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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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Supersplash Entry Deadline Nears

Posted on April 17th, 2016 by admin

The annual FUN swimming Gala (Supersplash) will be held at Western Swimming Pool in Peel on Saturday, 30th of April and begins at 5:30pm (be at poolside ready to begin, so arrive by 5:15).

What is the Supersplash?

The event consists of a number of fun novelty swimming races.

Who can enter?

The event is open to Cubs, Scout and Explorer Scouts.

How do I enter?

Simply return the entry form (download entry form here) to Steve White by 9.00 pm on Monday 25th April, along with the entry fee of £7. Entries received after this time will not be accepted.

For all the details see the SuperSplash event in the calendar.

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Scouting in The Isle of Man has over 10% growth in 2016

Posted on March 19th, 2016 by admin

Today Manx Scouting is announcing that its membership has grown by 10.4%. 2016 is the 5th  consecutive year of growth and the largest growth it has experienced in living memory. Membership rose from just under 950 in 2015 to 1,047 making it the largest number of young people and adults in Scouting in The Isle of Man this century.

“This is fantastic news,” said Island Commissioner Guy Thompson. “It is down to the hard work and dedication of our leaders.”

Again this year more girls  than boys have become Explorer Scouts (aged 14-18 years).  In fact more than 1 in 10 young members in all sections Scouting on the island (for girls and boys aged 6-25) are girls.

What is worrying is that the census also shows an increase in the number of young people on waiting lists due to the shortage of adults.

Bear Grylls, Chief Scout, recently spoke about volunteering in Scouting. “One of my big missions is to encourage people who have the time, enthusiasm and ability, whatever it is, to put something back into their communities. It’s about a lot of people doing a little. I don’t want to hear any more about kids who can’t join because of a lack of leaders. We’ve got a brilliant, talented nation and I want some of that talent to be used to support young people.”

Find out how you can join the adventure by visiting manxscouts.com/get-involved/.

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Young Citizen of the Year 2016 – Nomination Deadline 20th March

Posted on March 6th, 2016 by admin

The Isle of Man Newspapers’ Young Citizen of the Year Awards is being held again for the second year and the nomination deadline is drawing near.

Voirrey Barron, Marketing Communications Manager at Manx Telecom, said:

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Who are you going to nominate?

“The inaugural Young Citizen of the Year Awards was a fantastic initiative, and the awards presentation evening was an emotional occasion which showcased the vibrant community spirit that plays a vital role in making the Isle of Man such a great place to live and work. As the Island’s leading telecoms provider, and a major employer, we take our role in the community very seriously and are therefore delighted to continue our support of the Young Citizen of the Year Awards. It’s an excellent initiative, and a great way to reward and celebrate the contribution which young people are making to Island life. We’re confident that this year’s award winners and nominees will once again inspire and encourage the next generation of young citizens to follow their example.”

There will be eight award categories:

  • advocacy
  • arts and culture
  • environmentalism
  • leadership
  • peer support
  • perseverance
  • volunteerism
  • sportsmanship

All nominees must be under the age of 18 at the start of the 2015/2016 academic school year which began on September 1st, 2015.  Winners of the awards will be announced at a presentation ceremony on Thursday April 14.

Download the Latest Nomination Form.

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Joint Founder’s Day/Thinking Day a Great Success

Posted on February 22nd, 2016 by admin

flagsAbout 100 young people from all sections of Scouting and Girlguiding  on the Isle of Man gathered on Sunday at St. George’s Church in Douglas.

“All 5 sections of Scouts were represented together with many leaders and parents. Lots of standards were presented making a lovely colourful parade.”, said Scouting’s Island Commissioner Guy Thompson. “VIP guests attended, it all raises the profile of Scouting and Guiding on the Island.”

One of the organisers of the service was Julie Leece, a leader of both Scouts and Rainbows  (the youngest section in GirlGuiding). “It was great to see Beavers through to Active Support there.” 

Thank you to all the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorer Scouts, Network, Active Support and Leaders that attended on what turned out to be a very wet day. Special thanks to the many standard bearers and those who took part in the service. You all made Manx Scouting proud.

 

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New GSL Appointment for 1st Arbory Scout Group

Posted on February 16th, 2016 by chil@manx.net

1st ArboryI have great pleasure in announcing that Chris Ramsay is the new Group Scout Leader at 1st Arbory.

Chris takes over the role from Mike Bates who, along with his leaders, has done a fantastic job in developing 1st Arbory into one of the Island’s leading groups.  Chris will bring to the group many new skills and ideas.

Sonya is to be the new AGSL as well as Cub Leader and I am sure that Chris, Sonya and the other leaders, executive committee and supporters will make a great team.

Chris will remain as AESL at Douglas Explorers.

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