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									                                       Scouts Australia - NSW Branch
                                   VENTURER MAGAZINE
                                           LOOK
                                           WIDE
                              EDITION 2006.03                 SEPTEMBER 2006

       IN THIS EDITION OF LOOK WIDE
     21st World Scout Jamboree 2007                                  YOUTH.NSW
     New Venturer Unit @ Tamworth                                    Rover Snippets - Aussie Moot
     Venturer Scout Trainers                                         Program Ideas
     Harbour Keepers                                                 Public Speaking Tips
     Everybody, Somebody & Nobody                                    Major Events
     Around The Traps                                                SVSC Contacts
     Lighten The Trip Fantastic – Part 3                             Slamboree
     NSW Government YACS




                            AUSSIE CONTINGENT
                         27 July to 8 august 2007
WHAT IS WJ2007?
The World Scout Jamboree is a gathering of Scouts from around the
world, for 12 days of adventurous activities, memorable events, and
international friendship in a campsite big enough to accommodate tens
of thousands of young people.
The 21st World Scout Jamboree will be hosted by the United Kingdom,
in celebration of the Centenary of Scouting. It will take place at
Chelmsford Hylands Park in Essex, from 27th July to 8th August 2007.
The theme of the 21st World Scout Jamboree in 2007 is “One World,
One Promise” – which captures the aspirations and hopes of young
people for the future.
40,000 young people will camp, live and work alongside each other. They will come from a variety of different cultures,
backgrounds, and religions.
Together they will celebrate what unites them, and learn what they can do together to help build a better world.
GENERAL INFORMATION
When The World Jamboree 2007 will be held from the 27th July to the 8th August 2007.
Where The Jamboree will be held in the United Kingdom at Hylands Park, Chelmsford. Less than one hour (about 50
          kms) from London.
Theme The theme for the Jamboree is 'One World, One Promise'.
Who Can Go?
Youth members aged 14 to 17 are able to apply to attend. Adult members will also be able to apply, however, places
will be limited to a set ratio of Youth members in the Contingent. Youth participants for the Jamboree must be aged
between 14 and 17 years old on 27 July 2007 – that is those born between 28 July 1989 and 27 July 1993.
APPLICATIONS CLOSING SHORTLY
Please note applications will close 16th October 2006. Please submit your application ASAP.
Info and applications on the Australian website at http://www.beprepared.com.au/worldjamboree/
FUNDING ASSISTANCE
For participants that may be having difficulty in raising sufficient funding to attend the World Jamboree there may be
funding assistance available from opportunities Nationally or within your Branch. As we become aware of them we will
publish details here, until then you should check with your Branch HQ's if you require assistance.
Currently aware of:
National
Lodge Baden Powell Society The Lodge Baden Powell Society will 50% fund ($3,000) 3 applicants to attend. Details
available through the International Commissioner (int.comm@scouts.com.au).
International Funds Committee The International Funds Committee will 50% fund ($3,000) 2 applicants to attend.
Details available through the International Commissioner (int.comm@scouts.com.au).
NSW
Tony Balthasar Fund The Tony Balthasar Jamboree Fund Committee will consider applications for financial assistance
from eligible participants who may be prevented from attending the Jamboree because they can not afford the fees
and fares. Youth members who have sufficient funds to pay the deposit and who think that they may qualify for
assistance should obtain an Application Kit from their Region Office or from the State Office 9735 9000.
The closing date is 31 October 2006. Late applications will not be accepted.
To apply, please contact the NSW State Office for an application.
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John and Marie Hill Trust Fund A very generous grant has been made from the John & Marie Hill World Jamboree
Trust Fund to enable a number of Scouts and Venturers from NSW to attend the 21st World Jamboree in England in
August 2007. The awards will cover the cost of Jamboree Fees, Uniform, Travel and pre and post Jamboree activities
to a maximum of $6500 to each Scout or Venturer who is selected.
# All Scouts and Venturers who are eligible to attend the Jamboree but have not
considered going because of cost or some other serious reason, as well as those who have
already applied, may apply for an award. The number of awards is limited to ten and a
Selection Panel will assess the applications and make awards to those that are judged most
worthy. The closing date is 31 October 2006. Late applications will not be accepted.
CONTACTS
      Name                    Position                         Email
 Grant DeFries      Contingent Leader             gdefries@primusonline.com.au
 Terry Brooke       Deputy Contingent Leader      tbrooke@bigpond.net.au
 Rhonda Ward        Administration                rhonda.ward@nsw.scouts.com.au

                     Helpful Camping Tips #16                    (No 1 to 15 in previous issues!)
  A potato baked in the coals for one hour makes an excellent side dish. A potato baked in the coals for
                               three hours make an excellent hockey puck.

