style games. Each ‘murder’ will set up with its own group and will play independently to the other murders. You will be sent instructions and costume suggestions, so watch this space.

How to Host a Murder is a long-running series of boxed murder mystery games published by Decipher, Inc.. Players take on the roles of suspects after a murder has occurred, all attempting to expose which one of them is the murderer.

Venturers should all wear COSTUMES and come in CHARACTER (see below).

MEET: at the hall at 7:00 pm
PICKUP: At the hall 9:30 pm
Organised by: Annie
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[NOTICE] Venturers/Rovers to assist at Royal Melbourne Show – Sep 20 to Oct 1, 2014

melbourne_show Venturers helping at the Royal Melbourne Show – September 20 – October 1.
Fun Volunteering Opportunity for Scouts, Venturers and Rovers from September 20 – October 1 2014.

The My Backyard section of the Royal Melbourne Show is giving Scouts, Venturers and Rovers the opportunity to be a volunteer and help with the garden and work with children to plant vegetables and other fun garden activities.

The Important stuff:
Times are 10am – 4pm and 10 – 12 volunteers are needed each day. You can do one day or as many as you like.
Entry is free and you get 2 passes per session and can use the additional pass on any other day that you like.
An extra ticket for one leader is also included.

If your Troop, Unit or Crew is interested further information is available from Claire.
Claire Edmanson ACC Sections and Program Support

NOTE: This could be service outside of scouting for anyone pursuing the Award Scheme

* Venturers/Rovers to assist at Royal Melbourne Show – Sep 20 to Oct 1 [PDF]

ZONE VENTURER COUNCIL – Monday 15 September 2014

ZVC Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council

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

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

This month we may have an Ice Bucket Challenge at the end of the meeting as challenged by 1st Eaglemont Venturers!

Details on the
* Initiative Course for 4-5 October (Old Scotch) – 4-5 Oct Initiative Flyer [PDF]
* Killer Klowns Leadership Course in November (very popular with Venturers and always fills up fast) – Killer Klowns 2014 [PDF]
* Annual Report Yarra Batman Zone Venturers 2013-2014+Financials [PDF]

Just in –
* Venturers/Rovers to assist at Royal Melbourne Show – Sep 20 to Oct 1 [PDF]
* Queen’s Scout Presentation invites for Belinda Dennis and Chris Adams (Will be posted on the notice board in the Hall)

VENTURER BASIC SECTIONAL TECHNIQUES COURSE (18 October – 2 days), Closing date is 26-9-2014