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Future Leaders Programme

Posted on January 23rd, 2016 by admin

futureleaders[1]The Scout Association are embarking on an exciting and innovative volunteer development programme in 2016.

Twenty four people will participate in the first ever Future Leaders Programme from June 2016 and will be immersed in a two year supported programme that will equip them to take on senior volunteer line management roles in the future.

The Scout Association has worked closely with a leading UK charity sector support organisation to create all new learning material and alignment to cutting edge thinking on leadership and management.

The Future Leaders Programme is fully funded once selected, and will involve eight development weekends over the two year period, as well as local projects and secondments to national working groups, committees and teams.

For more information please see the Participant Pack and Application Form


Closing date: Sunday 6 March 2016

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New Island Training Manager

Posted on January 5th, 2016 by admin

training-logo.009[1]I’d like to announce that Norman Logden has been appointed the new Island Training Manager. Norman, whilst quite new to Scouting comes with a wealth of management experience gained from years in the pharmaceutical industry and is looking forward to this new role. In addition his present role is as Assistant Cub Scout Leader with 5th Douglas.



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Hill Walking T1 Permit

Posted on November 13th, 2015 by admin

IMGP6790wp-150x150[1]We will arranging some training early in the new year in time for the spring for the T1 hills permit (500m-800m). If there’s the demand we will be running a 12 hour course (2 x 6 hours) either on a Saturday or Sunday as would suit. Given that I am presently a provider for National Navigation Awards I will present a Bronze Award for those that complete the course following assessment.

The course will consist of an hour in a hall, another hour or so on a field then hill walking. There will also be a pile of homework to be completed before the second session. Topics will include map & compass, bearings & back bearings, resection, aspect of slope, pacing, route maps etc. To comply with POR we will also cover remote supervision.

The course is for members only, but completion will also aid leaders delivering navigation activities in their halls. That being the case the course will be for all members of any ability so long as they are able to do some hill walking. Younger and fitter leaders will go a different route. Help from our present T2 leaders would be good.

Please express your interest and we will agree some dates.


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Remember to register for the next Woodbadge training

Posted on October 5th, 2015 by admin

If you’re a new leader then be sure you register. The Woodbadge is worn by Leaders who have completed all the required training. The training that was scheduled for 10 September has been cancelled (this will be rescheduled). Check out the training page to learn when the other required training modules are being done. Continue the Scouting tradition and be sure you register for the required training.

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First Aid 2 Day Course – Would you be interested?

Posted on July 30th, 2015 by admin

firstaidWould you be interested in getting the First Aid Certificate by attending a 2 day course. Chris Bates, AIC Training, would like an indication on how many would attend the course if it was organised.

All groups undertaking adventurous activities in Terrain Two must have immediate access to someone holding a relevant and current Full First Aid Certificate.

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For more information or to indicate that you would attend the course if it was scheduled email Chris at

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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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Belaying Training – Get your permit

Posted on April 23rd, 2015 by admin

Manx Scouting can now offer climbing at Hotrocks indoor climbing wall as we now have a number of permit holders who can run sessions. We do however need more people to be trained up.

If you would like to get your permit for belaying we will be running training sessions on the 7th, 19th and 28th of May. All abilities are welcome from complete beginners to seasoned climbers. With this permit and enough permitted leaders we can ensure that the young people within scouting can enjoy this new activity as an end of term treat or towards a badge.

For further details and to get a place please contact Stephen Hearnden by emailing

Also if you are interested in booking a session for your group please contact Stephen via the same address.

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