This Week 2018-Jun-19 Brain Games

MEETING START: 7:30 pm, 1st Eltham Scout Hall
Organised by: Carmen


Iglute 2018

❄️ The long-standing IGLUTE introductory snow-camping weekend enables Venturers and linking Scouts to learn basic snowcraft skills and to try cross-country skiing and snowshoeing on Mt. Stirling’s trails. More experienced skiers can ski to the summit and take in its glorious views, while beginning cross-country skiers can develop their formative snow mobility skills on the gentler practice slopes and nearby trails.

⛄️ Scouts or Venturers attending should not use cross-country skis for the first time at IGLUTE as it involves skiing with a pack from the starting point. 1st Eltham Venturers are planning to attend the scheduled Ski Intro Day on Saturday July 7 at Lake Mountain.

Iglute 2018
When: From Friday, 10th to Sunday 12th August 2018
Where: Mt. Stirling
Organiser: Roger Harrop – State Activity Leader (Snow Touring)
Contact Details:
WWW: Ski touring > Events
2018 Iglute promo [PDF]

Venturer Calendar: 2018 Q3 [DRAFT]

calendarVenturer Program : Q3 2018 [DRAFT]
Venturer Calendar.

** NOTES UPDATED 2018-Jun-18 4:00pm**

A first draft of the 2018 Q3 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 3 [DRAFT]
🗓 School Holidays: 30th June – 15th July
⛺ ? – ? (W/E) Tori’s VA Hike – Cathedral Ranges?

📌 03th Jul (TUE) – (school holidays)

❄️ 07th Aug (SAT) Cross-Country Ski Intro Day 2018

📌 10th Jul (TUE) – (school holidays)

📌 17th Jul (TUE) – Combined Scout night [Ben E]

📌 19th Jul (THU) – Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council

📌 21st Jul (SAT) Go Karting [Amelia]

📌 24th Jul (TUE) Bonfire/Christmas in July [Robert]

📌 31st Jul (TUE) Venturer Skills [Liam]

📌 07th Aug (TUE) Drop Night/ Penny Hike [Leaders]

⛄️ 10th-12th Aug (W/E) – Iglute 2018

📌 14th Aug (TUE) Wipeout! [Robert]

📌 21st Aug (TUE) Unit Council/Term Planning [Ben E]

🎭 24th Aug (Friday) Whitehorse Showtime – Venturer Night

📌 28th Aug (TUE) Citizenship [Ben C]

❄️ 31st Aug – 07th Sep Alpine School

📌 04th Sep (TUE) Geocaching (Liam’s final night) [Liam]

📌 08th – 9th Sep (W/E) Eltham Flower Festival catering [Group]

📌 11th Sep (TUE) Liam’s been Murdered! Night [Ben E]

📌 18th Sep (TUE) tbc

Term 4 [DRAFT]
🗓 School Holidays: 22nd September – 07th October
🚤 19th – 21st Sep BARCOM Advance Party

🚤 21th – 29th Sep BARCOM X1 2018

❄️ 21th – 29th Sep Snow Venture Trip 2

🚤 29th – 07th Oct BARCOM X2 2018

📌 09th Oct (TUE) tbc

📌 16th Oct (TUE) tbc

📌 23th Oct (TUE) tbc

📌 30th Oct (TUE) tbc

🗓 School Holidays: 22nd December – 29th January 2019

This Week 2018-Jun-12 Hang swing (knots)

How do you like to go up in a swing,
Up in the air so blue?
Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing
Ever a child can do!

Up in the air and over the wall,
Till I can see so wide,
Rivers and trees and cattle and all
Over the countryside—

Till I look down on the garden green,
Down on the roof so brown—
Up in the air I go flying again,
Up in the air and down!
— The Swing by Robert Louis Stevenson

This week we could add our own verse;

Up in the air tied into the roof,
Rope and spar combine, so bold,
Groans and strain and certain proof
The knots appear to hold—

It would be worthwhile reviewing the four knots selected by the 1st Eltham Unit Council for the Venturing Skills Award for tonight (Clove Hitch, Truckie’s Hitch, Re-threaded Figure of 8, & Prussik knot). That may assist the knots to hold 🙂

MEETING START: 7:30 pm, 1st Eltham Scout Hall
Organised by: Tori ?

ZONE VENTURER COUNCIL – Monday, 18th Jun 2018

ZVC Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council

The next Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council meeting is on Monday, 18th June @ 7.30pm, but things have changed!

YBZ TEA PARTY – Hosted by South Morang/Epping Venturer Unit ** AKA JUNE ZONE MEETING**

WHERE: The Lakes South Morang P-9 School, Early Years Campus, 275 Gordons Road, South Morang 3752
WHEN: Monday 18th June, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
WHAT TO BRING: Any badge work proposals/completion/presentations and a sense of humor!! (We will supply the snacks and games)


Draft Minutes of the May 2018 meeting have been posted on Unit in Council FB page.

Roster for 2018: Zone Venturer Council Chair

MONTH CHAIR Odd or Even Month Meeting Night
June Milparinka Even Monday 18 June
July 1st Eaglemont Odd Thursday 19 July
August Greensborough Even Monday 20 August
September 1st Doreen Odd Thursday 20 September
October 1st Eltham North Even Monday 15 October
November 1st Doncaster East Odd Thursday 15 November
December 1st Eltham Even Monday 17 December
February 2019 1st Ivanhoe Even Monday 19 February

This Week 2018-Jun-05 Pride (Cross dressing formal)

The 1st Eltham Venturer Unit requests the honour of your presence at the formal McDonald’s night. As tonight is a cross dressing formal, formal attire means suit with tails for females (however a tux is just as acceptable; a tie must be worn) and a formal dress for the males means an evening gown. If you have gender dysphoria select the opposite to the formal dress you would normally choose.

Please remember to bring the money for your meal.
You will also need to bring a setting of SILVER cutlery (Knife, fork, desert spoon and tea spoon), crockery (plate, bowl, cup and saucer) and glassware.
Tablecloths, candles, flowers and background music would be appropriate – and will be organised via the Unit Facebook group.
If you have a candelabra or other ‘over the top’ items for the table; bring them along.

MEETING START: 7:30 pm (McDonalds cnr Bolton & Bridge Streets Eltham)
Organised by: Amelia

This Week 2018-May-29 Tent Surfing

This week we will be “Tent Surfing”, this involves setting up a dome tent with your ‘team’ and taking a photo before moving onto the next place. The idea is to gain as many of the funniest photos possible in the weirdest places.

Bring a torch, a digital camera (or phone with a camera function).


MEET: at the hall at 7:30 pm
PICKUP: At the hall 9:30 pm
Organised by: Ben C.