Bruce Collier (bcollier@ES.CO.NZ)
Tue, 31 Dec 1996 08:52:36 +1200
The following was received in email - hope nobody objects to my circulating
the information via the list....
>10th Australian Venture - Mega 10
>Between the 3rd and 12th of January 1997, 2,000 Venturers and Rangers
>from Australia and 20 countries will participate in expeditions and
activities that will boggle your mind.
>Internet Central was originally conceived to provide Venturers the
>ability to view the world from the Internet. In our plans for the session,
it has also turned into a two way street, there are proba
>bly millions of Scouts around the world who would like the
>opportunity to visit the Venture and see what is happening at our event.
The team at Internet Central is going to provide this ability, you
>will not be reading or hearing the team, you will be hearing the
>thoughts of the Venturers, be able to play movie files of activities and
read what they have done.
>Internet Central will hopefully also be broadcasting live from
>Woodhouse the opening ceremony of the second phase of the Venture, a well
known live band (whose identity is being kept a secret) will e
>ntertain the Venture, and for three hours we will telecast all the
>proceedings direct into the Internet. This is yet to be fully confirmed.
>>From the 3rd of January you will be able to visit the Venture and get
>a taste of what you are missing, our web site is at http://www.mega10.net.au.
>Do you want some souviners of the 10th Australian Venture - well for
>probably the first time, anyone in the world will be able to order their
souviners on-line. Yes, and we will post them out to you,
> credit card purchases are welcome - just fill in the on-line form,
>or fax it to us and it will be in the post real soon.
>Want to talk with some of the Venturers at the Venture, then come to
>our IRC session, the offical network of the 10th Australian Venture is
IRCNet (our IRC server will be irc.stealth.net on port 5555
>) on the channel #scouting, we will be there waiting to chat. A
>constant netmeet will be happening from the 9am on the 8th of January to
4pm on the 12th of January (our local time). IRC chat sessions
> will be open 24 hours a day
>Internet Central will also host what may become one the largest
>netmeets ever known. On the 10th of January the 1st World Cyberspace
Venture will happen, all Venturer Units, Explorer Posts - any Scou
>t Troops are invited to join in - how do I get there you ask -
>simple. Come on over to IRCNet to #scouting and join in. Not only will this
event be on Internet, but CompuServe subscribers too may joi
>n in by joining the Scouting forum, we will be there also.
>For 10 days in 1997 Australian Venturers and their overseas guests
>will experience the "experience of a lifetime", if you are unable to get
here, well we are sorry you can't get here, but this is you
>r chance to experience the 10th Australian Venture.
>The 10th Australian Venture Internet facilities are made available by
>the kind permission of iinet Technologies and Silicon Graphics.
>For more information up to the 2nd of January please contact Alan
>Jones the Team Leader at firstname.lastname@example.org, after the 2nd of January
please contact the Internet Central team at email@example.com
>We look forward to seeing you there.
>Project Commissioner - Cub Scouts, South Australian Branch
>Team Leader - Internet Central team - 10th Australian Venture
>Alan Jones - Project Commissioner Cub Scout
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