enturer Scouts' Calendar - 2007

Venturer Scouts is for young people from 14 to 17 years of age. The program is flexible, allowing members to choose activities according to their own interests.  A group of Venturer Scouts who meet together on a regular basis form what is called a "Unit".

Venturer Scout activities in the District are coordinated by the District Venturer Scout Council (DVSC), which consists of Venturer Scouts from all Units in the District.  The DVSC meets on the second Monday of each month (except January).

There are four active Venturer Scout Units in Charles S. Snow District.  They meet at  Burul Scout Group/Nundah-Northgate Scout Group, Stafford Scout Group and Wavell Heights Scout Group on Friday evenings.  Although each Unit has its own identity and activities, the Units have frequent District and joint-Unit events, and, in some ways, could sometimes be seen to operate as a 'virtual District Unit', under the coordination of the DVSC.

Venturer Scout Units from outside Charles S Snow District are invited to participate in Charles S Snow District Venturer Scout Events listed in this calendar.  Please contact any of the District's Units at least one month prior to the event to confirm your attendance.Get Adobe Reader logo

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January

Date Event Location

Remarks          Exam Month

18 - 20 Branch Activity Camp BP Park Cost: $15.00 + camping/accommodation fee;
see detailed description on Qld Branch website.

19

Venturer Scout Unit Management Course Qld Scout Centre, Auchenflower Course No. 3420502;  nominations close 4 Mar;
download application form
;
note: payment must be enclosed with application form.
25 March
- 3 April
School Holidays    

25 - 28

Easter Venture Gympie District,
Suncoast Region
Details TBA

25 - 28

Dragon Skin NSW see Dragon Skin website;  VSL Helensvale (Grizzly) is Contingent Leader for Qld Contingent - 12- or 25-seat bus (depending on numbers); cost $70 + bus fare, etc.  See message board posting on Queensland Venturer Scouts msn group or email Grizzly.

February

Date Event Location

Remarks          Exam Month

18 - 20 Branch Activity Camp BP Park Cost: $15.00 + camping/accommodation fee;
see detailed description on Qld Branch website.

19

Venturer Scout Unit Management Course Qld Scout Centre, Auchenflower Course No. 3420502;  nominations close 4 Mar;
download application form
;
note: payment must be enclosed with application form.
25 March
- 3 April
School Holidays    

25 - 28

Easter Venture Gympie District,
Suncoast Region
Details TBA

25 - 28

Dragon Skin NSW see Dragon Skin website;  VSL Helensvale (Grizzly) is Contingent Leader for Qld Contingent - 12- or 25-seat bus (depending on numbers); cost $70 + bus fare, etc.  See message board posting on Queensland Venturer Scouts msn group or email Grizzly.

March

Date Event Location

Remarks          Exam Month

18 - 20 Branch Activity Camp BP Park Cost: $15.00 + camping/accommodation fee;
see detailed description on Qld Branch website.

19

Venturer Scout Unit Management Course Qld Scout Centre, Auchenflower Course No. 3420502;  nominations close 4 Mar;
download application form
;
note: payment must be enclosed with application form.
25 March
- 3 April
School Holidays    

25 - 28

Easter Venture Gympie District,
Suncoast Region
Details TBA

25 - 28

Dragon Skin NSW see Dragon Skin website;  VSL Helensvale (Grizzly) is Contingent Leader for Qld Contingent - 12- or 25-seat bus (depending on numbers); cost $70 + bus fare, etc.  See message board posting on Queensland Venturer Scouts msn group or email Grizzly.

March

Date Event Location

Remarks          Exam Month

18 - 20 Branch Activity Camp BP Park Cost: $15.00 + camping/accommodation fee;
see detailed description on Qld Branch website.

19

Venturer Scout Unit Management Course Qld Scout Centre, Auchenflower Course No. 3420502;  nominations close 4 Mar;
download application form
;
note: payment must be enclosed with application form.
25 March
- 3 April
School Holidays    

25 - 28

Easter Venture Gympie District,
Suncoast Region
Details TBA

25 - 28

Dragon Skin NSW see Dragon Skin website;  VSL Helensvale (Grizzly) is Contingent Leader for Qld Contingent - 12- or 25-seat bus (depending on numbers); cost $70 + bus fare, etc.  See message board posting on Queensland Venturer Scouts msn group or email Grizzly.

