North West Patrol Leaders Camp

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Four members of Scout Network Ellan Vannin, will be leading a contingent of twelve Scouts to the North West Regional Patrol Leaders camp, between 12-14th of July.

The camp will be held over 3 days at Waddecar Scout centre, Lancashire and will consist of various fun competitions and challenges and will give the patrol leaders the opportunity to interact with 500+ Scouts for across the North West of the UK.

Selection weekend for this trip will be held on Saturday 16th March 2013.

Further details can be found on this leaflet.

Island Scout Camp

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Scouts from both the Moddey Dhoo and Phoenix Scout Troops attended the Island Scout Camp which was held over the 29. June to the 1. July 2012, at the Crossags Camp Site in Ramsey.

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There was a very good attendance from most Island Scout Troops and an excellent turn out of Explorer Scouts working as Young Leaders and so many Scout Leaders, it was sometimes difficult to find them all a job.image

Friday night was spent setting up tents and getting organised and then the whole camp hiked up to the Albert Tower where Flag Break as held. Back on site there was supper and a briefing, before everyone headed off to bed.

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Saturday saw the Scouts doing various activities which included Mountain Biking, Kayaking, Raft Building, Pioneering, Backwoods Cooking, including the skinning of freshly killed rabbits. Axe and Saw Skills, Assault Course, Archery and loads more. In the evening the Scouts took part in an orienteering exercise, before siting down to the camp fire, full of Scouting songs and skits. After supper everyone watched a movie in the giant ‘Ark’ building.

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On Sunday it was overcast and there was a light drizzle After breakfast it was decided to send the Scouts off swimming or Ten Pin Bowling, while the Explorers and Leaders dropped all the tentage as the rain had died off and the wind soon dried the canvas.

After lunch it was a case of packing up gear and transporting badly packed rucsacs and the Scouts down to the collection point ready to head off home.

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Millennium Way Hike

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All members of the Phoenix Troop and the Moddey Dhoo Troop are invited to take part in the Millennium Way Hike over the 16. – 17. June 2012.

We will be meeting at Sky Hill Car Park (Grid Reference 433 944) which is on the A3 about a mile outside Ramsey, for 10:00 on Saturday 16. June. You will need suitable gear for walking in the hills, including waterproofs and hiking boots. You also need to bring a packed lunch contained in a daysac.

We should be finished for the days walking at St. Lukes Church (Grid Reference 360 823) for about 15:00 (any different and we call your parents when we are about an hour away).

On Sunday 17. June, we will be meeting at St. Lukes Church for 10:00 and finishing in the main square at Castletown for about 15:00 (any different and we call your parents when we are about an hour away). Again you need suitable gear for walking in together with waterproofs and a packed lunch.

Saturday walking is mostly walking over the hills while on Sunday it’s mainly roads and footpaths.

Hope to see you there.

Scouts at the TT

Scouts from both the Moddey Dhoo and Phoenix Scout Troops and the Onchan Explorers are working this week with other Island Scouts on the Scoreboards during the TT Races. Saturday went well with just a short delay, but long delays on Monday meant that we didn’t finish until after 8pm. Well done to all the Scouts involved. Two more days racing to go.

TT Scoreboard Passes

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The Scout Passes for the TT Scoreboards have now arrived and will be sent out to Scouts of both the Moddey Dhoo and Phoenix Scout Troops over the next week. The Scout Association had a very large request for passes this year and with the reduced number of Scouts needed, most Scouts will find they are only required on one day out of the four. The organisers had a choice of giving every Scout a day on the Scoreboard, or having just one out of every four who applied being able to attend each race day, with the other three missing out completely, they chose the former.

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.