Velocity 2016

Three of our Venturers just came back from an amazing weekend up at Kaitoke, taking part in the Velocity course. Velocity is a course which all Venturers are encouraged to take, and it teaches them about how their unit works, what makes a good team, the importance of communication, and many other important skills. Not only was it useful, but all who attended had a fabulous time, and they are all keen to go on the next course, Cooksey, next year.


Hastings Cossgrove Course

We had a busy weekend in Hastings with 13 Scouts, 3 leaders and 1 parent helper making the journey to Hastings.

Saturday was a day full of learning activities:

  • Fire building/Lighting and axe safety
  • Tent Pitching (Centre pole)
  • Find your way – GPS, Map and Compass
  • Food Safety/Hygiene/Menu planning
  • How to storm lash tents
  • Gas Safety
  • Tent Pitching (continental)
  • Lashings and chariot racing

The rest of the weekend was putting the new skills we learnt to the test!!  With the main focus on FUN.

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We had a full on weekend, once again our youth showing dedication and outstanding hardwork.  When we returned home everyone was ready for bed!!

Caving School 2016

In the April holidays, a few of the Venturers went to the National Scout Caving School in Waitomo. The caving school is one of many fantastic national schools, along with ones like photography school, aviation school, snow school, mountaineering school and canoe school. We spent 5 days up there, going into a new cave everyday. We spent about 7 hours each day underground, squeezing into gaps, scrambling up rock falls and trying not to get lost. Despite getting wet, cold, tired and bruised all over, all who went are keen to go back next year!


Venturers Explained

This Monday we went to Kelburn Scout hall in the Botanic Gardens and told them all about  who Venturers are, how we work, and the fun stuff that we do! This is partly to recruit new members, but also to generally raise awareness of Venturers, because we enjoy it so much and want others to be able to have fun too. Here are pictures of some of the fun games we played with them!

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