This Week 2017-Oct-31 HALLOWSCREAM πŸŽƒ

Doreen Scout Group’s HALLOWSCREAM night
Term 4 All Section Night. Activities run by the Venturers.
We will be starting at 6:30, so if the Venturers can’t get there by then since it’s an hour earlier than normal for them, that’s ok, we will just have our leaders run things until they get there. We will be having sessions of activities, with a break at some point for sausage sizzle/eating, and then wrapping up the night at 9pm.

LOCATION: Doreen Scout Group.
Uniting Church Hall, 105 Schotters Rd, Mernda
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This Week 2017-Oct-24 Venturing Skills πŸ•


We have a number of Venturers who need to 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.

The main purpose of the Venturing Skills award is to ensure that you can safely β€œhandle yourself” in a camping or hiking situation, to the satisfaction of the both the Unit and the Venturer leader. The Venturing Skills is therefore a β€œfoundation stone” for your future as a Venturer and is the only β€œcompulsory” award that you must complete. Once you have your Venturing Skills award, you are considered a β€œtechnically competent” Venturer and no longer need a β€œsponsor” (although you should always continue to ask for advice where you are unsure).

Tonight the Unit will run a Venturing skills night, where the older members will assist the younger members with their essential Venturing skills.

Organised by: Leaders

To get yourself prepared for the evening, have a read through the following two documents, they will give you most of the information required for these skills and then we can work on demonstrating the skills.
πŸ“Œ Venturing Skills Award requirements [PDF]
πŸ“Œ Venturing Skills Award Information [PDF]
πŸ“Œ Update for First Aid Basic Life Support Flow Chart [PDF]

re: b.) 5. How to tie, and show the practical use of, four knots or rescue devices chosen by the Unit from the Unit’s activities.
The four knots selected by the 1st Eltham Unit Council for this requirement are;
* Clove Hitch

* Truckie’s Hitch (Double Shank/Hitch), we use the sheepshank variant

* Re-threaded Figure of 8

* Prussik knot

This Week 2017-Oct-17 Circus! πŸ€‘

Roll up, roll up, the Big Top is in town!
Ladies and Gentlemen, Children of all ages
Step right up, step right up to the Venturer Circus.
See clowns and acrobats! Be amazed at death-defying stunts.
The greatest show on earth.
You’ll tell your children’s children and they’ll tell their children!

ORGANISER(S): Amelia, Torey

This Week 2017-Oct-10 Bouldering @ Burnley

Welcome back to 2017-Q4. This week we will be bouldering on the Burnley Bouldering Walls. Bouldering is a style of rock climbing undertaken without a rope and normally limited to very short and low climbs.

Burnley Bouldering Walls
McConchie Reserve.
Melway reference 2M 2B.
Access is via the southern end of Mary Street, Burnley. Park at the southern end of Mary Street, walk across McConchie Reserve and follow the path towards the river and City Link. The wall is situated under the City Link bridge alongside the bike path.

Burnley Bouldering Walls [PDF].
The Burnley Bouldering Walls are built within McConchie Reserve, an inner city reserve managed by Parks Victoria. The Burnley Bouldering Walls are located in a free open public space so are accessible for climbing 24/7. Weekends and evenings inevitably tend to be busier, particularly through the summer months, however the walls get visitors at all times. The area is now artificially lit so climbing is no longer restricted to daylight hours so the only restriction is your enthusiasm!


(Click on image for a link to Google Maps)

MEETING START: 7:30 pm sharp
Venturers are to make their own way there. Car-pooling can be arranged in advance via the Unit Facebook page.
ORGANISER(S): Rovers ?

WEAR: Scarf to be worn to venue. Wear tracksuit pants, or similar free movement clothing. Footwear – sneakers or similar (climbing shoes are not necessary). No bare feet when climbing on the walls!
Bring a drink bottle.

Venturer Calendar: 2017 Q4 [DRAFT]

calendarVenturer Program : Q4 2017 [DRAFT]
Venturer Calendar.

** NOTES UPDATED 2017-NOV-29 7:30pm**

A first draft of the 2017 Q4 Program. Please post your comments and suggestions down below.
For a list of Courses & Visits refer to Scouts Victoria’s Venturers Courses and Visits page.

