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Manx Leader Appointed to National UK Scouting Role

Posted on July 26th, 2015 by admin
Izzy Dorman has been appointed UK Network Commissioner

Izzy Dorman has been appointed UK Network Commissioner

The Scout Association announced this week that Manx Scout Izzy Dorman has been appointed UK Scout Network Commissioner. Izzy will be reporting directly to the Deputy UK Commissioner for Programme (14-25) and will be responsible for shaping, organising and promoting Scout Network projects and activities.  ‘Giving all 18-25 year old’s in scouting opportunities and adventures. Whether they are leaders or have never been members, live in rural Scotland or inner city Manchester (or even on an Island like ours),’ Izzy said.

Izzy has been a Scout since she was 11, and says she fell in love with Scouts as soon as she walked into her Scout Hut! She has since gone on to be Beaver Scout Leader and Assistant Scout leader for 1st Malew, and is a member of the Ellan Vannin Scout Network. It ‘is run by our Island Network Commissioner Adam Killip. Being 22 myself, I am still in the Network age bracket and Ellan Vannin Scout Network gives me the opportunity to be a member and leave all the hard work to Adam!’

She explains: ‘The UK Scout Network gives even more young adults like me the opportunity to join in and have exciting adventures, international experiences and the opportunity to give something back. It will be the base for some of the bigger projects as well as being somewhere Network members from all over the country can join together to achieve awards and have adventures. Network provides the opportunity to achieve awards, such as the Queens Scout Award and the Explorer Belt, gain valuable skills and join with others to have some incredible adventures. ‘

Scout Network is just one of five sections for girls, boys, men and women aged 6 to 25. There are groups all over the island, but unfortunately most groups and sections have waiting lists because of a shortage of volunteers.

Chief Scout Bear Grylls said, ‘One of my big missions is to encourage people who have the time, enthusiasm and ability, whatever it is, to put something back into their communities. It’s about a lot of people doing a little. I don’t want to hear any more about kids who can’t join because of a lack of leaders. We’ve got a brilliant, talented people here and I want some of that talent to be used to support young people.’

‘I encourage anyone in the age bracket to give Scout Network a go,’ says Izzy. ‘The opportunities to be gained are incredible!’ Visit and find out about the Ellan Vannin Scout Network. Come and join the adventure.

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Two Ways to get involved with the Douglas Carnival

Posted on July 14th, 2015 by admin

There are two urgent request for Manx Scouting to get involved with the Douglas Carnival

Represent Manx Scouting in the parade

It would be great to see as many members of Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Network, Active Support and leaders as possible joining in the parade in full uniform and showing the Island how fantastic Scouting is.

We need to meet 6 15pm on Sea Cliff Road in Onchan (White City).

Julie Leece would also appreciate help in decorating in the float if anyone is available on Saturday morning.

Island at War – Vintage Buses

The Isle of Man Transport are taking 9 vintage buses on the Douglas carnival procession this Saturday. One bus dedicated to Island at War.  The bus is being driven by Tim Vaughan (in uniform) with others riding as passengers.

If you wish to come along and join in the carnival fun, simply turn up at Banks Circus by 5:45pm for a 6pm start. We will take the buses up to the Port Jack end of the prom and join with all the floats for the parade along the prom at 7pm.

The bus should be back at Banks Circus for 8pm.

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Manx Scouts membership grows by over 8% in the last year

Posted on June 1st, 2015 by admin

Today Manx Scouting is announcing that its membership has grown by 8.6%. The largest growth it has experienced in living memory. Membership rose from 873 in 2014 to 948 in 2015. Membership is the largest it has been this century.

Emily Curphy from 1st Arbory learning knife skills at the Scouting skills training day

Emily Curphy from 1st Arbory learning knife skills at the Scouting skills training day

To accommodate this growing need the Scout community has opened two new Explorer Scouts in the last year alone.

Growth has been strong in the teenage age range with more girls joining this year than boys

Allana Wade (14) from the Rushen Explorers in Port Erin said “I really enjoy taking part in all the adventurous activities such as camping, bushcraft, climbing and hiking and I love the challenges that Explorers has to offer. Explorers means a lot to me and teaches me a skills that I wouldn’t normally learn in everyday life.”

Steve White, an Explorer Scout leader from Onchan said “I love volunteering with the Explorer Scouts. It keeps me young and active and I get just as much fun out of it as the Explorer Scouts”

This weekend, to accommodate the ever rising numbers of Scouts, Manx Scouting has put on a skills training day where leaders learn the basics of camp skills, climbing and experiencing the challenge of river waking. 20 new adults spent the day at the Island training camp called Mullin ny Carty. Niomi Phillips from Ballaugh said, “The river walk was the highlight of the day for me. I not only conquered my fears, but I now able to share it with the young people in my group.”

For more information about helping even more young people join Manx Scouting please contact Julie Leece at 264499 or visit

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Tynwald Day Car Parking

Posted on April 23rd, 2015 by admin

The Clerk of Tynwald has again asked the scouts if we can look after the car parking for Tynwald Day on Monday 6th July.

Scout Active Support and Ellan Vannin Scout Network will again lead this process but we need plenty of volunteer help.  Adults from any Scouting role and Explorer Scouts are welcome (aged 14+ please).

In return for an early start (we meet at approx. 7.30 am), and lots of arm waving, you will be rewarded with a free lunch and a donation to the Scout Section of your choice.  You should be all done and fed by 2.00 pm latest (hopefully earlier).

To volunteer please Colin Brew via email (, phone/text (469464)  or contact him on Facebook.

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