Waivers for Offsite Activities
Please be aware of the following waivers – Venturer Scouts can choose to complete ALL waivers so that they can swap activities at AV2018.
Don’t miss out!
- Get Going – Waiver Kingston Park
- Get Chafed – Waiver Sunrover
- Get Equestrian – Waiver Slickers
- Get Fit – Waiver Have Fun MTB
- Get Surfing – Waiver XL surf School
- Get Fit – Waiver River Life
- Get City – Waiver Storey Bridge Climb
All Venturer Scouts and Line Leaders are entitled to attend two offsite activities. This can be one Gold and one Platinum, OR two gold offsite activities.
Once two activities are selected by a Venturer Scout, they are booked in! Bookings can be changed by the Venturer Scout (subject to available spaces and signed indemnities) up to the day before the activity.
Once two activities are selected by a Line Leader, they are booked in subject to adequate leadership across all offsite activities. Bookings can be changed by the Leader (subject to available Leader spaces) up to the day before the activity. Line Leaders will be expected to oversee Venturer Scouts at the activity, as well as have a go!
All platinum activities have an additional fee. This must be paid in full within 10 days of booking or that booking will be cancelled.
There is no refund on Platinum bookings.
Service Leaders can ask to fill a leader role on an offsite activity the day before an offsite activity. All full-time Leaders (Line and Service) are entitled to go on a Leader Tour.
Gold Offsite Activities have no additional fee
This activity will take you to Bounce for some intense trampolining. You’ll have a lunch break (BYO from site) then we head off for an afternoon of Ice Skating, taking in the cooler side of life on a hot summer’s Brizzy day!
Ever wanted to shoot your best friend? This is the offsite activity for you then, you terrible person. You’ll get to engage with archery tag, Laser Skirmish and other combative skills. Take your lunch in case you survive that long, and take a towel for a cool-off swim after battle.
This is a simple day at the beach. Head offsite with your lunch packed for a full day at one of Queensland’s famous Sunshine Coast beaches. Hang out at the base with Beach Cricket and Beach Volleyball, or explore the beautiful Sunshine Coast at your leisure. We’ll be smack bang in the middle of the beach, river, surf and shops, with easy transport options further afield and no set schedule. Find out what it’s really like to be a Banana-Bending Queenslander.
Who says Brisbane doesn’t have kulcha? We may be Australia’s biggest country town, but that doesn’t mean we don’t get great shows occasionally (on Foxtel). Discover the skills needed to deliver a show through spending a day engaged in theatre production with our Wonargo Revue team. Backstage, centre stage, sound and lighting. Take your lunch with you to eat during intermission and have fun putting on a show!
You haven’t been to Queensland until you’ve been to the Gems of the Gold Coast – Dreamworld and White Water World. Get your adrenalin pumping and take in all it has to offer. Take your lunch and a towel and spend a whole day getting excited!
Are you the sort of person that suffers from a terrible abundance of energy? The rest of the activities look too easy? We have you sorted with this triathlon of sorts: Start with a mountain bike ride from Mt Coot-tha, overlooking Brisbane, down into the heart of the City. Jump in a kayak and experience the city views as you paddle down the Brisbane River to Southbank – Brisbane’s leisure parkland, where you’ll complete the final leg – the mega-swim! Well, actually, you’ll get to laze by the pool, have a swim, throw a Frisbee, grab a bite and relax.
Want to get started on your future career as a pro-surfer, but don’t actually have any idea how? This is for you. You’ll learn how to body board and get some time on stand up boards over a three hour session. This activity runs concurrently with Get Burnt, and you’ll have plenty of time either side to explore the Sunshine Coast at your own pace.
See the famous Glasshouse Mountains up close and personal, and with maximum effort, with this morning hike up Mount Beerwah (subject to change depending on weather). After you’ve gone up and back again, you’ll be taken to a beautiful Sunshine Coast beach for a well-earned swim! BYO lunch, boots and towel.
Need a break from all the venturing? Enjoy this relaxed, self-led day in Brisbane City. Suggested activities include lunch, City Cat ride, Science Centre, movies, but it’s all up to you – we’ll just get you there and home. But wait, want the best view in Brisbane? We have booked you in for a bridge climb as well. Harness up and climb the magnificent Storey Bridge. It’s a just like the Sydney Harbour bridge, but has a Story as well. BYO lunch.