Term 4 Planner [DRAFT]
πŸ—“ School Holidays: 23 September – 08 October

πŸ“Œ 7th-8th Oct (Weekend) – Unit Management Course (Sign up by 12th Sep)

πŸ“Œ 10th Oct (TUE) – Bouldering in the City — 1st Eltham Rovers

πŸ“Œ 17th Oct (TUE) – Circus Night — Amelia, Torey

πŸ“Œ 24th Oct (TUE) – Venturing Skills — Leaders

πŸŽƒ 28th Oct (FRI) – Joeys Spooks Night 2017 Setup

πŸŽƒ 29th Oct (SAT) – Joeys Spooks Night 2017

πŸŽƒ 31st Oct (TUE) – All Hallow’s Eve (Doreen) — Bradley

⛔️ 7th Nov (TUE) – No meeting (Cup Day)

πŸ• 10th-12th Nov – Venturer Skills Bushwalk — Ben

πŸ“Œ 14th Nov (TUE) – Minute to Win it (At Doncaster) — Leaders

πŸ“Œ 16th Nov (THU) – ZONE VENTURER COUNCIL – Rosanna Hall, Turnham Ave Rosanna

πŸ• 17th-19th Nov – Gilweroo Scout Camp
The success of these activities relies solely on the support of leaders, Rovers and Venturers.

πŸ“Œ 21st Nov (TUE) – Hatfield Rovers (at Box Hill North) — Rovers

πŸ“Œ 28th Nov (TUE) – Christmas Cooking Night (Master Chef) — Brendan

πŸ• 1st-3rd Dec – Vic Gathering (VG)

πŸ“Œ 5th Dec (TUE) – Platypus Project : Macroinvertebrate Sampling – Liam/Darren

πŸ“Œ 11th Dec (Mon) – 1st Eltham End of Year Christmas Party

πŸ“Œ 12th Dec (TUE) – Ice skating (Chris’s Last Night) — Brayden

πŸ“Œ 18th Dec (MON) – ZONE VENTURER COUNCIL – Rosanna Hall, Turnham Ave Rosanna

πŸ—“ School Holidays: 22nd December – 028 January

Term 1 [DRAFT]
πŸ• 17th Australian Venture (AV2018 QLD) – will be held in sunny Queensland in January 2018 for 14 – 18 year olds! For ten days you will visit different areas of Queensland, try out activities and challenges you may have never dreamed of doing, and make friends for life!

πŸ—ΊοΈ 9th Jan – Scout Adventure Racing – Westerfolds 6:30pm

πŸ“Œ 6th Feb – (TUE) – Scout Adventure Racing, 1st Doncaster East 6:30pm

πŸ“Œ 13th Feb (TUE) – Slip N’ Slide Kickball — Ben

πŸ“Œ 15th Feb (THU) – ZONE VENTURER COUNCIL – Rosanna Hall, Turnham Ave Rosanna

πŸ• 17th-18th Feb – Nerd Night Sleepover — Ben

πŸ“Œ 20th Feb – Life sized monopoly — Sam

πŸ• 23rd-25th Feb – Anything Goes (AG), Ladner Park

πŸ“Œ 27th Feb (TUE) – combined Units & parents bbq – β€œWhat is Venturers?” an introduction (proposed)

πŸ“Œ 6th Mar (TUE) – Trivia Night — Torey

πŸ“Œ 13th Mar (TUE) – Vocations Part 2 (Interviews) — Liam

πŸ“Œ 20th Mar (TUE) – 1st Eltham Group BBQ night (proposed)

πŸ“Œ 27th Mar (TUE) – Knot another knot knight — Liam

πŸ—“ School Holidays: 30th March – 15th April

Term 2 [DRAFT]
πŸ“Œ 3rd Apr (TUE) – (school holidays)

πŸ“Œ 10th Apr (TUE) – Go Karts place holder

⚠️ Drive in Movies (Friday Night)

πŸ“Œ 17th Apr (TUE) – Pie in the sky — Darren

πŸ• 24th Apr (TUE) – ANZAC Eve sleep over (hall)

πŸ“Œ 25th April (WED) – ANZAC Day / Dawn Service / Parade

πŸ—“ School Holidays: 30th June – 15th July