Venturers Courses and Visits

Courses and Visits

Scouts Victoria run youth courses for Venturers to learn skills in particular activity areas throughout the year. Apart from being a valuable learning experience, they are also a great way for Venturers to meet other Venturers from around the State.

Check out the Venturer Calendar under the Venturer Resources tab for the latest updates.

Unit Management 2021

Unit Management Courses provide essential training for all Venturers who are or will hold a role on the Unit Council. 
In 'Our Program' you can use this course as 'Creating a Better World' as a Special Interest Area.

February 7, Diamond Creek.  Course Code: 106410 - CANCELLED
Information Flyer

March 14, Brunswick. Course Code 106411 Closing Date: 3/3/2021
Information Flyer

March 27, 1st Highton. Course Code 106412 Closing Date: 17/3/2021
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April 17-18, Online Delivery. Course Code 106413 Closing Date: 7/4/2021
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May 2, Bentleigh East Course Code 106414 Closing Date: 22/4/2021
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July 18, Lerderderg Region. Course Code 106415 Closing Date: 8/7/2021
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August 21-22, Online Delivery Course Code 106416 Closing Date: 30/7/2021
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October 9, Benalla Course Code 106417 Closing Date: 29/8/2021
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Course Codes for Registration and other Information will be available soon.

*these courses require online registration

Register Online

Environment 2021

Venturer Bee Experience - G.W.S. Anderson Scout Park - Officer 
2 day courses for VA Environment. Further activity requirements for QS Pursuits or QS Environment
Areas covered: Bee life cycle, Bee habitat, anatomy, hive safety, hive equipment, assembly of hives.
Visit into the Apiary (weather permitting). Honey tasting and a take home sample of honey.
Everyone qualifies to get a Bee badge, certificate of attainment and a sample of honey.

Mar 13-14
Sept 11-12
Oct 16-17
Nov 13-14
Dec 11-12
For more details and bookings, contact Rob Armstrong E: M: 0428 463 138
See flyer here

New for 2021 - Beginner Bee Course for Leader , Rover, Parents. Flyer here

Entmoot 2021 - (VA Environment Course) March 29 - online Zoom component | April 6 - Project day at Creswick.
Further Information

New in 2021 - Rivermeet Environment Camp, May 7-9 Caringal Scout Camp, Gippsland
- a VA Environment / SIA Environment activity. Closing date:30/4/2021
Register here
Course Flyer
Contact Laurence Williams -

Venturer Environment Course - September 11-12, Camp Warringal


Initiative 2021

The Initiative Course provides challenges to Team of Venturers in emergencies, hiking, leadership, construction, first aid and other outdoor skills.

April 2-5, Hoadley Hide Initiative Course

July 24-25, Mt Disappointment
Information Flyer

September 3-5, Armstrong 500

Ideals 2021

February 13 - Malmsbury Interfaith Event
Further information and Registration Contact - cancelled

March 13 - Synagogue Visit - East Kew
Information Flyer - Will run as a special event for Venturers

June 2021 - Visions and Values - dates being finalised

July 9-11  - Deep Thought - Healesville
Further information:
Information Flyer

Leadership 2021

The Leadership Course is designed to give you practical leadership skills for your Scouting journey and your future endeavours. You will work in Teams on a practical project to demonstrate what you have learnt during the course.

February 13-14, Treetops. Course Code: 106386 - CANCELLED
Further information

April 9-11 & 17, Online. Course Code: 106387 - Closing Date: 30/3/2021
Further information

May 21-23, Nagambie, Course Code 106418 - Closing Date: 11/05/2021
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May 21-23, Eumeralla, Anglesea (NOTE: Change of location). Course Code: 106388 - Closing Date:12/5/2021
Further information

July 9-11, Bay Park. Course Code: 106389 - Closing Date: 29/6/2021
Further information

August 20-22, Gembrook. Course Code: 106390 - Closing Date: 10/8/2021
Further information

November 19-21, Clifford Park (Killer Klowns). Course Code: 106391 - Closing Date: 9/11/2021
Further information

Download Leadership Course handbook here

Register Online

National Youth Courses


YOU is the first stage of Scouts Australia's new era national leadership course, YOU+LEAD. It's being run by young people, alumni of the program themselves, and is open to Scouts, Venturers and Rovers all over the State. We are excited to announce our two Victorian YOU weekends:

Course 1: March 12-14 - Treetops   Course Code: TBA
Course 2: June 4-6 - Bay Park        Course Code: TBA

Register Online

These courses are identical and you only need to attend one and they are not a substitute for the Venturer Leadership Course in the award scheme.

Scouts, Venturers and Rovers currently in or looking to be in leadership positions are strongly encouraged to apply, as well as anyone who is looking to take the next step in their own development.

This course is a journey in itself. In order to lead others, you first need to understand yourself, which is where the YOU component comes in. You'll learn and improve on a wide range of personal and interpersonal skills, in a fun, hands-on way, meeting a wide range of like-minded, enthusiastic young leaders from all over the State. 