Platinum Offsite Activities require an additional fee
GET CHAFED EXTRA COST: $85
Explore Queensland’s second-most-famous sand island with this Moreton Island Day Tour. You’ll not only see the sights in a convoy of highly-capable off road vehicles, but you’ll get to throw yourself off sand dunes and snorkel around the beautiful bay to boot.
Don’t put your head in the sand too quick! Why brave the crowds at the local beach or sit in camp when you have Brissie’s slice of paradise right in our backyard?! Hop onboard the MICAT ferry and cruise across magical Moreton bay. We’ll have you stepping off the ferry onto the beach in around 75 minutes from leaving port. And the best bit is it’s just as easy on the way back.
So what’s the big deal about a day trip to Moreton? We’ve got crystal clear blue waters, pristine white sandy beaches and huge sand hills. Have you been sandboarding? Give it a go, then wash off in the bay while you wait for your ferry home. BYO lunch and towel.
GET EQUESTRIAN EXTRA COST: $40
Before the electric engine, there was the internal combustion engine. Before the internal combustion engine, there was the… Horse. Get back to your roots with the original conveyance of choice for your middle-aged teens. Open to all experience levels, our professional provider will take you on an all-day ride around their ocean view property, with a stop in the middle for lunch (BYO from site) and a bit of a lake-side dip.
GET GOING EXTRA COST: $50
MINIMUM AGE: 16 YEARS OLD
Do you feel a need for speed? Well, we can’t unleash you on grown up cars just yet, but we’ve organised the next best thing – take part in a day of Go Karting, arranged just like a Bathurst race. In teams of 5, you’ll get a professional driver briefing and practice laps before being thrown into a full-on race against the other teams, featuring points, penalties, pit stops, lap counts and over a 100km of racing (16+ Only). BYO lunch.
GET WET EXTRA COST: $165
MINIMUM AGE: 16 YEARS OLD
Get your power-boat and personal water craft license (jet ski) with this full day, practical focused course from our professional providers. Usually transferrable to other states. Check yours! BYO lunch.
GET WINDED EXTRA COST: $70
Did you miss out on Get Keelhauled? Do you love sailing? Do you want to have a go? Do you just want to lay on the deck of a yacht and look like a movie star? Well this is for you! Head down to Manly boat harbor, and board a yacht for a day’s sail around beautiful Moreton Bay. Sit back and relax or lend a hand. The day is yours. BYO towel and lunch.
GET AWAY EXTRA COST: $135
We all understand the value of Scouting, and we all know Venturers is the best Section, but sometimes we just need a little time out. This is a “Leaders Only” full-day decadent tour of the Sunshine Coast hinterland with a professional tour company – Sunshine Tours http://www.sunshinewinetours.com.au
Nev will pick us up from camp where we’ll travel north to view the hauntingly beautiful Glasshouse Mountains at Mary Cairncross Park Lookout (with a glass of sparkling wine).
From here, we will head to a wine tasting at Maleny Mountain Winery – www.malenymountainwines.com.au
We will then sample cheese at Maleny Cheese Factory, where there’s a wide variety of award-winning cheese to sample. Purchase a coffee, tea, beer or glass of wine and relax on the deck.
We will then clear the palate with a wine tasting at Flame Hill Winery near Montville or Masons Wine in Montville. Choice of venue will be determined closer to the day.
Time to stop and have lunch at Montville Bar & Grill. This is a 2 course meal included in the fee. Menus will be distributed at the first wine tasting stop to allow perusal and selection of the Main meal. The meal selections are then forwarded to Montville Bar & Grill as some meals require extra time for preparation.
Hang on!! Only a 2 course meal? We’ll finish off with delicious chocolate & fudge sampling at the Chocolate Country shop. Wall to wall chocolate and candy. Tour participants receive a 10% discount on any purchase.
Time to walk off the calories. Spend the remaining time wandering the Montville main street, with a range of shops, galleries, and Castle Glen Liqueurs with 4 complimentary samples.
After a fantastic day, it’s time to say farewell and head back to camp refreshed. Note: Alcohol cannot be brought back on site.