                                           NEW VENTURER UNIT
                                          @ TAMWORTH HILLVUE
                               Tamworth Hillvue Scouts has just started their Venturer Unit, one of just a handful in
                               the North West Region. While we’ve only been running for a month we’ve been busy
                               cleaning, painting and decorating our den. Our 4 Venturers were invested at
                               Tamworth’s Joey Mob Holliday where they helped out on the bases and since we are
                               based inland and don’t have as much access to water activities as the costal units, we
                               will most likely participate and specialise in activities like abseiling.
                               This photo is of the Tamworth Hillvue Venturer Unit after they were invested at the
                               Lynchwood Scout Camp north-west of Tamworth.
                               Top:     Venturers Lucy, Briony, & Hannah
                               Middle: Venturer Leaders Genevieve & Craig
                               Bottom: Venturer Cameron
                               Mascot: Hidden – Leaders sitting on it!         Article and photo courtesy of Genevieve.

                    VENTURER SCOUT TRAINERS
The running of Venturer Scout Unit Management and Leadership courses are conducted by a registered Venturer Scout
Trainer as the Course Leader, who have been approved by SCVS and SCAT&D. There are pre-requisites prior to
appointment which are the responsibility of the SCAT&D to check. Support staff for these courses should be Venturer
Leader Woodbadge holders who have the acknowledged skills to advise Venturers throughout their courses.
The following Leaders are approved by NSW Branch to run Unit Management and Leadership Courses:
Hunter & Coastal:         John Blishen, Mooney Hugh, Robyne Plant
North Coast:              Eric Walsh, Stephen Yam
Riverina:                 Lyn Rowlands
South Metropolitan:       Andrew Hay, Robert Hodge, David Walsh
Sydney North:             Heather Butler, Fred Longley

                                HARBOUR KEEPERS
Scouts NSW is working with National Parks Association of NSW ~ Marine, HarbourKeepers to
provide great opportunities to have fun while learning about our environment.
HarbourKeepers is a program that involves the community in regular activities to protect and
restore Sydney Harbour and its surrounds.
HarbourKeepers provides a great opportunity for Scouts and the community to help contribute
towards healthier oceans and waterways.
If you have a passion for Sydney Harbour and you'd like to help protect our aquatic habitat, why not think about
becoming a Scout HarbourKeeper.
Contact the Scout HabourKeeper State Coordinator, Charlene Bordley, Assistant State Commissioner (Environment) via
email on cpbordley@optusnet.com.au if you wish to find out more.

              Everybody, Somebody, Nobody
                      & Anybody
                         Once upon a time, there were four people:
              Their names were Everybody, Somebody, Nobody and Anybody.
              Whenever there was an important job to be done, Everybody was
                             sure that Somebody would do it.
                      Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it.
         When Nobody did it, Everybody got angry because it was Everybody's job.
 Everybody thought that Somebody would do it, but Nobody realized that Nobody would do it.
       So consequently Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody
                            could have done in the first place.
                                      Helpful Camping Tips #17
           Acupuncture was invented by a bushwalker who found a echidna in his sleeping bag.


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                               AROUND THE TRAPS
NORTH WEST REGION
The Annual 1st Narrabri West Raft Race               @ Narrabri from 25 to 26 November 2006
Start: Saturday 25th @ 7.00 am and finish Sun 26th @ 2.00 pm. (Camp is open Friday @ 6pm – Supply own Friday
meals) Cost is $45 per person. ALL Sections may attend. Joeys attend on Sunday with cost of $7.
For more information and application forms, please contact Tom Kay on 6792 2538.
Last year’s Venturer Race winners were Carinya Venturers came all the way from the North Coast, who started
paddling well before the weekend to get to the event. Their spokesman said it was a long haul, as their muscle-power
wasn’t good enough to overtake stock trucks.

