The Australian Venture camp is held every 3 years and members from Bexleyheath / Bexley District have attended previous Ventures in Victoria in 2000, New South Wales in 2006, Western Australia in 2009, Tasmania in 2012, South Australia in 2015 and Queensland in 2018.
The next Australian Venture will be in New South Wales in January 2021 - the website for the last AV will give you a good idea of the format www.av2018.scouts.com.au
Get Set was held in Queensland and 7 Explorers and 3 Leaders from Black Prince arrived in Sydney on 27 December where we met up with the Tasmanian Contingent for the start of a week long road trip through New South Wales and Queensland to Brisbane. Our Post-Tour was spent in Cairns before flying home via Singapore.
Heaps Good was held in South Australia and we took a group of 5 Explorers and 3 Leaders, spending a week in Sydney (again including New Year's Eve) in Sydney and then a few days in Fremantle afterwards.
WildDayz was held in Tasmania and 3 leaders were part of a UK Contingent of 17 and spent a week in Melbourne before the Venture and then a week in Sydney afterwards.
For Escape we had 11 Explorers plus 5 leaders from Bexleyheath who flew out from the UK on Christmas Day, spent a week (including New Year's Eve) in Sydney and then flew to Perth in time for the start of Escape where they were part of a total UK Contingent of 38 at Fairbridge.
AV06 was held at Cataract Park, just south of Sydney and 2 Explorers plus 2 leaders spent a week in Sydney, enjoying home hospitality in Oatley before the camp and a couple of days in the Blue Mountains afterwards.
The UK Contingent for AV06 was just 9 in total.
Venture 2000 saw 4 leaders from Bexleyheath fly to Melbourne and be part of the UK Contingent of 20 at Torquay and Anglesea after enjoying a week's home hospitality in Melbourne and Geelong.