12th Caulfield (St. John's) Scout Group

"Cubs, Scouts & Venturers... Fun for boys and girls"



enturers is the third section in our 12th Caulfield Scout Group . It’s for boys and girls aged 14 to 18 and it’s about enhancing life skills as well as outdoor adventure skills!

Venturers: 14 – 17.9 years on Tuesdays (7.00 – 9.00 pm)




If you are interested in being a part of our Venturer Unit,
please contact our Group Leader:

Email gl.12thcaulfield@scoutsvictoria.com.au

Our Venturer unit provides a space where adolescents are able to express themselves and have the freedom to develop their own program. It also provides a framework for a huge range of adventurous activities and the Queen Scout award.

The unit elects a unit chairman and other office bearers from within their ranks. Apart from the ‘fun’ activities (an example year’s worth of activities listed below), there are also more mainstream events such as debating, fund-raising and badge-work.

Venturers is a time where school pressures are high and there are a lot of competing time constraints. However, there are no limits apart from the imagination of our adolescent youth members as to what they can achieve outside the academic framework.

Furthermore, a second set of friends and an outside interest can compliment school life greatly, developing time management skills and adding to character development.

Our Activities



he 12th Caulfield approach to Venturers is never rigid!

However we have had a number of members achieve the Queen Scout award over the years. This requires diligent, sustained work!

A report from the past year indicates just a few of the activities undertaken…

Earlier this year we celebrated Anzac day by hosting a sleepover at the scout hall with the Deaf Venturer Unit, including communicating in sign language and then attending an ANZAC service at our local RSL ( with an official sign language interpreter on the podium).

Almost all of our unit members have completed their Venturer Skills badge, involving a weekend away hiking and doing more traditional scouting activities.

We had a blast in the second term when we all went rock climbing one Tuesday night. Definitely one to do again.

Earlier this year Rubina represented our unit in the cast of the South Metro Showtime (with her brother Hugo from Scouts). This was an annual District musical variety show that the Unit was very happy to come and support!

Two members of our unit attended Snow Venture at the start of winter (Dan and Rubina), a week long cross-country-skiing adventure. It was amazing to connect with Venturers from different units, Venturers who were aiming for their QS or Venturers simply having fun and exploring the world. Either way, they led us to go on another adventure…

Cuboree! Three of us (Dan, Macgregor and Rubina) assisted in the running of the Cub Scouts’ 5-day long camp with 3000 Cubs coming through our rostered activity.

We also executed a fund-raising sausage sizzle outside the Election booths in our own Scout Hall. These funds helped some of us go on a crazy adventure with about 5,000 other Venturers that lasted two weeks in Adelaide: the Australian Venture. As per the promotional video, it was ‘Heaps Good’!

So while we are not all seriously planning a compulsory checklist for the Queen Scouts Award, the (12th Caulfield) Hopetoun Venturer Unit is committed to helping out the Scouting community, getting physical and having fun! It’s been great to work with ‘a bunch of teenagers’ to do what we’ve done this year.




n Australian Venture is the major National youth event for the Venturer section of Scouts Australia. You get to meet other Venturers and Guides from all over Australia and around the world.

AV is open to all members of Scouting and Guide Organisations male and female. Members between the ages of 14 and 18 at the time of the Venture are eligible to attend as Youth participants.

The 16th Australian Venture (AV2015: Heaps Good) was held at Woodhouse Activity Centre, Adelaide, South Australia from 2nd to 13th January 2015.

For 10 days Venturers visited different areas of South Australia, tried out activities and challenges they may have never dreamed of doing, and made friends for life!

Our 4 Venturers Dan, Chris, Rubina and Sam joined approximately 5,000 others in South Australia.

Get Set as the next big exciting event for Venturer Scouts is on its way. From the 2nd – 13th January of 2018 Queensland will host the AV2018 17th Australian Venture. The Venture is being held in Brisbane at Camp Warrawee around 40 mins north of the Brisbane CBD.

The Countdown is on:


Go to our Australian Venture page to read about the 2018 Australian Venture, and about our involvement in past Australian Ventures.

To keep up with the news, visit these links:

Our Venturer Leaders



ur Venturer leaders are awesome volunteers. They contribute to the development of the people of the future:  Help change the future by being involved in youth issues where it all happens.

“Young People are only 13% of our population but they are 100% of the future”.

We offer Certificates 2, 3, 4 and Diploma level qualifications in a variety of fields. Our training includes Leadership, Management & Training as well as First Aid. You can gain experience in a number of different roles, event management, catering, marketing, fundraising, project management to name a few. We now make it easier for you to fit things in to suit the way you want to spend your time, online, face to face and a combination of the two. If you love Travel – interstate and overseas – there are plenty of opportunities, Jamborees, Moots, Ventures and a world of Scouts out there ready to welcome you to their area.
Take your love of activity to a higher level and pass on your skills to others.

Our present Venturer leader is:
Unfilled – contact Michael 0413 943 365‬

Assistant Venturer leader is:
Unfilled – contact Michael 0413 943 365‬

Elsternwick / Glen Eira - Stonnington District / Melbourne Region / Victoria, Australia