This Week 2017-Jun-13 Being safe in the community – A world of Opinions and Views pt. 2


Welcome back to venturers….feels a bit like that after our time off.

This week will be broken into Two sections!

  1. Part A – Impacts of substances, environments, diet etc. on Mental and Physical Health
  2. Part B – Citizenship Section 3 – Five minute effective speech on element of Australia’s History!  

Part A – Learning basic knowledge in areas such as:

  • Managing your stress, diet, sleep and recreation to assist in improving your physical and mental health
  • Basic understandings of Mental Health
  • Information surrounding the effects of Tobacco, alcohol and illicit drugs on Mental and Physical Health

The night will be mainly discussion based to assist each other with our own and learnt knowledge in the above described areas but also some videos, presentations and activities to try some new things and put our newly learnt skills to the test!


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Part B – Australian History

Following this section, in groups of two, to continue with our citizenship focus the completion of Section 3 of VA Citizenship – CI.3 will be conducted.

Printouts with basic knowledge will be provided but please bring along information, laptops and/or pen and paper to draft and write a 5 minute an ‘effective presentation’ on an aspect of Australia’s Heritage.

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The choices are:

  • Marbo Case
  • The Snowy Scheme
  • Goldrush
  • The right for Woman to Vote
  • Anything else you feel fits within the criteria



Unit Council

As stated in the last Unit in Council Minutes, there was a plan to hold a small Unit Council at the conclusion of the night. For all members that can stick around, this will go no longer than 15 minutes. Just to ‘tying up a few loose ends’ 



This Week 2017-April-17 Getting the community involved – A world of Opinions and Views pt. 1

This Week 2016-Nov-5 Bike Ride

It’s been just under a year since the units been out on two wheel – so it’s time to have some  good time.

Start at the hall 7:30pm
Finish at the Hall 9:30 pm.

Riding along the Diamond Creek trail from the Scout Hall to Diamond Creek.

Make sure your bike is road worthy, that it has lights, and that you have a helmet that fits and that you will wear!
• Dress warm as it may be cool.
• Make sure your bike has lights that work.
• No uniform is required.
• We might if you’re lucky use McDonalds as our turnaround spot. If you wish to bring some Money ($) for an ice-cream orsomething a little healther if you want to make the bike ride more worthwhile ;;-)

Please bring along your filled out permission and medical form (PIR).diamond-creek-trail1small

This Week 2016-Jun-14 Venturing Skills

As we have a number of Scouts linking into the Unit let’s get their Venturing Skills ticked off so that they can jump in at the deep end and get into some awesome activities. If you already have your Venturing Skills come along prepared to pass along the skills to the new members.

* it may be a bit later until a leader can arrive tonight


This Week – 2016-April-19 Get On-Board

12998538_694603893975664_4678224729522068365_nGet on-board for the planning night of your life, what will your destination be – 4WDriving, Pie in the Sky, Gentle Swim in the Yarra??

After a successful night last week, was decided that we needed a nice chance to get out in the open and explore our community whilst planning our activities for ‘our future’!

What are we doing?

A Train Trip into the city from Eltham, Sharing our home-made (or grocery shop special) dessert on the way up and purchasing our Main Meals from Melbourne Central to have on the way home. Oh, and planning along the way for our term!


Eltham Station to Melbourne Central (City):

Meet at Eltham station at 7:00pm (inside the station undercover area in the middle of the platforms) for a 7:17pm train into the city (Melbourne Central Station)

Melbourne Central (City) to Eltham:

Departing Melbourne Central 8:48pm for a 9:40pm pick-up at Eltham Scout Hall


What to Bring:

  • Topped up Myki
  • Scarf (Casual Cloths)
  • Dessert to Share
  • Bring $10 for purchasing Mains Meals at Melbourne Central
  • Jesse (Table)
  • Chris (Plates)




This Week 2015-Dec-08 ‘Splash in’ at Wartermarc!

Time to start thinking about the end of the year…..and what’s better then a cool off at the local pool, with your best mates?

MEETING OPEN: 6.45pm for a 7 o’clock start
LOCATION: Greensborough Watermarc
1 Flintoff St. Greensborough 3088
COST:: $11.90per person 
Bring swimming suitable clothing & a scarf/uniform for discount
ORGANISER(s) Chris, contact for any further details

“Life is like a waterslide, no matter how many times it tries to though you off, you’ll always be carried down by the flow to a final ending, Just enjoy the Ride!”Venturers Week 8_edited-1

This Week 2015-Nov-03 Suburban Adventure Racing @ Blackburn North

VRA No Venturers this week due to Melbourne Cup Day. As discussed at Unit in Council tonight is a great opportunity to try out Suburban Adventure Racing.

If it’s daylight savings then it must be time for the new series of Suburban Adventure Racing!

Starting on Tuesday, October 13 and running every Tuesday evening, anyone and everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy a walk or jog through the parks and streets Whitehorse and a couple of neighbouring suburbs. Instant results, no pressure, just fun! Bring the Mob, Pack, Troop, Unit, Crew, dog, pram, parents, kids, friends – all are welcome. If you’re in Scouting, it’s even free and only a gold coin donation for those unfortunate souls who aren’t in Scouting (we even allow Guides!), with the proceeds going back into Scouting.

03-Nov-2015 (Cup Day)
Suburb: Blackburn North
Start Location: Scout Hall, Koonung Rd, Blackburn North
MEL: 48 A5
Cost: Scouts, guides and kids with an adult enter free of charge.
Start time: Turn up from 6:00pm for a 6:30pm briefing
Finish time: You must be finished by 8:00pm.

Check the Suburban Adventure Racing website for further information & last-minute details.