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Maverick Explorer Unit from Woking have a great time

Posted on September 8th, 2015 by admin

The Maverick Explorer Unit from Woking visited the island for their annual camp, camping at Mullin ny Carty.

One of the highlights of their visit was The Three Legs Challenge. In an email to Guy from the AESL of the unit Kevin wrote, “It was tough on the Scouts completing the Three Legs Challenge in four days, but by the time we were home whatever pain they had experienced was long gone from their minds and the achievement, the stunning scenery and assisting with the scoreboard was the primary things mentioned to their parents when being picked up.”

DSC_0014While here a number of the Explorer Scouts worked at the MGP Scoreboard with the local Scouts during the Saturday race. Their visit to the scoreboard after the race ended with the investiture of Thomas Newling-Ward.

Kevin would like to thank all of you and the amazing support we received from the Manx Scouts. “It surpassed my expectations significantly.”

The Mavericks already intend on coming back again in 2018.

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Scouts Complete Three Legs Challenge

Posted on April 6th, 2015 by admin

Members of 3rd Peel Sea Scouts, 1st Ballaugh, 3rd Castletown and 5th Douglas joined together to complete the Scout 3 Legs Challenge over the last 3 months.

The challenge is to complete 3 hikes consisting of the Heritage Tail (Douglas – Peel), the Bayr ny Skeddan (Peel – Castletown) and the Millennium Way (Ramsey – Castletown) – hikes totalling over 50 miles.

The Millennium Way hike included picking up the Letterboxes on the way and an overnight stay at Ardwhallan completing the Expedition Challenge for 3 Scouts and fulfilling the practical side of the badge for a further 4.

Congratulations to the 11 Scouts who completed the challenge, 6 of which are still only 10 years old.

A big thank you to for Penny and Rebecca (1st Ballaugh) for supplying the food and guiding 8 young people through the culinary side of the Expedition Challenge badge and for bringing in emergency after sun cream! Also a huge thank you to Johnny Moore for giving up his time and assisting me in all 3 hikes and to Norman and Kevin for giving up their time to help and camp.

Three Legs Challge Badges

Joining the smaller groups together gives us all the opportunity of participating in activities we ordinarily couldn’t undertake and is great for the Scouts to meet other Scouts and meet new friends.

The Island Commissioner, Guy Thompson, met them at Castletown to present each with the Three Legs Challenge badge.

Our next venture is a letterbox challenge up Snaefell on April 25th.

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

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