VSU Archives
2001 to 2002

35 Year Anniversary for the 44th Venture Scout Unit ....

Quite a busy year in the life of the 44th. A lot of preparation work was carried out readying a large expedition 'force' for the unit's summer trip to Norway. A forward party of 4 setting out in an equipment laden minibus to make the ferry crossing to the land of the mountain and pine, followed a few days later by the main group flying out. Their adventures detailed exquisitely(!) in the new all-colour web-based Venture 44 Norway Expedition Special!

With Editor Rachael Brown heading off to John Moores University in Liverpool to study Forensic Science & Microbiology, the Unit was left sadly lacking the necessary DTP & Graphics Design skills to seemlessly continue with publishing the V44 in its traditional paper format; coupled with the Bursar's desire to now charge full whack for photocopying costs, this prompted the Exec's decision to switch solely to electronic web-based editions only, with all the advantages that brought with it. This also suited the more digitally focused skill set now available within the unit.

Norway Expedition 2002 - Tree Fellers, Tonje & The Thong of Norway!
Venture 44 Edition 90  (web-based version)

Annual Report 2001-2002

Queen's Scouts on Parade! - Our recently appointed Queen's Scouts Matthew and Adam represent the Unit & District at the St George's Day Parade at Windsor Castle

Queen's Scouts Presentation - Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire presents Adam, Matt & Rachael with the highest Scouting award, the Queen's Scout Award, at Gloucestershire County Reception

Venture 44 Edition 89  (published October 2001) - Editorial, Chairman's Note, Life After Venture Scouts (Chris Smith), An Essay on Equipment (Matt Key), Dartmoor - The First Time (Dan Dales), From All Points, Ireland 2001 Summer Expedition - extended report