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Annual Kayak Polo Competition a great success

Posted on November 7th, 2017 by admin

On Sunday, 15th October, 15 teams competed in this year’s Annual Kayak Polo at Western Swimming Pool in Peel. Each team of 4, controlling their kayaks without the benefit of a paddle, using only their hands.

The competition this year was the most successful in its history with about 60 Scouts and Explorers for around the island.

Thanks to Ash and his team for a great afternoon. Everyone had a fantastic time.

For more photos check out the events photo gallery.

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Wolf Pack Explorers griddle up some scones

Posted on November 7th, 2017 by admin

At their regular meeting at Mullin ny Carty the Explorers of the ‘Wolf Pack’ practiced their culinary skills using three different griddle and drop scone recipes. This also gave them the opportunity to try out their latest piece of kit namely the griddle.

This was salvaged from a discarded three layer tea trolley. The top shelf was cut of just above the second tray level giving (once cleaned) a cooking griddle on legs. Being stainless steel it is easy to keep clean and will not rust. It will, no doubt prove useful in the future to cook bacon, eggs, burgers etc.

 

Have any other Scouts on the Island got a piece of kit improvised from something else? Why not send in a photograph and tell us what it is?

 

 

Point to ponder: Never build a fire directly on top of or inside a concrete surface or structure.

Why? Concrete when mixed has air pockets in it. So, when heated by your fire the hot air expands which can make the concrete explode!

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Scouts selected to represent the Island at the World Scout Jamboree

Posted on November 5th, 2017 by admin

After a rigorous selection process, in rather damp conditions, the nine Scouts who will represent the Isle of Man at the World Scout Jamboree in 2019 have been selected.

The nine Scouts will represent the Island, led by Island leader Alex Armstrong, at this major international event that will see between 30,000 and 50,000 Scouts and Leaders from over 150 different countries gather for two weeks of international bonding, promoting friendship, sustainability and adventure. The Jamboree aims to unite the world’s young people to promote peace, mutual understanding and respect in a warmly embracing Scouting experience.

The Scouts now have 18 months of hard work o train, meet the rest of their unit from he UK and fund raise for the event.

Pictured are Archie W, David C, Matthew R, Vannin C, Ethan Q, Alex (Unit Leader), Tom B, Conor C, Izzy C and Amy G.

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Wolf Pack – Southern Explorers go golfing

Posted on September 30th, 2017 by admin

 

Recently the ‘Wolf Pack’ – Southern Explorers back at Mullin ny Carty for their first regular meeting after the Summer break.

After flag break the first order of business was (with a few suggestions from ESL Roger) to work out their own programme for the following 6 weeks. This was done outside to allow Roger assisted by Kevin Bott to set up an indoor 6 hole ‘Crazy Golf’ course.

 

 

Three teams battled it out at the first ‘MNC Open’. The final result being worked out by averaging the three team members scores.

The conclusion? “Next time, we use real golf balls.” Using ping pong balls  made each hole a par 47 on average as they went everywhere!

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Isle of Man ‘End to End’ mountain bike race

Posted on September 30th, 2017 by admin

On Sunday 9th. September the Scouts of the ‘Wolf Pack’ – Southern Explorers ran a watering point near Eary Cushlin to assist the riders taking part in the ‘End to End’ mountain bike race.

In the wind swept car park they first had to erect the shelter which ended up being lashed to the wooden bollards at the edge of the car park to stop it being blown away.

They then distributed water, juice, power bars and jaffa cakes to the riders as they came by.

Some of the riders who did not want to stop

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Another successful Island at War

Posted on September 30th, 2017 by admin

Over the weekend of the 22 August Scouts and leaders from Malew and Ballaugh plus ‘Wolf Pack’ – Southern Explorers and Northern Explorers invaded the Island to participate in this years Steam Railway Island at War event.

Several activities were run for the information and amusement of rail passengers and visitors alike. These included, tea and cakes, a Teddy bear hospital, a ‘Give old Adolph one in the eye with a wet sponge’, a test your knowledge of WW2 and a “How much do you think a weeks ration was”?

Many Scouts and leaders were dressed up in 1940’s uniform to add to the wartime feel and everyone had a good (if a bit wet) day.

See more photos of the weekend in the event’s photo gallery.

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MGP Marshal Bags Prepared by Manx Scouts

Posted on August 13th, 2017 by admin

On Sunday Scouts, Explorer Scouts, members of Scout Network, Scout Active Support, Leaders and Parents prepared the info bags for the MGP marshals. Over 20  people, representing Manx Scouting from across the Island, spent a couple of hours stuffing info, hats and lanyards into bags to be distributed to the marshals.

Special thanks to all from Roger Birtles. “It’s the best turnout in the 5 years we’ve been doing this.”

Many hands definitely made short work of the around 1,000 bags.

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