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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. 

Unit Management or Personal Development courses aren’t only for those Venturer Scouts working towards their Queen’s Scout Award. All Venturer Scouts should be encouraged to take part in these opportunities as part of developing and exploring their leadership potentials!
The Unit Management or Personal Development course should allow a Venturer Scout to put into practice some of the skills they have learned during their time in the section.
In 'Our Program' you can use this course as a Special Interest Area under 'Creating a Better World'.

April 17-18, Online Delivery. Course Code 106413 Closing Date: 7/4/2021 CANCELLED (but will be rescheduled soon)
Information Flyer

May 23, Bentleigh (Note: Change of Date from 2 May) Course Code 106414
Closing Date: 13/5/2021
Information Flyer

July 18, Lerderderg Region. Course Code 106415 Closing Date: 8/7/2021 (This course will be reschedule due to COVID lockdown. Registered Venturers will be contacted.
Information Flyer

August 21-22, Online Delivery Course Code 106416 Closing Date: 30/7/2021
Information Flyer

October 9, Benalla Course Code 106417 Closing Date: 29/8/2021
Information Flyer

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.

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

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.

September 10-12, Armstrong 500

October (date TBC), Yarra Batman Zone, Mt Disappointment (postponed from July 24-25)
Information Flyer

Ideals 2021

May 22 - Malmsbury Interfaith Event (rescheduled)
Further information and Registration Contact

June 19-20 - 2021 - Visions and Values - Albert Park (VA Ideals or an SIA Activity - Creating a Better World)
Further Information

Email enquiries to:

July 9-11  - Deep Thought - Healesville - CANCELLED in 2021
Further information:

Oct 2 - LBC Ideals Visit to Synagogue - East Kew - UPDATED
Information Flyer - This will run as a special event for Venturers, in-person or on Zoom depending on COVID restrictions at the time. Please send your RSVPs by email as soon as possible.  Be sure to include details asked for in the flyer.

Closer to the date, check LBC website [] for more news about this special celebration of LBC's 50 Years in Kew.  Also check for COVID restrictions that may apply at that time.  


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.

May 21-23, Nagambie, Course Code 106418 - Closing Date: 11/05/2021 - CANCELLED (Venturers can rebook onto Angelsea Course on the same weekend).
Further information

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: June 4-6 - Bay Park, Mt Martha Course Code: 106508 (closing date May 23) unless booked out
Course 2: August 27-29,  Treetops, Course Code: 106525 (closing date August 13) unless booked out

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.

LEAD will not be offered in 2021.


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


August 28-29 - Big Burger Challenge - Harkaway Scout Camp  
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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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