Venturer Calendar: 2018 Q2 [DRAFT]

calendarVenturer Program : Q2 2018 [DRAFT]
Venturer Calendar.

** NOTES UPDATED 2018-Apr-10 1:45pm**

A first draft of the 2018 Q2 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.


πŸ—“ School Holidays: 30th March – 15th April

Term 2 [DRAFT]
πŸ“Œ 03rd Apr (TUE) – (school holidays)

πŸ“Œ 10th Apr (TUE) – (school holidays)

πŸ“Œ 16th Apr (MON) – Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council

πŸ“Œ 17th Apr (TUE) – Unit In Council & Unit Elections

πŸ• 24th Apr (TUE) – ANZAC Eve sleep over (hall)

πŸ“Œ 25th Apr (WED) – ANZAC Day / Dawn Service / Parade

πŸš‘ 29th Apr (SUN) – First aid course (HLTAID003 – Provide first aid)

πŸ“Œ 01st May (TUE) – tbc

πŸ“Œ 08th May (TUE) – tbc

πŸ—Ί 12th May (SAT) – JOTT : Jamboree On The Trail

πŸ“Œ 15th May (TUE) – tbc

πŸ“Œ 17th May (THU) – Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council

πŸ“Œ 22nd May (TUE) – tbc

πŸ“½ 25th-26th May (W/E) – Willara Venturer’s NZ Fundraiser MOVIE MARATHON NIGHT

πŸ“Œ 29th May (TUE) – tbc

πŸ“Œ 30th May (WED) – {Templestowe} Rovers hosting “minute to win it”

πŸ“Œ 05th Jun (TUE) – tbc

πŸ“Œ 08th Jun (FRI) – Skaterz sleepover for whole Zone (TBC)

πŸ“Œ 12th Jun (TUE) – tbc

πŸ“Œ 18th Jun (MON) – Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council

πŸ“Œ 19th Jun (TUE) – tbc

πŸ“Œ 26th Jun (TUE) – tbc

πŸ“Œ 27th Jun (WED) – {Templestowe} Paintball

Term 3 [DRAFT]
πŸ—“ School Holidays: 30th June – 15th July

πŸ“Œ 03th Jul (TUE) – (school holidays)

πŸ“Œ 10th Jul (TUE) – (school holidays)

πŸ“Œ 17th Jul (TUE) – tbc

πŸ“Œ 19th Jul (THU) – Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council

⛄️ 10th-12th (W/E) – Iglute 2018


2018-Apr-17 Unit In Council & Unit Elections

Unit Council MEETING START: 7:30 pm
LOCATION: Hall (See comments, 2018-Apr-17)
Organised by: Liam

As discussed, I am proposing a unit in council for the 17th of April. All positions will be vacated, meaning we will have a full Unit Council election as per our constitution.
— Liam Robertson, Unit Chair

Venturer Units are run by a group of elected youth members who along with the Venturer Leaders form the Unit Council. Ideally the Unit Council meets once a month and Unit Council positions are elected every 12 months. The Unit Council members are: Unit Chairman, Deputy Unit Chairman, Unit Secretary, Unit Treasurer, Unit Equipment Officer (Quartermaster) and Unit Log Book Officer.

0.0 Unit Council Election – Please read through the Unit Council – Job Descriptions before attending so that we can launch straight into the elections.

β€˜Tis the way of the unit to elect the unit council via a secret ballot held at least every 12 months. — Constitution of the 1st Eltham Venturer Unit (v1.0)

.. 0.1 Unit Council positions declared vacant. Leaders will assist with the election until a new Unit Chair is elected.
.. 0.2 Election for Unit Chair
.. 0.3 Deputy Unit Chair is the Most recent Unit Chair if not re elected. If the Current Unit Chair is re elected, an election for Deputy Unit Chair will be held.
.. 0.4 Election for Unit Secretary
.. 0.5 Election for Unit Treasurer
.. 0.6 Election for Unit Equipment Officer (Quartermaster)
.. 0.7 Election for Unit Log Book Officer
1.0 Minutes of Last Meeting
2.0 Business Arising from Minutes
3.0 Correspondence In
4.0 Correspondence Out
5.0 Health & Safety
6.0 Leaders Report
7.0 Financial Report
8.0 District Report
9.0 Awards / Proposals / Completions (Bring along your planning)
Please use the Badge Activity Statement v1.0 [PDF] form when submitting a badge work proposal to the Unit Council.
10.0 New Business
11.0 Term Program – Term 2, 2018
12.0 Next Meeting

This Week 2018-Mar-27 Knot another knot knight

This week we will be playing with rope, knotting with knots, curling some cords and discovering the difference between a bend and a sheet.

