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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.

Personal Development (formerly Leadership) 2022

The Personal Development (formerly 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. The course covers the requirement for the Personal Development Course in the Achievement Pathways for the Queen's Scout Award

  • April 8-10 - Online - Course Code 106722 - Closing Date: March 25
  • May 27-29 - Eumeralla, Anglesea - Course Code 106723 - Closing Date: May 13
  • June 25-26 - Camp Warringal, Whittlesea - Course Code 106724 - Closing Date: June 10
  • July 2-3 - Bay Park, Mt Martha - Course Code 106725 - Closing Date: June 17
  • August 20-21 - Gembrook - Course Code 106726 - Closing Date: August 5
  • September 10-11 - Gippsland (online) - Course Code 106727 - Closing Date: August 26
  • October 22-23 - Castlemaine - Course Code 106728 - Closing Date: October 7
  • November 18-20 - Clifford Park, Wonga Park - Course Code 106729 - Closing Date: November 4


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Unit Management 2022

The old Unit Management course is currently being redeveloped as it no longer has a specific place in the award scheme, but it is still of great importance for teaching Venturers how to run an effective Unit and Unit Council. The new course will be able to be used as a Special Interest Area badge. Once the new course syllabus has been finalised, course dates will be set and published.

Contact for more information


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Environment 2022

Venturer Environment Course - September 11-12, Camp Warringal

This event is designed by Venturer Scouts to enjoy our outdoor environment earning your SIA Environment. With support from our Environment team this year we will deliver a variety of the extra award badges for you to select Landcare, Champions for Nature, Tide Turners, Scouts for SDGs, or the World Scout Environment Badge!



Venturer Bee Experience - G.W.S. Anderson Scout Park - Officer 
Details TBC soon for 2022!




Ideals 2022




Adventurous Activities Courses 2022

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

Venturer Activities 2022

Refer to the Events page for more information on Venturer Activities!


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.


First Aid Courses

Scouts Victoria are no longer running their own First Aid courses.

However, to complete the First Aid requirements of any of the later OAS stages, Venturers can complete any "Provide First Aid" course from any registered training provider.

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


Initiative courses are no longer part of the new Achievement Pathways, however the following Initiative style events are running in 2022:

Hoadley Hide 2022 - Monster Hunters! - April 15-18 - Mataranka Scout Camp, Dunolly



Armstrong 500 - September 9-11 - Labertouche



Youth Helper

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

To allow Venturers to gain skills before providing service 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
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