Beavers Christmas

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Tuesday and Thursday Beavers finished their year with a joint Christmas Party held at the Fun Farm in Onchan. Over thirty Beavers joined in the fun and food! We would like to thank all our young helpers for their continued commitment and help imagethis year – you make our job a lot easier. We would also like to thank all the parents for their support and help over the year, it is always very much appreciated. Lastly we would like to wish all our Beavers and their families a very happy Christmas and a joyful New Year. We look forward to seeing you all again in 2013 for some more Scouting fun!

Beavers Moving On

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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. James C. Ben W. Alexander G. Vannin C. Torin S. and Adam D. all received their Moving On certificate and badges, and are all going to Manannan Cubs. We have really enjoyed having the boys in Beavers. They have all been well behaved and enthusiastic and we will miss them, but wish them all the very best at Cubs.

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Beavers Football Competition

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2nd Onchan Thursday & Tuesday Beavers recently took part in the Island Beaver 5-A-Side Football Competition. A total of 9 teams entered, including two from 2nd Onchan Thursday Beavers and one from 2nd Onchan Tuesday Beavers. The teams were divided into two leagues, and then played all the other teams in their league. Tuesday Beavers got off to a fantastic start and were top of the leader board in league 1 after two matches. They got piped into second place by one of the 1st Douglas teams. The Thursday Beavers B Team (Oscar L, Oscar N, Stephen H, Charlie M, Ashton Q, James H, Kian L and Luke A) also played in this league, but despite some brilliant matches, finished a bit further down the table.

imageThursday Beavers A Team didn’t get off to a great start in league 2, drawing their first game and only getting 1 point. After a pep talk from Lee they picked up for their next few games, and despite some anxious times, they finished top of the leader board! Before the final took place between the winners of league 1 and 2, there was a penalty shoot out competition against two of our referees – 2nd Onchan helpers Chris and Sam. All the Beavers had the opportunity to take part and were eliminated from the shoot out if they failed to score. The last surviving Beaver – who scored the last penalty, was 2nd Onchan Thursday Beaver – James H. Well done James!!

There was much excitement as the final commenced between 2nd Onchan Thursday A Team (Ben W, Aaron C, Bradley K, Alexander G, Vannin C and Ryan E) and 1st Douglas. The game finished with a 1-1 draw and then went into extra time. Aaron C of 2nd Onchan Thursday Beavers scored the winning goal in the closing minutes – much to the delight of the whole of 2nd Onchan!! Very well done boys – they showed great focus and determination. Needless to say Lee was one very happy coach!!

Thanks to all the parents for supporting this event, but special thanks to Chris and Sam who were referees and match advisors and a real credit to 2nd Onchan!

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Beavers Sleepover

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Seven Tuesday Beavers and fourteen Thursday Beavers met on Friday night for a Sleepover / Movie Night at the Scout Hall. All the Beavers were very, very excited – for some it was their first night away from home. We started the evening with some games followed by juice and biscuits. Then it was time to get ready for the movie! We just about managed to fit twenty-one Beavers along the side wall, so they all had a good view of the film. Once they were in their PJs, the snacks came out and the movie started. There were numerous visits to the kitchen for juice and hot chocolate, followed by numerous visits to the bathroom! At 10.30pm it was time for bed, and after half an hour most of the Beavers began to settle down and some were even asleep! It was just after midnight when the last Beaver fell asleep and about 4.10am when the first Beaver woke! Luckily it was just a bathroom visit and all was quietish again (apart from the fidgeting and coughing) until 6.30am! Not a single tear was shed and no-one asked to go home (apart from our senior Leader!) – making the evening a resounding success. Thanks to all the Leaders and special thanks to Chris, Aaron and Ellen for all your help too. Thanks also to Phoenix Scouts for letting us use the hall on their Troop Night. Well done to ALL the Beavers who took part in the Sleepover / Movie Night.

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Fireworks Activity Night

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The Groups annual Fireworks Activity Night was held on the 6. November 2012. The Beaver Scouts met at the Scout Hall and played some games, while the Cubs Scouts were down Molly Quirks Glen hunting for letters that spelled out GUY FAWKES. The Scouts assembled at Groudle Beach and hiked up through the Glen to the Scout Hall. With everyone back at the Hall, we served around three hundred hotdogs to the approx one hundred and fifty Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Leaders, before we headed outside for a Fireworks Display. Thanks go to the catering team of Leaders and Young Leaders who looked after the food and we hope everyone had a great night.

Awards Night – Winners

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The Group Awards Night was held at the Scout Hall on Friday 12. October 2012. The hall was packed and it was standing room only during the 1½ hour presentation. Each Award had four nominations and as the names of the nominees was read out their faces appeared on the big screen. The evening finished with a video of the 2012 Narrowboat Camp. Below is the complete list of winners.

2012 AWARDS NIGHT WINNERS

Best Beaver Scout in the Tuesday Colony
Samuel B.

Best Beaver Scout in the Thursday Colony
Aaron C.

Best Cub Scout in the Manannan Pack
Alex L.

Best Six in the Manannan Pack
Black Six

Best Cub Scout in the Snaefell Pack
Archie S.

Best Six in the Snaefell Pack
Grey Six

The Group Scout Leaders Award
for Cub Scouts

Conor C. (Manannan Pack)

The Outdoor Endeavour Award
for Cub Scouts

Daniel H. (Manannan Pack)

Best Scout in the Phoenix Troop
Scott R.

Best Patrol in the Phoenix Troop
Tiger Patrol

Best Scout in the Moddey Dhoo Troop
David H.

Best Patrol in the Moddey Dhoo Troop
Bulldog Patrol

The Leadership Award for Scouts
Emma M. (Moddey Dhoo Troop)

The Good Scouting Award
Ruby K. (Moddey Dhoo Troop)

The Group Scout Leaders Award for Scouts
Aaron R. (Phoenix Troop)

The Outdoor Endeavour Award for Scouts
Macklin W. (Phoenix Troop)

The Chairman’s Award for Endeavour
Alex L. (Manannan Pack)

The Canon Bagley Community Award
Chris A. (Onchan Explorer Scouts)

Thursday Beavers Invest New Members

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Six new boys joined Thursday Beavers just after the Summer Holidays. They were Ashton Q, Thomas M, Oscar N, Stephen H, Ryan E & Rowan W. The boys have settled in very quickly and they were all really excited and looking forward to getting invested and receiving their badges and scarves. Welcome to all the new starters – we hope you enjoy your time with Thursday Beavers and 2nd Onchan Scout Group.

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