St. George’s Day was held under beautiful sunshine as King William’s Collage.
St. George’s Day was held under beautiful sunshine as King William’s Collage.
Wednesday (13 July) was the Annual General Meeting of The Scout Association – Isle of Man. At the AGM executive was voted in or appointed. The new committee is:
|Guy Thompson||Island Commissioner|
|Isabel Dorman||Island Youth Commissioner|
|Kath Andrews||Executive Secretary|
|Harley Shimmin||Executive Treasurer|
A reminder of Annual General Meeting of The Scout Association – Isle of Man this Thursday, 13 July. The AGM this year will be held again at the Salmon Centre starting at 7:30 pm.
The Salmon Center is located on Mines Road in Laxey (visit Google Maps link here (the Salmon Center is shown as Ballacregga Corn Mill on the map, which is the name of the restaurant).
Could all leaders please attend in uniform.
You may not be aware of the campaign launched by the Manchester Commissioner to raise money for the victims of the Manchester bombing. They have decided to launch a badge encompassing the bee, which has been a symbol of Manchester for over 200 years, to raise funds and allow Scouts, Guides and parents to remember the people who were most affected by this act.
“We were overwhelmed by the by the outpouring of goodwill and support from our family of Scouts all over the world with over 28,000 email badge orders received in response to Andy’s Facebook post,” said Steve Holloway, the County Commissioner of Greater Manchester East Scouts.
The badges can be ordered via their Virgin Money just giving page at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/buyabadge. Badges can be ordered up to 30/06/2017 after which production will cease.
“Once again thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing the badges proudly worn by scouts and scouting friends all over the world.”
We have made 4 short targeted surveys designed to ask you about Scouting in the Isle of Man. Whether a Beaver actively involved in Scouting, or someone who has never had any exposure to the Scouting movement, you’re answers to these questions will really help!
By knowing what people, like and dislike about Scouting, and what would get more people involved, we can develop the Movement on the Isle of Man to make Scouting better than it already is!
You’re 6 to 25 years of age, but are not presently involved with Scouting (General members of the public who have never been or are not currently members of the Scout Association). link available shortly
You’re an Adult not presently involved with Scouting (Parents of Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Network members or members of the General Public).
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If you need any help with completing one of the surveys, or would like to request a paper copy, please contact Alex Armstrong, our survey coordinator, who will be happy to assist. He can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org or via 07624 412462.
Some exciting news!
I am delighted to announce that five well-known figures will be joining the Scout Ambassador team, to raise awareness of our invaluable work helping young people develop skills for life.
They are Paralympic gold medallist Ellie Simmonds, Olympic gold medallist Helen Glover, TV presenters Anita Rani and Steve Backshall, and adventurer Megan Hine. They join current Scout Ambassadors, including Chris Evans, Ed Stafford and Julia Bradbury, as positive role models for young people.
Along with our current ambassadors and volunteers, I know they will champion our Scout values and support us in growing the movement, helping more young people develop skills for life.
In addition to introducing our new ambassadors, I’m pleased to announce that Bear Grylls has accepted an offer to remain as Chief Scout until 2020, following a full consultation with the Council of The Scout Association, and a recommendation from the Board of Trustees.
Due to time commitments, local requests for appearances cannot currently be met. Find out more about all our Scout Ambassadors, and what being an ambassador for Scouting means to them.
UK Chief Commissioner
Details for the Parade and Service are being finalised and should be out by the end of February.
The Parade and Service for 2017 will be held on Sunday 23 April 2017 (which is the last Sunday of the Easter School Holidays). We are Parading from Victoria Road School, Castletown (leaving at 2:30 pm) to King William’s College. The Service is due to start at about 3:00 pm and Parent Pick Up will be approximately 4:00 pm.
These details are just for your information – full confirmation of timings will be issued in due course.
The Victor Kneale Trophy is for an annual Arts and Crafts Competition open to all Scouting Sections on the Isle of Man. This year’s competition will be judged on Sunday 23 April 2017, which is the day of the Island St. George’s Day Parade. All entries will help form part of the Parade. The Competition this year is to design a Flag or Banner.
Download complete information here Victor Kneale Competition 2017
Beaver Scouts from nine Colonies namely Ballaugh, 1st Douglas Buggane, 1st Douglas Loaghtan, Malew, Onchan Tuesday, Onchan Thursday, Peel Tuesday, Peel Friday and Rushen took part in the five aside football competition held at the Tommy Clucas Sports Hall, Peel on Sunday 29th January.
Some Colonies entered more than one team, so there were twelve teams altogether which were split into two leagues with each team playing all the others in its group. The winner in each league qualified for the final. The Beavers had a great time and enjoyed some very exciting games. Some teams were very evenly matched so several games ended in draws. During the afternoon 49 goals were scored.
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. Three Beaver Scouts tied for first place. They were Henry form 1st Douglas, Jack from Onchan Thursday and Max from Peel.
Ballaugh 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 there was no score. The game continued into extra time and Vinnie Wood scored his tenth goal of the day and the winning goal for Onchan Thursday ‘Bulls’.
The winners, Onchan Thursday ‘Bulls’, were presented with the Football Shield and a replica and Ballaugh received a runners up trophy. All the Beavers in the final were awarded medals as were the three Beavers who won the penalty contest.
The first Skills ‘n’ Chills newsletter is available on the North West Scouts website. Come and join other adult volunteers in the North West at the Regional Skills ‘n’ Chill weekend!
Over 115 leaders (incl. 2 from the IOM) have already registered to come to the Isle of Man 28th April to 1st May (bank holiday weekend). You can register from the website.
This fantastic weekend will be a great opportunity for you to do some activities you’ve never done before, meet people from around the Region and have you own adventure! The weekend is yours with your drop-in activity sessions, so make the most of it!
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