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St. George’s Day & The Victor Kneale Trophy

Posted on February 10th, 2017 by admin

Details for the Parade and Service are being finalised and should be out by the end of February.

The Parade and Service for 2017 will be held on Sunday 23 April 2017 (which is the last Sunday of the Easter School Holidays). We are Parading from Victoria Road School, Castletown (leaving at 2:30 pm) to King William’s College. The Service is due to start at about 3:00 pm and Parent Pick Up will be approximately 4:00 pm.

These details are just for your information – full confirmation of timings will be issued in due course.

The Victor Kneale Trophy

The Victor Kneale Trophy is for an annual Arts and Crafts Competition open to all Scouting Sections on the Isle of Man. This year’s competition will be judged on Sunday 23 April 2017, which is the day of the Island St. George’s Day Parade. All entries will help form part of the Parade. The Competition this year is to design a Flag or Banner.

Download complete information here Victor Kneale Competition 2017


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Birkenhead Gang Show – 24th February 2017

Posted on November 15th, 2016 by admin

 Gaiety Theatre

Please pass the information to any leaders who:
– are not on Facebook
– do not read the website
– were not represented at the recent GSL meeting
The producers & directors of the Birkenhead Gang Show spoke with a group of leaders recently and they started rehearsals in Birkenhead recently. Although they have a plan of what the Isle of Man cast members will be doing it will greatly depend on how many cast members there are. Although they could work with 2 or 3, more performers would give them much more scope. They would be in the opening and closing numbers as well.
The plan is for the director to come to the island for a weekend in December (date to finalised). Please contact Colin Brew, Janet McCabe or Gil Salway with the list of cast members or if you have any questions.

What is required:



A minimum of 2 members of each group, Cubs or Scouts, but can be more if they are keen to be part of it (Sorry no Beavers) and 2 Explorers per Unit.


6 x Backstage – leaders/network members (over 18s only)
5 x Runners – these could be Explorers (we have 1 volunteer so far)
4 x Adult Dressers – female preferably (we have 3 volunteers so far)
6 x Front of House per performance (these could be Active Support members)
6 x Make Up
4 x Chaperones (over 18s only)
This is the desired numbers, they can work with a few less and they can always find roles for more if necessary. However they would prefer to sell any extras tickets and make the audience even bigger!
Cubs or Scouts who take part in the show as cast will qualify for their Entertainer Badge, any Explorers who are in the cast will get the Performing Arts Badge.

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Cubs 100 Promise Party on 16th December

Posted on October 2nd, 2016 by admin

The official birthday of Cubs is widely seen as the 16th of December. This was the day in 1916 when the Wolf Cubs were launched. It would be a great end to the year if everyone could remake their Promise at 19:16 (7:16pm) on this date.

Cubs Scouts from across the Island are having their Promise Party at Ballakermeen High School, in the new canteen. They’ll be watching the recent Jungle Book film. As everyone in Cubbing should know, the Jungle Book has been an important part of Cubs since it was started 100 years ago.

The party will run from 6:15-9:00. There will be popcorn (can’t have a movie without popcorn), a drink and there will be a Cubs 100th birthday cake.

The information and permission form can be downloaded here.

Parent/Guardian Letter
Permission Form

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Birkenhead Gangshow Coming to the Isle of Man

Posted on July 7th, 2016 by admin

Since the first show in London in 1962, productions have been organised around the world from Ireland, Europe, Canada, America and as far as New Zealand and Australia… but more importantly the Gang Show is coming to The Isle Of Man in 2017!

In 1967 the Birkenhead Gang Show cast came over to the island and performed at The Gaiety Theatre. 150 of them! They stayed for a week in Scout Huts and home hospitality. In February 2017 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary they are doing it all again – this time bigger and better AND this time you can join them on stage!

So, what is a Gang Show ? . . .

A Gang Show is a theatrical performance including a number of comedy sketches, dances and musical items in a fast moving show and it’s based on the original idea of Ralph Reader CBE. It is performed by all members of The Scout and Guide Associations. Some Gang Shows have leaders of Scouts and Guides on stage as well. Leaders, youth members and parents help behind the scenes. The aim is, through performance, to empower young people to make a positive contribution to society and have a fantastic opportunity to perform on stage.

The production team and crews plan, write, compose, choreograph, build scenery and props, make costumes and rehearse for several months. A typical show requires 3 to 6 months of rehearsals, with 12 months of planning. Every show does it differently, depending on its size.

YOU can be part of it. All you have to do is contact Colin or Janet on the email or phone numbers, provided on this flyer. Post the flyer in your Scout hall and spread the news.

