General Information

EVENT DETAILS

Date:

6th-8th December

Location:

Mafeking Rover Park

Cost:

Venturers $75, Linking Scouts $45, Leaders & Rovers FREE

Gates Open:

6 pm - You’ll be sent away if you arrive earlier as there is no room to park outside the gates

Activities Start:

9.30 pm on Friday night and keep going until 11.30 am on Sunday

ADMIN

Activities

Activities start at 9.30pm on Friday night and keep going until 11.30am on Sunday

Unit hosting

please fill in “Unit Hosting Form” and return PRIOR to VG

Conditions of entry

Please consult the Information booklet from the Forms & Stuff page

Camping with other units

If you wish to camp near another unit, plan to arrive at the same time so you can choose your space together.

Phone charging

Phone Charging station located at VG Admin – gold coin donation.

Canteen options

See Canteen menu attachment in the Forms and Stuff Page

14+ Scouts at VG

For a Scout to be able to take up this offer, they must be hosted by a Venturer Unit. Make sure you that you list the name of the Venturer Unit you are hosted by (that you will be camping with during the weekend).  Please also fill in the Scout Hosting Form and make sure that your Scout Leader and the Venturer Leader know that you are attending VG. This is a great opportunity for Linking scouts to see and experience a venturer camp at a discounted rate

WELFARE/FIRST AID

  • Personal Information Record (PIR) Form or printed CareMonkey profile if there have been any changes to the health information you have provided during the registration process. This also applies to Leaders, Rovers and Service Personnel. 
  • Medical information must be up-to-date with ALL medical issues clearly stated. 
  • All information provided is relevant to the care that you receive while at VG. 
  • Don’t forget your Personal First Aid Kit, including paracetamol and any antihistamines as prescribed for your own use. 
  • Ant and spider bites may occur
  • Water at Mafeking is only to be taken from the specific drinking taps for drinking and cooking, etc. Please bring own containers for carrying/dispersal of water. 
  • Don’t forget to look after yourself; eat food, drink plenty of water and get some sleep over the weekend! 
  • First aid is manned by the Victorian Scouts First Aid Service (VSFAS) on site

SHADE, SUNSCREEN, SHOES

  • Make sure you bring small SHADE structures for your campsite. 
  • Make sure that you and your Venturers have HATS, SUNSCREEN and CLOTHING that will protect them from sunburn. 
  • Scout camps are closed-shoe camps. Please make sure that you and your Venturers have CLOSED SHOES to protect their feet from injury - NO THONGS! 

THINGS TO REMEMBER

  • Personal belongings (clothes etc), sleeping gear (sleeping bag etc.) 
  • Uniform for traveling to and from VG and closing ceremony 
  • Hike tents are preferred, steel tent pegs are suggested for Mafeking as the ground can be hard 
  • BYO lightweight cooking equipment as there can be NO open fires. Gas Fired Cooking Appliances are permitted onsite 
  • Any items brought to VG like blow up pools/couches etc MUST be taken home with you! 
  • If you would rather not cook, there is a canteen onsite 
  • The campsite is rather dark in areas, so torches would be handy for all attending 
  • Excessive noise from speakers onsite will have the speakers confiscated until after the closing ceremony on Sunday

DO NOT BRING

  • Alcohol and non-prescribed drugs are NOT to be bought to VG – any Venturer, Guide, Rover or Leader found with non-prescribed drugs or alcohol in their possession will be sent home immediately, along with the rest of their Unit, at their parents’, guardians’ or own expense 
  • No energy drinks will be allowed onsite – items will be confiscated when found and will not be returned. 
  • No-Doze or similar are not to be bought onsite – items found will be confiscated and destroyed. 
  • No whips, knives, multi tools, laser pointers (which will not be returned) and any other item deemed dangerous will be taken to Admin for safekeeping (so don’t bring them!) 
  • No Pot belly stoves or other flame based heaters to be bought onsite 
  • No couches or large pieces of furniture (especially with wheels) will be allowed onsite 
  • No bicycles (1, 2 or 3 wheels) allowed to be bought on site by Venturers, Leaders or Rovers, except for those being used by an activity 
  • No drones of any description to be bought to VG. Drone use restricted to Authorized Committee Members.
  • Mafeking Rover Park is a Glass Free Site - So do not bring it - This includes salsa jars for your chips