NORTH COAST REGION
North Coast Water Activities Weekend
Trial Bay Gaol Camp Grounds @ South West Rocks from 18 to 19November 2006
Activities Include: Sailing, Wind Surfing, Canoes, Kayaks, Tobogganing, Snorkelling, Scuba
Diving, Beach Activities, Ghost tours of the Gaol
Costing for the Weekend:
                            2 nights             1 night         Non-camp         Deposit
 Adults (>12)                 $45                  $40             $35              $20
 Children (6-12)              $32                  $27             $22              $20
 Children (<6)                $16                  $11              $6              $10
Cost includes camping, Dinner Saturday Night and all activities excluding Snorkelling and Diving.
Saturday night 7.30pm dinner will be at the Country Club all you can eat Smorgasbord. All other meals are self cater.
Camping sites will be allocated first in first served. A small number of powered sites are also available.
Please send Application form and deposit to:
          NCR Water Activities
          PO Box 578, Macksville NSW 2447
All levels of Scouting are invited to join us, and bring the family. Numbers are required for bookings so a quick
response would be appreciated preferably by 30 August 2006. Remember; get in early for the best camp sites.
For more info and application forms, contact:
Michael Johnston, RC Activities NCR, Mobile: 0429 683 022, Email: mrjohnno@internode.on.net
North Coast Regional YACS Meeting
The first ever North Coast Regional YACS Meeting will
be held on Monday 2nd October 2006 at the
Glenreagh Scout Camp.
Rebecca Monti, a Venturer from the Carinya Unit is
the North Coast YACS Co-ordinator and a NSW YACS
Member.
Here’s what Rebecca has to say:
Well the time has come that I need everyone to send
to me nominations for our very own Youth Advisory
Council here on the North Coast.
As everyone (hopefully) knows, the Youth Advisory Council for Scouting (known as YACS) is a very important part of
the Scouting system here in New South Wales, and all over the state this year, these councils are being organised to
be fully up and running before the next State meeting, held in Sydney in November.
I need everyone’s help in getting this to work in our very widely spread region. Everyone is quite a distance away
from each other in many cases, but if we all pull together, we can make this happen.
What I am asking for is: 1 youth member from EACH SECTION from each group excluding joeys (i.e. 1 Cub, 1 Scout,
1 Venturer, 1 Rover). I need nominations for this now please, as things need to be organised.
We will be holding this at Glenreagh on Monday 2nd October.
I am also looking for topics that are relevant to our region for the youth members to discuss and give feedback on. If
you know of any topics, or anyone that may have topics, please let me know.
I will send out permission forms as soon as I know who the nominations for this are.
Also, if there is someone you know that I have not sent this to, please forward it to them.
I have attached the form that I need group leaders to fill out and return to me as soon as possible (or just send me an
email with nominations please).
Contact me via email on sweety_pie_228@hotmail.com
North Coast Regional Scout Rally @
Glenreagh on 20 May 2006
                                      Some
                                     photos
                                    from the
                                    weekend.




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                                        Helpful Camping Tips #18
       It is entirely possible to spend your whole summer vacation on a long winding mountain road
                                            behind a large caravan.
LIGHTEN THE TRIP FANTASTIC – PART 3
Here’s the third of 12 articles from Peter Thomas on bushwalking. You will find the articles an excellent
resource and very relevant to our bushwalking activities!
WALKING TECHNIQUES
The vast majority of us do not have the luxury of living, working or
studying outside an urban environment. We’re so used to walking on
flat terrain (footpaths, corridors, roads, etc.) that when we walk
through the bush we have to actually consciously think how to do it.
It’s pretty embarrassing and painful to crash and burn on a flat piece of
open firetrail but it does happen.
Flat Terrain Walking
(Trip on the hike? Catastrophic!)
The kilometres just seem to disappear on flat ground. You tend to
switch off and start contemplating life. The navigation is neglected and
conversations start to involve more than two people.                However,
complacency can lead to accidents. These tips will help to minimise
mishaps.
        Always lift your feet. You’re not walking on a concrete footpath or a bitumen road. It’s far easier to lift your
        feet than to lift your entire body after a fall.
        Don't step on anything you can step over. Don't step over anything you can step around.
        Test any rock or log to make sure it won't slip before committing your weight to it.
        Use a trekking pole or hiking staff on a flat track to give you more stability.
        Be particularly wary of bridges, puncheons (those short stumpy thingies over swamps), walkways and steps.
        Wood can get very slick in the rain or when there is a frost.
        Step carefully on wet leaves, mossy rocks or a wet sloping ground. Shorten your stride and place your boot
        securely on the surface before taking the next step.
        When travelling in scrub avoid branches lashing back from the person in front by keeping well back but still in
        sight. In dense scrub, keep very close to avoid losing each other and catch the spring back branches.
                                                 Uphill Walking
                                                 (Trig the goal? Classic!)
                                                 The best views are definitely at the top of the furthest mountain. And
                                                 that mountain is only accessible by putting one of your feet slightly higher
                                                 than the other over and over again. Getting there can either be a mild
                                                 workout or a daunting ascent. Try these tips and soon you'll be able to
                                                 enter in your track notes “... without oxygen!”
                                                         Focus on consistent, steady movement. It’s not a race. There’s
                                                         nothing like reaching the top of a mountain but if you have to lie
                                                         there for twenty minutes while you recover, it may lose some
                                                         charm.
                                                         As the early European explorers discovered, you follow spurs up
                                                         and creeks down. Avoid gullies and stay on the ridgelines.
                                                         Look for natural “steps” made of rock and walk with your heels
        down as much as possible. This takes the strain off your calves.
        Stop now and then and watch the view unfold as you ascend. This is not a rest. It’s part of the experience to
        enjoy your environment changing around you.
        Use a trekking pole or hiking staff to help “pull” you up.
        Learn the "rest step." On a really steep track, the rest step can keep you moving steadily and decrease the
        amount of rests you’ll need to have. Here's how:
Start by putting all your weight on the downhill leg that you keep straight. Lock your knee to transfer the weight from
your muscles to your bones. Pause momentarily on the downhill leg. This gives it a momentary rest. Step up, placing
all of your weight on the other leg, which then becomes the downhill leg. Pause again, giving your other leg the same
chance to rest. Slightly increase or decrease the length of the rest depending on how you feel.
Downhill Walking
(Wrap the knee in plastic)
Walking uphill is hard work. However, you’re not likely to hurt yourself
doing it. Downhill is different. Your knees and ankles take the impact
of your body plus your pack and you can injure yourself very easily.
Here are a few ways to lessen the impact.
        Resist the temptation to break into a gallop. The only things
        that will slow you down are friction caused by your body’s
        contact with the ground or an unyielding eucalypt.
        On downhill legs, your feet will slip about a bit inside your boots.
        This increases the possibility of blisters. Before beginning a
        descent, tighten up your laces around your ankles. This will
        keep the weight off your toes. Put some duct tape or Band-Aids
        on any "hotspots" you may have on your feet.
        Take a break now and then and admire the view while you still
        have one. Treat any new hotspots on your feet as soon as you feel them.
        Use a hiking staff or trekking pole to support your descent. This will lessen the impact on your knees and
        ankles. Bushwalkers with knee problems should consider having one in each hand.
        Take it slowly. Make sure each foot lands squarely before putting your weight onto it. Don't lock your leg. Flex
        your knee to allow your leg muscles to absorb the weight of each step.


