Hike – Sunday 25. November

November 13, 2012 in Explorers, Scouts

Snaefell Mines

We are holding a hike on Sunday 25. November 2012. The activity is open to all Scouts from the Moddey Dhoo Troop, the Phoenix Troop and the members of the Onchan Explorers. We will be meeting at Laxey Wheel Car Park for 10:00, the hike also finishes at the same car park for 15:00. You will need suitable gear for hiking in including full waterproofs, hiking boots or good walking shoes. You need a daysac with a packed lunch inside. We will be going out onto the hills, so if you come unprepared (ie without a coat) you will not be going. The photo above shows Snaefell Mines, which we will be walking by.

Cubs Three Legs Challenge

October 23, 2012 in Group


On Sunday 21. October 2012, Manannan & Snaefell Cub Scouts joined forces and took part in the first leg of the Three Legs Challenge.  We all met at Glen Maye at 10.30am on a glorious sunny Sunday morning.  There was a good turnout from both Packs, the route took us along the Raad Ny Foillan towards Peel, the path was quite muddy towards the end with a couple of the Cubs nearly getting stuck in the mud and one Leader nearly losing one of their hiking boots.  We stopped for lunch at Fenella Beach, which was a well deserved break for everyone.  We then followed the Heritage Way footpath to St John’s where we finished just after 3pm, well done to all those Cubs who completed this rather challenging and difficult walk.  We could have not asked for better weather for this days hike which made the day more enjoyable for everyone involved.


Dawn Till Dusk Hike

July 14, 2012 in Explorers, Scouts


Scouts from the Phoenix Troop and members of Onchan District Explorers joined Scouts and Explorer Scouts from around the Island for the first Dusk till Dawn Hike on the 13. July 2012. The hike start around 20:30 and followed the Bayr Ny Skeddan for the most part from Glen Maye into Ballasalla, where the Scouts spent thimagee night in 1st Malew’s Scout Headquarters. The Explorer Scouts slept outside at Mullin Y Carty. On Saturday morning after breakfast the hike continued into Castletown where it finished in the main square. The Onchan Scouts who all finished quite early were all treated to breakfast in a local cafe, before being presented with the special Dusk Till Dawn Badges by Assistant Island Commissioner for Scouts Trevor Denning. Well done to all the Onchan Scouts and Explorer Scouts who made the effort to take part in this activity.

Dusk Till Dawn Hike

June 13, 2012 in Explorers, Scouts


The Dusk Till Dawn Hike is an Island activity open to all Manx Scouts and Explorer Scouts. The idea is to hike from Glen Maye in the late evening to Ballasalla, stay overnight in a hall at Ballasalla and then after breakfast hike into Castletown where the activity finishes. It would be great if we could see all Scouts from 2nd Onchan and Explorers from Onchan Explorers taking part. Full details can be found here.

Everyone who completes the hike gets a specially produced badge which can be worn on uniform.

Manannan Pack Day Hike

May 14, 2012 in Cubs


On Sunday 13. May 2012, the Manannan Pack along with their Leaders took part in a eight mile day hike from Derbyhaven to imagePort Soderick.  We all met at 10.30 at the flying club where we followed the Raad Ny Foillan footpath, we stopped a couple of times along the way for drinks and refreshments, our first official stop was the beach at Port Solderick, after a brief break, we carried along on the footpath towards Port Grennaugh where we had our lunch at around 12.30.  After a play on the beach and an explore in the caves, we carried on with the walk onto Port Soderick.  We finished at Port Soderick at 3.45 a little later than planned but nevertheless we all made it. The weather stayed dry for us, although a little windy it didn’t prevent us from hiking.  Thanks to all those who showed up and this walk goes towards the hikes away badge.