Awards Night Nominations

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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

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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: https://www.facebook.com/groups/499057210230324/

Thursday Beaver Scouts: https://www.facebook.com/groups/610904588980016/

Manannan Cub Scouts: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2ndonchanmanannancubs/

Snaefell Cub Scouts: https://www.facebook.com/groups/snaefell.cubs/

Viper Scouts: https://www.facebook.com/groups/moddeydhooscouts/

Phoenix Scouts: https://www.facebook.com/groups/phoenixtroop/

Onchan District Explorer Scouts: https://www.facebook.com/groups/503745036312725/

Subs Due

imageSubs for the upcoming term become due from the 1. September 2016. We ask that parents ensure that their child’s subs are paid as soon as possible and by no later than the 30. September 2016.

You can download the Subs Form here.

We would also like to remind parents (and youth members) what we ask of all members of 2nd Onchan.

What we ask of our members:

We don’t ask a lot of our members, but we do ask the following:

  •  They attend regular weekly meetings.
  •  They wear the correct uniform (details on our website).
  •  They pay their Term Subscriptions before the cut off date.
  •  They attend St. Georges Day Parade (usually in April), Civic Sunday (usually in May or June) and Remembrance Sunday (in November).
  •  They take part in our weekend activities where possible.
  •  They support, with their families, our fund raising and social events.

Further details can be found here.

2017 Summer Camp

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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.

Time to Return Trophies


It’s that time of year when we need any annual trophies which were presented at last years Awards Night returning. If you have one and haven’t had it engraved yet please do so (and hand the receipt in for reimbursement) and ensure the trophy is returned by the end of June 2016. Thank you.