Remembrance Sunday

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On Sunday the 13. November 2016, it’s Remembrance Sunday, the day we remember all those who gave their lives defending their Country and the way of life we enjoy.

Our Beaver Colonies, Cub Packs and Scout Troops together with the Onchan District Explorer Scout Unit will be joining with the people of Onchan to Parade from the Manx Arms Hotel to St. Peters Church, where a Service of Remembrance will be held. Afterwards we will be parading to the War Memorial on Main Road, where a short Open Air Service will be held.

We will be meeting behind Elm Tree House, for no later than 09:15. Full uniform, including Scout Activity Trousers and shoes, is to be worn. Please bring a coat with you in case of inclement weather. The Open Air Service at the War Memorial will finish at about 11:15 from where you can be collected

Please do your very best to attend.

Note: Those Scouts on camp that weekend will be taking part in Remembrance Sunday; we have transport arranged to get you there and back (with swimming afterwards).

Fireworks Activity Night


On Friday 4. November 2016, we are holding a Group Fireworks Activity Night for all 2nd Onchan Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers. Further details here.

Beaver Scouts

Please meet at the Scout Hall for 19:00. Beavers will be taking part in games at the Scout Hall. Please be in uniform and bring a coat as you will be going outside to watch the fireworks.

Cub Scouts

Cubs will be meeting at the front entrance of Bemahague School (St. Ninian’s Lower School) for 19:00. Top half of uniform to be worn. Bring a coat, hat and gloves. Bring a working torch.

Scouts and Explorer Scouts

Please meet at Groudle Beach Car Park for 19:00. We will be hiking to the Scout Hall. Please wear suitable hiking gear and bring a working torch. Top half of uniform to be worn.

At about 20:00 everyone will be fed hot dogs and drinks at the Scout Hall before watching a small Fireworks Display outside. Finish time will be about 20:30 and collection is at the Hall.

Members must not bring their own fireworks to this event. There is no charge.

The event will proceed if wet.  Further details here.

New 2nd Onchan Activity Wear

tshirthoodieA new clothing range for members of 2nd Onchan Scout Group is now available. This isn’t uniform, but is intended for use as activity wear, during camps, hikes and other activities and we have both T-Shirts and Hoodies available. The garments are digitally printed in full colour, the T-Shirts on the front and the Hoodies front and back. All feature our ‘Second to None’ slogan. A T-Shirt is on display in the Scout Hall for you to view.

As we do not keep stock, we will place two orders per year with the manufacturers, so make sure you don’t miss the order deadline. Please ensure that your order is placed by no later than the 31. May or the 31. October. Delivery to you should be about three weeks from the order deadline.

Further info here.


Awards Night Nominations


We announce our annual Awards Night Nominations. Leaders have had a difficult time selecting four nominations for each award as we have so many brilliant members in the Group.

The Awards Night is on Friday 14. October 2016 and starts at 19:30 at the Scout Hall Hall. Everyone is welcome, not just those nominated, but all members of the Group and their families.

Facebook Groups


All 2nd Onchan’s Sections have their own Facebook Groups. Leaders use these to keep member’s parents informed of upcoming meetings and activities and post reports and photos from meeting and events. Parents often post questions to Leaders and may notify Leaders if their child is unable to attend a meeting. Some Leaders may not be able to monitor Facebook as often as others, so parents shouldn’t rely on Facebook as a way of reliable communication. Some groups are also more active than others.

We ask that all parents have a way of contacting their child’s Leader, by telephone, mobile and by email. We can’t provide that contact information here, this must be requested directly from the Leader concerned, usually at a meeting.

All our Section Facebook Groups are closed and membership is restricted to parents, guardians and youth members (over the age of 13) who have a direct connection with the Section. Membership of the Facebook Group is usually terminated once the child leaves that Section. Below is a list of our Facebook Groups:

Tuesday Beaver Scouts:

Thursday Beaver Scouts:

Manannan Cub Scouts:

Snaefell Cub Scouts:

Viper Scouts:

Phoenix Scouts:

Onchan District Explorer Scouts:

2017 Summer Camp


For our 2017 adventure we are planning a week long camp at a site we haven’t visited for a number of years, it called Great Tower Activity Centre and is one of the Scout Association’s premier camp sites in the UK. The site is located close to the shore of Lake Windermere in the heart of the Lake District and is set in 250 acres of wooded and craggy ground. We have booked the the Windermere Chalet, which will provide comfortable indoor accommodation during our stay. The Camp will run from the 29. July to the 5. August 2017.

Further info here.

Civic Sunday

imageWe have been invited by Onchan District Commissioners, to take part in their Civic Sunday Parade & Church Service, which is taking place on Sunday 10. July 2016. All Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Leaders are asked to take part in the Parade and Service.

We will be meeting at Onchan Youth and Community Centre (just below the Scout Hall) for 14:20 prompt. Full uniform is to be worn, including school shoes. The Church Service is being held at St. Peter’s, from where youth members can be collected at about 15:30.

As a Group we only attend three Parades a year and they are an excellent way of showing off our Group to the general public. Please support your Scout Group by making sure you attend.