Thursday Beavers finished their winter / spring term with a visit to Onchan Library. The library staff prepared some fantastic activities for the Beavers based on an Easter theme. There was story-time and a treasure hunt around the library – during which one of our leaders took the opportunity for a quick snooze! There was also an Easter activity pack which included designing a Humpty Dumpty, making a badge, some word searches and of course a mini chocolate egg. The Beavers had a great time and really enjoyed the visit.
Thursday Beavers increased their numbers in January from 20 to 25 – this meant we were able to take on six new boys from an ever popular waiting list. Cameron S. who has a brother in Manannan Cubs, moved from 5th Douglas. As Cameron was already invested we presented him with his new 2nd Onchan scarf and the 2nd Onchan name tag. We then invested four of our new starters – Ryan C., Reece L., Dylan T. & Oscar L. The boys were very excited and looking forward to getting their badges and scarves. Lee was delighted to be able to perform the Investiture Ceremonies – now he can be found sporting a smart new uniform! Welcome to all the new starters – we hope you enjoy your time with Thursday Beavers and 2nd Onchan Scout Group. We still have one more new starter – Evan W. to invest after the half-term holiday.
Scouts in the Phoenix Troop were tasked to bring along to their Scout Meeting on Friday 17. February 2012, a machine that they have designed and built and capable of being blown along the length of the Scout Hall by an industrial fan kindly provided by Ace Hire & Sales. A wide variety of different machines were bought in by the Scouts. Each machine was given two attempts to go as far as possible along the scout Hall floor, blown by the fan, then the Scouts were given 15 minutes to modify their machines as they wished, before a further two runs took place. Winner of all four runs was Joe B. with his wind machine made out of cereal packets. The winner of the Leaders choice for innovative design when to Joel W, with his tiny little Wind Machine, which included a propeller that didn’t actually do anything. The final prize went to Thomas C, as his design looked a little like a pirate ship and the Leaders liked that.