April

Date Event Location Remarks
25 March
- 3 April
School Holidays    
1 - 3 'Try Venturing' Camp Karingal Campsite,
Mt Cotton
For Scouts to try Venturing - NOT a 'linking' camp.
Cost: $15.00 (Scouts); $10.00 (Venturers/Rovers/Leaders)
BYO food, camping & cooking gear
Need Venturers & VSL's to help - email BC (Venturers).  Theme: "Have a Go!"
1 - 3 Sail Charge Certificate Level 2
Canoe Charge Certificate Level 2
Brownsea Water Activities Centre see Brownsea website
9 Orienteering Day BP Park Branch activity - all sections
9 - 10 Butterfly   Scout Section activity
11 DVSC Meeting Stafford Den 7.30 pm;  download Unit Report form or Award Activity Proposal form
17 Bike Bungle TBA Branch activity - Cub Scouts / Scouts / Venturer Scouts
17 Sail Day Brownsea Water Activities Centre see Brownsea website

22 - 24

Venturer Scout Leadership Course BP Park Course No. 2720501;  nominations close 8 Apr;
download application form
;
note: payment must be enclosed with application form.
23 - 24 Senior First Aid and Resuscitation Course Queensland
Scout Centre
Course No. 3080502;  nominations close 8 Apr;
download application form
;
note: payment must be enclosed with application form.
25 ANZAC Day    
29 Night Canoeing Brownsea Water Activities Centre see Brownsea website

29

Wonargo Revue Applications close    
29 April
- 2 May
VenMX 2005 South-East Queensland Formerly "Brisbane North Region May Venture"
see website

May

Date Event Location Remarks
6 - 7 Theatre Restaurant Wonargo Cultural Centre, Northgate Branch activity
6 - 8 River Rage Upper Reaches
Brisbane River
see Brownsea website
9 DVSC Meeting Stafford Den 7.30 pm;  download Unit Report form or Award Activity Proposal form
13 District TheatreSports Night Nundah-Northgate Hosted by Nundah-Northgate Venturers
13 - 14 Theatre Restaurant Wonargo Cultural Centre, Northgate Branch activity
15 Sail Day
Training Reassessment /
Testing Day
Brownsea Water Activities Centre see Brownsea website
15 - 16 Wonargo Revue Auditions Wonargo Revue Den Sunday:   4.30 pm - 8.00 pm;
Monday:   6.30 pm - 9.00 pm.
21-22 Senior First Aid and Resuscitation Course Queensland
Scout Centre
Course No. 3080503;  nominations close 6 May;
download application form
;
note: payment must be enclosed with application form.
21 - 22 Brisbane Gang Show Rehearsal Camp BP Park, Samford 8.00 am Saturday to 4.00 pm Sunday
22 Flatlands Tour (Bike Hike) TBA Branch activity - Scouts / Venturer Scouts
28 Senior First Aid and Resuscitation Reaccreditation Course Queensland
Scout Centre
Course No. 3040501;  nominations close 13 May;
download application form
;
note: payment must be enclosed with application form.
28 - 29 Urban Challenge South-East Queensland A fun activity run by Rovers for Venturers
see Queensland Rovers website
31 AV2006 payment   Second payment (of three) for AV2006 due

June

Date Event Location Remarks          Exam Month
3 District Trivia Night   Stafford Venturers to host
3 Night Canoeing Brownsea Water Activities Centre see Brownsea website
5 World Environment Day    
13 DVSC Meeting Stafford Den 7.30 pm;  election of DVSC office-bearers;  download Unit Report form or Award Activity Proposal form
18 June - 3 July School Holidays    
18 - 19 Canoe and Sailing Expedition Toorbul - Mission Point see Brownsea website
24 - 25 June, 29 June - 2 July Brisbane Gang Show Schonell Theatre, University of Queensland, St Lucia see Brisbane Gang Show website

