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New Scout Troop at 1st Santon

Posted on July 16th, 2016 by admin

SantanScoutsActivityNight1st Santon is excited to be starting a brand new Scout section to the group. Starting September 1st Santon Scouts will be starting at Kirk Braddan Church.

Thursday, 28 July there will be an activity/parent information night at 6:30 to 7:30. Come on down and find out about us and some of the plans for our first year.

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Download the information flyer.

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Birkenhead Gangshow Coming to the Isle of Man

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.

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Communication

Posted on June 21st, 2016 by admin

Dear Leaders

We are all volunteers and have jobs and families to look after. The time that you devote to scouting is well above and beyond the call of duty.

We tend sometimes to ignore emails or speed read them and only glance at Facebook messages.

There is so much going on in Island Scouting that major events and activities are sometimes missed. Attending Island events such as Island Camps, Tynwald Day, Peacelight, St George’s Day, walks etc is part of our heritage. There are now so many Leaders dedicated to the interests of Island Scouting, just ask.

Please, always send your young people to these events.

Our methods of communication may not always be the best but even I have access to Facebook and our website.

When I email our GSLs and ESLs I really do trust my emails are forwarded on to section leaders……I wonder….prove me wrong!

Guy

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Scouts help out the TT/MGP Association for 2016

Posted on May 25th, 2016 by admin

TTBagPack20162 On Sunday morning Scouts, Explorers and parents were at the TT grandstand helping with the preparations for this years TT races by packing the Marshals ‘goody bags’.

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.

TTBagPack20161To keep keep the insanity at bay it was worked out that by the time the Scouts had packed all the bags they had walked the same distance as the TT start line to Quarter Bridge.

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.

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Viking Troop’s catapults are firing

Posted on May 23rd, 2016 by admin

viking-catapult3Down in the beautiful South (Ballasalla), ‘Viking’ Troop, 1st Malew Scouts continued with work towards their pioneering proficiency badge by constructing catapults.

Besides the use of the usual square and diagonal lashings a degree of ingenuity was shown by the use of a cardboard tube to provide a roller bearing for the catapult arm to pivot on and a kitchen ladle as the device to put the projectile in.

Leader Roger, having tested the Scouts previous bridging attempts by crossing first however declined their invitation to stand ‘down range’ to test the efficacy of the catapults!

Needless to say they did lob a tennis ball a goodly distance down the field.

To see more photos of the evening visit the photo gallery.

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Congratulations to our new archery Assessors

Posted on May 15th, 2016 by admin

I am pleased to announce that our leaders, Laura, Douglas Explorers, Sam, 3rd Peel and Kevin 5th Douglas are now our fully qualified archery instructors and SA IOM Assessors through Archery GB having attended a 3 day course in Liverpool. Congratulations to all three.

I have also placed a order for archery equipment as per our assessors recommendations and thus this activity can now be part of our exciting programme. Give our assessors a little time but this activity will be available to all groups. Assessors can also recommend permits issued by me so if any leaders would like to train to have a archery permit please contact Steve AIC Activities and express your interest with him.

We also look forward to kayaking and climbing assessors and much more so interested leaders come forward. Thank you to our forward thinking scout executive committee.

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