Posted on November 29th, 2016 by admin
On Sunday The Explorers of the “Wolf Pack’ finished the construction of their equipment locker. They now have a safe, dry place to store all their camping and ancillary equipment. This is due to the kindness of one of the units feeder Scout Troops. 1st Malew, based at Ballasalla, have given up a corner of their loft storage space for the Explorers use.
To ensure each section’s equipment doesn’t get mixed up the Explorers constructed a cage and shelving. The vast majority of the timber used was obtained from the Port Erin re-cycle centre. The door hinges, screws and door bolt were recycled from ESL Roger’s garage spares box. The most expensive part of the construction was buying the ‘chicken wire’.
A big ‘Thank You’ to 1st. Malew.
Posted on November 15th, 2016 by admin
Please pass the information to any leaders who:– are not on Facebook– do not read the manxscouts.com website– were not represented at the recent GSL meeting
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Posted on November 8th, 2016 by admin
As you may know the UK Chief Commissioner, Tim Kidd, will be visiting the Island for the Peace Light Service on the 17th December. In the evening we will be having a Christmas party for all Leaders, Supporters, Network members and Explorers. This will be a great opportunity to chat with Tim as he is really keen to hear your views and what you get up to. It will also be a great opportunity to meet up with fellow leaders and celebrate another great year of Scouting on the Island.
Date: Saturday 17th December, 7:30pm
Location: 1st Malew Scout Hall, Mill Road, Ballasalla.
Please can everyone bring a plate of food for the buffet and if you would like to join in with Secret Santa bring a long a small gift, maximum £3, that would be suitable for anyone (remember there will be under 18s present).
I am keen for Tim to see how amazing Scouting is on the Island so I challenge Explorer Units and Network (and even Leaders if you want) to make a short video entitled – ‘Why i.Scout’. Think outside the box for this one, there will be a prize for the best video!
Look forward to seeing you there,
Island Youth Commissioner
Posted on October 4th, 2016 by admin
Once again The Peace Light is being brought to the Island. This year the Lieutanant Governor and Tim Kidd (the new Chief Commissioner of the UK (The Scout Association)) will be attending.
Representatives of The Scout Association and Guiding in the Isle of Man will be travelling away and bring the Peace Light back to the Island. We are looking for 1 Scout, 1 Sea Scout, 1 Explorer, 1 Guide and 1 Senior Section.
We will travel out on Monday 12th December and return on Wednesday 14th December.
There is no cost involved, but refundable deposit of £50 is required which is returned on Sunday 18th December IF they attend the bag pack in the big Shoprite in Peel to raise money for the trip.
The young people picked will have the honour of representing the Island and receive an Island scarf, special woggle, hoodie and T-shirt.
They are expected to sell candles in St. Helens, return the Light via the Steam Packet and have several duties at the Service at St. Matthews, Douglas.
The young people must be aged 13+ and will enjoy an evening bowling at a local amusement arcade with local Scouts plus a day in Liverpool before their official duties begin.
The trip is classed as a school visit so no absences are recorded from school.
Please forward nominees to Julie Leece ASAP so the selection process can begin.
Posted on August 28th, 2016 by admin
The last regular meeting before the Summer holidays found the members of the ‘Wolf Pack’ – Southern Explorers out hunting.
Working as a team (which all successful Packs do ) they set to to make a variety of different small game traps. In the limited time available and using mostly what they had around them they constructed a dead fall trap and a spring snare.
Both traps were then tested out by our resident small prey namely ‘Furry Fred’. As can be seen, Fred fell foul of both designs and, had Fred been a rabbit he would have ended up over a wood fire!
- If we had to forage and catch our own food we would all be a lot slimmer!
- If you are laying traps always inspect them regularly to minimise any suffering caused.
- When leaving an area, always remove any traps laid.
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.
Posted on May 25th, 2016 by admin
From July we will be able to offer regular taster sessions for all sections on Island.
Scout Archery Team
At Tynwald Mills or Mullin ny Carty camp site. To book Please email the Archery Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For full details see the Archery Team flyer.
Posted on May 25th, 2016 by admin
A production line was set up and the ‘packers’, after picking up a plastic bag, walked the length of the table placing each different item in the bag before handing it to the ‘box filler’ at the end. When the box was full a Scout would then load it into the associations van. In this way just over a 1,000 bags were filled, boxed and loaded in 1 hour 28 minutes.
A brilliant and worthwhile job done by everyone which was greatly appreciated by the TT Association. Without the Scouts help it takes them about a week to do the same job along with all the other things they have to do.
The Scouts then had a picture taken on the winners podium.
On finishing their work the Scouts were all given a goody bag of their own with TT Beeny hat and insuated mug along with other items.
Posted on April 20th, 2016 by admin
David Birtles showed the Explorer Scouts how to block an attack or escape if grabbed to give them the opportunity to ‘run away’.