Scouts from both the Moddey Dhoo and Phoenix Scout Troops took part in a Hike Camp Weekend over the 21. – 23. March 2014. The camp was based at 1st Rushen Scout Group Headquarters in Port Erin.
Once everyone had settled in, we spent an hour doing map work. The intention then was to go for a short hike followed by a Wide Game but as it was pouring down outside we stayed inside instead, so had some games followed by supper and a movie.
On Saturday after breakfast, inspection and the Scouts making their packed lunches, we headed off on the hike, which took us up Bradda Head, along the headland and down a very steep and slippy hill to Fleshwick, we then wound our way to Gansey Bay and followed the Raad Ny Foillan to Castletown. The day started a bit wet, but it soon cleared up and we had sunshine for most of the hike. At Castletown everyone was treated to an ice cream or cold drink, before the Scouts spent an hour in the swimming pool. The bus took us back to Port Erin which was a relief to some Scouts. After tea the Scouts played outside before it got dark, then we settled down to a movie.
On Sunday it was a case of packing up gear, giving the hall a tidy up before heading off home.
Scouts from both the Moddey Dhoo and Phoenix Scout Troops took part in a Hike Camp Weekend over the 3. – 5. May 2013. We were based at 1st Rushen Scout Headquarters, in Port Erin for the two nights and after a short introduction and briefing we walked to Milner’s Tower on Bradda Head and had a great view of Port Erin in the darkening skies. The Scouts enjoyed a Wide Game on the headland, before heading back to the Scout HQ for supper followed by bed (distance walked: three miles).
On Saturday after breakfast and kit inspection, the Scouts made their packed lunches and we headed off on the days hike at 10:00. The route followed the Raad Ny Foillan from Port Erin, to the Sound and up to The Chasms where we had lunch. We then walked into Port St. Mary and onto Gansey, before finishing back in Port Erin for around 15:30, a total of just over nine miles.
The Scouts still had plenty of energy so we headed down to the beach, where some Scouts actually swam in the sea (for a few seconds). Back at the Scout Hall we had tea followed by a few games outside and then settled down to a movie before bed.
On the Sunday after breakfast kit was packed up and everyone was ready to head off home for 10:00.