Manannan Cubs Malew Camp

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Over the weekend 25. – 27. May 2012, sixteen Cubs, four Leaders and one young Leader attended the Cub Camp based at Malew Scout Hall.  We all met on a glorious, sunny Friday evening at the Scout Hall, we all then hiked to Poulsom Park, where we then played a game off Danish Long Ball followed by a game of football.  It was getting late so we all then hiked back to the Scout Hall where we had supper and watched a short film.  It was then time for bed, after about an hour all Cubs & Leaders were fast asleep. 

Saturday morning and at 7.30am there was no noise from the Cubs who were all still fast asleep, they didn’t stay asleep for too long as the sound of banging pans soon woke the Cubs up, after inspection and breakfast we travelled to the Venture Centre where eight Cubs went Abseiling at the Venture Centre while eight Cubs went kayaking on the Mooragh Lake.  We all met for lunch then swapped around so all Cubs had the chance to take part in all activities.  As we all had a really good day and it was pretty warm, everyone was treated to an Ice-Cream which went down very well indeed.  Before we had our chippy tea we played Danish Long Ball on the rugby field in Ramsey.  Saturday evening we spent watching a couple of films before everyone fell asleep before Midnight.

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Sunday morning and again all Cubs were fast asleep, so were woken by the noise of banging pans, we had our breakfast outside again, then we travelled by bus to Port Erin beach where we swam in the sea, played football, French cricket and Danish Long Ball.  We had our lunch on the beach, and then got the bus back to the Scout Hall, where we all had a chat about the weekend and gave out prizes for the camp.image

The Cub Camp was a great weekend, which was helped by the lovely weather we had all weekend. All the Cubs left the Cub Camp on Sunday with smiles on their faces and gave us lots of positive comments.

Island Scout Camp

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The 2012 Island Scout Camp is taking place over the 29. June – 1. July 2012 and will be based at the Crossags Camp Site, Ramsey. All Island Scouts and Explorer Scouts will hopefully be attending the camp and taking part in a wide range of activities. It would be great if we can get every Scout from 2nd Onchan joining in as well. Below you will find a Letter, Medical Form and Kit List for the Camp. Permission Slips and completed Medical Forms together with the Camp Fee need to be returned by the 15. June 2012.

Manannan Cubs at Eary Cushlin

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Over the weekend 9th – 11th March 2012, 16 Cubs from the Manannan Cub Pack along with Leaders and Young Leaders and 1 dog attended Eary Cushlin. We all met at Eary Cushlin on Friday night and after a very brief talk, we hiked up Cronk Ny Arrey Laa, unfortunately once we reached the summit it was very misty and we couldn’t see much. We stopped for a drink before walking back down to Eary Cushlin. Once we arrived back at Eary Cushlin, we had supper and played a few games in the lounge before settling for the night.

Saturday morning was a very early start for all Cubs & Leaders, after breakfast the Cubs were given free time before we headed to Ramsey to play bowling, all Cubs enjoyed the bowling alley with some very good scores from the Cubs and Leaders. We had lunch in Mooragh Park, and played in the park. We then headed to Ballakermeen High School swimming pool where we did some kayak training, played water polo, held swimming races and used some of the equipment at the pool. We were at the pool for over 2 hours which surely would tire the Cubs out (not really). After everyone was showered, we headed back to Eary Cushlin for dinner. Dinner went down very well and all the Cubs appeared to enjoy it. As it was a lovely evening we spent the next hour playing Wide Games, where Cubs had to find Leaders and finished with a traditional game of Kick the Bottle. It was time for Supper and a movie, a few of the Cubs fell asleep during the movie and after it had finished all Cubs went to bed.

The traditional lie in on a Sunday morning was again forgotten about and all Cubs were up and awake by 7am, much to the leaders delight. Inspection was held before breakfast and all the rooms appeared to be tidy and clean, after we had breakfast, we did some Bivouac Building in the nearby plantation followed by a treasure hunt around the grounds of Eary Cushlin. After lunch we packed all the gear away and played Danish Longball before heading home. A very good camp and all those who went had a fantastic time, see you next year Eary Cushlin.

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Watertrough Cottage

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Nine Scouts and two Leaders from the Phoenix Scout Troop stayed overnight at Watertrough Cottage on the 24. February 2012. Watertrough Cottage is the Group’s Bunkhouse located in South Barrule Plantation. The Scouts used Volcano Kettles had a Wide Game and did a Night Hike before supper and a good nights sleep. On Saturday morning after breakfast the Scouts planted 40 trees around the cottage, including Cherry, Apple, Rowan, Birch and a Royal Oak, all provided by the Woodlands Trust in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Phoenix Troop Indoor Camps

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Two Indoor Camps have been arranged for the Phoenix Troop during 2012. The first will be at Ardwhallan over the 13. – 15. April and the second will be at Eary Cushlin over the 19. – 21. October.

The date for the Island Camp has also been confirmed as the 13. – 15 July 2012.

All these dates have been added to the Group Calendar which can be found here.