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Another successful Island at War

Posted on September 30th, 2017 by admin

Over the weekend of the 22 August Scouts and leaders from Malew and Ballaugh plus ‘Wolf Pack’ – Southern Explorers and Northern Explorers invaded the Island to participate in this years Steam Railway Island at War event.

Several activities were run for the information and amusement of rail passengers and visitors alike. These included, tea and cakes, a Teddy bear hospital, a ‘Give old Adolph one in the eye with a wet sponge’, a test your knowledge of WW2 and a “How much do you think a weeks ration was”?

Many Scouts and leaders were dressed up in 1940’s uniform to add to the wartime feel and everyone had a good (if a bit wet) day.

See more photos of the weekend in the event’s photo gallery.

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Photos from Island at War

Posted on September 18th, 2015 by admin

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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Isle of Man at War

Posted on September 18th, 2015 by admin

DSCF0345Cubs 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.

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.

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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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