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St.George’s Day memorial hike

Posted on May 7th, 2017 by admin

On the 23rd. April 1945 a few short weeks before the war in Europe ended, a Boeing B17-G of the 534th. Bombardment Squadron of the United States 8th. Army Air Force was flying from its base at RAF Ridgewell, Essex carrying 31 passengers and crew for a weeks leave in Northen Ireland.
In thick cloud it crashed into the hillside of North Barrulle, Isle of Man. All 31 occupants of the aircraft were killed instantly.

On Sunday 23rd. April 2017 a small group of Manx Scouts from ‘Viking’ Troop, 1st. Malew Scout Group and ‘Wolf Pack’ – Southern Explorer Scout Unit, leaders and parents hiked up to the crash site.

The Hike was organised by Malew Scout, Carter Melnick. Carter is from the United States and was formerly with BSA Troop 39, Forest Hill, North Carolina. He is now living in the Isle of Man with his family.

Whilst living in the Isle of Man Carter is still working towards his Eagle Scout Award (The American version of the Queen’s Scout Award)  To this end he researched the history of the event and did a presentation to fellow Scouts. He also planned the hike route.
At the crash site the Scouts raised a new American flag after which Carter then read out the names of the 31 casualties before ending the remembrance with the poem,

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old,
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

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St. George’s Day & The Victor Kneale Trophy

Posted on February 10th, 2017 by admin

Details for the Parade and Service are being finalised and should be out by the end of February.

The Parade and Service for 2017 will be held on Sunday 23 April 2017 (which is the last Sunday of the Easter School Holidays). We are Parading from Victoria Road School, Castletown (leaving at 2:30 pm) to King William’s College. The Service is due to start at about 3:00 pm and Parent Pick Up will be approximately 4:00 pm.

These details are just for your information – full confirmation of timings will be issued in due course.

The Victor Kneale Trophy

The Victor Kneale Trophy is for an annual Arts and Crafts Competition open to all Scouting Sections on the Isle of Man. This year’s competition will be judged on Sunday 23 April 2017, which is the day of the Island St. George’s Day Parade. All entries will help form part of the Parade. The Competition this year is to design a Flag or Banner.

Download complete information here Victor Kneale Competition 2017

 

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Photos from St. George’s Day in Peel 2016

Posted on April 20th, 2016 by admin

About 400 members were in Peel Sunday for the Island’s St. George’s Day celebration. It was a beautiful, sunny day. As the Island Chaplin, Ian Faulds, joked during the service, “The sun always shines  in Peel.”

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Chief Commissioner’s Blog | Spoilt for choice

Posted on April 24th, 2015 by admin

In Wayne Bulpitt’s latest blog, on the scouts.org.uk website, he talks about his visit to the Isle of Man for St. George’s Day.

The island had ensured that their St George’s Day was something young people wanted to be involved in and the number of young people involved was fantastic.

Read the UKCC’s (his abbreviation) full blog on the at the link below.

Source: The Scout Association

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St George’s Day Awards – 2015

Posted on April 22nd, 2015 by admin

The UK Chief Commissioner Wayne Bulpitt awarded St George’s Day Awards to six desearving Scouters.




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St. George’s Day -The Chief Commissioner’s Visit – Day 2

Posted on April 22nd, 2015 by admin

The weather in Port Erin was almost perfect for the St. George’s Day parade & service. Everyone agrees that this year saw a great turnout with over 500 Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Leaders (past and present) there.

Wayne’s day started in Ballasalla with 1st Mallew as they took the steam train n to Port Erin. MTTV interview both the Chief Commissioner and the Island Commission of The Girl Guides, who were also represented.

A highlight of the service was the awarding of St. George’s Day awards. Wayne presented the Silver Acorn or Silver Wolf to six well deserving island Scouters. For photos of the presentations check

the special gallery.

Congratulations to 1st Rushen, who were the recipient of this yea’s Victor Kneal trophy for their navel entry.

To see all the photos from Wayne Bulpitt’s visit and from St. George’s Day go to the event’s gallery.

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