Welcome to the Hunter & Costal Region Venture Website As a Venturer Scout, you could find yourself camping above the snow line, exploring underwater reefs, riding the wind in a high-performance land yacht, earning your pilot's licence, investigating a career in astro-physics, editing your own film, making a sculpture or climbing a sheer rock face. Venturer Scouts have the courage and confidence to say, try and do. You are given opportunities to experience the excitement of living and the training to develop into a capable, self-reliant individual.
Venturing provides an attractive program of activities, self-government, leadership experience, companionship of their own age and helps to develop initiative and resourcefulness. By determining their own training needs it encourages young people to be self-motivating. Key elements of the program are selected from the following four development areas:
- Community Involvement: Citizenship, Environment , First Aid, Service
- Adventurous Activities: Expeditions, Outdoor , Initiative
- Personal Growth: Expression, Lifestyle, Ideals, Pursuits
- Leadership Development: Unit Management, Leadership Course, Vocations
Geocaching involves using GPS receivers to find over 1.9 million hidden containers all around the world. In March, Scouts Australia will hold it’s first ever national geocaching competition with over $10,000 worth of prizes for the top geocachers.