Venturer Unit

Due to the popularity of 1st Caringbah Venturer Scout Unit we are  full with over 40 members and operating a waiting list so if you want to join us, let us know and we will add you to the list or better still you could join another unit in our local area like Oyster Bay, Gymea, Lilli Pilli or 2nd Caringbah.

Venturers are for young men and women aged 14.5 years to 18 years.

Venturers is a do-it-yourself mix of fun, adventure and personal challenge that will bring you together with other young people who feel the same way.

At 1st Caringbah, we focus on getting into real adventure and outdoor activities so you may find yourself exploring wilderness Australia, camping above the snowline or diving on coral reefs. You could be abseiling into a limetone cave or climbing a sheer rock face.  Perhaps you’ll be learning canyoning, windsurfing, white water kayaking. kitesurfing or ride your mountain bike across real mountains.  This is all possible with 1st Caringbah Venturers.

  • Leadership

Our Venturer Unit is led by Adult Leaders, Greg “Chopper” Kirk, Paul “Rusty” Crowther, Jeff “Blue Tongue” Stack and significant support from 2 parent helpers too.

  • Joining

If you want to join us then please contact Greg “Chopper” Kirk,  on gregkirk62@gmail.com or 0438 377 311.  Youth can bypass the waiting list and join immediately where their parents commit to join as a leader of either Scouts, Joey’s or Cubs.

  • Meetings

Venturer meetings take place on Monday’s (except school holidays) during the normal school terms and run from  7.30pm to 9.30pm at our Group Hall in Castlenau Street, Caringbah. 

  • Activities

The Venturer Scouts create their own program with emphasis placed on getting outdoors and adventurous so as to expand their comfort zones, stretch their limits, build self esteem and confidence and enable them to face life’s challenges.

To name just some of our activities we have enjoyed since re-forming in Feb 2010, canyoning, trekking, ski-ing, snow boarding, snow caving, mountain biking above the snow line, abseiling, sailing, stand up paddle boarding, windsurfing, gliding, surfing, rafting, kayaking, caving and rock climbing. The physical and mental challenges along the way help teens transition into adulthood. We have seen Young men and women end their time in Venturers with a new outlook, self confidence and improved leadership skills.

For an insight into the activities our Venturers have enjoyed, check out our activities gallery for a taste of what we have done and check out the gallery below for highlights of 2010 to 2012 and our 4 year plan 2010 to 2014

  • Venturer Award Scheme

Every Venturer Scout is encouraged to strive towards the various badges and awards that is available. Completing the Award Scheme and Duke of Edinbugh scheme is a great achievement and can be beneficial in the search of employment with 5 ATAR points allocated by some Uni’s. Add the Duke of Edinburgh Gold or Queens Scout to your resume or CV and have the adventure of a lifetime! For more information about the Scout Award Scheme, click here to visit the Scouts Australia website. want to see our past programs? click here

  • Program Archive

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