A 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.
Nominations for the Group’s 2016 Awards Night will be real send early next week. The Awards Night (based on the Oscars) is being held at the Scout Hall on Friday 14. October 2016. All members and their families are invited to attend.
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:
Last week two Beavers from the Thursday Colony gained their Chief Scout’s Bronze Award – Harry C and Ashton Q. This prestigious Award can only be achieved by Beavers who have completed all six of their Beaver Scout Challenge Awards (Promise, Friendship, Fitness, Creative, Global and Outdoor). It can take up to two years to complete these challenges and the boys have worked hard to make this happen, completing activities at home when necessary. Our congratulations go to Harry and Ashton, with many thanks to Ash for presenting the awards.
Thursday Beavers have reached the end of yet another term – which means it is time to say goodbye to some of our older Beavers who have reached the age of 8 and are ready to move on to Cubs. Our twins – Lee C & Alex C, George C, Oscar L and Reece L all received their Moving On certificate and badges, and are all going to Manannan Cubs. Charlie M also received his Moving On certificate and badges, and he is going to Snaefell Cubs. We have really enjoyed having the boys in Beavers and can’t believe it is time for them to go to Cubs already! They have all been well behaved and enthusiastic and we will miss them, but wish them all the very best at Cubs.
CHIEF SCOUT’S BRONZE AWARD
This week one of our Beavers gained his Chief Scout’s Bronze Award – Charlie M. This prestigious Award can only be achieved by Beavers who have completed all six of their Beaver Scout Challenge Awards (Promise, Friendship, Fitness, Creative, Global and Outdoor). It can take up to two years to complete these challenges and Charlie has worked really hard to make this happen, completing activities at home when necessary. So our massive congratulations go to Charlie!
SHIP SHORE CHAMPION 2013
Thursday Beavers always start their meetings with a game of Ship Shore. This term we decided to make it even more competitive and keep score of the top three in each game. Points were awarded and totalled up over the term. In third place was Ryan E, in second place was Harry C, and our first Ship Shore Champion 2013 was Oscar L! All three received a certificate of congratulations and Oscar received a small trophy. Well done Oscar!
As it was our last meeting before the Summer Holidays, Thursday Beavers walked from the Scout Hall to Port Jack Glen, where they enjoyed some chips! It has been another fantastic year of Scouting for Thursday Beavers – our Movie Night/Sleepover and winning the Beaver Football Competition in November 2012, coming runners-up to Tuesday Beavers in the Beaver Bowling Competition in March 2013, taking part in the St George’s Day Parade & Service in April 2013, meeting the Chief Scout Bear Grylls in May 2013 and winning the Beaver Sports Day Competition last month! We have awarded lots of activity and challenge badges which the Beavers have to work very hard for, as well as a number of Chief Scout’s Bronze Awards. Thanks to the lovely weather we have been able to get outside a bit more this year too. Our thanks go to everyone who has helped and supported us through the year. Hope you all have a fantastic summer – Steve, Lee and Jackie.
The annual all Island St. George’s Day Parade & Service was held on Sunday 21. April 2013. This year the event was organised by a small team of 2nd Onchan Leaders. The centre of Onchan came to a standstill as around 700 Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Network and Leaders led by Onchan Silver Band paraded down School Road, along Main Road down Royal Avenue and onto Royal Drive, where they passed the saluting base manned by the Island Commissioner, the Island President and the Patron of the Scout Association – Isle of Man the Lieutenant Governor Adam Wood. Once in Onchan Park, the Service was held in front of invited guests and hundreds of parents. A short play depicting the story of St. George and the Dragon was put on my member of 2nd Onchan and the prayers were also led by the Group. All members of the Association renewed their Promises during the Service. The many Banners were judged by the Governor and the winners of the Victor Kneale Trophy were 1st Ballaugh. After the parade everyone got to go on the parks attractions at reduced prices courtesy of Onchan Commissioners.
As organisers we would like to thank all Island Groups for a fantastic turn out. The Scout Band who played so well, the members of the Group who who performed or read prayers, the local police for running the rolling road closure, Onchan Silver Band who provided the parade music, Onchan Explorer Scouts for doing so much and off course the Leaders of 2nd Onchan who have been working so hard to make the day a success.