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

Plenty Valley Region Group Camp Labour Day Long Weekend 10-13 March

Plenty Valley Region Group Camp – Venturer flyer [PDF]

Hi Everyone:

Time is fast approaching for the camp on the Labour Day long weekend in March.

The Region group camp is an activity based camp, similar to EDAC, but bigger. (expected 550+ Youth)
The Scout and Cub Sections have activities planned and will participate in activities rotationally.
Joeys will only be attending for a day.

Each section, will run a different set of three activities over morning and afternoon shifts.
We will be camping and eating as a group.

I have asked a small team of parent helpers to run the Kitchen for us, so all catering will be done by them.
Each Section Leader, Michael, Sara, Darren, Richard, Kaylene and I will all have input to the menu for the weekend.

There have been flyers emailed and placed around the hall, which instructs you to log into a website to indicate your attendance, whilst this is a good idea, it doesn’t capture enough details and cost.
I have created a Trybooking site which you will need to register your attendance, any allergies or medical conditions. Payment will also be made through this site.

As information is collected, I will upload onto the Manningham Events page to save you the hassle.

The cost is $7.5 for Joeys and $65.00 for youth.
This is a STANDING CAMP and depending on numbers, transport, accommodation will be arranged by all of the section leaders.

Details also need to be updated in Caremonkey.

I’m happy to field any questions / queries etc.

Trybooking Link: https://www.trybooking.com/249982

Scott Matthews