Venturer Calendar: 2017 Q4 [DRAFT]

calendarVenturer Program : Q4 2017 [DRAFT]
Venturer Calendar.

** NOTES UPDATED 2017-NOV-29 7:30pm**

A first draft of the 2017 Q4 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.

Term 4 Planner [DRAFT]
πŸ—“ School Holidays: 23 September – 08 October

πŸ“Œ 7th-8th Oct (Weekend) – Unit Management Course (Sign up by 12th Sep)

πŸ“Œ 10th Oct (TUE) – Bouldering in the City — 1st Eltham Rovers

πŸ“Œ 17th Oct (TUE) – Circus Night — Amelia, Torey

πŸ“Œ 24th Oct (TUE) – Venturing Skills — Leaders

πŸŽƒ 28th Oct (FRI) – Joeys Spooks Night 2017 Setup

πŸŽƒ 29th Oct (SAT) – Joeys Spooks Night 2017

πŸŽƒ 31st Oct (TUE) – All Hallow’s Eve (Doreen) — Bradley

⛔️ 7th Nov (TUE) – No meeting (Cup Day)

πŸ• 10th-12th Nov – Venturer Skills Bushwalk — Ben

πŸ“Œ 14th Nov (TUE) – Minute to Win it (At Doncaster) — Leaders

πŸ“Œ 16th Nov (THU) – ZONE VENTURER COUNCIL – Rosanna Hall, Turnham Ave Rosanna

πŸ• 17th-19th Nov – Gilweroo Scout Camp
The success of these activities relies solely on the support of leaders, Rovers and Venturers.

πŸ“Œ 21st Nov (TUE) – Hatfield Rovers (at Box Hill North) — Rovers

πŸ“Œ 28th Nov (TUE) – Christmas Cooking Night (Master Chef) — Brendan

πŸ• 1st-3rd Dec – Vic Gathering (VG)

πŸ“Œ 5th Dec (TUE) – Platypus Project : Macroinvertebrate Sampling – Liam/Darren

πŸ“Œ 11th Dec (Mon) – 1st Eltham End of Year Christmas Party

πŸ“Œ 12th Dec (TUE) – Ice skating (Chris’s Last Night) — Brayden

πŸ“Œ 18th Dec (MON) – ZONE VENTURER COUNCIL – Rosanna Hall, Turnham Ave Rosanna

πŸ—“ School Holidays: 22nd December – 028 January

Term 1 [DRAFT]
πŸ• 17th Australian Venture (AV2018 QLD) – will be held in sunny Queensland in January 2018 for 14 – 18 year olds! For ten days you will visit different areas of Queensland, try out activities and challenges you may have never dreamed of doing, and make friends for life!

πŸ—ΊοΈ 9th Jan – Scout Adventure Racing – Westerfolds 6:30pm

πŸ“Œ 6th Feb – (TUE) – Scout Adventure Racing, 1st Doncaster East 6:30pm

πŸ“Œ 13th Feb (TUE) – Slip N’ Slide Kickball — Ben

πŸ“Œ 15th Feb (THU) – ZONE VENTURER COUNCIL – Rosanna Hall, Turnham Ave Rosanna

πŸ• 17th-18th Feb – Nerd Night Sleepover — Ben

πŸ“Œ 20th Feb – Life sized monopoly — Sam

πŸ• 23rd-25th Feb – Anything Goes (AG), Ladner Park

πŸ“Œ 27th Feb (TUE) – combined Units & parents bbq – β€œWhat is Venturers?” an introduction (proposed)

πŸ“Œ 6th Mar (TUE) – Trivia Night — Torey

πŸ“Œ 13th Mar (TUE) – Vocations Part 2 (Interviews) — Liam

πŸ“Œ 20th Mar (TUE) – 1st Eltham Group BBQ night (proposed)

πŸ“Œ 27th Mar (TUE) – Knot another knot knight — Liam

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

Term 2 [DRAFT]
πŸ“Œ 3rd Apr (TUE) – (school holidays)

πŸ“Œ 10th Apr (TUE) – Go Karts place holder

⚠️ Drive in Movies (Friday Night)

πŸ“Œ 17th Apr (TUE) – Pie in the sky — Darren

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

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

πŸ—“ School Holidays: 30th June – 15th July


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:
β€’ 4-8 July 2016 at Bundilla Scout Camp, NSW
β€’ 26-30 September 2016 at Manjedal Activities Centre, WA

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