This weekend Cubs from both Packs were kept very busy. On Saturday some Cubs along with some Leaders were in Onchan Shoprite bag packing to help raise funds for island Cub events. They raised £400 throughout the day. The Cubs did really well at packing the shopping and managed not to break any eggs!
Then on Sunday the two Packs joined together again to do the first of the 3 Legs Challenge hikes from Glen Maye to St Johns. The weather was a little bit windy and showers were threatened but luckily they were only very small and light . We met at the Waterfall inn and had a nice walk down through the glen before heading along the coast, a bit blustery at times but the Cubs walked really well despite this. The Cubs walked very quickly and were able to have their lunch by Corrin’s Tower before a quick play on the beach. We then headed along the Heritage Way to St Johns where lots of tired Cubs were ready to be picked up!
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.
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.
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 the 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.
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.
On Sunday 13. May 2012, the Manannan Pack along with their Leaders took part in a eight mile day hike from Derbyhaven to Port 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.
Nine Scouts from the Moddey Dhoo and Phoenix Scout Troops together with two Leaders, took part in a Mountain Bike Hike along the Heritage Way on the 27. November 2011. Three Scouts completed 10 miles from Douglas to Peel, while the remaining six completed 20 miles by cycling back to Douglas again.
On Sunday 27. November 2011, we are holding a Mountain Bike Hike for all the Scouts in both Troops and the Explorer Scouts. The hike follows the Heritage Way from Douglas to Peel and back again, a distance of about 20 miles. As the route follows the old railway line, it stays off roads.
If you wish, you can just do from Douglas to Peel and be picked up from the Car Park at Fenella Beach for about 12:30.
We will be meeting at the Quarter Bridge Public House Car Park for 10:00. We should be back at the Quarter Bridge for about 15:30.
All Scouts taking part will need a road worthy mountain bike, packed lunch and drink, waterproofs and suitable clothing for cycling in. Helmets are to be worn by all participants. No helmet – no go.