This Week 2017-Oct-24 Venturing Skills 🏕


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 “handle 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 “foundation stone” for your future as a Venturer and is the only “compulsory” award that you must complete. Once you have your Venturing Skills award, you are considered a “technically competent” Venturer and no longer need a “sponsor” (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.
📌 Venturing Skills Award requirements [PDF]
📌 Venturing Skills Award Information [PDF]
📌 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


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