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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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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.

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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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Beavers’ Challenge 2017

Posted on February 12th, 2018 by admin

The 2017 Challenge was based on the Manx Monopoly board and the aim was to ‘collect’ tokens and sets of the same type.

This could be done in one of three ways:

  • visit the place/token
  • invite a speaker to talk about the place/token
  • carry out some activity associated with the place/token

Three Colonies completed the challenge during 2017; 2nd Onchan Thursday, 1st Douglas Buggane and 1st Douglas Loaghtan.

Read details of how the three Colonies completed the Challenge:

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Beaver Scouts’ Five-a-Side Football Competition 2018

Posted on February 11th, 2018 by admin

Beaver Scouts from eight Colonies namely Ballaugh, 1st Douglas Buggane, 1st Douglas Loaghtan, Onchan Tuesday, Onchan Thursday, Peel Tuesday, Peel Friday and Ramsey took part in the five-a-
side football competition held on Sunday 21st January at the Tommy Clucas Sports Hall in Peel.

Some Colonies entered more than one team, so in total there were eleven teams. These were split into two leagues with each team playing all the others in its group. There were some very exciting games and over the course of the afternoon 43 goals were scored despite some fantastic saves from some of the goalkeepers. The winner in each league qualified for the final.

Before the final a penalty competition was held. Aaron Rumney, a young Leader from Onchan, agreed to be the goalkeeper and every Beaver Scout took turns to try to score a penalty against him.
Those who were successful went through to the next round to try to beat the goalie again. Two Beaver Scouts tied for first place. They were Henry from Onchan Tuesday and Aidan from
Ramsey.

Peel year 3 and Onchan Thursday ‘Bulls’ topped their leagues so went on to play each other in the final. Both teams played brilliantly and at full time the score was 1 – 0 to Onchan.

 

All the Beavers in the final were awarded medals as were the two Beavers who won the penalty contest. The winners, Onchan Thursday ‘Bulls’, were presented with the Football Shield and a replica
and Peel received a runners up shield.

 

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