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Explorers lend a hand (or two) with car parking at Tynwald Day

Posted on July 11th, 2018 by admin

Explorers, leaders and adult helpers did their bit to ensure the smooth running of this years Tynwald day celebration.

The ‘Wolf Packs’ patch was the traders car park and by the end of the morning they had perfected numerous ways of directing the public to a parking spot. The one using an Explorer as a ‘sign board’ increased visibility but did nothing for the arm muscles!

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Assistance required by the TT/MGP Association

Posted on July 11th, 2018 by admin

The IOM TT/MGP Association has again asked for our assistance to fill the information packs given to everyone marshalling at this years Manx Grand Prix.

This is open to Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Network, leaders, helpers and parents.

The only uniform required is your necker.

Meet at the rear of the TT Grandstand for 10am Sunday, 12th. August.

We are usually finished by lunchtime. Obviously the more hands the faster the job gets done! Also, there is usually a ‘goodies bag’ for participants.

The TT/MGP association really appreciate the help of the Scouts as we do in 2 to 3 hours what used to take them a week!

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The ‘Wolf Pack’ fetch the water

Posted on June 15th, 2018 by admin

Monday evening at Mullin ny Carty found the Explorers of the ‘Wolf Pack’ faced with a problem.

The two teams were given a plastic bucket with various items in such as; a large tin can with holes in the bottom, two long pieces of string, a small amount of twine, a cardboard tube, a small piece of plastic, a roll of insulating tape, three polystyrene cups and two rubber bands.

With these items they had to devise a way of getting river water up to the bucket on the access road.

The pictures show their differing but successful methods.

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TT Assoc. Needs Help Filling Marshal’s Info packs

Posted on May 8th, 2018 by admin

The TT/MGP Association have once again asked us for help filing the marshal’s information packs.This is open to Everyone including parents (Beavers are a bit young)

Meet at the rear of the TT grandstand for 10:00 am, Sunday 20th May. We should be finished about 12:30 pm in time for lunch. The association provide refreshments and the young people usually get a goodies bag as well.

The only uniform required is their respective neckers.

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‘Wolf Pack’ at work

Posted on February 25th, 2018 by admin

At the ‘Wolf’s Lair’ at Mullin y Carty the pack practicing their Trangia cooking skills in preparation for the forthcoming camping season and taking part in their favourite activity namely, eating! Some of the newer members had never had to assemble a Trangia & gas conversion before so it was a learning curve for them and a refresher for the rest.

I am pleased to report that the pancakes came out well.

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North West Region Scavenger Hunt

Posted on February 15th, 2018 by admin

The NW Region Scouts Scavenger Hunt on Sunday, 13th May in Liverpool. It is open to Cubs, Scouts & Explorers.

Right now, around 85 million people around the world have been made homeless through natural disaster and conflict.  ShelterBox works to change this. By providing emergency shelter and tools for families who have lost their homes as a result of disaster, they’re transforming despair into hope.

Who’s it for?

The North West ShelterBox Scavenger Hunt is open to teams of six Cubs, six Scouts or six Explorer Scouts. All Cub and Scout teams must be accompanied by a responsible adult, Explorer Scout teams may be accompanied or supervised remotely (the leader must be in the vicinity and in contact with the team). This promises to be a popular event and is available on a first come first served basis.

Event Information

The event will take place on Sunday 13th May 2018. Registration will open at 09:30 and teams will start the Scavenger Hunt from 10:00. All teams are expected to return by 15:30 and the event will close at 16:00.

Each team will be charged an entry fee of £25.00 which will cover the costs of hiring venues and purchasing the equipment required to run the event safely and successfully.

The event will take place on the streets of Liverpool City centre, starting and finishing at the Black-E centre located at just downhill of the Anglican Cathedral, on Great George Street, Liverpool
L1 5EW, approximately 5 minutes walk from the city centre and next to the Chinatown gateway.

For More Information

Download the 2018 Flyer

Visit the event’s website www.nwscoutglobal.org.uk for information and to register your team

Email info@nwscoutsglobal.org.uk

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AIC Explorers visits the ‘Wolf Pack’.

Posted on January 22nd, 2018 by admin

The Assistant Island Commissioner (Explorers), Steve White, was welcomed to the lair of the ‘Wolf Pack – Southern Explorers at Mullin ny Carty on Monday evening.

During his visit he presented ‘Messenger of Peace’ badges to Izzy S. and Rhys E. for their participation in the Bethlehem Peace Light project. The Messenger of Peace badge was originated by the Boy Scouts of America and is open to Scouts worldwide.

After the presentations the Explorers did their programme work of designing and fabricating their own woggles. ESL Roger has put up a prize for the best effort and the competition will be judged in March.

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The ‘Wolf Pack’ go Scandinavian

Posted on December 17th, 2017 by admin

This type of ‘cooker’ has been used in Scandinavia since time immemorial, and is an alternative to other forms of camp cooking over a conventional type of fire.

Although seeming relatively simple fuel economical way of cooking/heating water it does require an understanding of the fire triangle of ‘oxygen, fuel and flame’.

In the Scandinavian countries the predominant wood is, of course pine trees. Pine being a very resinous wood will burn whether seasoned or fresh cut. Other woods need to be seasoned to work well.

Lessons learned:
Communication and team work, who is doing what and when is essential.
Ensure your log is round enough to sit your kettle/pan on.
Make sure the base of the log is secure (you don’t want to spill your stew!)
Make the cross-cut deep and wide enough to allow air circulation.
Prepare your fuel before lighting anything.

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