ZONE VENTURER COUNCIL – Monday 21 September 2015

ZVC Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council

The next Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council meeting is on Monday 21st September @ 7.30pm at Rosanna Hall, Turnham Ave Rosanna (2nd Eltham Venturers to chair meeting).

Zone Minutes from August 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:
* Need to go to a Unit Management Course?
Northern Region Course: Northern V2 UMC Form 2015

This Week 2015-SEP-15 The Scout Hall of Ominous Doom!

Go Kart booking has fallen through; We will be meeting at the Hall on Tuesday night.

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Sheets of lightning lit the sky, the thunder crashed with ominous booms. The old tree beside the hall was shaken fiercely by the wind creating a repetitious screeching sound that resonated in the back of your teeth. The only light was given off by the stuttering candles sparsely spread throughout the building; not quite enough to see but enough light to make the shadows darker, deeper, and somehow more foreboding.
Clustered just inside the light of the candles were four couches arranged tightly in a circle, there was movement within the circle but the residual effect of the lightning meant it was hard to focus on what it was that occupied those chairs; what type of evil was being carried out in this dark foreboding place?
This was the place that so many had warned me to stay away from, it was the Scout Hall of Ominous Doom!!! <– Three exclamation points, it must be very spooky!

Come and join in on some end of term amusement as we leap into some;
☠ Ultimate Werewolf 👻 Zombie Dice ☠
☠ Last Night on Earth 👻 Mummy wrapping ☠

MEETING START: 7:30 pm
MEETING CLOSE: 9:30 pm
LOCATION: Hall

Venturer Calendar: Term 4 2015

calendarVenturer Program : Term 4 2015
Venturer Calendar.

** UPDATED 2015-Oct-07 11:00AM **

Click on image below 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 a change to a full term calendar vs the previous rolling three month calendar. Let us know in the comments if this new format works for you.

NOTE: There are still nights that require a Venturer to organise – look for the ?. Have a look through the list and choose one that you wish to do and let the Unit Chair & Leaders know so we can update the program.

2015T4
Venturer 2015 T4 Program v1.5 [PDF]

And so that you can start preparing your diary for 2016:
Venturer 2016-T1 Program [DRAFT v0.2] [PDF]

[NOTICE] CANCELLED: Go Karts next Monday

Go Kart booking has fallen through; will not be opening for us. We will be meeting at the Hall on Tuesday night. Look for the details to be posted tonight!

** IMPORTANT **
Jesse has been unable to get us a Go Kart booking for next Tuesday. The proposal is to go on Monday if we can get 5+ to be a group booking. We are also inviting the 2nd Eltham Venturer Unit.


I think the location is: (Jesse please correct me if I am wrong)
The Ultimate Karting Experience, 465 McDonalds Road, South Morang

Group Packages – Minimum 5 people
Kart Hire-5.5 HP : $35.00 per person for a 30 Minute ride


PLEASE RSVP HERE ASAP

[SERVICE] 2015-Oct-16, 17 & 18th Nillumbik Whittlesea District Cub Camp

Another Service opportunity for Venturers requiring hours of service within Scouting; 2015-Oct-16, 17 & 18th Nillumbik Whittlesea District Cub Camp.
Looks like some serious fun – Roll Up! Roll Up! ‪#‎LightsCameraAction15‬

Lights Camera Action
DATE: OCTOBER 16, 17, & 18 2015
LOCATION: GILWELL PARK – GEMBROOK
RSVP TO YOUR AKELA WITH FULL PAYMENT BY 14TH SEPTEMBER
COST $55 PER CUB
INCLUDES: CAMP LOGO T-SHIRT, CAMP BADGE & ALL ACTIVITIES & MEALS
FOR FURTHER ENQUIRES PLEASE TALK TO YOUR PACK AKELA
OR EMAIL: LIGHTSCAMERAACTION15@GMAIL.COM

LCA-2015

GET YOUR BEST MOVIE CHARACTER COSTUME READY TO IMPRESS ON THE RED CARPET… THAT’S ALL FOLKS!

* Lights Camera Action 2015 – Poster [PDF]
* LCA Application – Printable [DOCX]
* LCA Application – Fillable [DOCX]

This Week 2015-SEP-08 Orienteering / Rogaining

This week we will be meeting at Westerfolds Park and will be learning, or practicing, our mapping and navigation skills with some Orienteering/Rogaining. Dress appropriately for the weather, and for moving around the park at night. Bring a torch or a head torch, and a compass if you have one.

Westerfolds

Venturing Skills Award
b) Bushwalking
6. How to read a map and orient it by both compass and visible features.

VA Expedition
The Unit Council in consultation with the Venturer Scout Leader must approve the prior training undertaken and take into account the competence and experience of the party.
Training must be undertaken in:
iii) Navigation by map alone or by map and compass of a standard appropriate to the expedition undertaken.

What is Orienteering/Rogaining?
* Orienteering: is a family of sports that requires navigational skills using a map and compass to navigate from point to point in diverse and usually unfamiliar terrain, and normally moving at speed.
* Rogaining: is a sport of long distance cross-country navigation, involving both route planning and navigation between checkpoints using a variety of map types. In a rogaine, teams of 2-5 people choose which checkpoints to visit within a time limit with the intent of maximizing their score.

MEET: at Westerfolds Park, 24 Hour Car Park at 7:30 pm
PICKUP: at 24 Hour Car Park 9:30 pm

Map

Organised by: Darren