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:
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.
We 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.
The Group had a stall at the Onchan Village Stall today, it was fine and sunny and early afternoon things got quite busy. Thanks to all those who donated a bottle we made £210.00. Thanks also to those who gave up their time to man the stall and to those who came along to have a go at winning a bottle.
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.
The Group will be running at Bottle Stall at the Onchan Village Fair on the 18. June 2016. We are looking for donations of bottles and jars (anything in date and unopened). Some of our Sections will be holding Dress Down Days (no uniform in exchange for a bottle) . In the past everyone has been very generous and the stall has managed to raise some valuable funds for the Group.
If you can donate a jar or bottle please hand to a Leader at any meeting. Thanks in anticipation.