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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 Courses 2023 (UPDATED 19-4-23)

The Personal Development 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 Venturer Scout Peak Award

2023 Personal Development Course dates below, and more courses will be added as they come online.

Date Location Course Code Notes Closing Date
April 29-30 Altona 106914   14th April
May 13-14 Gilwell Park (Gembook) 106915   6th May
June 30 - July 2 Bay Park (Mt Martha) 106925   16th June
October 14-15 Pax Hill (Ballarat) 106918   28th September
November 17-19 Clifford Park (Wonga Park) 106919 Killer Klowns From Outer Space 10th November

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We are pleased to have registrations open for our two YOU courses being run this year.

YOU is the first stage of Scouts Australia's new-era National Leadership Course, YOU+LEAD. It's being run by young people, many of whom are alumni of the program themselves and is open to older Scouts, Venturers, and younger Rovers all over the State. The courses meet the requirements for a Personal Development Course, a requirement of the Peak Award in these Sections.

We are excited to announce details for our two Victorian YOU weekends:

  • Course 1
    • Location | Rowallan, Riddells Creek
    • When | March 17 - 19
    • Code | 106911
  • Course 2
    • Location | Clifford Park, Wonga Park
    • When | May 12 - 14
    • Code | 106912

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

In addition to this, we are looking for our next generation of facilitators! Venturers, Rovers and young Leaders interested in developing their facilitation skills are encouraged to contact us as well.

For more information send us an email.

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Unit Management 2023 (UPDATED 25-5-23)

The Unit Management course has been redeveloped to better fit with the new Achievement Pathways. It is still of great importance for teaching Venturers how to run an effective Unit and Unit Council. The new course can be used as a Special Interest Area project.

Districts/Zones are encouraged to schedule their own course, and involve experienced Venturers in the planning and presentation of the course. To register a course (so it can be recorded on Venturers’ training records) and gain access to the course materials, email

Course cost is set at $20.

2023 Personal Development Course details below. Course codes and flyers will be provided very soon, and more courses will be added as they come online.

Date Location Course Code Notes Closing Date
7th May Bentleigh 106927 Glen Eira Stonnington District 30th April
12-13th May (overnight)

Clifford Park (Wonga Park)

106903 Boroondara/Yarra Zone BOOK HERE 5th May
6th August Benalla 106905 Northern Region 28th July

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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

Note: the Ideals badge is no longer part of the award scheme, but the below courses/visits can be used for a Special Interest Area badge.


August 20 - Leo Baeck Centre Visit - Flyer

Venturers will experience a Shabbat Morning service that will include a Beit Mitzvah – a coming-of-age celebration and acknowledgement for Jewish youth who are around 13 years old. The Service will be conducted with some English and some Hebrew. Knowledge of Hebrew is not needed. After the Service, refreshments may be served (depending upon COVID restrictions) and Venturers will join a tour of the synagogue and a Venturer Q&A Session.



Adventurous Activity Team Courses 2023

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

Venturer Activities 2023

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


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 Outdoor Adventure Skills 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 Scouts Victoria Training Office on (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 Scouts Victoria 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

There is no longer a specific Youth Helper course being run in Victoria.

Venturers are encouraged to help out in younger sections, and this can be used as a Special Interest Area badge.

There are a number of useful e-learning modules available on the Scouts Australia Training Page for Venturers who will be helping in a section for an extended period of time and would like to develop their knowledge and skills to assist with this.


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