The LEAD component is a week-long journey, building skills in teamwork, leadership, understanding others and understanding how they can help “Create a Better World”. It is a dynamic week of fun, laughter, tears and new learning as all participants embark on a massive personal journey. For all it will be a week to remember for a long time. Held in the September-October school holidays, participants in a YOU course are encouraged to apply.

Sept 27-30 & Oct 1 - Dates and Location TBA


Youth Helper (Updated in 2020)

Youth Helper Courses have been discontinued in 2020 by the National Training Team with the transition towards Our Program.

The requirements for Service is that the Venturer needs to undertake some relevant training. The Victorian Venturer Council believes that Venturers still need to have training for them to successfully assist in Joey Mobs, Cub Packs and Scout Troops.

To allow Venturers to gain skills before starting to work in a Section, they could undertake three online On Demand Learning (formerly eLearning) courses below:

Joey Scouts

BPROG JOEYS - Basic Programming for Joey Scouts - 1 hr 20 mins
BSK JOEYS - Basic Sectional Knowledge for Joey Scouts  - 1 hr 15 mins
YSAFE - Safe Scouting for Youth - 30 mins

Cub Scouts

BPROG CUBS - Basic Programming for Cub Scouts - 1hr 30 mins
BSK CUBS - Basic Sectional Knowledge for Cub Scouts  - 3hr 15 mins
YSAFE - Safe Scouting for Youth - 30 mins


BPROG SCOUTS - Basic Programming for Scouts - 1 hr 30 mins
BSK SCOUTS - Basic Sectional Knowledge for Scouts  -1 hr 25 mins
YSAFE - Safe Scouting for Youth - 30 mins

On completion of these modules, a certificate is available to be printed and added to your Portfolio of Evidence.

Modules are also recorded on your Scouts Victoria Extranet record.

To access: and select OnDemand Learning on the top menu bar.

To Login:

  • Select Branch = Victoria
  • Registration Number = your Scouts Victoria Registration Number
  • Password = your Password
    For first time users your password will be your Date of Birth - dd/mm/yyyy

First Aid Courses 2021

View the First Aid Training Calendar for the most up to date information.

*these courses require online registration

Venturer Activities 2021

Various dates in areas across Victoria - 'Relay for Life'
Relay For Life is a community fundraising challenge for Cancer Council. Teams of friends, families and colleagues raise money in the lead up to an overnight event, where team members take turns walking around a track to signify that cancer never rests, so neither do we.
Further Information

April 8-11 - Venturer Mountain Bike Weekend
The Bogong Rover Chalet and Scout Cycling Team combine to offer a unique opportunity for Venturers and their Leaders to experience action packed mountain bike riding in some of the most highly regarded terrain during the April school holidays. For further details check out the Bogong Chalet website.

Contact: Bookings Officer on 0407 (CHALET) 242 538 or follow us on Facebook – Bogong Rover Chalet


May 14-15 - Top Gun - Treetops Scouts Camp, Riddells Creek
A fun weekend for Scouts, Venturers and Rovers. Organised and run by Venturers for Scouts with lots of activities and yummy food.
Further Information

May - Big Burger Challenge - Harkaway Scout Camp - dates for 2021 coming soon
Further Information

May 21-22 (may only be one day)  - Venturer Suburban Bike Hike 
The Suburban Bike Hike is a supported overnight bike hike for Venturers, through the trail network of Melbourne. Throughout each day Venturers will explore the trail network of Melbourne. Along the way there will be bases where Venturers can undertake activities and build their skills. Venturers will camp overnight at a Scout Hall, before finalising the hike the following day. Venturers will need to provide their own bike, although a limited number of bikes are available for hire.

Contact: Scout Cycling Team -

Cycling Activities - check out their calendar:

July  - Mucked Up Tails - Rowallan Campsite - Riddles Creek   - dates for 2021 coming soon
An adventure activity for Scouts by Venturers from Moonee Valley District

More information:


Training Registration Tips

Does your chosen course require online registration? Click the button below!

Training Registration


Registering, confirming and paying for the Online Training Registration System

  1. To register, you will be asked for your email. It is likely that the email address stored in the system is not the Venturer’s email address, but the parent’s. If you have any difficulty registering, or the online registration system says; You are not eligible or We cannot verify your information, do not hesitate to ring (03) 8543 9829 for assistance and your current email address can be added to the system so you can register.
  2. The current payment system is that the invoice for the course is added to the Workflow for your Group Leader. It is recommended that you ask the Group Leader to forward the invoice to you, and then payment options are listed on the invoice.
    To pay by credit card, call the State Training Office (03) 8543 9829 to process your payment and to enrol in the course.
  3. Once you have registered for the course, an email will automatically be sent to the email address. You must click on the link in the email to CONFIRM you are attending the course, to complete your registration.
  4. If you are not 15, the system will consider you a scout and you will not be able to register, if so ring 85439829 during business hours for assistance.
    To find out more details follow the Training Registration link

Adventurous Activities Courses 2021

Follow this link to view what Adventurous Activities Courses are on offer.

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