First Aid Kits

FirstAidKitFirst Aid Kits, p. 117 Info Book 2015

You will often be asked to pack a “personal first aid kit” for Scouting activities, but what do you carry in such a kit? You should pack the kit to match each activity, the gear for a long bush walk (blisters?) may be quite different from that you would take SCUBA diving (reef rash?). Make sure that you know how to use the items in your kit, and that they are within their expiry dates.

• One triangular bandage
• One 7.5 cm crepe bandage
• Small wound dressing (No 13)
• Four adhesive dressings (Bandaids)
• Three safety pins
• Plus any personal medications (This needs to include paracetamol and any anti-hystermines as prescribed for your own use. Ant and spiders bites prevalent.)

• Roll of adhesive dressing strip
• Packet of gauze squares
• Five Betadine wipes
• One wound dressing (No 14)
• One pair of shears
• Adhesive tape – 2.5 cm wide roll
• One bottle saline solution
• One set of plastic tweezers

To be taken on all major events & standing camps, etc. This should be an unlocked, weather proof and easily transportable box or pack, to be kept in an accessible location and scrupulously maintained with up to date stock.
• 4 triangular bandages
• 5 pair of disposable gloves
• 2 x 5 cm crepe bandages
• 12 assorted safety pins
• 2 x 7.5 cm crepe bandages
• Small pack cottonbuds
• 2 x 10 cm crepe bandages
• 10 Betadine wipes
• Small box of No 13 Cotton Squares (Dove or similar)
• 4 disposable cloth wipes
• One large wound dressing (No 1535 gm)
• Foil rescue sheet (space blanket)
• 1 small wound dressing
• Small notepad and pencil
• 10 x wound closures – Steristrips
• 30+ Sun Screen cream –verify allergy before use
• 20 x adhesive dressing (Bandaids)
• Adhesive tape – 2.5 cm wide roll
• Adhesive dressing strip
• 4 x non-stick dressings
• 4 x eye pads – sterile
• 6 x bottles saline solution
• Pair of sharp scissors or shears
• Pair of plastic tweezers


This Week 2015-May-26 – Designer Damper

658.jpg-20150309011955-q80,dx720y432u1r1gg,c--Bring along anything to make your damper win! marshmallows, chocolate… hot dog??

We are going to have members of unit council delegated to have there ‘area’ organised eg. equipment, term fees. After this we are going to have a relaxing rest of the night were we will sit around a fire and have yummy damper. Don’t forget to bring toppings and other eatable ingredients to make your damper taste the best.

MEET: At 1st Eltham Scout Hall 7:30

PICKUP:  At 1st Eltham Scout Hall 9:30

Organised by: Justine

2015-Mar-28 (Thu.) Unit Council – Burger Lounge


LOCATION: Burger Lounge: Eltham Village, 902 Main Rd, Eltham VIC 3095

Bring money for food, we are out of the hall to change it up a bit.

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

[HIKE] Sat 13 – Sun 14th Jun 2015 Beach Hike June 2015


The first Eltham Venturer Unit has been invited by the Diamond Creek Venturer Unit to their ‘Beach Hike June 2015’. This will be a 23km overnight hike between London Bridge (Portsea) and Gunnamatta Back Beach starting at 9:00am Saturday 13 through to 2:00pm Sun 14th June 2015.

* London Bridge to Gunamatta Back Beach Hike 2015 [PDF]

RSVP in the comments or on Facebook

To get an idea of the route, have a look at the Coastal Walk on the The Mornington Peninsula Walk map, and the outline in the The Coastal Walk park notes.

Coastal Walk

[POSTPONED] Fri 29 to Sun 31-May-2015 Beechworth Camp & Ghost Tour


Justine is no longer able to organise this camp due to school commitments.
Do we have another Venturer wishing (willing) to organise the camp?
Given that this is now two weeks away, the date of the camp will need to be moved to later in the year so that the camp planning and risk management can occur.

Campsite details:
There are several State Forests that are close to Beechworth and listed in DEPI’s North East – Places to visit pages;
* Yackandandah State Forest (Several marked camping sites)
* Beechworth State Forest (No marked camping sites)

“As night falls upon Beechworth you will be led through the cold and deserted buildings of the former Mayday Hills Lunatic Asylum. Your guide will share stories, tales and myths of the paranormal as we lead you though the heart of the Asylum, the wards, cells and surgical areas. This tour is more than just a ‘Ghost Tour’, but then again, will you see something more during your tour?”

Beechworth Ghost Tours:
Sat 8:00pm & 10:00pm. 2 hours @ Mayday Hills Lunatic Asylum Beechworth
Adults $35, Conc $33, Child Under 16 $20
Bookings 1300 865 800

ZONE VENTURER COUNCIL – Monday 18 May 2015

ZVC Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council

The next Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council meeting is on Monday 18th May @ 7.30pm at Rosanna Hall, Turnham Ave Rosanna (Moreland Venturers to chair meeting).

Zone Minutes from April 2015 are available via MyScout or by contacting a Unit Leader. These now list all the Venturer courses so please ensure that you read them.

Some reminders:
1. Big Burger Challenge
There has been some confusion as to when this year’s Big Burger Challenge is being held.
Traditionally it has been on the last weekend of the month, May.
Due to circumstances beyond our control this years Big Burger Challenge had to be moves and is now being held on the May 23-24, 2015 at Harkaway.

2. Casino Night Reminder – Friday 22nd May at 1st Eltham Scout Hall.
Casino Night Flyer [PDF]

3. Gang Show – Venturer Night – Friday 26th June

4. ACU Early Achievers – Venturers applying to VTAC this year should take note, especially those working towards Queen’s Scout.
ACU – Early Achievers’ Program (EAP) [PDF]

5. West Heidelberg Mosque Visit – 26th July
WH Mosque Ideals Visit 26July15 [PDF]

6. Zone Initiative Course – 12/12 July at Whittlesea

7. Youth Program Review -Design a section’
Great ready-made activity for a cold night! Here’s something that every section, and even every leader meeting, can have some fun with. The National Youth Council (NYC) recently launched an activity titled “Design a Section”. NYC is looking for feedback from members as to what your dream section looks like.
What age are the members? What is the main theme of the section? What does youth leadership look like? How do small groups function? What is the role of adults? Are there any ceremonies? What do they look like?
Ideas will contribute to the next stage of the Youth Program Review, and help to capture what the greatest things about our current program are and what the possibilities are for the future. Give it a go!
See also details on application for the Stage 4 YPR

8. Joey Scout Helper – 2nd Eltham Joey Mob is seeking a Venturer to assist with the Mob for VA or QS Service. They meet on Wednesday 5.15pm – 6.15pm Contact Meridith Bubner

9. Regent Honey Eater Project – 24/25 July 2015. – Qualifies for VA Environment.
Regent Honeyeater Weekend at Lurg – 24_25 July 2015 [PDF]