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: state.skitouring@scoutsvictoria.com.au
WWW: Ski touring > Events
2018 Iglute promo [PDF]


17th-18th Feb 2018 – Nerd Night Sleepover

This is the 2.0 Version of the Last sleepover which did not go ahead due to lack of numbers.
What: We will be playing video games across 2 consoles and Computers Connected Via LAN
Where: 1st Eltham scout hall
Cost: $10-12 Depending on numbers
What you need to Bring:
-Sleeping Gear
What i am still looking for:
– more computers with LAN Capabilities or USB to LAN adapters
-2x Wii Remotes
-3x Wii Numchucks
-Another Console Which is not A Nintendo Brand one with Remotes and Games

Additional Notes:
-Please Tell me your Dietary preferences so i can adjust the Menu to suit
-Snacks and drinks provided and remember to eat dinner beforehand
-Also if you plan to Bring something from the list Above (What I am still looking for) please, please comment what it is.

NOTICE: 2017-Aug-05 (Sat) Commemorative Service for the Centenary of the Battle of Ypres

Commemorative Service for the Centenary of the Battle of Ypres – Menin Road, Passchendaele and Zonnebeke commences at 2:00pm Saturday 5th August.

1st Eltham Rovers / Venturers / Scouts / Cubs / Joeys to provide the Flag party for this service.

VENUE: St Margaret’s Anglican Church – Eltham
79 Pitt St, Eltham, Victoria, Australia 3095
TIME: Arrive at 1:30pm for instructions. Service: 2 PM

Please find attached the Order of Service – for Saturday 5 August Commemorative Service for the Centenary of the Battle of Ypres 2017 [PDF]. Printed booklets for the Order of Service will be available at the church.

[NOTICE] 2017-May-13 (SAT) Jamboree On The Trail – Venturer Night Hike

Jamboree On The Trail (JOTT) is an annual day for the World Scout Movement to hike together held on the second Saturday of May each year. All Scouts, whatever their age and wherever they may be in the world, are invited to participate in whatever way they can.

❝The JOTT Night Hike Crest for 2017 – For the first time in JOTT history a ghost crest is being introduced. It will be totally black and represents those JOTT 20th anniversary hikes taking place in the dead of night.❞

On Saturday 13th May, the Unit will be involved in the JOTT. This year we will be *hiking in the dead of night* to fit with the theme of the 20th anniversary dark crest.
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[NOTICE] 2017-Apr-24 (Mon) to 25 (Tue) ANZAC DAY

In 1917 the ANZACs continued to fight on the Western Front, with Ypres (Passchendaele) and Messines, where by the end over 100,000 Scouts from the British Empire had served, for the loss of 15,000. They also continued the Middle East campaign with action by the Light Horse at Beersheba.

Anzac Day Happenings

The plan for this year is to sleep over at Scout Hall on Monday night; up early Tuesday for the Dawn Service at Eltham (6:00am service at the Eltham Cenotaph at Main Road) and then on to the march at Montmorency starting at 9:30am.

From 8:00PM Mon 24th April – At the Hall
The Venturers, Rovers and the Scouts will be sleeping over at the Scout Hall. Meet at the Scout hall from 8:00pm (after dinner). Bring your sleeping gear: sleeping bag, stretcher or ground mat, pillow, toilet bag, pj’s. If we can fit the bedding into the Venturer Den and Store (so we don’t annoy the Scouts) it would be appreciated. We might even be able to organise a fire drum on ‘the porch’?

The Scouts will be watching movies in the Hall, we can also set up a projector in the store/Den.

6:00AM Tue 25th April – Eltham Dawn Service
We will be attending the service at Eltham, this means meeting at the scout hall at approx 5:15am to commence the walk around to the Memorial Hall at 5:30AM (Eltham Cenotaph, 907 Main Road Eltham). Please note that if you intend to go straight to the Cenotaph, parking will be an issue as parts of Main Street will be closed before, during and directly after the service.

NOTE: All members are advised to ensure they are wearing full uniform and are wearing long trousers of the appropriate colour [Navy Blue or Fawn pants, or Blue skirt for Females, no leggings], along with dark brown or black shoes. Multi coloured sneakers are not acceptable. Members not dressed in a fitting manner will not be permitted to carry out a role as part of the official Scout presence.
Next of Kin who are wearing medals are reminded that they are to wear medals on the right breast, only the original recipient may wear them on the left.

After the dawn service, breakfast will be served at the hall. It will be either prepared by the leaders / Venturers. Breakfast will be cereal and / or Bacon / Egg muffin.

9:30AM Tue 25th April – Montmorency
Following breakfast around 8:45am, Venturers will need to be transported to the Brumby’s Bakery in Were St, Montmorency (9:00am) so that we may join in the march commencing at 9:30am. We then march from Were St, to the RSL where the service commences around 9:45am and goes until 10:45am. Refreshments from 11am at Montmorency Eltham RSL
Venturers are then free to go back to the hall and collect their gear and leave.

[NOTICE] 2017-Mar-05 (Sun) Clean Up Australia Day


Sunday 5th March 2017 is Clean Up Australia Day and the 1st Eltham Scout Group will be helping to clean up around the the Diamond creek in Eltham.

TIME: 08:30am – 12.00 noon

MEET: Under the trestle railway bridge near Panther Place, Alistair Knox Park, Eltham.
Everyone (inc parents / siblings) welcome to attend and clean up the park, river and surrounds.

CLOTHING: Wear old clothes, old runners and hat; don’t forget the sunscreen and water bottle. You also need to bring gloves preferably the work/garden type.
Bring your scarf along, just in case there are photo opportunities.

VENTURERS: As with previous years, we will probably be concentrating on pulling trolleys and larger items from the creek. If you have wetsuit it might be worthwhile wearing. If river conditions are not suitable we will move to other targets. (We do not have Darren’s 4WD and recovery kit this year.)

[Notice] 2017-Mar-26 (Sun) 1st Eltham First aid course

1st Eltham First Aid Courses
This course meets the requirement for the FIRST AID – Venturer Award Level
CPR Refresh Course Code – HLTAID001
Full Course Code – HLTAID003 (Provide first aid)


WHEN: Sunday March 26th 2017 from 9am
WHERE: 1st Eltham Scout Hall
CONTACT: Belinda Dowel (1st Eltham GL)
COST: $85 full. $40 CPR update
RSVP: Confirmation required ASAP
There is a pre-course book and the theory and practical assessment will occur on the day.
* First Aid Course Flyer [PDF]

Register via the online application