This Week 2015-SEP-01 IDEALS: Drugs & Consent


Through an exploration of moral, social and religious customs and teachings to encourage Venturer Scouts to find out about themselves, better understand their relationships with other people, and to discover for themselves what is involved in their acceptance of the Promise and Law.
1. Participate in the detailed research, planning and delivery of a formal Unit debate on a topic that examines common beliefs or values.
5. Through active participation in a course of reading and discussion, develop an understanding of personal values and moral behaviour and how they can be related to the Scout Promise.
6. Other ideals activities determined by the Unit Council to be of equivalent standard as those listed above.



Venturer Calendar: Term 3 2015

calendarVenturer Program : Term 3 2015
Venturer Calendar.

** UPDATED 2015-Aug-28 10:43AM **

Click on image to open a Adobe PDF copy of the program.
All links and additional information has been moved across to the Google calendar listing. This is our first trial of the full term calendar vs the rolling three month calendar. Let us know in the comments if this new format works for you.

This Week 2015-AUG-25 Wide Game & What’s in the Den

The Ideals night originally planned for this week has been postponed until next week to allow for a few more options in the program including a guest speaker.

This week we will play some wide games and also assist or QM put away some of the gear in the Venturer Den as the Den is starting to be a bit too shambolic. Bring some music, bring some snacks, and bring some jokes.

Wear casual clothes but wear your scarf and we’ll have a bit of fun.


[Notice] 2015-Sep-05 Justine’s Queen’s Scout Presentation


Come and join Justine at the presentation of her Queen’s Scout award on Saturday the 5th September. Starting at 11:30 at the 1st Eltham scout (Youth Road, Eltham) hall directly behind Eltham train station. All invested scouting members please wear your full uniform. There will be a light lunch to follow after the formal presentation.

RSVP by the 29th August please.

The ceremony starts at 11:30am on Saturday, please be early and be in full uniform.
Please bring a plate of food to share.


As you know we have our Bunnings BBQ in Eltham tomorrow – there are a few names on the list but not enough.

Times for the BBQ are and people that are rostered on as follows:-

8am to 10am: Scott Matthews, Keegan Brown, Andrew Baker
10am to 12.30: Kate & Ben Phillips, Tim Phillips, 2 MORE NEEDED
12.30pm to 3pm: Roche Family, Andrews Family, 2 MORE NEEDED
3pm to finish: Egan Family, Felicity Theisz, Daniel Tudd

Andrew Jetson will be there at 4pm to help pack up and return stuff to the hall

Firstly I would like to thank the above families and leaders that have volunteered

Any families attending that have members going to Jamboree/Venture will receive a share of the profits towards Jamboree/Venture – All other profit will go to the group.

If you can help please let us know ASAP

[NOTICE] BARCOM 2015 – Applications

BARCOM is a unique Venturer Activity, conducted in the September school holidays each year, consisting of 4 rafts 3 m wide x 4.8 m long on which deck boxes are provided to carry food, water, cooking equipment, tools, packs, tents and personal equipment for the week.
Each raft has a crew of 8, so each expedition can accommodate 32 participants. BARCOM is an activity that challenges and enhances your scouting skills by active participation in building, launching, provisioning, rowing and navigating a raft down the mighty Murray River. Rafting expeditions provide plenty of exciting challenges, requiring first class teamwork and initiative to overcome situations as they arise. (River conditions change constantly) Lasting friendships are formed and the experiences will be relived many times and spoken about for years to come.
BARCOM provides all materials, food, and experienced, qualified male & female Leaders and a great adventure.

Expedition 1 – Murrabit To Swan Hill
Friday 18th – Saturday 26th September 2015
Application via TryBooking
Expedition 1 is almost full and will most probably close this weekend!

Expedition 2 – Swan Hill to Wood-Wood
Saturday 26th September – Sunday 4th October 2015
Application via TryBooking

To pay via BSB:
Pay $280 into BSB 013-241, Account # 1884 11599
Send you details and receipt to to receive a PromoCode to apply via TryBooking with no payment required | email:
👉 BARCOM A4 Info Sheet [PDF]

[Notice] 2015-Sep-05 (Sat) The Hunt

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

Only 9 DAYS left to register teams for The Hunt.
Who’s representing V3ntur3d?

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!
*Starts from Cook’s Cottage at Fitzroy Gardens*
Entry cost is $5.00 per person (max 10 per team)
Teams can be made up of Venturers, Rovers and Guides (14-30) from across more than one Unit, Crew or Guide Group
Registrations close Monday 31st of August!

If you are interested, email or call me on 0447 901 471 for more info or to register teams!