Group Fees Due Now!

Hi Everyone,
Belinda is very busy sorting out fees for the next Financial Year.
Thank you to those families who have already paid.

If you have not received an invoice or need to sort out a payment plan, please contact;

Belinda Dowel
Group Leader
1st Eltham Scout Group
(M) 0408 949 207



[NOTICE] 2016-Nov-01 (Tue.) Ideals Visit to Bahá’ís of Banyule


Your Invitation to Join an ‘Ideals Visit’ Bahá’ís of Banyule
Tuesday Evening, 1st November 2016, 7.30 – 9.30 pm

The Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council, Banyule Scout District, and the Victorian State Venturer Council invite you to attend a Scout-Community Visit to the Baha’is of Banyule’s celebration of the Birth of Baha’u’llah on Tuesday, 1st November, 7.30-9.30 pm, Bellfield Community Centre, Cr Oriel & Banksia Streets, Heidelberg West.

Mirza Husayn-Ali-Nuri was born on 12 November 1817. Starting just last year (2015), Baha’is celebrate this day as one of the Twin Birthdays, the other being the birthday of the Báb, commemorated on the day before. Next year (2017) will be the 200th anniversary of Baha’u’llah’s birth and will probably be an even bigger event in our community.

Location: Bellfield Community Centre, Cr Oriel & Banksia Streets, Heidelberg West
Start time: 7:30pm
RSVP: Please RSVP to assist with planning.

* Notice: Baha’i Ideals Visit, 1-Nov-2016 [PDF]

Yarra Batman Zone: New Dates for Calendars 2016

ZVC Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council
Last night, 20 June 2016, members of ZVC voted to conduct a 6-month trail during which we will hold ZVC meetings on a Thursday night in July, Sept and Nov and on a Monday night in Aug, Oct, and Dec.

The purpose of this 6-month trial is to see if holding ZVC meetings on both Mondays and Thursdays will enable more Venturers and adult leaders to attend.

Yarra Batman ZVC Date for District/Unit Calendars
THURSDAY, July 21st, 7.30 pm
MONDAY, Aug 15th, 7.30 pm
THURSDAY, Sept 15th, 7.30 pm
MONDAY, Oct 17th, 7.30 pm
THURSDAY, Nov 17th, 7.30 pm
MONDAY, Dec 19th, 7.30 pm

RULE for Remembering when ZVC meets during the 2nd half of 2016:
* EVEN NUMBERED MONTHS, MEET 3RD MONDAY (8th month=Aug, 10th month=Oct, 12th month=Dec)
* ODD NUMBERED MONTHS, MEET 3RD THURSDAY (7th month=July, 9th month=Sept, 11th month=Nov)


ZVC Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council

The next Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council meeting is on Monday 20th June 2016 @ 7.30pm at Rosanna Hall, Turnham Ave Rosanna.

Zone Minutes from May 2016 are available via MyScout or by contacting a Unit Leader. These now list all the Venturer courses so please ensure that you read them.

Bring your QS Proposals/Completions and hear about what other Units are doing.

This Week 2016-Jun-24 (FRI) How Hard can you Rock?


End of term climbing at Hardrock Nunawading.
16 – 18 Varman Court Nunawading, VIC 3131
Bring a friend(s), or family
$12 per head // 7:30pm start arrive early to fill in the paerwork!

MEETING START: 7:30 pm (sharp)
LOCATION: Hardrock Nunawading
7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Organised by: Liam

* You will need to bring a completed PIR – Personal Information Record for tonight

This Week 2016-Jun-14 Venturing Skills

As we have a number of Scouts linking into the Unit let’s get their Venturing Skills ticked off so that they can jump in at the deep end and get into some awesome activities. If you already have your Venturing Skills come along prepared to pass along the skills to the new members.

* it may be a bit later until a leader can arrive tonight


This Week 2016-Jun-07 Night Drop

The Venturers are all given a Voight-Kampff test before being … oh, wait. No they’re not, that’s the plot of a Sci-Fi novel – we’re Venturers and we don’t have any electric sheep! Following on from our Venturing Skills night; can you find your way using a map and compass if you are dropped off at an unknown location? Time to find out.


I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Lightweight packs on the shoulder of Scouts. I watched Trangias glitter in the dark near mountain streams. All those moments will be lost in time, if you…can’t…navigate. Time to hike. (with apologies to Roy Batty)

Come dressed appropriately for the weather, we don’t want any ‘tears in rain‘.

MEETING START: 7:30 pm (sharp)
** Let us know if you are running late as we will be driving Venturers to the mystery drop off point and you don’t want to be left behind! **
LOCATION: 1st Eltham Scout Hall
Organised by: Leaders

* You will need to bring a completed PIR – Personal Information Record for tonight, no PIR = no hike.