Venturer Leadership Course – 17 Oct 2020

Venturers  –  Leadership  Course  –  17 October 2020

Where : 3rd Mortdale Scout Hall – Glen Road Oatley – where it meets Cromdale Street

When : Saturday 17th October 2020

Cost : $25.00

Closing Date – 5th October 2020 unless it closes earlier if the course is full – No Late Applications Accepted

Submit E1 form to South Metropolitan Region Office by the closing date – you will be sent an invoice for the course fee

Team building, problem solving, decision making and understanding of different Leadership styles are some of the benefits of attending this course.  Whether to help you in your role in your Unit Council, assist with your part time job or to provide a solid foundation for your future career, this course is an excellent investment of your time in Scouting.  A fair degree of maturity is required of those applying for this course and it is not unreasonable to expect applicants to have some experience in the Venturer Unit and should have at least have completed their Venturer Skills Award.

Note -

  • A minimum age of 16 is preferred for this course. Applications for younger venturers will require the leader to contact Keith, and will go onto the waiting list until after closing date. If there are places left, you will be advised.
  • Applications are open from 5th September 2020.
  • Application will close 4pm 5th October.  No late applications will be accepted. Course will close early once all places are filled.
  • This course has a maximum number due to hall capacity limits due to COVID-19. A limit of 4 per Venturer Unit will be set to enable the maximum opportunity for all Units to attend.  Applications above that will be placed on a waiting list till closing date.  If there are still vacancies at that stage additional invitations will be issued.
  • Full Uniform is essential, Bring your Venturer Record Book, pen and notebooks.
  • Full course information will be provided within the acceptance e-mail, read the E1 form carefully.
  • Note this is usually a full weekend course. You will have a full day face-to-face on the Saturday, then you will need to complete the practical activity at your home Scout Group with a younger section and have the leader provide feedback to the course leader. One further online meeting will complete the course.

Application form -

  • Click here for E1 Vent Leadership Course 2020
  • Once completed E1 form is received at Region Office, you will be emailed an invoice for the course fee.

Note -

  • As part of the Leadership experience, the venturer should apply for this course themselves and make their own enquiries – not parents or leaders.

Enquiries : Keith Gallard,  Region Commissioner Venturers,  ph 0407 950 012

Peak Awards during COVID-19 period

Modifications to Peak Awards during COVID-19 period

Please see the attached Modifications to Peak Award Requirements for each Section to be put into effect immediately.


Note -

  • We are waiting on the BRC to confirm the Rover requirements.
  •  These documents are constructed from the National Requirements and in line with the National Modifications released late last week.
  •  These modifications will cease when Federal, State or Territory Government social distancing rules have been retracted.

Important to note, there are to be NO LOCAL MODIFICATIONS to these.

Thank you for all you are doing during this Scouting @ Home period which is providing continuity to the lives of our members during this COVID-19 Pandemic.


Enquiries – email to or to Region Office

Cub Day Out – 22 March **POSTPONED

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Completing the trifecta of cancelled Cub Events this year, Cub Day Out has been POSTPONED til later in the year.

Everyone will be aware of the current evolving situation regarding COVID-19.

  • I have had a good number of messages of concern in the last couple of days in relation to the current situation in the community regarding Covid 19.
  • This feels to be the appropriate decision for our cubs, leaders and parents.


Our gathering would be of around 300 people, and we would be mostly walking around the city in smaller groups and coming together at the beginning and end.

So we are not subject to the current guideline of cancelling a large event.

But people have expressed their concern around acting with caution, and advice from government sources is changing almost daily as the situation evolves.

It has been decided to postpone until later in the year, and to make this decision today rather than possibly a few days out from the event.

Hopefully this will help the many parents who were starting to ponder whether or not to allow their cub to attend.


Scouts NSW is providing us with regular updates on what Covid 19 means for scouts.

They have a place on their website that is regularly updated from Department of Health information -


All payments will be refunded to the scout groups, and the badges ordered will be used later in the year when the date is re-scheduled.

Thanks for your understanding, this has been a very odd year for cub scouts so far.

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Theme                  “Harbour Views”

When                   Sunday 22nd March 2020   -   9.30am to 2.30pm in the city

Where                  Circular Quay/The Rocks/Sydney Harbour/Milsons Pt

Who                     Registered cubs, new chums, leaders, youth helpers, parent helpers as required

How Much          Cubs/Leaders/Youth helpers/Parent helpers/Others $5  -  Cubs, Leaders, Youth Helpers receive a badge

Badges                 Extra badges $4 each

Closing date       4pm Friday 13th March 2020 – payment and Pack Registration at Region Office

See the attached skeleton E1 Cub Day Out 2020 - add your pack’s details to it before distributing as an E1 or Caremonkey notification.

Registration form – click here for 2020 Cub Day Out Registration Form - apologies for the delay in getting it here.

So get your cubs signed up and coming along!

Please let me know if your Group will not be attending, so I can confirm numbers.

