The theme for Easter Venture in 2017 is 'Lost at Sea', and although sailing might cause some sea sickness, the theme is all about having fun at EV. Anything related to the ocean is 'in theme', be that on top, around, near or underneath the deep blue.
Dress your team in theme, run around in theme, and be prepared to do crazy things all in the name of theme. The team that does this best will win the Theme trophy. Even if you don't win the Theme trophy, we guarantee that you'll have a great time doing it.
As teams of large trading companies (your sub-camp), you will set sail across oceans for distant shores and exotic locations to trade, influence and control.
Does your team need ideas for theme? Remember, anything that is related to the sea is in-theme for 2017.
Some of the best costumes we've seen have been some of the simplest. Make sure that you can hike easily in your costume - that is that you don't get too hot and it isn't heavy. Why not incorporate your costume into your hat and make it something to keep the sun off you and your pack?
Here are some ideas we've compiled to get you started. But of course, be prepared to think outside the box and come as something else if you'd prefer.
This is by no means an exhaustive list - think outside the box and be creative! More points will be awarded for creative costumes!
|1959||Rostrevor / Ashton / Woodhouse||139|
|1960||Adelaide Hills / Woodhouse|
|1961||Adelaide Hills / Woodhouse|
|1962||Colonial Venture||Adelaide Hills / Woodhouse|
|1963||1,000 Islands||Adelaide Hills / Woodhouse|
|1964||Adelaide Hills / Woodhouse|
|1965||All Arabian Trek||Gawler / Torrens Gorge||140|
|1966||Saga of the Vikings||Deep Creek||160|
|1967||The Wild West Show||Philcox Hill / Kuitpo Forest||~180|
|1968||The Gathering of the Clans||240|
|1969||Project Tauri||South Coast / Yankalilla||250|
|1971||Krishnev Takes a Holiday||Nairne/Harrogate||450|
|1974||North - ?|
|South - Quest for the Golden Fleece||Delamere / Tunkalilla|
|1975||North - ?||Williamstown|
|South - The Year of the Lash||Finniss / Kuitpo Forest|
|1976||North - ?|
|South - Operation Ripe Charlie||Eden Valley / Mount Crawford?|
|1977||North - ?|
|South - ?
Modified EV, no hiking
|1978||Quest for the Holy Grail|
|1979||North - ?|
|South - The Great Gangster Gadabout||Hallett / Mount Bryan|
|1981||Tarsus vs the Empire||Mount Crawford Forest|
|1982||Spy vs Spy||Kuitpo Forest|
|1983||Cancelled due to Ash Wednesday bushfires|
|1984||Behind the Magic Mushroom
Alternative EV - multiple location bases around SA
|Woodhouse and expedition locations|
|1985||Victory or Death||Mount Crawford Forest|
|1987||Midnight at the Oasis||Second Valley / Delamere|
|1988||Alice in Wonderland (Mad Hats for Cool Cats)||Clare Valley / Hallett|
|1989||Magical Mystery Tour||Fleurieu Peninsula|
|1990||I Saved the World (Super Heroes)|
|1991||The Wild Wild West|
|1992||Daring Deeds on Trusty Steeds (Knights of the Round Table)|
|1993||Freaked Out Flower Venture|
|1994||The Saga of the Seven Seas (Pirates)||Deep Creek|
|1995||Chicaga Shenanigans - Roaring Twenties Venture|
|1996||Space - the Final Frontier||Watervale / Clare|
|1997||The Sizzling Seventies||Brookefield / Armstrong / Roonka||150|
|1998||Around the World in 80 Hours||Robertstown / Burra Gorge|
|1999||Fractured Fairytales||Kuitpo Forest / Kangarilla|
|2000||Good vs Evil||Mt Bryan / Hallett|
|2001||2001 A Space Oddity||Deep Creek|
|2002||Mobsta Mayhem||Mt Crawford Forest|
|2003||Middle Earth Madness||Kuitpo Forest|
|2004||Action Figure EV - The Toybox Rebellion||Mt Crawford Forest||74|
|2005||Dawn of the Living Dead||Brookefield / Armstrong / Roonka||68|
|2006||Jungle fEVer||Wirabarra Forest||82|
|2007||Motion of the Ocean||Mt Bryan||82|
|2009||World Domination||Terowie (Tilkilkie)||88|
|2010||Fractured Fairytales||Mt Crawford Forest||92|
|2011||Spaced Out||Wirabarra Forest||44|
|2012||Rockin' World Tour||Kuitpo Forest||69|
|2013||Game On!||Mt Bryan East (Caroona Creek)||92|
|2014||Around the World in 80 Hours||Mount Crawford Forest|
|2016||Bush Bashed||Bundaleer Forest, (Bundaleer North, near Jamestown).|
|2017||Lost at Sea||Mt Bryan East (Caroona Creek)|
Help us compile this list! If you have an addition or a correction to the list above, then please email email@example.com
Contributions by: Graham Hill (former BC Senior Scouts & EV Originator), Michael Woodward, Minky Cockshell, Julian Stone, John Rockliff, Amanda Taylor, Julia McTier, Greg Roberts, Bruce Leibhardt, Janette Leibhardt, Bob Ellis and Sandy Ellis.
List last updated 11/02/2017