Group Bingo Night

imageThe Group is holding our Family Bingo Night on Friday 26. February 2016. This very popular event is open to all members of 2nd Onchan and their families.

The night includes a Baked Potato Supper, which always goes down well. We will be playing ten games of Bingo with prizes for a winning lines and a full house. Tickets sell out fast so please get yours as soon as possible.

Tickets are available from Section Leaders and are just £2.00 each.

Download the Bingo Night flyer here.

2016 Summer Camp–Beaudesert Park

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Apologies for being a little late with our 2016 camp details. It’s taken a little longer than expected.

For our 2016 adventure we are planning a week long camp at a site we haven’t used before, it’s called Beaudesert Park and its located in Staffordshire. The site is a giant 132 acres in size and is used by Scout Groups and other youth organisations. We have booked the Lodge, which will provide comfortable indoor accommodation during our stay.

There are a wide range of activities on site including: Climbing, Raft Building, Pedal Go Karts, Low Ropes Course and many more, which we will be taking part in.

We also intend to do plenty of off site visits too, those we are planning include: Alton Towers, RAF Cosford, Black Country Museum and Waterworld.

Full details here.

Badge Records

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We have added a new feature to our website, which shows the badges our members have gained and are currently working on. The information is always up to date as it takes the information directly from Online Scout Manager which most of our Sections use. No personal Information is shown other than a surname and initial for each member. At the moment we only have one Section active (Phoenix Scout Troop) but hopefully our other Sections will soon join in.

You can access the Badge Records in the top menu or by clicking here.

2015 Group Camp

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Over the weekend of the 25. – 27. September 2015, we held our Group Camp at the Crossags Camp Site on the outskirts of Ramsey. Cubs, Scouts and Explorers arrived on the Friday evening, with the Explorers working as Service Crew during the weekend. After everyone had got themselves sorted out, we held Flag Break and then the Cubs and Scouts headed off into the woods behind the camp site for a ‘Hunt the Flag’ game. Once they were back on site supper was served and then it off to the Camp Fire for an hour of songs and sketches, before heading off to bed.

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On Saturday morning, everyone was up pretty early (some a little too early). Breakfast, as all meals were, was eaten outside, as we had been blessed with a sunny weekend. Kit and tent inspection followed and then the days activities started. The Scouts headed off to the Venture Centre for abseiling and gorge walking while the Cubs visited the Wildlife Park for the morning. Lunch was pastie and beans, which went down well.

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After lunch we were joined by our Beaver Scouts who had travelled by tram from Douglas. The Beavers joined with the Cub Scouts for an afternoon of challenge bases on the camp site while the Scouts were taken by minibus up into the hills for a five mile hike along part of the Millennium Way back to the Camp Site. Tea was a barbeque and afterwards everyone went swimming at the local pool in Ramsey. Back on site supper was served, there were more songs and ketches around the camp fire. Beavers headed off to bed, quickly followed by the Cubs, while the Scouts held a short wide game. By 11:30 the whole site was quiet.

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On Sunday, sausage sandwiches were served for breakfast in addition to the usual cereals and toast. After kit and tent inspection, everyone was split into two groups with both groups taking part in a quiz around Ramsey town and an hour of ten pin bowling. Lunch was baked potatoes with various fillings and after lunch, kit was packed away and tents taken down. The site was tidied and Flag Down held, before everyone headed off home mid afternoon.

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Awards Night Nominations Now Available

The Nominations for the various trophies that will be presented at the Groups Awards Night on the 9. October 2015 have now been released. The Awards Night is open to all members and their families and even those who haven’t been nominated this year are encouraged to attend.

We will also be showing a slide show of what the Group has been up to over the last twelve months.

The Awards Night takes place at our Scout Headquarters on School Road, Onchan and starts at 7.30pm on Friday 9. October 2015.

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