30 November-2 December 2018

Gilwell Park, Gembrook, in the Dandenong Ranges, just over 70km east of Melbourne

ADMIN:

  • Gates open for check-in at 6pm on the Friday night - no earlier!
  • Activities start at 9.30pm on Friday night and keep going until 11.30am on Sunday
  • Hosting – please fill in “Unit Hosting Form” and return PRIOR to VG
  • 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 station located at VG Admin – gold coin donation.

REMEMBER: Read the “Conditions of Entry” that are in the VG Information Booklet and below. These will be strictly adhered to.

WELFARE:

  • Personal Information Record (PIR) Form or printed Care Monkey profile if there have been any changes to the health information you have provided during the registration processThis 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 prevalent.
  • Water at Gilwell 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!

SHADE, SUNSCREEN and 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 Gilwell 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
  • Gilwell is rather dark in areas, so torches would be handy for all attending
  • Prizes are available for selected activities – ask the Rover Crew running the activity, if there is a prize
  • 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 2018. Authorised drone use only by permission of the Assistant Camp Chief – Jeff Bethell.
Attachments:
Download this file (PIRjun12.pdf)Personal Information Record June 2012[Personal Information Record June 2012]136 kB
Download this file (Information-Booklet-VG2018-updated-v2.pdf)Information Booklet VG2018[Information Booklet VG2018]1755 kB
Download this file (Conditions-of-Entry-VG2018.pdf)Conditions of Entry VG2018[Conditions of Entry VG2018]73 kB
Download this file (Unit-Hosting-Form-VG2018.pdf)Unit Hosting Form VG2018[Unit Hosting Form VG2018]95 kB
Download this file (Leader-Information-VG2018.pdf)Leader Information VG2018[Leader Information VG2018]118 kB
Download this file (Parent-Information-VG2018.pdf)Parent Information VG2018[Parent Information VG2018]105 kB
Download this file (Unit-Information-VG2018.pdf)Unit Information VG2018[Unit Information VG2018]156 kB
Download this file (Catering-Menu-VG2018-Draft.pdf)Catering Menu VG2018 Draft[Catering Menu VG2018 Draft]62 kB