The Group now has a YouTube Channel. At the moment there are only a few videos on it, but hopefully more will be added in due course. You can find the channel here.
We have confirmed some dates of Group Events which you might wish to make a note of in your diaries:
- 9. March 2012 – Group Bingo Night.
- 18. May 2012 – Group Quiz Night.
- 14. July 2012 – Onchan Village Fair.
- 12. October 2012 – Group Awards Night.
All these dates and Section activities can be found in the Group Calendar here.
Over the weekend 7. – 8. January 2012, the Manannan Cub Scout Pack ran a training weekend for the Sixers and Seconders in the Pack. We all met at the Scout Hall in Onchan and after a short briefing we walked down to Happy Valley to make small camp fires, we successfully made two camp fires and roasted marshmallows on them. As the fires were going out we headed back to the Scout Hall for a juice break before playing a couple of wide games in the glen. For dinner we had a chippy tea which went down very well with all the Leaders and the Cubs. After we had cleared up after dinner we played traditional Scouting games for a couple of hours and after everyone was tired, we sat down and watched a movie on the big screen. The next morning everyone was awake by 8am, and after breakfast we taught all the Cubs how to tie and break the flag, and also on how to improve the grand howl. We finished with a few more games before everyone heading home.
HRH The Duchess of Cambridge has become Scouting’s newest volunteer and will help at local cub packs and beaver colonies, Clarence House has announced.
The Duchess, who joins 66,000 girls and 40,000 female leaders in Scouting, will help out at groups close to where she lives. Her Royal Highness also hopes to help with activities in other parts of the United Kingdom as opportunity arises.