July

Date Event Location Remarks          Save the Koala Month
18 June - 3 July School Holidays    
29 June - 2 July Brisbane Gang Show Schonell Theatre, University of Queensland, St Lucia see Brisbane Gang Show website
Note: Venturer Scout Night 1 July
3 Wonargo Revue rehearsals start Wonargo Revue Den 1.00 pm - 6.00 pm
8 Inter-Unit Debating Competition   Wilston Venturers to host
9 Training Reassessment /
Testing Day
Brownsea Water Activities Centre see Brownsea website
11 DVSC Meeting Nundah-Northgate Den 7.30 pm;  download Unit Report form or Award Activity Proposal form
16 - 17 Bike Hike Beaudesert area Branch activity - Scouts / Venturer Scouts
17 Sail Day Brownsea Water Activities Centre see Brownsea website
22 Coffee Shop Qld Scout Centre, Auchenflower  
22 Night Canoeing Brownsea Water Activities Centre see Brownsea website
23 - 24 District Initiative Course Murrenbong Scout Campsite  

29 - 31

Venturer Scout Leadership Course Noosa Sea Scout Den Course No. 2720504;  nominations close 15 Jul;
download application form
;
note: payment must be enclosed with application form.
31 World Scout Day Events   Monday 1 August is the 'real' World Scout Day.
31 Senior First Aid and Resuscitation Reaccreditation Course Queensland
Scout Centre
Course No. 3040503;  nominations close 15 Jul;
download application form
;
note: payment must be enclosed with application form.

August

Date Event Location Remarks          Exam Month
1 - 31 'Bring a Friend' Month    
1 World Scout Day    
6 Joey Scout Jaunt BP Park Branch Joey Scout Activity
Venturers needed to help run bases
7 Cubyanya TBA Regional Cub Scout Activity
Venturers needed to help run bases
8 DVSC Meeting Nundah-Northgate Den 7.30 pm;  download Unit Report form or Award Activity Proposal form
9, 16, 23, 30 Aug; 6 Sep Senior First Aid and Resuscitation Course (over 5 Tuesday nights) Queensland
Scout Centre
Course No. 3080505;  nominations close 22 Jul;
download application form
;
note: payment must be enclosed with application form.
13 - 14 Operation Nighthawk Pittsworth Details - see Operation Nighthawk website
17 Sail Day Brownsea Water Activities Centre see Brownsea website
19 - 21 Branch Activity Camp BP Park Cost: $15.00 + camping/accommodation fee;
see detailed description on Qld Branch website.

21

Venturer Scout Unit Management Course Qld Scout Centre, Auchenflower Course No. 3420507;  nominations close 5 Aug;
download application form
;
note: payment must be enclosed with application form.
26 Stone Age Rumble Stafford Den Regional Venturer activity
26 Night Canoeing Brownsea Water Activities Centre see Brownsea website
26 - 28 Wonargo Revue Rehearsal Camp TBA 7.30 pm Friday - 3.00 pm Sunday
31 AV2006 payment   Third payment (of three) for AV2006 due

September

Date Event Location Remarks          Exam Month
1 - 30 Crazy Camp Month   Just how unusual can a camp be - hmmm?
1 - 7 Threatened Species Week    
2 Branch Thanksgiving Service TBA  
5 DVSC Meeting Nundah-Northgate Den 7.30 pm;  download Unit Report form or Award Activity Proposal form
9 - 11 Sail Charge Certificate Level 2 Canoe Charge Certificate Level 2 Brownsea Water Activities Centre see Brownsea website
10 - 25 School Holidays    
10 - 16 25th Queensland Agoonoree BP Park, Samford  
14 - 17 Rochedale Revue Butterbox Theatre, Kingston Butter Factory, Milky Way, Kingston Bookings: (07) 3207 8381

23 - 25

Venturer Scout Leadership Course BP Park Course No. 2720505;  nominations close 9 Sep;
download application form
;
note: payment must be enclosed with application form.
28 Sep, 5 Oct Senior First Aid and Resuscitation Reaccreditation Course
(over two Wednesday evenings)
Queensland
Scout Centre
Course No. 3040504;  nominations close 9 Sep;
download application form
;
note: payment must be enclosed with application form.
30 District Venturer Event   Kalinga Venturers to host

October

Date Event Location Remarks
1 - 9 (?) Weedbuster Week   see Queensland Weedbuster Week website and
       National Weedbuster Week website.
2 Training Reassessment /
Testing Day
Brownsea Water Activities Centre see Brownsea website
10 DVSC Meeting Nundah-Northgate Den 7.30 pm;  download Unit Report form or Award Activity Proposal form
14 - 16 48th Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) / 9th Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI)

 

World JOTA website
World JOTI website
Australian JOTA / JOTI website
14 - 16 BRAVLAC

TBA

VSL's biennial training weekend
15 - 16 Branch Activity Camp BP Park Cost: $15.00 + camping/accommodation fee;
see detailed description on Qld Branch website.

