This Week 2015-Dec-15 Christmas Dinner

Let’s go out for dinner and farewell 2015!
The plan is to meet at McDonalds, and then progress to KFC, and then on to Hungry Jacks. We’ll wander back to be collected from McD at 9:30pm.
Can you put together a Christmas Dinner from their menu?
Does a nugget compare to turkey if you add cranberry sauce?
This means that you can leave your parents in the McCafe and collect them after we have wandered

Make sure to Dress festive – you can wear a Santa suit, reindeer costume, dress as a Christmas Tree, wear that super awesome ugly Christmas knit, or maybe just some tinsel in your hair.

Bring some trimmings – do we need a portable Christmas Tree? Perhaps we do need some cranberry sauce and some Christmas custard. What will you bring to make your meal festive?

LOCATION: Meet at McDonalds in Eltham
(corner of Bridge St & Bolton St, Eltham)
ORGANISER(s): Lachlan


2015 Christmas Hamper Donations

2015 has been a hard year for lots of people – some more than others. There are many families and individuals struggling and the pressures, expectations and glitter of the festive season often makes it worse. Some of us are fortunate to have enough and to be able to reflect, relax and enjoy presents and the presence of friends and family. Many can’t and don’t.

Currently there are local families who need a bit of additional support; and our Scout Group is planning to collect a Christmas hamper to assist them.

If you could possibly spare a few food items, or would like to buy some Christmas presents for families, or could possibly donate some vouchers we would be incredibly grateful. Drop off your goods in the basket located in front of the kitchen at the Scout Hall.

2015-Dec-14 Eltham Scout Group End of year BBQ


1st Eltham Scout Group End of Year Family BBQ
Monday 14-DEC-2015.

To end the year we are having a family barbecue at the Scout Hall (no uniform required)

The Scout Troop will provide the sausages, sauce, bread and icy poles.

TIME: from 6.30pm

BRING: chairs/picnic rug, drinks, glasses and something to share ie salad, chips, fruit etc.

For catering purposes could you please RSVP via the event or via email to by Monday 7th December 2015.


ZVC Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council

The next Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council meeting is on THURSDAY 10th December 2015 @ 7.30pm at Rosanna Hall, Turnham Ave Rosanna (1st Eltham Venturers to chair meeting).

Zone Minutes from November 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.

** Please note the change to the Thursday Night **

We have hit the end of 2015 and the final Zone meeting (as agreed) is on Thursday 10th December at Rosanna Hall @ 7.30pm.

The date change is to allow some of our Leaders to attend who cannot make a Monday night.

Drinks provided after a short meeting for Award Scheme items.

Please bring some nibbles.

Don’t forget the Watsonia Abseiling Night on Friday 18th Dec.

For those that can’t make it, have a great festive season and see you in 2016.
Peter Datson
Scouts Victoria
Venturer Scout Commissioner – Region

* Archery Centre – West Heidelberg (PDF)

This Week 2015-Dec-01 Lights, Camera, Action!

Bring a skit, a stunt or an act. Bring a costume. Bring yourself 🙂
Tonight we hit the stage for our first “Lights, Camera, Action!”.
There will be theatre sports, there will be games, there will be lights (and if you are unlucky leaders on Singstar *oh the horror!*)

We will also finish off the night packing the trailer so we are ready for VG this weekend.


Singing and acting are excellent for training in self-expression. Also they mean good team work, everybody learning his part and doing it well, not for applause for himself but for the success of the whole show.
— Robert Baden-Powell

MEETING START: 7:30 pm sharp

Looking for ideas?

This Week 2015-Nov-24 Platypus Project : Macroinvertebrate Sampling


Why sample macroinvertebrates?
Macroinvertebrates are useful indicators of the health or condition of wetlands and other water bodies. They respond to many kinds of pollution, including chemical pollution and physical disturbance to the landscape around the site, wetland structure, and hydrology.

This week we will test some pre-collected water samples from around Eltham, we will see if the macroinvertebrates can tell us a story about the location the water samples were taken, how good the water quality might be and if the area might be good habitat. If you haven’t used the water quality chemical testing kits, it would also be a good night to give them a test.

Once you have your technique sorted, wouldn’t it be great to get out and do some samples (and games) with the Joeys and the Cubs using the “Mini Beasts” theme? We’ll test a few games and see if they would be good to run with the Joey Mob or Cub Packs.

MEETING START: 7:00 pm sharp
ORGANISER(S): Chris, Tracy, Darren

[NOTICE] 2015-Nov-21 (Sat) Eltham Festival 2015

ElthamFestival2015 SATURDAY 21st Nov 2015
The Scout Group is running a fundraising stall at the Eltham Festival, this is a great opportunity for Venturers to raise money towards the Venture. Rotary are accommodating us in one of the business marquees.

We will need some Venturers to meet at the hall at 8.30am on Saturday to pack drinks, the esky & other equipment. Then do the short set up at the park.

We also need to have Venturers at the park by 4pm ready to make Fairy floss & sell drinks. The staff will run for 5 hours on the Saturday night.