UPDATE: 7:15pm 19-Jan-2016
Sorry guys, we do not have the numbers so we will need to postpone the hike until later in the year.
The Great Ocean Walk, on Victoria’s spectacular west coast, stretches 104 kms from the idyllic resort town of Apollo Bay, to within sight of the magnificent 12 Apostles. Weave through beautiful National Parks, walk deserted beaches and gaze over pristine marine sanctuaries. 
Listen to the Great Ocean Walk – daily stories on audio
These stories will bring the voices of history and nature alive for you, building a bridge for your mind and soul to connect with the country you visit on the Great Ocean Walk.
Let’s go out for dinner and farewell 2015!
The plan is to meet at McDonalds, and then progress to KFC, and then on to Hungry Jacks. We’ll wander back to be collected from McD at 9:30pm.
Can you put together a Christmas Dinner from their menu?
Does a nugget compare to turkey if you add cranberry sauce?
This means that you can leave your parents in the McCafe and collect them after we have wandered
Make sure to Dress festive – you can wear a Santa suit, reindeer costume, dress as a Christmas Tree, wear that super awesome ugly Christmas knit, or maybe just some tinsel in your hair.
Bring some trimmings – do we need a portable Christmas Tree? Perhaps we do need some cranberry sauce and some Christmas custard. What will you bring to make your meal festive?
MEETING OPEN: 7:30pm
MEETING CLOSE: 9:30pm
LOCATION: Meet at McDonalds in Eltham
(corner of Bridge St & Bolton St, Eltham)
2015 has been a hard year for lots of people – some more than others. There are many families and individuals struggling and the pressures, expectations and glitter of the festive season often makes it worse. Some of us are fortunate to have enough and to be able to reflect, relax and enjoy presents and the presence of friends and family. Many can’t and don’t.
Currently there are local families who need a bit of additional support; and our Scout Group is planning to collect a Christmas hamper to assist them.
If you could possibly spare a few food items, or would like to buy some Christmas presents for families, or could possibly donate some vouchers we would be incredibly grateful. Drop off your goods in the basket located in front of the kitchen at the Scout Hall.
1st Eltham Scout Group End of Year Family BBQ
To end the year we are having a family barbecue at the Scout Hall (no uniform required)
The Scout Troop will provide the sausages, sauce, bread and icy poles.
TIME: from 6.30pm
BRING: chairs/picnic rug, drinks, glasses and something to share ie salad, chips, fruit etc.
For catering purposes could you please RSVP via the event or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 7th December 2015.
AG Applications open on Friday 11 December 2015
Anything Goes is being held on 26-28 February 2016.
Anything Goes, or AG as its known is a fun packed activity weekend held in February each year, it provides an excellent opportunity for Venturers to kick off the year. Held each year at Lardner Park in Drouin it’s only 70 minutes from Melbourne, and is usually held on the last weekend in February.
There are a range of fun on and off site activities which you can do including, Beach Activities, Scuba Diving, Horse Riding, Mountain Biking, 4WDing, Archery, High Ropes Course, Segways & Canoeing as well as many on site activities.
Anything Goes has two different Venturer fees depending on if you wish to partake in major activities;
* Venturer: $70 Full package including major activities, camping & onsite activities.
* Venturer: $60 Camping only with basic onsite activities – NO major activities
* Linking Scout: $50 Full package – MUST attend with a Venturer Unit as a linking Scout
Other Fees & Charges:
$5 Train Station pickup and/or drop off fee.
** Register now at https://signup.anythinggoes.net.au and get pumped! **
(via Oak Park Venturers)
2016 Mawson Scholarship in Leadership courses
Applications are now open for the 2016 Mawson Scholarship in Leadership courses.
Two courses are planned for 2016:
• 4-8 July 2016 at Bundilla Scout Camp, NSW
• 26-30 September 2016 at Manjedal Activities Centre, WA
Go to http://registrations.international.scouts.com.au/ to complete your application.
Applications close on Friday 18 March 2016.
Time to start thinking about the end of the year…..and what’s better then a cool off at the local pool, with your best mates?
MEETING OPEN: 6.45pm for a 7 o’clock start
MEETING CLOSE: 9:30pm
LOCATION: Greensborough Watermarc
1 Flintoff St. Greensborough 3088
COST:: $11.90per person
Bring swimming suitable clothing & a scarf/uniform for discount
ORGANISER(s) Chris, contact for any further details
“Life is like a waterslide, no matter how many times it tries to though you off, you’ll always be carried down by the flow to a final ending, Just enjoy the Ride!”