Not nautical speed but
the tangling
not mere tangles but artful
not turnings but
something like
writing all on the same
spot: the knot.

Robert Lunday

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

Reminder: we expect you to know our Venturing Skills knots

2018 Duckchaser workshops – enrol now

Diamond Creek Venturer’s annual ducky workshop will start next term on Wednesday nights.
If you are interested & can get to Kangaroo Ground on Wednesdays read on …

❝ Bugs: Duck season.
Daffy: Wabbit season.
Bugs: Duck season.
Daffy: Wabbit season.
Bugs: Wabbit season.
Daffy: Duck season.
Bugs: Wabbit season.
Daffy: I say it’s duck season. And I say fire! ❞

It’s Duckie season!
Those intending/wanting to build duckies this winter with Diamond Creek Venturers please post on this thread with a commitment that your are going to proceed with the project – both for the time required (possibly two nights a week) and the $ for materials. There is a fair bit of preparation work required before we start building and firm commitments are required to enable the planning to be successful. The plan is to start the build next term so hopefully they’re all complete BEFORE the warm weather comes back!

1.) Indicate on the 1st Eltham Venturer Web site (via comments) or on the 1st Eltham Venturer Facebook that you are in for the build.

2.) Join the Duckchaser Group on Yahoo/Groups.
(Please email Don Nicholson on and he will issue invitations.)

3.) Once you are a member of the Yahoo Group – You’ll then need to download the Mk3 version of the instructions found in the files section and READ it. Alternate instruction download site.
(Don doesn’t expect you all to understand fully how a duckies goes together but will get cranky when he finds out that the builders haven’t bothered to learn what they can before starting & expect him to hold their hand all the way.)

4.) approx. $220/kit (tbc) – includes everything but the paint!

NOTE: Venturers planning to use the duckie building for their badgework will need to submit their plan to the Unit Council for approval and have it entered into the minutes. Please use the Badge Activity Statement v1.0 [PDF] form when submitting a badge work proposal to the Unit Council.
(You may wish to sketch out a longer term plan with the ducky build being VA Pursuits, earning the canoe/kayak/duckie charge certificate for VA Outdoors and finish off with an on the water camping trip for your VA Expedition?)

This Week 2018-Mar-13 Lifestyle

Introduce Venturer Scouts to physical activities so that through participation they may show an increase in physical proficiency and general fitness over a period of time

Come along prepared for a discussion and a debate.

Do you think you have a healthy life style?
Is it possible to have a healthy life style in modern world?
Why do many people try to have a healthy life style?
What is the main purpose of it?
Is physical activity (jogging, going to a gym, swimming pool) an important part of a healthy life style?

Topic 1.) It is possible to have a healthy dose of alcohol in a modern diet
Topic 2.) The influence of passive smoking on health is trivial
Topic 3.) Energy drinks should be regulated as drugs

LOCATION: 1st Eltham Scout Hall
Organised by: Liam

This Week 2018-Feb-27 Combined Units & parents BBQ

“Young people must be involved in the planning and review of their program if it is to be relevant to them.”
In the Venturer Scout Section, youth members should be leading the way, setting the agenda, and running the meeting, with adult Leaders supporting and providing guidance only when necessary. In this Section there is only a small amount of leadership provided by adult Leaders, as the youth are completely autonomous in most capacities.

Tonight is β€œWhat is Venturers?” an introduction.
Come along an find out about the Venturer section; what makes it different from the Scout section, some of the expectations, how the badge system operates, how the Unit Council operates, and ask any questions that you have about Venturing. You’ll also get to meet the Leaders from the multiple Groups currently meeting together. We’ll even cook up a BBQ with some classic Scout sausages in bread.

LOCATION: 1st Eltham Scout Hall
Organised by: Leaders