Cubs and Scouts from Ballaugh and Malew and Explorers from the ‘Wolf Pack’ – Southern Explorers took part in this years Island at War by taking Castletown railway station back into the 1940’s.
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Posted on September 18th, 2015 by admin
Tea and cakes were sold to passengers on the trains and platforms along with providing a shoe shining service.
One visiting motorcyclist ‘Andy’ from Lowestoft came to have his boots cleaned for the third year on the run. He said, “My boots get cleaned once a year when I come here for the Manx Grand Prix, the Scouts do a really good job.”
The Scouts and Explorers also set up a casualty clearing tent and demonstrated their First Aid skills.
Also on display was a vintage steam traction engine which the Explorers had the pleasure of pushing out of the engine shed. By the way the traction engine weighs 11 tons and it went to prove the Wolf Packs motto – ” The strength of the Wolf is the Pack!”
Once the engine was outdoors Explorer Lile ‘S’ had the chance to demonstrate her fire lighting skills by getting the boiler lit. As a bonus to this the lunchtime meal was jacket potatoes cooked in the engines fire box.
The Explorers also provided a corned beef hash for lunch on the other day.
Everyone did there best to ‘dress 1940’s’ and Explorer leader Roger changed uniforms from Scouts to a Colonel in the United States Army Air Force.
Everyone had a great time and the Scouts are already thinking of ways to make it even bigger and better next year.
For more pictures see the event’s photo gallery.
Posted on February 2nd, 2015 by admin
February 1st saw members of 3rd Peel Sea Scouts, 3rd Castletown, 1st Ballaugh and 5th Douglas Scout Troops join together and undertake the first part of the 3 Legs Challenge.
Posted on November 5th, 2014 by admin
On Saturday 01/11/14 – Sunday 02/11/14 Scouts from 1st Ballaugh, 3rd Peel Sea Scouts, 3rd Castletown and 1st Malew Tuesday bravely undertook their Expedition Challenge badge. The purpose of the journey being a circular route from Fenella beach to Mullin ny Carty back to Fenella beach taking in Letterboxes and using no paths/roads twice.
A beautiful start to the day on Saturday turned foul and despite horizontal rain as the Scouts descended South Barrule their spirits were high in the knowledge they had the option to use the new indoor facilities at Mullin ny Carty. Although very basic, a heated room was ideal for drying out, warming up and some down time playing cards and Top Trumps before preparing a tea of chicken curry and rice followed by sponge and custard.
A big thank you to Jay and Lissy for providing a DVD player (good old Shrek – a classic at any age) and a much needed ego booster to complete Saturday’s journey saw the young people asleep by 10:30 pm.
Sunday morning saw much better weather and having planned a route back to Peel and making their own breakfast and packed lunch they set out in good spirits and crossed territory of all domains. Highlight of the day was Harry (3rd Castletown) losing his shoe in the bog at Grenaby and being chased by the geese at Peel!
It was lovely to see four of the smaller Scout Troops together and l hope it is the first of many joint activities.
Well done all and to the leaders involved a big thank you!