Reminder; πŸ“Œ 16th Jul (MON) – Combined Scout night [Ben E]


πŸ“Œ 16th Jul (MON) – Combined Scout night [Ben E]


ZONE VENTURER COUNCIL – Thursday, 19th Jul 2018

ZVC Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council

The next Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council meeting is on Thursday, 19th July @ 7.30pm, but things have changed!
Check below for the updated meeting theme and details.
Draft Minutes of the June 2018 meeting have been posted on Unit in Council FB page.


Theme : IGLUTE! Snow Hiking, Camping, Cooking, Shelter, Sleeping

Venue: 1st/2nd Greensborough Scout Hall, Willinda Park, Greensborogh


7.30 pm START

7.40 pm IGLUTE! Presentation
Come and enjoy whether you’ve been to Iglute before, are planning to go to Iglute in 2018 or 2019, or are interested to upddate what you already know about hiking, camping, cooking, sleeping, navigation, survival in the cold.

8.20 pm Award scheme proposals & completions – when Venturers provide peer support to each other
Come to support other Venturers when they present their proposal or completion.
HINT: Practice answering questions about your proposal / completion before the ZVC meeting, for example, practice answering questions when you present your proposal / completion to your Unit Council.

9.00 pm to 9.30 pm (or less time) : Boring Business

9.30 pm Confirm which Unit will chair / Organise August ZVC Meeting (3rd Monday; Aug 20)

See you at the July ZVC Meeting, 1st/2nd Greensborough Scout Hall, 7.30 pm onwards, Thursday, July 19th

Roster for 2018: Zone Venturer Council Chair
(From 2018-06 minutes)

MONTH CHAIR Odd or Even Month Meeting Night
July Greensborough Odd Thursday 19 July
August Greensborough (?) Even Monday 20 August
September 1st Eltham North Odd Thursday 20 September
October 1st Doncaster East Even Monday 15 October
November 1st Eltham Odd Thursday 15 November
December Watsonia Even Monday 17 December
February 2019 tbc Even Monday 18 February

Iglute 2018

❄️ The long-standing IGLUTE introductory snow-camping weekend enables Venturers and linking Scouts to learn basic snowcraft skills and to try cross-country skiing and snowshoeing on Mt. Stirling’s trails. More experienced skiers can ski to the summit and take in its glorious views, while beginning cross-country skiers can develop their formative snow mobility skills on the gentler practice slopes and nearby trails.

⛄️ Scouts or Venturers attending should not use cross-country skis for the first time at IGLUTE as it involves skiing with a pack from the starting point. 1st Eltham Venturers are planning to attend the scheduled Ski Intro Day on Saturday July 7 at Lake Mountain.

Iglute 2018
When: From Friday, 10th to Sunday 12th August 2018
Where: Mt. Stirling
Organiser: Roger Harrop – State Activity Leader (Snow Touring)
Contact Details:
WWW: Ski touring > Events
2018 Iglute promo [PDF]

Venturer Calendar: 2018 Q3 [DRAFT]

calendarVenturer Program : Q3 2018 [DRAFT]
Venturer Calendar.

** NOTES UPDATED 2018-Aug-08 9:30am**

A first draft of the 2018 Q3 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 3 [DRAFT]
πŸ—“ School Holidays: 30th June – 15th July
β›Ί ? – ? (W/E) Tori’s VA Hike – Cathedral Ranges? POSTPONED

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

❄️ 07th Aug (SAT) Cross-Country Ski Intro Day 2018

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

πŸ“Œ 16th Jul (MON) – Combined Scout night [Ben E]

⚜️ 19th Jul (THU) – Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council

πŸ“Œ 21st Jul (SAT) Go Karting [Amelia]

πŸ“Œ 24th Jul (TUE) Bonfire/Christmas in July [Robert]

πŸ“Œ 31st Jul (TUE) Venturer Skills [Liam]

πŸ“Œ 01st Aug (WED) World Scout Day!

πŸ“Œ 07th Aug (TUE) Drop Night/ Penny Hike [Leaders]

πŸ“Œ 08th Aug (WED) 1st Eltham ARAP [Group]

⛄️ 10th-12th Aug (W/E) – Iglute 2018

πŸ“Œ 14th Aug (TUE) Bounce [Robert]

⚜️ 20th Aug (MON) – Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council

πŸ“Œ 21st Aug (TUE) Unit Council/Term Planning [Ben E]

🎭 24th Aug (Friday) Whitehorse Showtime – Venturer Night

πŸ“Œ 26th Aug (SUN) Ideals Visit – West Heidelberg Mosque; RSVP: by August 20th.

πŸ“Œ 28th Aug (TUE) Citizenship [Ben C]

❄️ 31st Aug – 07th Sep Alpine School

πŸ“Œ 04th Sep (TUE) Geocaching (Liam’s final night) [Liam]

πŸ“Œ 08th – 9th Sep (W/E) Eltham Flower Festival catering [Group]

πŸ“Œ 11th Sep (TUE) Liam’s been Murdered! Night [Ben E]

πŸ“Œ 18th Sep (TUE) tbc

⚜️ 20th Sep (THU) – Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council

Term 4 [DRAFT]
πŸ—“ School Holidays: 22nd September – 07th October
🚀 19th – 21st Sep BARCOM Advance Party

🚀 21th – 29th Sep BARCOM X1 2018

❄️ 21th – 29th Sep Snow Venture Trip 2

🚀 29th – 07th Oct BARCOM X2 2018

πŸ“Œ 09th Oct (TUE) tbc

⚜️ 15th Oct (MON) – Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council

πŸ“Œ 16th Oct (TUE) tbc

πŸ“Œ 23th Oct (TUE) tbc

πŸ“Œ 30th Oct (TUE) tbc

⚜️ 15th Nov (THU) – Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council

⚜️ 17th Dec (MON) – Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council

πŸ—“ School Holidays: 22nd December – 29th January 2019

This Week 2018-Jun-12 Hang swing (knots)

How do you like to go up in a swing,
Up in the air so blue?
Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing
Ever a child can do!

Up in the air and over the wall,
Till I can see so wide,
Rivers and trees and cattle and all
Over the countrysideβ€”

Till I look down on the garden green,
Down on the roof so brownβ€”
Up in the air I go flying again,
Up in the air and down!
— The Swing by Robert Louis Stevenson

This week we could add our own verse;

Up in the air tied into the roof,
Rope and spar combine, so bold,
Groans and strain and certain proof
The knots appear to holdβ€”

It would be worthwhile reviewing the four knots selected by the 1st Eltham Unit Council for the Venturing Skills Award for tonight (Clove Hitch, Truckie’s Hitch, Re-threaded Figure of 8, & Prussik knot). That may assist the knots to hold πŸ™‚

MEETING START: 7:30 pm, 1st Eltham Scout Hall
Organised by: Tori ?