Venturer Scout Report February 2017

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(from: Hunter & Coastal Region Bulletin February 2017)


Welcome back to Venturers. 

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and this looks like a wonderful year we have in front of us with exciting events and courses.

Our Region Venture in December 2016 was by far the most successful and well received venture by our regional venturers, leaders and those who attended from outside our region.  Our camp site overlooking the Sydney Harbour Bridge was one of the best locations in the world to have a Scouting event.  I have included photo’s of the event.

This event would not be possible without the support by the Regional Venturer Council, Rovers, Leaders and everyone else that helped in order to make this the biggest Venturer activity in the Hunter and Coastal Region for the year.

Hunter and Coastal Region Website

Our Venturer Regional website is now up and running.  I wish to give a special thank you to Bryce Hoffmann DVSL who has taken the time to put this website together for the benefit of the Venturer section.

Please let everyone know about the new site and please visit our site at:

All our E1 forms can be found at both: and

If you have any feedback or questions about the new website please let us know

Queen Scout Applications

The application form can be found on the NSW State Scouts website- FORM F3

It is important to remember that by the Venturers 18th Birthday they MUST:

  • Be an invested Venturer Scout
  • Have gained the Venturing Skills Award
  • Have completed the requirements in the four Award Areas:
    • Community Involvement
    • Outdoor Activities
    • Personal Growth
    • Leadership Development

If you have any questions with the above you can refer to FORM F3 and you can also discuss this with your DVSL.

Reminder of the Queen Scout Dates for Government House in 2017
11th March 2017 with the closing date of 27th January 2017
5th August 2017 with the closing date of 30th June 2017

Upcoming Events/ Courses for this year:

Date Days Course/ Event Location
4th – 5th March 2017 Sat/ Sun Social Camp- Venturer Skills Hike in prep for Dragon Skin Jilliby Scout Camp
12th March 2017 Sunday Unit Management Course- 1 day Tumbi Scout Hall
8th -9th April 2017 Sat/ Sun Environmental Course Myuna Bay Scout Camp
14th -17th April 2017



Friday- Monday Dragon Skin Newnes
10- 14th July 2017


Monday- Friday Venturer Week Long Course- includes: Leadership Course, Youth Helpers Course, First Aid Course and Environmental Course. TBA
9th -10th September 2017




Sat/ Sun Unit Management 2 day Course


Includes the 1 day course together with  adventurous activities with this year covering the area of water and possibly other activities which will depend on the number of Venturers

Teralba Scout Hall
7th -8th October 2017


Sat/ Sun Initiative Course TBA
21st -22nd October 2017 Sat/ Sun Environmental Course Myuna Bay Scout Camp
28th -29th October 2017


Sat/ Sun Leadership Course Camp Chapman
11th -12th November 2017


Sat/ Sun Social Camp- Water Activities TBA
1st -3rd December 2017


Friday- Sunday Region Venture TBA

As some courses have limited numbers please complete and send your E1 forms and money to the region office as soon as possible.

In addition to all the above courses the venturers and leaders have access to the exciting courses being run by the activities team.  Could all leaders see that the units have access to the activities calendar that can be found on the region website so the units can add the courses to their programs.

Dragon Skin

Please note that the registrations are now open
For all information about the Dragon Skin and to register you can go to the website of:
The Important dates to remember for 2017 are as follows:


  18-Jan-17 Registrations Are Open
24-March-17 On-line Bonus Points cease
31-March-17 Bonus Registration Points cease
31-March-17 Registrations close for Interstate Adults & Adult Members of Guides
7-April-17 Registrations Close
14-April-17 2017 Dragon Skin starts
17-April-17 2017 Dragon Skin finishes


Upcoming Courses for LEADERS

Following are the dates of the upcoming Leader Training Courses for VENTURER LEADERS:

Course Name Closing Date Course No. Location Date of Course for 2017   Cost
Venturer Scout Basic Practical Supplement 3/2/17 924 17 001 Glenrock 4th – 5th March 2017 $185
Venturer Scout Basic Practical Supplement 14/7/17 924 17 002 Cataract 12th – 13th August 2017 $185
Venturer Scout Basic Practical Supplement 13/10/17 924 17 003 Pennant Hills 11th – 12th November 2017 $185
Following are found in the:

Multi Section Course area

Venturer Scout Basic Practical Supplement 3/3/17 924 17 004 Camp Kurrajong 1st – 2nd April 2017 $185
Venturer Scout Basic Practical Supplement 25/8/17 924 17 005 Camp Kurrajong 23rd – 24th September 2017 $185
Venturer Scout Basic Practical Supplement 28/4/17 924 17 006 Glenreagh 27th – 28th May 2017 $185
Venturer Scout Basic Practical Supplement 22/9/17 924 17 007 Glenreagh 21st – 22nd October 2017 $185


Advanced Practical Supplement 23/6/17 713 17 001 Pennant Hills 22nd – 23rd July 2017 $245
Advanced Practical Supplement 29/9/17 713 17 002 Pennant Hills 28th – 29th October 2017 $245


Basic Practical Supplement Bushwalking Level 1

There are 7 courses being run this year starting in Feb and finishing in November.

You must complete the Adventurous Activities eLearning Level 1 Common Core & Bushwalking Level 1 modules before applying for the course.

This course is self- catered, camping overnight and BYO tent.

The only course listed for Glenrock is for the 16th– 17th September 2017 with a closing date of 18/8/17- Course number 927 17 005 at the cost of $65.

Following are all the Basic Practical Supplement Bushwalking Level 1 courses for 2017

Closing Date Course No. Location Date of Course for 2017  Cost
27/1/17 927 17 001 Pennant Hills 25th– 26th February 2017 $65
3/3/17 927 17 002 Camp Kurrajong 1st– 2nd April 2017 $65
21/4/17 927 17 003 Cataract 20th – 21st May 2017 $65
23/6/17 927 17 004 Cataract 22nd– 23rd July 2017 $65
18/8/17 927 17 005 Glenrock 16th – 17th September 2017 $65
22/9/17 927 17 006 Cataract 21st – 22nd October 2017 $65
13/10/17 927 17 007 Pennant Hills 11th– 12th November 2017 $65

Please check the above information yourself from the NSW 2017 Adult Training and Development Calendar as information changes from time to time and I recommend that as soon as you know of the course you seek to do send your paper work and money in and check that any pre course work is completed.

Throughout 2017 can each unit arrange for at least one leader and one venturer to attend the District Venturer Council meetings so that all the current information from National, State, Region and District makes it to the units.  The more that attend these meetings the better.  If you are unsure of the meeting dates, location and times please contact your District Venturer Scout Leader (DVSL) who will be more than happy to take you through the information.  Over the coming months I will publish the meeting details so everyone has access to it.


Barry Kilby

Regional Commissioner Venturer Scouts

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