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 2020

May 3 - East Bentleigh    - CANCELLED
- Course Code: 106116
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May 15-16 Pax Hill, Ballarat - CANCELLED
- Course Code: 106117
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May 23-24 - Bermingham Park, Gippsland - CANCELLED
- Course Code: 106119
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May 3-4 - Online Delivery - FULLY BOOKED
- Course Code: 106116

June 19-20 - Eumerella, Anglesea - CANCELLED
- Course Code: 106121
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June 20-21 Online Delivery - FULLY BOOKED
- Course Code: 106163

June 21 Online Delivery - FULLY BOOKED
- Course Code: 106264

June 18-19 Online Delivery - FULLY BOOKED

August 23 - East Bentleigh - Online Delivery - FULLY BOOKED

September 5-6 - Online Delivery - FULLY BOOKED

October  3-4 - Online Delivery - FULLY BOOKED

November 14-15 - Online Delivery - FULLY BOOKED                                        

No more courses planned for 2020, but watch this space.

*these courses require online registration

Register Online

Environment 2020

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.
Price: $55 per participant. Leaders are welcome to attend at the same price as Venturers. Everyone qualifies to get a Bee badge, certificate of attainment and a sample of honey.

Dates - 2020
September 12-13 (cancelled)
October 17-18 (cancelled)
November 14-15
December 12-13
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Bee Venturer Award Scheme

Street2Bay - Scouts lead the way to protect the Bay.
Further Information

September 11-13 & 19 September - Venturer Environment Camp| Regent Honey Eater |World Scouting
VA Environment Badge and more 
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Booking: - CLOSED
Facebook: Venturer Environment Camp

Initiative 2020

March 20-22 - Amazing Race  NOW CANCELLED IN 2020
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April 10-13 - Hoadley Hide     CANCELLED
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May 1-3 - Lasseter Rover Crew    CANCELLED 
Further Information: 

June 27-28 - Yarra Batman Zone, Whittlesea CANCELLED (refunds being actioned)
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July 3-5 - NEW> Hoadley Hide @ Home in July - The Hoadley Hide Team is running another Initiative Course for Venturers
A personal hiking challenge, some individual stunts and some collaborative time to allow you to gain your Initiative Course award.
Register at: 

September 4-6 - Armstrong 500 - CANCELLED
Further Information

September 25-27 - ‘Can Online Venturers Initiate Discoveries?
Registrations are open now for a new online Initiative Course:
Challenges will include many of the things an Initiative course normally has: Navigation, Construction, Problem Solving, Cooking, and even Walking, all while we ensure we uphold our duty to stop the spread of the Coronavirus.

Cost is free, but places are limited, so book early to secure your place! 

November 20-22 - Northern Region, Benalla - TBA - check back later for advice.

Ideals 2020

March 14 - LBC Synagogue, East Kew CANCELLED
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March 15 - LBC Synagogue, East Kew - Ideals Lecture CANCELLED
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March 22- 'Science & Faith' - Ivanhoe Uniting Church CANCELLED
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June 20-21 - Visions and Values - Running as an Online Course

July 10-12 Deep Thought - Healesville - POSTPONED - further information will be available later in 2020
Further information:
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Leadership 2020

Download Leadership Course handbook here

April 3-5  - Treetops, Riddles Creek (Details updated)   - CANCELLED
– Course Code: 106108
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May 22-24 - Nagambie  - CANCELLED
– Course Code: 106118
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June 13, 14 & 27 - Come On Venturers It's Doable - Online / Interactive Course

July 10-12 - Baypark, Mt Martha - Cancelled
Now an online/Interactive Course

August 21-23 - Camp Warringal, Whittlesea - Cancelled
now an online course 26-27 July & 2nd Aug - Course full

August 21-23 - Carringal, Gippsland - Cancelled
now a Online course 21-23 & 29 August - Course full

October 9, 10, 11 & 17 = Online Delivery - FULLY BOOKED

October 16-18 & 24 - Killer Klowns, 'Now online' -Online Delivery - FULLY BOOKED
No more courses scheduled for 2020, but watch this space.

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: Treetops, Riddells Creek, April 17 - 19. Code 106253 COURSE CANCELLED FOR 2020
Course 2: Bay Park, Mount Martha, June 26 - 28. Code 106254 COURSE CANCELLED FOR 2020

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


Youth Helper (Updated for 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 eLearning (now On Demand Learning) 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 2020

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

*these courses require online registration

Other Venturer Activities 2020

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 2-5 - Venturer Mountain Bike Weekend - CANCELLED
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 1-3 - Top Gun - Treetops Scouts Camp, Riddells Creek POSTPONED TO LATER IN 2020
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 2-3 - Big Burger Challenge - Harkaway Scout Camp - CANCELLED
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May 23-24  - Venturer Suburban Bike Hike POSTPONED TO LATER IN 2020
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 -

July 24-25 - Mucked Up Tails - Rowallan Campsite - Riddles Creek          Possibly Changed yo Online Interactive
An adventure activity for Scouts by Venturers from Moonee Valley District

More information:

September 18-20 Top Gear Venturer - Mafeking
Further information:
acebook: Top Gear Venturer 2020

2020 Youth Courses Calendar

2020 Adventurous Activities Calendar

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 Register Online link

Leadership 2019

Download Leadership Course handbook here

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