20 - 22, 26 - 29

 Wonargo Revue Wonargo Revue Den, Flower St, Northgate  

23

Venturer Scout Unit Management Course Qld Scout Centre, Auchenflower Course No. 3420509;  nominations close 7 Oct;
download application form
;
note: payment must be enclosed with application form.
23 Waingunga Day BP Park Branch Cub Scout Activity
Venturers needed to help run bases

November

Date Event Location Remarks          Exam Month
4 - 6 Sail Charge Certificate Level 2 Canoe Charge Certificate Level 2 Brownsea Water Activities Centre see Brownsea website
11 Coffee Shop Qld Scout Centre, Auchenflower  
11 - 13 Branch Activity Camp BP Park Cost: $15.00 + camping/accommodation fee;
see detailed description on Qld Branch website.

12 - 13

Senior First Aid and Resuscitation Course Queensland
Scout Centre
Course No. 3080507;  nominations close 28 Oct;
download application form
;
note: payment must be enclosed with application form.

14

DVSC Meeting Nundah-Northgate Den 7.30 pm;  download Unit Report form or Award Activity Proposal form
19 Senior First Aid and Resuscitation Reaccreditation Course Queensland
Scout Centre
Course No. 3040505;  nominations close 4 Nov;
download application form
;
note: payment must be enclosed with application form.
19 - 20 Sailing / Canoeing / Swimming Regatta Brownsea Water Activities Centre see Brownsea website

19 - 26

'Schoolies Week'    

December

Date Event Location Remarks
1 - 3 Limestone Revue Ipswich  
2 - 4 Noosa Venture Noosa see Noosa Venture webpage
2 - 4 Razzle Dazzle Upper Reaches
Brisbane River
see Brownsea website
3 Branch Christmas Songs Evening Qld Scout Centre, Auchenflower  
5 DVSC Meeting Nundah-Northgate Den 7.30 pm;  election of DVSC office-bearers;  download Unit Report form or Award Activity Proposal form
9 - 11 Venturer Scout Leadership Course BP Park Course No. 2720507;  nominations close 25 Nov;
download application form
;
note: payment must be enclosed with application form.
10 - 31 School Holidays    

Beyond 2007

Date Event Location Remarks

1 - 3

Limestone Revue Ipswich  

2 - 4

Noosa Venture Noosa see Noosa Venture webpage

2 - 4

Razzle Dazzle Upper Reaches
Brisbane River
see Brownsea website
3 Branch Christmas Songs Evening Qld Scout Centre, Auchenflower  

5

DVSC Meeting Nundah-Northgate Den 7.30 pm;  election of DVSC office-bearers;  download Unit Report form or Award Activity Proposal form

9 - 11

Venturer Scout Leadership Course BP Park Course No. 2720507;  nominations close 25 Nov;
download application form
;
note: payment must be enclosed with application form.

10 - 31

School Holidays    

Detailed training course information is available on the Training Calendar which can be downloaded from the Scouts Australia, Queensland Branch, Training webpage .

A15 Leader Training Application Form (Issue 14) Dec 04
(for courses other than Leadership or Unit Management Courses).

A57 Venturer Scout Course Application Form (Issue 4) Dec 04
(for Leadership or Unit Management Courses).

Remote Area First Aid Course
A two-day course or equivalent, open to all members over the age of 14 years who hold a CURRENT Senior First Aid Certificate. The aim of this course is to provide the participant with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to deal with most injuries that are likely to occur in everyday life while living in remote areas or participating in activities in remote areas, eg: expeditions, camping etc.
Courses can be arranged for a minimum number of six. Apply to the Training Department, Queensland Scout Centre.

Advanced First Aid Course
A two-day course, open to all members 14 years of age and over who hold a CURRENT Senior First Aid Certificate. This course includes advanced resuscitation and defibrillation.
Courses can be arranged for a minimum number of six. Apply to the Training Department, Queensland Scout Centre.

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Last updated 01 February 2005