Venturer Notice Board


Tuesday evenings @ 1830hrs

Commencing 11th February




Children of both sexes between the age of 14 and17 years are able to join a Venturer Troop. Calliope is a Sea Scout group , with emphasis given to water based activities over the summer months. Calliope Venturers meet at “The Ship" on Thursday evenings between 1830 and 2130. Programme organised by the Venturers and overseen by the Venturer Leader, and helped out by Assistant Leaders, and parents.

The programme provided is as wide and varied as possible. Several outdoor tramping/camping weekends are usually arranged each year; there is an annual Sea Scouts Regatta where all troops in the region compete with their sailing skills; on summer evenings training and sailing experience is gained with the use of the Group's Cutter, Sunbursts and canoes.
Winter months see the Venturers working on badges (covering a wide range of topics and skills including swimming, first aid, handyman's, etc.), rope work, games plus the inevitable Boat Maintenance under the watchful eye of a local boatbuilder.

Every four years a National Jamboree is held - this means that every Venturer has at least one opportunity to attend whilst in the Scouting movement. Scouts gather from around New Zealand and the Pacific in one giant tent city where activities aimed to interest, challenge and excite are provided. The Venturer Leader will provide a more comprehensive joining kit once your son/daughter has decide to join.

The Group also ensures that all those involved are kept informed of all activities, with the normal Cub/Scout handouts relating to programes etc.

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