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        On rough or rocky tracks, plan a route that will give you the shortest practical steps. It may take longer to
        reach the bottom but time saved rushing down will be lost in recuperation later.
River Crossings
(Dip in the creek? Ecstatic!)
Stream crossings can be gangs of fun. Even shallow streams. Here are some precautions you can take to ease the
crossing and protect yourself from accidents.
        Don’t be afraid to decide you’re not going to cross.
        Waterproof your pack and your gear as much as possible. Check your route on your map and pack everything
        in plastic bags before you leave home.
        Be wary of crossing at the narrowest point. It is often the most dangerous because the current is strongest
        there. A wider, shallow crossing is safer.
        If you are thinking about crossing a river near the end of a long day, consider waiting until morning. Rivers
        tend to drop slightly over night due to the cool. Setting up camp with the possibility of wet gear is not fun. It's
        better to get wet during the day when the sun and your own movement can help dry you out.
        Long pants have more drag on you than shorts. Cross in shorts or even in your underwear. Once across, you
        can warm up by dressing in your dry clothes.
        Always wear something on your feet when crossing creeks, streams or estuaries. Wear your boots or your
        camp shoes. Skinning your ankles on a rock makes it hard to put your boots back on. Water shoes are good.
        Give them some consideration if you’re coast walking or likely to encounter more than one river.
        Release your hip belt and sternum strap when fording. You can easily discard your pack if you lose your footing
        or are knocked over. It's easier to recover your pack and gear downstream than your life.
        When crossing rapids on your own, face upstream and move sideways like a crab. Hold a hiking staff or
        trekking pole in front of you to keep three points of contact with the riverbed. Move only one point of contact at
        a time.
        When crossing rapids in a group, face across the stream, link arms and move forward in a line. The strongest
        person should be on the upstream side of the line so they can break the current for the rest. Look after your
        smaller party members by putting them in the middle of the line.
                                               Peter Thomas is VSL, Otway Sea Venturers, Lake Tuggeranong Sea Scouts
                                                and the Chair of Scouts ACT’s Land Based Expeditions Committee, Yerrabi

nsw government yacs
2007 Youth Advisory Council applications now open
Young people living in New South Wales are invited to
nominate themselves for membership of the NSW Youth
Advisory Council. The Council provides a direct line of
communication between the young people of NSW and the
NSW Government. Appointments will be for an initial period
of 12 months.
INFO on http://www.youth.nsw.gov.au/yac
Youth Advisory Council
The New South Wales Youth Advisory Council (YAC) was established in 1989 under the Youth Advisory Council Act, to
ensure that young people participate in the development of Government policies and programs which concern them.
The Youth Advisory Council advises the NSW Government on:
         Issues of concern to young people (aged 12-25) in NSW;
         Government policies relating to young people; and,
         Youth-related programs.
Applications for Membership of the NSW Youth Advisory Council
Applications are being sought from people interested in being appointed to the NSW Youth Advisory Council.
Applications are particularly being sought from young people with experience and a keen interest in youth affairs.
The NSW Youth Advisory Council provides a direct avenue of communication between the young people of NSW and
the NSW Government. The Council was established under the Youth Advisory Council Act (1989) and reports to the
Minister for Youth, The Hon. Reba Meagher, MP.
The Council’s functions include:
      providing advice on the planning, development, integration and implementation of Government policies and
      programs concerning young people
      consulting and conducting forums with young people, community groups and government authorities on issues
      and policies concerning young people
      monitoring and evaluating legislation and Government policies and programs concerning young people and
      recommending changes if required
Appointments to the Youth Advisory Council will be for a period of 12 months. It is anticipated that appointments will
be announced in January 2007.
How to apply
      Applicants should read the information sheet [21kb PDF] before completing this application form. Any queries
      that are not answered by the information form should be emailed to yac@community.nsw.gov.au.
      You may complete and submit your application online using the form below or download a hard copy: Word
      [78kb]| Acrobat PDF [42kb].
      Hard copy applications may be submitted via:
      Fax: 02 9716 2870,
      Post:       Acting Executive Officer,
                Youth Advisory Council,
                Communities Division,
                Locked Bag 28,
                Ashfield NSW 1800; or,
                Email: yac@community.nsw.gov.au
      All applications must be received by 5pm on 29 September 2006