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Details Cub Island Football Competition

Posted on June 22nd, 2016 by admin

The Cub Island Football Competition will be held this year at the Colby Football Club on Saturday, 9 July.

Leader Information:

  • No limit on the amount of Cubs you bring
  • Cubs to wear bibs or their own cub football kit
  • Kick off 2:00 pm (Teams to register no later than 1:30 pm)
  • The activity will finish no later than 5:00 pm
  • The emphasis is ‘fun’
  • No football boots to be worn by Cubs (unless the pitch is wet)

Any questions, then please contact Colin Brew (CSL 1st Douglas) or Andrew Galka (CSL 2nd Onchan).

Download the information flyer

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Report on Snaefell Cub’s camp at Ardwhallan

Posted on May 16th, 2016 by admin

O1ver the weekend of 6th-8th May 2016 Cubs from 2nd Onchan’s Snaefell Cub Pack attended camp at Ardwhallan Outdoor Education Centre. On Friday evening, after arriving at Ardwhallan and settling in, the Cubs went out exploring the centre by doing some orienteering around the grounds. After this we had a couple of games of Long Ball whilst the sun set before heading up to the Viking Longhouse for hot chocolate, biscuits, some stories and jokes. Those that were still feeling energetic then headed back out for a couple of man hunt wide games in the field. Everyone got caught in the end except for myself managing to sneak past the Cubs and make it in! We then all walked back to the house and headed to bed with the cubs asleep by 12:30.

Up at 7:30 we had breakfast and inspection followed by some free time before our morning activities. The Cubs were split into two groups and took on the challenges of the Low Ropes and a Blindfold trail through some thick vegetation before swapping over. After a quick juice break it was on to Archery and Backwards Cooking where the Cubs made some delicious stuffed potatoes and cheesy twisted dough balls on the hot coals of the fire. After lunch we decided to postpone our hike and headed into Onchan for a trip to the Fun Barn as the weather was a bit wet. Following a couple of hours of jumping into the ball pits and racing each other down the slides we headed to the Scout Hall for some games and dinner. We then headed back and watched a couple of films with cake and popcorn. Most of the cubs took themselves off to bed or fell asleep on the giant beanbags during the films.

After a well deserved lie in we had a hearty breakfast of bacon sandwiches before packing our kit away and heading to Windy Corner for a gentle and enjoyable hike. Back at Ardwhallan the Cubs helped tidy the house before prize giving and being collected.

All the Cubs said they had a great time over the weekend and can’t wait for the next camp. I’d like to say a massive thank you to our Leaders (Rob and Mark) for helping run the camp and also to Andrew (Snakey), Charlotte and Dan for popping in over the weekend to help with activities and driving the minibus. It was a great team effort by the Leaders and together with the excellent behavior of the Cubs made for a fantastic camp!!

Report by Alex Armstrong – Assistant Cub Scout Leader 2nd Onchan Snaefell Cub Pack

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Photos from St. George’s Day in Peel 2016

Posted on April 20th, 2016 by admin

About 400 members were in Peel Sunday for the Island’s St. George’s Day celebration. It was a beautiful, sunny day. As the Island Chaplin, Ian Faulds, joked during the service, “The sun always shines  in Peel.”

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The Sun Shines on St. George’s Day

Posted on April 20th, 2016 by admin

12994406_10206578142474083_6858188077091165708_n About 400 members were in Peel Sunday for the Island’s St. George’s Day celebration. It was a beautiful, sunny day. As the Island Chaplin, Ian Faulds, joked during the service, “The sun always shines  in Peel.”

The groups paraded along the prom led by the Ellan Vannin Pipes & Drums to Peel Castle for the service.

The England Chief Commissioner, Alex Peace-Gadsby, visited the Island for the day to attend the service. The ECC presented three St. George’s Day awards during the service. Julian Ashcroft and Gillie Salway both were awarded the Silver Acorn which is awarded “In Recognition of Specially Distinguished Service”. Peter Kelly was awarded the Bar to the Silver Acorn in “Recognition of Further Specially Distinguished Service”. 12983361_10153418363905685_7960183708323373757_oCongratulation to each of you.

After the service each section enjoyed their own activities:

  • Beavers built their own Peel (sand) Castle on Peel Beach
  • Cubs hiked up Peel Hill where they had a picnic lunch
  • Scouts chose from kayaking, coasteering and a navigation challenge around Peel
  • Explorers had a 30 meter climb (just to give them a challenge) up from the South end of Peel Beach

Everyone had a great time.

To see more photos from St. George’s Day in the gallery.


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