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Year of our Island

Posted on December 3rd, 2018 by admin

Four Beaver Scouts from 1st Douglas Buggane Beaver Colony recently received the very first ‘Year of our Island’ badges.

They earned these by completing four of the ‘Year of our Island’ trails, the Silverdale to Castletown walk; the “Trees for Life” walk in Conrhenny plantation; the Ayres
nature reserve walk and the Douglas river walk. The Beavers received their badges and special certificates from Minister Thomas and Miss August-Hanson MLC.

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Remembrance Day Honored by Manx Scouts

Posted on November 14th, 2018 by admin

On 11th of November Scout Groups and Explorer Units from across the Island.

1st Santan Scout with the Island flag at the Nation Service in St. John’s

1st Santan Scouts represented SA IOM at the National Serviice at St John’s

3rd Castletown

1st Rushen

3rd Peel

2nd Onchan

Northern Explorers

1st Malew & Northern Explorers

1st Santan

Southern Explorers

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Beaver Scouts’ sunflower challenge

Posted on November 13th, 2018 by admin

 This year Beaver Scouts have been challenged to grow a sunflower from a seed that they planted at a Colony meeting. Several Colonies took part.
The first photos have now arrived.
They are from 1st Douglas Buggane. One is of Lenny with his 87 inch sunflower, which was the tallest in the Colony. The other is Finlo’s, which was 48 inches  tall (but it was still taller than him so he is really proud!).

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‘Wolf Pack’ Explorers get into the ‘pool’ – sort of

Posted on September 30th, 2018 by admin

At their Monday night meeting at Mullin ny Carty the Explorers of the ‘Wolf pack’ turned out of the hall to do some camp fire cooking namely noodles and sausage.

Whilst this was going on leaders Roger and Henry set up an indoor ‘giant pool’ game. Using tennis balls and a soft ball as the cue ball and broom handles for cues.

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2nd Onchan Beavers – Lawn Bowls Competition

Posted on July 28th, 2018 by admin

Well done to those Beavers who attended the Lawn Bowls Competition in Onchan Park on Saturday 7 July. It was a slightly misty start, but that didn’t hinder performance or enjoyment.

Eight Beavers from both the 2nd Onchan Tuesday Colony and the 2nd Onchan Thursday Colony played two rounds of Lawn Bowls Activities – nearest the jack, in between the cones, hitting the marker etc. It was great fun and really well organised by volunteers and members of the Onchan Lawn Bowls Club in Onchan Park.

Once the two rounds had been played, two Beavers from each Colony with the highest scores then played against each other in the Final. Taylor and Oliver from the Tuesday Colony and Malane and Jayden from the Thursday Colony. They all completed one round of Activities – it was very close but the winner by one point was Oliver from the 2nd Onchan Tuesday Colony with Malane from the Thursday Colony in second place.

Oliver received the Lawn Bowls Beaver Trophy 2018 from Bev Hewson (Assistant Island Commissioner – Beavers), and everyone taking part received medals. It was a lovely morning, supported by family members. Thank you very much to the Lawn Bowls Club for hosting the group and they hope to be back next year to do it all again.

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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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Tynwald Parking Details

Posted on July 1st, 2018 by admin

Colin has asked that everyone who has volunteered to help with the car parking on Tynwald Day please meet at 7.30 am in the ‘Dust Bowl’ behind the Tynwald Inn. Last minute volunteers are welcome but please message me to confirm you are coming.

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