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Island Scouts hold weekend adventure camp event in Ramsey

Posted on July 7th, 2015 by admin
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A group of Scouts gorge walking a challenging section in Ballaglass Glen

Scouts from across the island held an adventure camp at Crossags Campsite in Ramsey for various adventurous activities to take place. Mann-Jam is he annual island camp held so the Scouts could experience adventure outdoors away from home and to have lots of fun with their friends learning new and exciting skills from many challenges. The weekend was action packed from the Friday night to the Sunday afternoon where the young people took part in a range of events including archery and gorge walking.

It was the first Scout camp for Perry (10) from 1st Malew. “The best thing I did was the climbing. It helped me conquer my fear of heights. I know the leader is there to support me.”

The climbing tower, which is 8 metres high, was definitely one of the popular challenges over the weekend. Ciarin (11) had never tried climbing before, but in the end climbed to the top a total of 15 times.

“Julie got to go gorge walking yesterday. It’s great that she gets to do things that we’d never get to do with her as parents,” said Clair, whose daughter Julie (13) has been with the 1st Rushen Scouts for 3 years now. “She was a Cub before that and will be starting Explorers next year. My son is also with the Beavers.”

A special guest this weekend was Andrew Corrie, the Regional Commissioner for the North West. “The Isle of Man has a great busy Scouting programme here.” This was Andrew’s second visit to the island. His first visit was his first visit anywhere when he began the role of Regional Commissioner. “I had a busy, busy weekend my first visit, but the great thing was that all the activities were happening anyway and not just put on for me.”

Creating opportunities for young people to develop social skills, independence and form friendships is central to scouting philosophy and has long term positive impact on young people lives Scouting is shaped by young people in partnership with adults and we are always looking for new volunteers and if you fancy a go at archery or fire lighting why not join the adventure at www.manxscouts.com/join.

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