This Week 2015-Jul-28 Did I ask for you’re a Minion?

Secret bases, dangerous plots, evil genius inventions … and tonight it takes place in the 1st Eltham Scout Hall *Mwah Ha Ha*

MEET: at the hall at 7:30pm
PICKUP: At the hall 9:30pm
Organised by: Darren



[Notice] 2015-Sep-05 (Sat) The Hunt

Ogilvy Rover Crew presents ‘ The Hunt’ City Scavenger Hunt 2015

Ogilvy Rover Crew is running our City Scavenger Hunt again this year, and we are going to make it bigger and better than last year’s challenge! If you are interested, email

[Notice] Iglute 2015-Aug-07 to 09

Iglute 2015
When: From Friday, 07 August 2013 to Sunday 09 August 2015
Where: Mt. Stirling
Organiser: Roger Harrop – Branch Activity Leader (Snow Touring)
Contact Details:


Whether you’re a beginner or regular visitor to the Victorian snowfields the IGLUTE weekend will provide you with a whole new experience – learning to live comfortably on (or in) the snow.

The renowned IGLUTE snow-camping weekend enables Venturer and Scouts to learn snowcraft skills and to try cross-country skiing around Mt. Stirling’s trails. More experienced skiers can ski to the summit and take in its glorious views, while beginning cross-country skiers can develop their skills on the gentler practice slopes and skiing out to the Cattlemen huts.

In 2015, IGLUTE runs the weekend of Friday 7th – Sunday 9th August.

Venturers and their leaders arrive at St. Mary’s Hall, in Hunter Street Mansfield, by mid-evening on the Friday night. After the groups attending are welcomed, each individual’s gear is checked for completeness and a briefing on the weekend’s activities, equipment and snow camping occurs.

Saturday morning we head up to Mt. Stirling, hire our skis, get our packs on and ski out to our campsite. Once there, we set up camp and do some practice skiing. Venturers may wish to build an igloo [snow permitting] – and then sleep in it, if they’re keen enough. We’ve recently purchased
several sets of snowshoes for you to try out too.

Should you or your unit wish to participate in this introduction to snowcamping and on-snow travel then you can contact me to discuss it or simply download & complete the registration form on our website and send it in by email. Payment can happen on arrival.

* 2015 Iglute brochure [PDF]

ZONE VENTURER COUNCIL – Monday 20 July 2015

ZVC Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council

The next Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council meeting is on Monday 20th July @ 7.30pm at Rosanna Hall, Turnham Ave Rosanna (1st Ivanhoe Venturers to chair meeting).

Zone Minutes from June 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.

Lots happening in Term 3 with:
• Snow Venture
• Regent Honey Eater
• Water Activities Events
• Scout Team – Great Victorian Bike Ride (see below)
• RoVenture
• Mosque Visit
• Combo Leadership and Unit Management Course
• Initiative Course
• Killer Klowns Leadership Course (November – always fills up fast!).
Plenty of activities for Units to get involved with for fun and Award Scheme activities.

Some reminders:
* Knox IC 2015 Application
* MtDRLCApp2015
* Gippsland – Sept Combo Course 2015

This Week 2015-Jul-14 Latitude Melbourne

For our first night back in July we will be joining the Rovers at Latitude Melbourne.
590 Waterdale Road, Heidelberg West 3081


** UPDATED 5:00PM 13-Jul-2015 **

MEET: 6:30pm at Latitude for a 7:00pm start
Booking: 7:00-9:00pm
Cost: allow for $30 for 2hours + $2 for socks (the discounted group price is $27.50pp with an extra $2 for socks.)
PICKUP: 9:00pm at Latitude
Organised by: Rovers