Teenagers 14-17 Years
Meeting times: Tuesday 7.00PM till 9.00 PM
At the Leopold Scout Hall
Life as a Venturer Scout: Venturer Scouts never turn down a challenge, in fact, they make their own! Scaling a 30m rock-face or abseiling into caves may frighten most people but Venturer Scouts face the challenge head on and then go white water kayaking!
As a Venturer Scout you’ll work in Units with other Venturer Scouts and your Adult Leaders are always available to provide you with advice, encouragement, and support. As a Venturer Scout you’re given the freedom to choose your own activities, depending on your interests, because we know that you’re most motivated to achieve when you’re passionate about what you do.
Venturer Scouts Meetings: Venturer Scout Units meet on a regular basis and Venturer Leaders are simply there to provide adult leadership and support; they act as your Scouting mentors. Unit progress is discussed at meetings, along with how each Unit is turning their goals of the Venturer Program into reality.
Socialising is a must and strong bonds are formed through teamwork and a common desire to ensure that everyone becomes the best person they can be. If you’re a Venturer Scout your only limits are the ones that you set for yourself.
- ★ Adventurous Activities
Exploring a cave, Learning to fly, Rock climbing, Abseiling, Prusiking.
★ Leadership Development
Develop leadership and management skills, Prepare for your career.
- ★ Personal Growth
Editing your own film, Discussing issues like marriage and drugs, Making a sculpture.
★ Community Involvement
Gain your First Aid Certificate, Plant a Rainforest.
In Venturer Scouts, you can do all this and more, depending on your interests. It’s the Youth Members not the adults, who plan and run the activities. Each Venturer Scout Unit is managed by its own Unit Council. The Adult Leader is part of the Council and is there to offer guidance and support.
Venturer Scout Motto
Venturer Scout Promise
On my honour
I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to my God, and
To the Queen of Australia (or To Australia)
To help other people
To live by the Scout Law
Venturer Scout Law
A Scout is trustworthy
A Scout is loyal
A Scout is helpful
A Scout is friendly
A Scout is cheerful
A Scout is considerate
A Scout is thrifty
A Scout is courageous
A Scout is respectful
A Scout cares for the environment
*The commencement for advancement in Sections may vary up to 6 months.*
Venturer Scouts may commence the transition (Link Badge) to Rover Scouts at 17.5 years, and have progressed by their 18th birthday. Extensions beyond age range may be granted in accordance with The Victorian Branch Scouting Instructions (VBSI) Section 2.1.12. Further information is available from our Group Leader.
The Venturer Scout Award Scheme is designed to widen Venturers’ interests and knowledge, while challenging them at the same time. It assists in planning a balanced program based on the Aims and Methods of Scouting. The Award Scheme is not compulsory for Venturer Scouts, but those who do attempt it find they have a lot of fun while discovering new things.
There are four main components to the Award Scheme. These consist of the Venturing Skills Award, the Venturer Award, the Endeavour Award and the Queen’s Scout Award. In addition, Venturers may earn a number of special badges depending on their interests.
Queen’s Scout Award: The Queen’s Scout Award is highly regarded in the community at large and the Royal Certificate is presented to the Venturer Scout by a representative of the Queen. The requirements are designed to be inspiring and challenging and to take you to a much higher and demanding level. In some States and Territories, your Queen’s Scout Award could be registered on your School Exit Certificate.
To achieve this award you must be able to: Set a goal, Plan your progress towards that goal, Organise yourself and others, and Maintain the determination to complete the task while overcoming setbacks and difficulties.
Detailed information regarding fees is provided on the Parent Information Page
Youth members, young adults and Leaders are required to attend in full uniform, which includes section specific shirt, belt, scarf, woggle and enclosed shoes (unless otherwise advised for individual meetings). Uniform requirements are available from on the Youth Badge Placement link below.
Parents and/or guardians are required to purchase a uniform shirt prior to their youth member being invested.
The current price for a Venturer Scout button-up shirt is $46.95. These shirts are available from size XS to 2XL. Size Charts are available from The Scout Shop website (see link below). Belts are available in three sizes; 80cm, 120cm and 160cm, with all sizes priced at $16.95.
Prices are current as at 11th of March 2023. These prices are subject to change; please confirm current pricing prior to ordering.
Scarves, woggles, shirt badges and Record Books are provided from Section funds upon investiture.
Parents and/or guardians will be required to replace any of these items at their own expense if lost or damaged.
From Scouts Victoria: The style of clothing to be worn below the waist should be tailored slacks or skirt; however, the colour requirement is that these garments for all official occasions and functions should be black or Navy blue.
These occasions are defined as: Awards Ceremonies e.g. Queen Scout’s, BP Awards, Leader Awards etc.; Government House; ANZAC Day; Any public event; Jamborees, Moots, Ventures etc.; Interstate and overseas travel; Youth Forums and National Youth Council.
Navy blue, grey slacks, knee length shorts or skirts may be worn for Group meetings. Neat, practical footwear is to be worn. Individual choice of black or brown shoes; boots or joggers.
All Members should dress appropriately for the type of activity in which they are participating.
New members are requested to E-mail our Group Leader prior to attending a meeting night.
To join the Ocean Grove Scout Group please E-mail our Group Leader Mark Whitehouse: GL@oceangrovescouts.com
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The views expressed in this website are not necessarily those of Scouts Australia.
Thinking About Joining the Scouts?
Why not attend a meeting night and join in!
New Members are welcome to attend at our Hall on the relevant Section meeting night with your first 3 night free! Conditions apply.
Joeys (5 to 7 years) – Monday- 5:00pm to 6:00PM
Cubs (8 to 10 years) – Monday – 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Scouts (10 to 14 years) – Wednesday – 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Venturers (14 to 17 years) – Tuesday – 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Venturers meeting at the Leopold Scout Hall
Further information for new members is available from our Parent Information page.