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YOUTH.NSW
Welcome to Youth.NSW
Youth.NSW is the NSW Government's website for young people and workers in the youth field.
                                          www.youth.nsw.gov.au




   Youth Links and Resources                                Have A Say
            Government and community information,                     NSW Youth Advisory Council: 2007 applications
            services and programs for young people. See               now open.
            the category index.                                       Subscribe to email alerts about opportunities to
            Weekly feature area: Your Legal Rights                    have your say on youth issues.

   What's On                                                Youth Workers' Resources
            See the calendar of events, opportunities and             Access the youth workers' training and events
            competitions for young people in NSW.                     calendar, useful links, statistics and best practice
                                                                      case studies.

                       Minister’s Message
                       Hello and welcome to Youth.NSW, the New South Wales Government’s website for young people
                       and people working in the youth sector. I’m Reba Meagher and I have recently been appointed
                       Minister for Community Services and Minister for Youth.
                       As well as maintaining a portal of links to information, services and activities for young people,
                       this site aims to provide ways for young people to communicate directly with the New South
                       Wales Government on a range of issues via the Have a Say online forums, surveys and, of
                       course, email.
                       For those who work in the youth sector the site offers links to research in the youth field,
funding opportunities and information on events and training opportunities that may be of interest. I hope that you find
Youth.NSW a valuable resource.
I am keen to hear your feedback on the site and on the services
that the New South Wales Government provides for young people.
I am also interested in hearing directly from young people about
their concerns and goals. You can email me at:
reba.office@meagher.minister.nsw.gov.au.
Reba Meagher, Minister for Youth

ROVER SNIPPETS
AUSSIE MOOT 2008
For Venturers linking to Rover, it’s high time to start thinking about
Aussiemoot!
Held in NSW (Sydney Olympic Park) from 30 December 07 to 12
January 08.
The Moot will cost you $600-$800 (prices are yet to be set by the
organising committee). Expeditions range anywhere from $200-$800
(depending on what you choose).
You know you want to go!
All info @ http://www.aussiemoot.com/
                                    Moot Venue
                                    The moot will be held at the
                                    Newington Armoury site in the
                                    Sydney Olympic Park precinct.
                                    This former Royal Australian Navy site is an area of bushland north of the
                                    Newington Estate which served as the Athlete's village during the 2000 Sydney
                                    Olympics. The site is close to a wharf and the Parramatta River
                                    The Aussiemoot programme is wide and varied to ensure that we have "endless
                                    opportunities" for fun, challenge and enjoyment.
                                    Theme Nights
                                    The theme nights will be a chance to show off your best costume. The actual
                                    themes will be disclosed very soon.
Eastman Shield
This inter-contingent challenge bits contingents against each other in a range of Activities. The winner takes home the
trophy. The current holders are Tasmania.
NSW Contingent Leader - Katie McGuigan
PO Box 125 Lidcombe NSW 1825
Email: nsw.contingent@aussiemoot.com
                                        Helpful Camping Tips #19
                         You can duplicate the warmth of a down-filled sleeping bag by
                            climbing into a plastic garbage bag with several geese.

