This Week 2017-Aug-01 Vocations #1 – The CV

❝ CV, Curriculum vitae, a summary of academic and professional history and achievements. In some countries a CV is the first item that a potential employer encounters regarding the job seeker and is typically used to screen applicants, often followed by an interview, when seeking employment. ❞


MEET: at the hall at 7:30 pm
PICKUP: At the hall 9:30 pm
Organised by: Liam

Vocations (Venturer Award Level)
Encourage investigation of some aspects of employment opportunities enabling Venturer Scouts to better understand the roles and responsibilities in a range of vocations.

1. Prepare a personal resume to present to, and discuss with, at least two employers. Where possible, one employer should be from a major business and the other a small local business. The resume should include a covering letter which would be relevant should a written application be required. A request should be made to the interviewer to do a short report on the presentation of the interview held. This report to be brought back and discussed at Unit level.

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2017-Jul-25 Unit In Council – Pizza & Processes


How would you define a functioning Unit Council?

If a Unit Council is functioning and experienced (determined by the Z/DVL), Venturers only need an Examiner approved at Z/DVC. — Role of the Zone-District Venturer Council (V1.1 – 27-6-17)

Unit Council – Pizza & Processes
7:30pm to 9:30pm in the Meeting Room at the Hall.
Please read through the Unit Council – Job Descriptions.

⚜ What does the Unit Council do?
⚜ What does the Unit Chairman do?
⚜ What paperwork does the Unit Secretary need to look after?
⚜ Where do I find a minutes template?
⚜ Where is the Unit Log Book?
⚜ How does the Unit Treasurer do the banking?
⚜ What gear does the Unit have that I need to look after?

Come along to the Pizza & Processes night and we’ll work through what each of the roles in the Unit Council actually do.

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.

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
10.1 Review Constitution of the 1st Eltham Venturer Unit (v1.0)
11.0 Term Program
12.0 Next Meeting

[Notice] 2016-Mar-19, 20 Unit Management Course (Yarra Batman Zone)

Unit Management Course (Yarra Batman Zone)
Applications Close: Friday 11th March 2016 (unless booked out)
All Venturers welcome – especially those coming up from Scouts.
The course is limited to 25 Venturers.

Unit Management.

WHEN : Saturday 19th March 5.00pm – 9.00pm & Sunday 20th March 9.00am – 4:30pm non-residential. This Course starts at 5pm on Saturday, leaving Venturers time for other Saturday activities (sports, work, study, etc).
WHERE: 1st Diamond Creek Scout Hall – Challenger Street,
Diamond Creek 3089 – Melway 11 K7
COST: $35 per Venturer.

* Unit Management Course (Yarra Batman Zone) application form [PDF]

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

AG Applications open on Friday 11 December 2015

AG2016 AG Applications open on Friday 11 December 2015
Anything Goes is being held on 26-28 February 2016.
Anything Goes, or AG as its known is a fun packed activity weekend held in February each year, it provides an excellent opportunity for Venturers to kick off the year. Held each year at Lardner Park in Drouin it’s only 70 minutes from Melbourne, and is usually held on the last weekend in February.

There are a range of fun on and off site activities which you can do including, Beach Activities, Scuba Diving, Horse Riding, Mountain Biking, 4WDing, Archery, High Ropes Course, Segways & Canoeing as well as many on site activities.

Anything Goes has two different Venturer fees depending on if you wish to partake in major activities;
* Venturer: $70 Full package including major activities, camping & onsite activities.
* Venturer: $60 Camping only with basic onsite activities – NO major activities
* Linking Scout: $50 Full package – MUST attend with a Venturer Unit as a linking Scout

Other Fees & Charges:
$5 Train Station pickup and/or drop off fee.

** Register now at and get pumped! **

(via Oak Park Venturers)

2016 Mawson Scholarship in Leadership courses


2016 Mawson Scholarship in Leadership courses
Applications are now open for the 2016 Mawson Scholarship in Leadership courses.

Two courses are planned for 2016:
• 4-8 July 2016 at Bundilla Scout Camp, NSW
• 26-30 September 2016 at Manjedal Activities Centre, WA

Go to to complete your application.
Applications close on Friday 18 March 2016.

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