Posted on February 25th, 2018 by admin
The Beavers started the evening with a walk to the Ballasalla village war memorial where they looked for, and found, the name of 1st Malew’s founder, Elgie Jefferson.
On returning to the Scout hall ‘Wolf Pack’- Southern Explorer Unit leader Roger, who has researched and written a biography of Malew’s got the Beavers into teams supervised by Junior Leaders. The Beavers were given pictures of Jefferson’s home, parents, school, wartime activities, medals and ultimately his final resting place to put into time line order. After they had completed this, Roger gave a short explanation to each life event.
The evening brought home that although their group founder is long gone he was in so many ways the same as all of us with home, pets, family and aspirations.
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.
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
Visit the event’s website www.nwscoutglobal.org.uk for information and to register your team
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:
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
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.
Posted on December 11th, 2017 by admin
Posted on December 10th, 2017 by admin
We’re delighted to announce that Polar explorer Dwayne Fields has been appointed as The Scout Association’s newest Scout Ambassador.
Best known for being the first black Briton to walk to the North Pole, Dwayne is also a former Cub Scout and an advocate of the power of Scouting to help young people develop skills for life.
Born in Jamaica, Dwayne arrived in London at age six. He grew up in north and east London and was a victim of knife and gun crime, narrowly escaping a street shooting before deciding to forge a new path in life.
‘I re-evaluated who I was, I looked at what I wanted to achieve and I asked myself what would make my great grandmother proud,’ says Dwayne.
He went on to complete a combined honours degree in Psychology, International Development and Business Management and spent three years as an electrical mechanical engineer for London Underground before following his passion and raising funds to reach the North Pole.
In 2013, Dwayne was awarded the Freedom of the City of London. He hopes he can use his position to encourage more inner city young people to get out into nature: ‘Getting people outdoors brings people together and together they learn interpersonal skills, teamwork skills and planning skills. We spend so much of our lives online or immersed in our work or just segregated, that we’re losing crucial skills. Scouting can offer young people all of these skills’.
Dwayne is joining Chief Scout Bear Grylls along with the other Scout Ambassadors: Ellie Simmonds, Tim Peake, Helen Glover, Anita Rani, Steve Backshall, Megan Hine, Chris Evans, Ed Stafford and Julia Bradbury to help promote Scouting nationally.
‘I’m so proud to welcome Dwayne Fields as our newest Scout Ambassador,’ says Chief Scout Bear Grylls. ‘Dwayne has shown huge integrity, passion and commitment in all he does – all the qualities we prize so highly in Scouting. As an explorer, he has proved himself over and over again, and as a campaigner for the outdoors and young people, he understands the transformative power of adventure. A former Cub Scout, Dwayne believes in how Scouting’s can give young people of every background confidence and belief in themselves while helping them develop skills for life. Welcome on board, Dwayne, you’re such a valued member of our Scouting family.’
Posted on December 9th, 2017 by admin
The Peace Light service this year is at St Georges Church, Douglas on Saturday, 23rd December at 11.00 am.
This year the service will be shorter, there will be carols rather than hymns, one reading only by scouts and beavers and rainbows are singing a carol. Much of the formalities have been omitted. Please support this worth while global event.
Leaders and Scouts of all sections are to come in uniform.
Lets see every group, section and unit represented.
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.
Posted on October 2nd, 2017 by admin
We thought you’d like to be the first to know that we’re announcing European Space Agency Astronaut, Major Tim Peake as a Scout Ambassador today. Best known for spending 186 days on the International Space Station and running a marathon in space, he is also a former Cub Scout and an advocate of the power of Scouting to help young people develop skills for life. The announcement is a great opportunity to raise the profile of Scouting – so please share our social media content far and wide!
This announcement comes ahead of World Space Week (4 – 10 October), and we will also be launching new resources for leaders to use with their section from the UK Space Agency during the week. More details will be available in Friday’s Scouting+.