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PROGRAM IDEAS
A        Chinese Cookery
         Car Rally
                                                          Fishing
                                                          Family Planning
                                                                                     Knotting
                                                                                     Karaoke
Archery
                             Caving                       Fauna & Flora              Kaleidoscope
Abseiling
                             Cruising                     Forestry                   Keck – Best Recording
AIDS
                             Cub Scouts                   Field Studies              Kilt Design
Alcohol
                             Cooking                      Friends of the Earth       Koran
Aid Agencies
                             Co-operative games           Footpath Survey            Kudos
Archaeology
                             Censorship                   Flower Arranging           KKK
Aerobics
Art
                             Car Wash
                             Child Poverty
                                                          4WDriving
                                                          Food Fight
                                                                                     L
Acting                                                                               Lawn Mower Race
                             Consumerism                  Football Codes Mixing
Anaphylaxis                                                                          Life Saving
Aviation
                             Civil Liberties
                             Capital Punishment
                                                          G                          Lightweight Cooking
Adult Literacy                                            Gadgets                    Land Yachting
                             Crime in the
Aikido                                                    Gardening                  Lawn Bowls
                             Community
Aquarium                                                  Giving                     Library
                             Camp on Leader’s
Athletics                                                 Gliding                    Language
                             front lawn
Astronomy                                                 Gem Fossicking             Law and Order
                             Church Visit
Age Concern                                               Guides                     Loot & Pillage
                             Croquet
Australia Red Cross                                       Green Energy               Lateral thinking night
                             Construction / Get
Abortion                                                  Grid References            Lunch in Japan
                             Knotted
Arms Race/Control
Aero Club
                             Christmas Party in July
                                                          Go-Karts
                                                          Gym Visit
                                                                                     M
                             Chocolate Night                                         Media Relations
Argue & Contradict                                        Gum Boot Throwing
                             Come As You Are Party                                   Mountaineering
Airbus vs Boeing                                          Games with Eggs
                             Chalk Chase                                             Motor Racing
Abseiling                                                 Golf
                             Cooking with a Theme                                    Motor Cycling
Awake-a-thon                                              Guest Speakers
                             Cooking Night with                                      Museums
B                            Bizarre Ingredients
                                                          Gymnastics
                                                                                     Mock Trial
Basketball                   Cross Dressing               H                          Martial Arts
Baseball                     Clay Target Shooting         Horse Riding               Musical Evening
Belly Dancing                Colour Milk                  Hockey                     Map Reading
Balloon Debate               Curfews                      Hostelling                 Model Aeroplanes
Board Games                                               Health                     Multiculturalism
Ballroom Dancing
                             D                            Hoe-Down                   Modelling
                             Dry Slope Skiing
Backwoods Cooking                                         Hot Air-Ballooning         Morgue Visit
                             Debates
Bring-a-friend Night                                      Handy man                  Mayhem Night
                             Disability
Baby Sitting                                              Home help                  Mad
                             Drugs
Ballet                                                    Hinduism                   Mini-Olympics
                             Driving
Beachcombing
Beekeeping
                             Duke of Edinburgh
                                                          Horoscope
                                                          Hot Chips Survey
                                                                                     N
                             Disco                                                   1960’s Appreciation
Bird watching                                             Holden vs Ford
                             Drinking                                                Night
Birth Control
Bowling
                             Diving                       I                          Non-Alcohol Drinks
                             Dress-Ups                    Ice Hockey/Skating         NSW YACS
Beekeeping
                             Day Trips                    Indoor Games               Nuclear Debate
Bath Race
                             Diabetes                     Ice Cream Sculpture        Newsletter
Bivouacking
                             Day Dreaming                 Incident Hike              National Trust
Botany
                             Depression                   Insurance                  Night Beat
Barn Dance
                             Diets                        Initiative Course          Napkin Folding Night
Buddhists
                                                          Income Tax                 Naturopathy /
Blood sports                 E                            Interviews                 Alternative Medicine
Blindfold Meeting            Expeditions
                                                          Inland Waterway            Nimbin Trip
Big Smoke Trip               European Travel
                                                          International Activs       Naughty Scrabble
Boomerang Throwing           Environment
                                                          Interstate Trips           Non-sleep-a-thon
Black & White Film           Executive Training
                                                          Ice Blocking               Nightmares
Night                        Elections
Best of the worst ever       Exchange Visit
                                                          Info Night for Parents
                                                          International Night
                                                                                     O
films night                  Editing (newsletter)                                    Organising Things
                                                          Indoor Rock-climbing
Birthday cake eating         Effluent                                                Orienteering
                                                          Iraq
Bushwalks / Hikes            Elderly                                                 Origami
                                                          Image
Boating                      Electricity                                             Ozone
Back to Primary School       Enamelling                   J                          Oxygen
Blackberry Picking           Engineering                  Jet Skiing                 Outback vs Coast
Boot(out) Party              Equipment                    Jousting                   Obligation
Buggy Bash                   Equestrian event             Jelly Race                 Obesity
Big Words                    Eggs                         Judo                       Odyssey
                                                          Jamboree                   Ombudsman
C                            Ecology
                             Easter in September          Jargon                     One
Climbing
                             Eat-a-thon                   Jazz                       Opinion
Canoeing
                             Eat with Chopsticks          Judaism                    Order
Charity Collection
                                                          Justice                    Ouch
Car Maintenance              F
Crazy Challenge              Friends
                                                          Joey Scouts
                                                          Javelin
                                                                                     P
Casualty Makeup              Fencing                                                 Paper Mache – Giant
                                                          Juvenile
Cycling                      Famine                                                  Chicken
Community Service            First Aid                    K                          Pioneering
Canyoning                    Fundraising                  Kite Making                Pottery
Cycle Treasure Hunt          Fire                         Krypton Factor             Pyromania

