A reminder that the deadline for placing an order for 2nd Onchan T-Shirts, Hoodies & Polo Shirts is the 31. May 2013. Order Forms are available in the Scout Hall or can be downloaded from our Website. Full details and the Order Form can be found here.
From September 2013, we will be accepting payments by BACS for Subscriptions. With more people doing their banking online, some parents will find it easier to make a payment through BACS, but we will also continue to take payment by cheque and cash. If it proves successful, in the future we will look at taking payments for activities and camps also by BACS.
Details will be on the Subs Form that goes out in September.
Chief Scout Bear Grylls, made a brief visit to the Isle of Man on the 11. May 2013. He arrived by helicopter at Peel Hill, jumped onto a mountain bike and rode with a couple of Explorer Scouts down hill to meet the Scouts at Fenella Beach who were getting ready to do Coasteering, Kayaking, Climbing and Backwoods Skills. He then walked across the footbridge to meet the Beavers and Cubs who were busy building sandcastles on the beach. The Chief was soon back in the air heading off to his next stop. It was a brief and chaotic visit, with lots of the general public following Bear around, but our members seemed to really enjoy meeting the Chief.
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.
March 18, 2013 in Beavers
Over the weekend, Island Beavers took part in a Ten Pin Bowling Competition at Sure Strike Bowling & Leisure Centre in Ramsey. This was the first time the event had taken place in over four years, and 2nd Onchan were the last winners of the trophy – so the pressure was on! There were individual trophies for the Best Beaver – Under 7 and the Best Beaver 7 & Over. There was also a Colony trophy for the highest average score per Colony.
Eleven Thursday Beavers and 8 Tuesday Beavers took part in the competition. The boys did brilliantly and really enjoyed the morning. Harrison C from Tuesday won the Under 7 trophy with a massive score of 79 – Well Done! Oscar N from Thursday came 2nd in the same category with a score of 74. James H from Tuesday was 3rd in the 7 & under age group, scoring 81 points, and Thomas B from Thursday came 4th with a score of 80 – well done boys!
The overall winner of the trophy – the Colony with the highest average score – was 2nd Onchan TUESDAY Beavers!! Well Done! Their average score was 70.43. Thursday Beavers came 2nd overall with an average score of 65.54. Well done to everyone who took part.