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Peace Light Returns To the Island

Posted on October 4th, 2016 by admin

Once again The Peace Light is being brought to the Island. This year the Lieutanant Governor and Tim Kidd (the new Chief Commissioner of the UK (The Scout Association)) will be attending.

Peace Light BadgeRepresentatives of The Scout Association and Guiding in the Isle of Man will be travelling away and bring the Peace Light back to the Island. We are looking for 1 Scout, 1 Sea Scout, 1 Explorer, 1 Guide and 1 Senior Section.

We will travel out on Monday 12th December and return on Wednesday 14th December.

There is no cost involved, but refundable deposit of £50 is required which is returned on Sunday 18th December IF they attend the bag pack in the big Shoprite in Peel to raise money for the trip.

The young people picked will have the honour of representing the Island and receive an Island scarf, special woggle, hoodie and T-shirt.
They are expected to sell candles in St. Helens, return the Light via the Steam Packet and have several duties at the Service at St. Matthews, Douglas.

The young people must be aged 13+ and will enjoy an evening bowling at a local amusement arcade with local Scouts plus a day in Liverpool before their official duties begin.

The trip is classed as a school visit so no absences are recorded from school.
Please forward nominees to Julie Leece ASAP so the selection process can begin.

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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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‘Viking’ knows which side its’ bread is buttered!

Posted on July 5th, 2016 by admin

TVikingCooking2he Scouts of ‘Viking’ Troop, 1st Malew having completed their pioneering proficiency badge have now moved on to cooking.

They were put into two groups and given a different bread mix to measure, mix and knead. Every scout took a part, especially the kneading, when one got tired another took over. Whilst the dough was put in a warm place to rise they cleared up and then made their own butter.

This is easier than you think.

  • Take a clean jam jar with a good tight lid and half fill it with ordinary double cream.
  • Get the Scouts to shake the jar as hard as possible. We found that 20 seconds was about the limit before handing over the jar.
  • Eventually you will have a jar with a lump of butter + butter milk.
  • Drain the butter milk off and drink it (it’s very nice by the way).
  • Then add a small amount of cold water to the jar and gently rinse the butter.
  • Drain again ( don’t drink this one!) And you have unsalted butter!
  • You can add salt to taste not forgetting that once it is in you cannot get it out so add a small amount mix and sample.
  • Place the butter in the fridge to firm up.

VikingCooking5After a quick game or two the Scouts then got to eat their fresh from the oven white rolls and garlic and cheese bread with home made butter.

A tasty evening all round.

See more pictures of the night see the photo gallery.

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‘Vikings’ complete their pioneer badge

Posted on June 19th, 2016 by admin

DSCF0919 (Copy)On Thursday night 1st Malew ‘Viking’ troop were throwing everything (dry peas actually!) at completing their Pioneering activity badge by constructing mini catapults.

After completing their catapults there was a competition to find who could fire their ‘pea’ the furthest down the Scout hall.

After three attempts each, Tom Y came out on top with a distance of 37 ft 6 in. An unnamed scout managed to register a negative throw by somehow firing his pea 1 ft. 6 in. back over his shoulder!

To obtain their badge the Scouts in the preceding weeks had learned knots and lashings, bridged the Silverburn river, built large catapults and constructed stiles over the wall surrounding the hall. All their efforts were tested by Leader Roger (except for standing in front of the large catapults!).

See photos from the evening in the Photo Gallery.

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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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