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Photography                     Raft Race                       Soccer                           Vice
Pen Friends                     Role Playing                    Spot the Store                   Volume
Paper                           Rambling                        Detective
                                                                                                 W
Promise & Law
Public Speaking
                                Resources
                                Rallying
                                                                T                                Water Skiing
                                                                Table Tennis                     Wine Tasting
Politics                        Road Safety
                                                                Triathlon                        White Water Activities
Palaeontology                   Awareness
                                                                Talent Competition               Waterworks
Pollution                       Republic Debate
                                                                Tourism                          Western Plain Zoo
Progressive Dinner              Rovers
                                                                Terrorism                        Wood Turning
Planting                        Rodeos
                                                                Third World                      Weekend Camp with
Power House
Pizza Crawl
                                S                               Trade Unions                     older Scouts
                                Sailing                         Tasting                          Win Nobel Prize
Parliament House
                                Shooting                        Ten Pin Bowling                  Water Fight
Paddock Bombing
                                Skittles                        Train Spotting                   Windows vs Apple
Pancake Tennis
                                Smuggling                       Tree Climbing                    Wind Power
Party Room at Maccas
                                Sex                             Third Aid                        Wilderness
Pepsi vs Coke
                                Survival Techniques             Tobogganing                      Wheelchair Basketball
Playgrounds – Rate
                                Self Image                      Tower Sit                        Western Australia
Them
                                Swimming                        Tree House building              War
Part Time Work
                                Shelter                         Triple J                         Waffle
Pocket Money
Poverty
                                Square Dancing                  Tasmania
                                                                                                 X
Q
                                Scavenger Hunt
                                Screen Printing
                                                                U                                X
                                                                United Nations                   Xenon
Queen’s Scout Award             Sauna
                                                                UNICEF                           Xenophobia
Quilting                        Sweet Making
                                                                Urban Camp                       Xylonite
Occult / Sorcery                Surfing
                                                                Urban vs Rural                   X-Factor
Queensland                      Sand Yachting
Quack                           Stamps
                                                                Umbilical
                                                                Umpteen Times
                                                                                                 Y
Quaint                          Skiing                                                           Yachting
                                                                Uniform
Quantum                         Suicide                                                          Youth Hostels
                                                                Unity
Quid                            Second Aid                                                       Youth Clubs
                                                                Utopia
Quotation                       S.E.S.                                                           Youth Forums
                                                                Utility
Quorum                          Sweat Shops                                                      Youth
R                               Spot Lighting                   V                                Year
                                Steam Museum                    Venture – 2009 in WA!            Yesterday
Relationships
Recruitment
                                Squash / Racquetball
                                Sudden / Without
                                                                Volleyball
                                                                Videos Sleepover
                                                                                                 Z
Railways                                                                                         Zoology
                                Warning Trips                   Visit other Units
RAAF                                                                                             Zoo Visit
                                Snow Camp                       Voodoo Dolls
Radio                                                                                            Zeal
                                Snorkelling                     Venturing
Regressive Dinner                                                                                Zenith
                                Silent-a-thon                   Valour
Religions                                                                                        Zombie
                                Screen Printing                 Vampire
Rock climbing                                                                                    Zoom
                                Soggy SAO                       Vanity
Recycling
                                Slides Night                    Vibration
Ropes Course
                                      Helpful Camping Tips #20
           In an emergency situation, you can survive in the wilderness by shooting small game
                     with a slingshot made from the elastic band of your underwear.
                    10 TIPS ON PUBLIC SPEAKING
Public speaking skills are a must-have career tool that will help you stand out at job interviews and in any new role.
Follow these tips from the name synomous with public speaking worldwide.
The thought of speaking in front of a group of strangers is enough to make many people break out in a cold sweat.
Even the prospect of getting up at a team meeting to speak in front of colleagues can cause panic.
However, in today's professional world speaking in front of others is part of nearly everyone's life. Being able to speak
well can put you over the line at job interviews and make you stand out - for all the right reasons - on the job.
Of course, there are those that love the challenge of speaking in front of an audience and of winning them over. In a
recent Have Your Say poll on CareerOne we asked: "How do you rate your public speaking skills?"
The majority of respondents (31.07%) answered: "the bigger the audience the better". Another 29.2% of CareerOne
readers told us that public speaking is on their list of things to master.
A further 15.6% said that while they lacked confidence, other people had told them they were good speakers; nearly
9% said they lacked any skills at all and 8.3% said their limit was "presenting to my own team". Just fewer than 7%
said they had no interest in public speaking.
Doug Morton joined Toastmaster 30 years ago because he had to make presentations as part of his job. Now one of
the club's organisers he told CareerOne that: "Two thirds of our phone calls come from people who need to be able to
speak in their work."
"The main reason behind this, I believe, is that because companies have had to trim staff numbers really need
employees that can hit the ground running," he said.
The manager of Toastmasters training arm, Speechcraft, agrees. He told CareerOne that being able to speak clearly
and confidently is vital to succeeding in job interviews and getting ahead once you have landed the job.

