This Week 2015-May-12 Vocations – The Interview

Vocations (Venturer Award Level)

Encourage investigation of some aspects of employment opportunities enabling Venturer Scouts to better understand the roles and responsibilities in a range of vocations.


Pick TWO (2) of the job advertisements listed below, prepare job applications and resumes that suit the positions. The resume should include a relevant covering letter.

Bring along or send the applications (Cover Letter and Resume) the pervious Tuesday (5th) to any of the leaders or Justine. Be prepare on the night for the interview including suitable clothing attire.

MEET: at the hall at 7:30 pm

PICKUP: At the hall 9:30 pm

Organised by: Justine


Exp.​ in sandwich making, coffee making essential.​ Eltham area. Between 20 -30 hrs per week.

Previous applicants need not apply;​ Ph Akela after 3pm


Our client will be requiring labourers for work in the Melbourne area.

Must be available for a interview in our Eltham office.

Must be Physically fit. Experience in Power tools would be preferable but not essential. Early starts (6am)

Must be reliable. References.

JOB 3: Apprenticeship (pick the trade)

We are looking for a 1st year apprentice to join our team.

Must be reliable, hardworking & able to work in a team environment.​

Experience and skills required:

• positive attitude and willing to learn

• able to work at a fast pace

• able to work at heights

• able to follow instructions and direction to the letter

Will need white card and be able to work Saturdays.

JOB 4: Call centre/Help centre or receptionist (major business)

A brilliant opportunity has opened up for a Customer Consultant based in Kangaroo Ground

Here’s what you will be doing:

You will be responsible for general office duties with a customer based focus.

Duties will include:

• Answering phone inquiries

• Dealing with bookings

• Cash handling

• Face to face contact

• Meet and greet customers

• Data entry

Experience and skills required:

• Proven track record of excellent customer service

• Excellent communication and listening skills

What you need for success:

Our client is looking for someone who has a friendly, confident and bubbly attitude. They will also have a good phone manner and excellent customer service skills.


This Week 2015-Apr-28 WaterMarc @ Greensborough


This week we are off to WaterMarc located at 1 Flintoff Street, Greensborough. Do not go to the Scout Hall, we will meet up at the pool. Remember to bring your swimming gear and a towel!

COST: to be confirmed Casual Swim with Waterslide
Adult $16.00
Concession $12.80
(Group Booking $11.80)

MEET: at the pool at 7:00 pm
PICKUP: At the pool 9:00 pm
Organised by: Chris

[NOTICE] 2015-Apr-23 Platypus Habitat – Survey #1

Platypus+scarf Hi everyone,
Apologies for the late notice, but we have had to cancel the platypus survey at Eltham scheduled for tomorrow night (Thurs). Tom, who was running the survey, has been sick all week and is unable to work. The usual back-up (me) is unavailable as I have to fly out to Sydney first thing Fri morn.
I will look at our timetable and re-schedule the survey, possibly next week, and let everyone know. Apologies for any inconvenience. Hope to see some of you at the platypus talk at Edendale tomorrow night.

From Justine on the VENTURERS ENVIRONMENT PROJECT – Platypus Habitat page.
(There is a separate FB Group for the Platypus Environment project – leave a message here for Justine to add you into the group if you are not there already!)
Thursday 23rd April – participating in a platypus survey tomorrow night in the Diamond Creek.
1-2 people per shift ASAP response to roster please.

1-6pm set nets in Diamond Ck
8-10pm – check nets, process bycatch and platypus
11pm-1am – check nets, process bycatch and platypus
5:30am-8am – check nets, process bycatch and platypus, pack up.

I’ll need to get this information to Josh today. Please indicate if you are attending, and which slot(s) you are picking. Please also indicate if you have seen the message but are not attending.

[NOTICE] 2015-Apr-24 (Fri ) to 25 (Sat) ANZAC DAY


Anzac Day Happenings

The plan for this year is to sleep over at Scout Hall on Friday night; up early Saturday for the Dawn Service at Eltham (6:00am service at Eltham’s war memorial hall) and then on to the march at Montmorency.

From 8:00PM Fri 24th April – At the Hall
The Venturers, Rovers and the Scouts will be sleeping over at the Scout Hall. Meet at the Scout hall from 8:00pm (after dinner). Bring your sleeping gear: sleeping bag, stretcher or ground mat, pillow, toilet bag, pj’s. If we can fit the bedding into the Venturer Den and Store (so we don’t annoy the Scouts) it would be appreciated. We might even be able to organise a fire drum on ‘the porch’?

The Scouts will be watching movies in the Hall, we can also set up a projector in the store/Den.

6:00AM Sat 25th April – Eltham Dawn Service
We will be attending the service at Eltham, this means meeting at the scout hall at approx 5:15am to commence the walk around to the Memorial Hall at 5:30AM (Eltham War Memorial, 907 Main Road Eltham). Please note that if you intend to go straight to the cenotaph, parking will be an issue as parts of Main Street will be closed before, during and directly after the service.

NOTE: All members are advised to ensure they are wearing full uniform and are wearing long trousers of the appropriate colour [Navy Blue or Fawn pants (or Blue skirt for Females)], along with dark brown or black shoes. Multi coloured sneakers are not acceptable. Members not dressed in a fitting manner will not be permitted to carry out a role as part of the official Scout presence.
Next of Kin who are wearing medals are reminded that they are to wear medals on the right breast, only the original recipient may wear them on the left.

After the dawn service, breakfast will be served at the hall. It will be either prepared by the leaders / venturers. Breakfast will be cereal and / or Bacon / Egg muffin.

9:30AM Sat 25th April – Montmorency
Following breakfast around 8:50am, Venturers will need to be transported to the Brumby’s Bakery in Were St, Montmorency (9:15am) so that we may partake in the march commencing at 9:30am. We then march from Were St, to the RSL where the service commences around 10:00 and goes until 10:30am. Refreshments from 11am at Montmorency Eltham RSL
Venturers are then free to go back to the hall and collect their gear and leave.

This Week 2015-Apr-21 Brownie In A Mug & Unit in Council

LOCATION: Venturer Den

Everyone Bring a mug along we are making brownies to keep us warm during the Unit In Council, super easy and quick with a magical microwave.

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 (includes a change of account signatures)
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

Organised by: Unit Council/Justine

[Notice] 2015-May-03 1st Eltham First aid course

1st Eltham First Aid Courses
Code HLTFA311A – apply 1st Aid previously Level 2
This course meets the requirement for the FIRST AID – Venturer Award Level


WHEN: Sunday May 3rd from 9am, Finish time around 4:30pm
WHERE: 1st Eltham Scout Hall
CONTACT: Belinda Dowel (1st Eltham GL)
COST: $85 full. $40 CPR update
RSVP: Confirmation required ASAP, cut off by April 24th.
There is a pre-course book and the theory and practical assessment will occur on the day.

* First Aid Flyer (PDF)

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.