Enquiries – Jan Mulheron

  • Region Commissioner Cub Scouts
  • Email
  • Phone 0407 247 560

Venturers – Unit Management Course – 28th March


When : 28th March 2020

Cost : $35.00

Details: see the E1 form below

Unit Management Course is on Saturday, followed by Initiative Course. You can do either or both

Submit E1 form and payment to South Metropolitan Region Office by 4pm on the closing date as per forms

Absolutely No Late Applications accepted

Enquiries : Keith Gallard, ph 0407 950 012 – Venturer to ring

Venturers – Initiative Course 28-29 March

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Where : Heathcote Scout Camp

When : 28th to 29th March 2020

Cost : $35.00

Details: see the E1 form below

Unit Management Course is on Saturday, followed by Initiative Course. You can do either or both

Submit E1 form and payment to South Metropolitan Region Office by 4pm on the closing date as per forms

Absolutely No Late Applications accepted

Enquiries : Keith Gallard, ph 0407 950 012 – Venturer to ring

Region Cub Camp – 20-22 March

Region Cub Camp – 20-22 March 2020 – Camp Coutts

 Celebrating 100 years of Camp Coutts


* * *  Sad News – Camp is called off due to storm damage to Camp Coutts road  * * *

We are running Cub Day Out instead on Sunday 22nd March, see new post for details

Cubs will attend Region Camp Visiting Day – Sunday 7th June – and be part of Camp Coutts Centenary celebrations


Region Cub Camp is a camp for South Met Cubs, supported by our Scouts, Venturers, Rovers, Leaders and Adult Helpers as required helping the Cubs have a great time.

It is not a Group or family camp.

  • Please refer to the information below for all relevant details regarding Region Cub Camp
  • Please refer to the skeleton E1 form – Groups must fill in details before distributing, such as travel arrangements, cost, closing date for forms to get back to Group leaders etc.
  • Use your skeleton E1 to create your Caremonkey notification.
  • Please refer to the registration form to register for Region Cub Camp.

Information -

Registration Form – to be uploaded shortly

Directions to Camp Coutts including the walking track – to be uploaded shortly


  • Any Group or person not booked into camp by that date will not be coming to camp.
  • Registration form and payment by Group Cheque or Group EFT to be received at Region Office by the closing date. If paying by EFT – please use reference RCC <Group Code>
  • Weekend catering for Region Team, Rovers and others – Indicate on Registration Form, read Information document. Price to be advised shortly.

Enquiries –

  • Firstly – ask your leader, or Region Cub Unit Leader
  • Jan Mulheron, “Starfish”, Region Commissioner Cub Scouts
  • Ph 0407 247 560
  • Email

Youth Helper Course – 10 Nov


Sunday 10th November 2019

9.30am – 3.30pm

3rd Mortdale Scout Hall – Glen Road, Oatley

Cost – $25

If you have or know of a Youth Helper or Venturer about to become a Youth Helper who would like to attend, let them know about this course.

Any venturers helping in a younger section should attend a Youth Helper Course as part of their training for service.

This will also be helpful for those venturers attending Cuboree.

Minimum age – 15 years old at date of course.

Please encourage them to complete the E1 form and return to Region Office along with payment – signed, scanned and emailed is fine.

See Youth Helper E1 form Nov 19 for details of the day, and payment details.

Enquiries – Jan Mulheron, “Starfish”

  • Region Commissioner Cub Scouts
  • Ph 0407 247 560
  • Email

Palaver – 21-22 Sept


21st and 22nd September 2019

Heathcote Scout Camp

Theme – “H₂OH!” – it is all about Water

Calling all Cub Leaders – whether you are new to Cubs or have been around for a while, we welcome all leaders – new leaders, trainee leaders, parent helpers thinking about becoming leaders, scout and joey leaders and all others!

  • There is something for everyone, and always something new to learn
  • Come along to Palaver and discover amazing things – programs, activities, meet other leaders
  • If you haven’t been before – come and find out what it is all about

Fee – $70

  • If you can only come on the Saturday – no problem!
  • $40 to attend 9am til 5pm
  • $50 to attend 9am til later – including dinner, campfire, after dinner activities

If you are unsure what it’s all about – Palaver is a Training Camp for cub leaders and will help you in your time with your cubs. Click here to find out What is Palaver.

There is a Region Working Bee at the camp on the Sunday to help get Heathcote back to it’s glamorous old self.
So as users of the camp we will take part in that for a while, then finish up with more Palaver activities.

How to register -

  • Read and fill in this E1 Palaver 2019
  • Scan and email it to Region Office, or mail or drop it in
  • Send payment to Region Office – if by EFT, ask your Group to pay it in the normal way
  • Let us know if you are coming for the full 2 days, or just on Saturday with or without dinner
  • We will email an acceptance letter with further details, right after closing date.

Enquiries – Jan Mulheron,  ‘Starfish’,  ph 0407 247 560