TOASTMASTERS’ TOP 10 TIPS
Know the room
Be familiar with the place in which you will speak. Arrive early, walk around the speaking area and practice using the
microphone and any visual aids.
Know the audience
Greet some of the audience as they arrive. It's easier to speak to a group of friends than to a group of strangers.

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Know your material
If you're not familiar with your material or are uncomfortable with it, your nervousness will increase. Practice your
speech and revise it if necessary.
Relax
Ease tension by doing exercises.
Visualise yourself giving your speech
Imagine yourself speaking, your voice loud, clear, and assured. When you visualize yourself as successful, you will be
successful.
Realise that people want you to succeed
Audiences want you to be interesting, stimulating, informative, and entertaining. They don't want you to fail.
Don't apologise
If you mention your nervousness or apologize for any problems you think you have with your speech, you may be
calling the audience's attention to something they hadn't noticed. Keep silent.
Concentrate on the message -- not the medium
Focus your attention away from your own anxieties, and outwardly toward your message and your audience. Your
nervousness will dissipate.
Turn nervousness into positive energy
Harness your nervous energy and transform it into vitality and enthusiasm.
Gain experience
Experience builds confidence, which is the key to effective speaking. A Toastmasters club can provide the experience
you need.

                      MAJOR Events in 2006 & 2007
21 – 22 October 2006                49th Jamboree on the Air / Jamboree on the Internet         Planet Earth
11 November 2006                    Remembrance Day                                             Land of Oz
5 December 2006                     International Volunteers Day                                Planet Earth
2-9 January 2007                    10th NZ Venture (V07)                                       New Zealand
Easter 2007                         65th New Zealand Rover Moot                                 New Zealand
25 Jul-1 Aug 2007                   11th Canadian National Jamboree CJ'07                       Canada
28 Jul - 7 Aug 2007                 21st World Scout Jamboree                                   UK
21 Sep 2007                         International Day of Peace                                  Worldwide
6-8 October 2007                    5th Asia-Pacific Region Scout Youth Forum                   Unconfirmed
11-16 October 2007                  22nd Asia-Pacific Region Conference                         Unconfirmed
20-21 Oct 2007                      50th Jamboree on the Air / Jamboree on the Internet         Planet Earth
December 2007-January 2008          18th New Zealand Jamboree                                   New Zealand
More information and Fact Sheets available on the Scouts Australia website @ www.scouts.com.au

SVSC Contacts
Your NSW State Venturer Scout Council reps are:
             Position                        Name                    Phone                       Email
 Branch Commissioner             CHARLES WATSON                    4992 3688     watcha1@bordernet.com.au
 Assistant Branch Commissioner   PETER MUNRO                       9624 3567     pmunro@eastwoodclub.com.au
 Assistant Branch Commissioner   CHINA MUG (Stephen Yam)           6625 2273     china_mug@bigfoot.com
 RCV Golden West                 JIM BUCHAN                        6337 4161     buchanj@bordernet.com.au
 RCV Greater Western Sydney      ROB BURKE                         9622 5631     gwsventurers@hotmail.com
 RCV Hume                        MALCOLM BRETT                     9608 2441     mal_brett@hotmail.com
 RCV Hunter & Coastal            ROBYNE PLANT                      4392 7812     robyneplant@hotmail.com
 RCV North Coast                 MIKE BEARRYMAN                    6649 0975     bearrymanm@primusonline.com.au
 RCV North West                  DION BIGGS (Acting)               6752 4981     dkbiggs@ozemail.com.au
 RCV Riverina                    LESLEY GRAUER                     6922 1569     lesleyandgerhard@bigpond.com.au
 RCV South Coast & Tablelands    DERRICK PETERS                    4261 3375     petersderrick@yahoo.com
 RCV South Metropolitan          DAVID WALSH                       9792 5211     david@brada.com.au
 RCV Sydney North                STEPHEN BUTLER                    9868 3667     stephenbutler@internode.on.net
 Venturer Lones                  NIGEL PETERSEN                    6541 0881     nigel@boardmanpeasley.net.au
 BRC Venturer Liaison            BEN MICHAELS                                    brc.ventliaison@nsw.scouts.com.au

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