[Reminder] 2015-Oct-31 1st EAGLEMONT HALLOWEEN PARTY


Hello Yarra Batman Zone Venturers,

1st Eaglemont Venturer Unit would like to invite you to attend their awesome Halloween Party this Saturday the 31st of October at 7pm-11pm. There will be Prizes for Best Costumes (Best Guy, Best Girl, Best Couple & Best Crossdress Categories), a DJ, Spooky Mocktails, Halloween Themed Food & Games.

Come down to our hall (1 Irvine Rd, Ivanhoe East) for a night of Halloween Fun, tickets are $15 each.

(Venturers who are going to find it difficult to get home afterwards are welcome to sleep over at the hall afterwards, but they must have a sufficient reason)

Laurence Williams & Matt Thomas
1st Eaglemont Venturers

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1462872384022035/


This Week 2015-Nov-03 Suburban Adventure Racing @ Blackburn North

VRA No Venturers this week due to Melbourne Cup Day. As discussed at Unit in Council tonight is a great opportunity to try out Suburban Adventure Racing.

If it’s daylight savings then it must be time for the new series of Suburban Adventure Racing!

Starting on Tuesday, October 13 and running every Tuesday evening, anyone and everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy a walk or jog through the parks and streets Whitehorse and a couple of neighbouring suburbs. Instant results, no pressure, just fun! Bring the Mob, Pack, Troop, Unit, Crew, dog, pram, parents, kids, friends – all are welcome. If you’re in Scouting, it’s even free and only a gold coin donation for those unfortunate souls who aren’t in Scouting (we even allow Guides!), with the proceeds going back into Scouting.

03-Nov-2015 (Cup Day)
Suburb: Blackburn North
Start Location: Scout Hall, Koonung Rd, Blackburn North
MEL: 48 A5
Cost: Scouts, guides and kids with an adult enter free of charge.
Start time: Turn up from 6:00pm for a 6:30pm briefing
Finish time: You must be finished by 8:00pm.

Check the Suburban Adventure Racing website for further information & last-minute details.

White Ribbon Scarves and Woggles

White-Ribbon White Ribbon
On average, one woman is killed every week as a result of intimate partner violence. Children are also victims of domestic violence. One in four children are exposed to domestic violence which is a recognized form of child abuse. Scouting can do something about this.
Building greater equality and respect between men and women can reduce attitudes that support violence and educate all of us. This is a shameful and sadly often hidden crime that needs to be addressed and it is incumbent on all good men and women to ensure that we stand up and say that violence against women and children is both intolerable and unacceptable.
Scouting supported the White Ribbon campaign in 2014 with the release of a special scarf that the State Team wore in November to coincide with White Ribbon Day on November 25.

This year scarves are available to all Venturers, Rovers and adults in Scouting who wish to wear one to show their support. Simply swear the White Ribbon Oath in front of the Group or Section to be presented with the scarf. Woggles will also be available in a collaboration with the ACT Branch.

❝ i swear
never to commit, excuse
or remain silent about
violence against women
this is my oath ❞

As a White Ribbon Ambassador, I urge all of our adult members to support this cause. Please join me in saying no to violence against women and children.
• White Ribbon Scarves (black with a white ribbon and a special yellow ribbon for Luke Batty) $10
• White Ribbon Woggles $2
All proceeds to White Ribbon to support this cause.
— Brendan Watson, Chief Commissioner

Order forms are now available at www.vicscouts.com.au

via Scouts Victoria Update,
Tuesday, October 27 2015.

[Hike] 2015-Nov-14 to 15 Lerderderg Gorge hike with Diamond Creek Venturers


We have the opportunity to go hiking with Diamond Creek in the Lerderderg Gorge.
A great opportunity to get your Venturer Skills (VS) hike completed this year.

On the 14 – 15 November we have an overnight hike on. New territory. It’s planned to go up the Lerderderg Gorge 12 – 15km on the Saturday, pick a suitable camp site, set up, go for a swim & explore, have tea & a campfire (probably). Get up Sunday, quick swim & walk out with swim again before driving home. This is planned to be a VS hike, so not particularly hard.
Who’s going? Need to know asap.

Facebook event: Lerderderg Gorge hike with Diamond Creek Venturers

This Week 2015-Oct-27 Electronics Night


An introduction to electronics night.

We’ll have some electronics kits, some soldering and a big project (that will continue past tonight) to fit out the Hall Stage AV system and lighting (eg. a new rack, CD player, 3.5mm audio input jack, XLR microphone inputs). We will also write some instructions to laminate and attach to the racks so that anyone can use the gear.

MEETING START: 7:30 pm (sharp)
LOCATION: 1st Eltham Scout Hall
Organised by: Scott & Darren

[Hike] 2015-0ct-25 Day Hike – test your backpack packing skills

After asking on the Facebook Group last Monday, who was coming and where Venturers would prefer to hike, the response was … *crickets*
Liam did tell me he needed a practice hike with some hills, so we are using the Oxfam Trailwalker Melbourne (2014) Trail section 4 launching out from the Ferntree Gully Picnic Ground and heading up Lyrebird Track; we’ll hike out to about marker ‘4K’ and turn back to give us approximately 10km (the distance is negotiable).

Where: Dandenong Ranges National Park, Ferntree Gully Picnic Ground.
Corner of Burwood Hwy and Mount Dandenong Tourist Road.
When: Meet at the Cafe at 2pm
What: A hike to practice your backpacking skills with a low risk in getting things wrong; pack a day pack, pack an overnight pack or just come for the walk.


[NOTICE] 2015-Oct-30 (Fri.) Halloween Gala


It is almost time to get our “scare” on with the combined “Halloween Gala” fast approaching!

**The Halloween Gala is back for a second year of horrifying fun!
As Valley, Kooranunda & Greensborough present the Halloween Gala!

Featuring a night of fun with a Venturer designed Haunted Houses, the 1st Annual Coffin Race, Piñata and much more. And what’s a party without the time to hit the dance floor and show us what you’ve got – “on point”

Date: Friday 30th October
Time: 7-10PM
Location: Greenhills Scout Hall (Community Dr, Greensborough VIC 3088, Australia)
Dress: Horrifying (There will be prizes for best dressed so go full out!)
Bring: Food to Share
RSVP: All Venturers have been invited to a Facebook event or alternatively contact Chris Gardner directly for attendance or more details)

**Great ready for Halloween Gala 2015**