This Week 2014-Dec-02 Gaming night (board, card, dice)// Packing for VG

Our last Venturer night for 2014. 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?)


Vic Gathering
There will be some VG Preparation (Menu, packing trailer). If you are traveling up on public transport you can drop your gear off to be transported to Elmore in the trailer.
* Make sure you have completed and submitted your Vic Gathering Special Activity Permission Forms

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


ZONE VENTURER COUNCIL – Monday 15 December 2014

ZVC Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council

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

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

Our final ZVC meeting for 2014.
This is traditionally a shortish meeting for Award Scheme and other news and them a breakup to celebrate 2014 and the 2015 Venturing year.
Please bring a plate to share and we’ll supply some drinks.

Some Reminders:
* Last minute queries on Award Scheme for AV2015
* Ideas for 2015 Zone activities
* Leader Training 2015
* Water Ski Weekend and Zone UMC (both 14/15 March)
* 15th February – “Big Day Scout”
* Youth Program Review – Feedback on Ideals

* 2015 Training Calendar (Venturers-Adv Activities-Youth Helper) [PDF]
* 2014-Dec06 (Sat.) WH Mosque Open Day [PDF]

[NOTICE] Help with Cub bike ride Wed 2014-Nov-26

Any Venturers who are able to assist on the 1st Eltham Cubs bike ride this Wednesday (there are millions of them, I tell you!) please come along with your bike, correct riding gear and a completed health form. Meet at the 1st Eltham Scout hall at 7:00pm for a 7:15pm start. Finish at about 8:45pm.
RSVP here if you can assist

Where and when:-
Drop off: – 1st Eltham Scout Hall 7pm for 7.15pm start
Pick up: – Lower Eltham Park, New playground near Mini Train Station (MEL map 21 H10, 8.45pm )

What to bring:-
PIR, Bike, Bike helmet, Back pack with Drink bottle,
First aid kit and snack. Lights on bikes not required (unless riding home).

* Bike Hike information (PDF)

This Week 2014-Nov-25 Schrödinger’s Skaterz

Schrödinger’s cat is a thought experiment, sometimes described as a paradox, devised by Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger in 1935. It illustrates what he saw as the problem of the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics applied to everyday objects. The scenario presents a cat that may be both alive and dead, this state being tied to an earlier random event. Although the original “experiment” was imaginary, similar principles have been researched and used in practical applications.wikipedia

This week we are either at Skaterz OR having a Gaming night at the hall … we will not know until the box is opened. Watch this space to see what condition we find the program when we open the box.


The box has been opened and it is Skaterz.
Special scout price is $9.00 plus shoe hire – approx $5.00.
Meet and pick up from Skaterz – 7:00 pm start and 9:00 pm finish

Skaterz – 27 Susan St, Eltham VIC 3095

Organised by: Chris

This Week 2014-Nov-18 The Mad Hatter’s, role reversal, Picnic Night


❝ Mad Hatter: Would you like a little more tea?
Alice: Well, I haven’t had any yet, so I can’t very well take more.
March Hare: Ah, you mean you can’t very well take less.
Mad Hatter: Yes. You can always take more than nothing. ❞

* Bring your uniform and scarf.
* Bring picnic food to share: Sandwiches, Fairy bread, sausage rolls, etc.
* Bring a picnic basket, picnic rug or even a picnic table. Bring a tea pot for a tea party?
* Come cross-dressed (gender swapped) OR wear a costume from the collection that will be available at the Scout Hall on the night. Come early so you can select from the rack.
* If you are wearing high heels bring flat shoes for the party games.

MEETING START: 7:30 pm – Meeting at the hall and then walking to Alistair Knox park.
Organised by: Kira

[NOTICE] 2014-Dec-08 (Mon) End Of Year BBQ

Eltham Scout Group End of Year Family BBQ 2014:
To end the year we are having a family barbecue at the Scout Hall on Monday 8th December.
Please RSVP by Monday 1st Dec for catering and numbers.


The Scout Troop will provide the sausages, sauce, bread and icy poles. If you are attending, don’t forget a salad or some such to share.

TIME: from 6.30pm
BRING: chairs/picnic rug, drinks, glasses and something to share ie salad, chips, fruit etc.
WEAR: Uniform (at least scarf)

For catering purposes could you please RSVP via the Google Form.

[NOTICE] 2014-Nov-19 Grey Wolf Invitation

Sweeney Gellibrand Leaders Would like you to attend the presentation of the Grey Wolf Award to Sasha Brooke.


Date: Wednesday 19th of November 2014
Venue: 1st Eltham Scout Hall, Youth Rd, Eltham
Time: 7.00pm for 7.15pm start
Supper provided

R.S.V.P by 12th of November 2014
Sara Egan ACSL 1st Eltham

* Sasha Grey Wolf Invitation [PDF]