ZVC Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council

The next Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council meeting is on Monday 15th February 2016 @ 7.30pm at Rosanna Hall, Turnham Ave Rosanna (Oak Park to chair meeting).

Zone Minutes from December 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.

There are lots and lots of activities available for Venturers for 2016.

Please login to MyScout and checkout the Courses and Events pages
Also check out the latest information on Venturers Victoria Facebook page.

Some activities early in 2016 are:
– AG
– Top Gun
– Leadership Course (Feb)
– Unit Management Course (Yarra Batman Zone) – see attached application form

Hoadley Hide will not be running in 2016

Peter Datson
Scouts Victoria
Venturer Scout Commissioner – Region

* Unit Management Course (Yarra Batman Zone) application form [PDF]


This Week 2016-Feb-09 Unit Raft Races : Stage 2. Race Rafts on the Yarra


This week we race!
* Do not wear uniform, come dressed for water activities, this includes wearing enclosed footwear. You may wish to wear a wet suit depending on the weather conditions.
* Don’t forget your towel and a change of clothes to travel home in.
* If you did not arrange a lifejacket during last week let us know asap so we can bring one for you, no life jacket = no water.
* You will need to bring a completed PIR – Personal Information Record for tonight, no PIR = no water. If you cannot swim, please note this on the PIR.

NOTE: This activity is weather dependent. Please be aware that the weather can be unpredictable and depending on river and weather conditions this activity may have to be cancelled. Cancelling can be a huge inconvenience, however your safety is paramount and we would prefer to inconvenience you than risk your safety.

LOCATION: Drop Off & Pick Up at the Candlebark Park car park just South of the Yarra River on Fitzsimons Lane (see map below)
Organised by: Leaders


[NOTICE] 2016-Mar-12 (Sat.) Ideals Visit – Leo Baeck Centre

Saturday, March 12th, ‘Ideals Visit’ to LBC Synagogue in East Kew, 9.45 am to 12.45 pm. This visit occurs during the annual Kew Community Festival. Uniform is not required. Bring Venturer Record Books to be signed after the tour of the synagogue and the Q&A session. For details, including RSVPs, times and location, see attached notice.

Notice: LBC Ideals Visit, East Kew, 12Mar16, v1 [PDF]

Location: Leo Baeck Centre (LBC), 31 Harp Road, East Kew
Start time: 9:45am
Finish Time: 12:45pm
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[Notice] (Unit) Council Camp weekend 13-14 Feb 2016


The Unit Council Camp is on……….And it is open to the Units in our District, not just Diamond Creek. Numbers will need to be capped due to space restrictions so if you are not from Diamond Creek please ensure you contact Becky, Don or myself (Michael) to confirm numbers ASAP.

This will be a camp only for those elected onto Unit Council and Leaders.

It will be part of being on the Unit Council (Diamond Creek Venturers) so if you are thinking about putting your hand up to be on the Unit Council for Terms 1 & 2, please ensure you mark these dates in your calender.
We will go through the three main positions of being on a Unit Council, those being Chair, Secretary and Treasurer but will also involve other positions that we have as well as other Groups Units may have.

The difference we will be making is this will all be done in the outdoors (weather dependant) and you will gain experience through activities.

Stay tuned for further details, we are sure this will be a fun weekend.

Michael “Gimli” Sterling
Diamond Creek Venturers

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