Phoenix Scouts Watertrough Cottage Camp

April 11, 2014 in Scouts


Over the weekend of the 23. – 25. May 2014, we are holding a Camp at the Groups Bunkhouse, Watertrough Cottage, which is located at South Barrule, near Foxdale.

The Camp runs from 19:30 on Friday 23. May to 10:00 on Sunday 25. May 2014. During the Camp we will be spending the morning at Laser Mayhem and in the afternoon at Ape-Mann,
which will include their new High Level Ropes Course, as well as the Zip Wire, Climbing, Go-Karts and Low Level Rope Course.

Scouts can choose to either sleep in the Bunkhouse, or if they wish they can bring their own Hike Tent to sleep in, in the grounds surrounding Watertrough Cottage.

Further details in this letter.

Hike Camp Weekend

March 25, 2014 in Scouts


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.

imageOn 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.

Island Remembrance Sunday

January 22, 2014 in Scouts

A little late as we have only just received the photos.

One of our Scouts Mark O. represented all Manx Scouting at the Island Remembrance Day Service at St. Johns on the 11. November 2013. Mark attended with the Island Commissioner Guy Thompson and carried the Association Flag.



Phoenix Troop at Ardwhallan

November 25, 2013 in Scouts


Over the 22. – 24. November 2013, eighteen Scouts and five Leaders from the Phoenix Troop spent the weekend at Ardwhallan Outdoor pursuits centre in West Baldwin. After everyone had arrived, sorted out kit and had a quick briefing it was out onto the hills for an evening wide game, before hot hot chocolate and biscuits in the Viking Longhouse, which everyone came out of later smelling of wood smoke. The Scouts were all fast asleep by midnight.


On Saturday after breakfast and room inspection the morning activities started. Cheese Crane, Low Ropes and the Assault Course kept everyone busy. In the afternoon it was archery, backwoods cooking and the various challenge bases until we ran out of day light. Another Wide Game in the evening was followed by a movie, before heading off to bed.

imageOn Sunday, the smell of cooking bacon eventually got the Scouts out of bed (with a little persuasion in a few cases). After breakfast and inspection, one group of Scouts went on a twelve mile cycle hike, while the other Group hiked part of the Millennium Way. Back at the centre and after lunch a quick orienteering exercise was held, after which kit was packed and the house tidied, before we headed off home.

We were very lucky with the weather as it stayed fine for the whole weekend.


Mountain Bike Hike

November 18, 2013 in Scouts


On Sunday 17. November 2013, a group of hardy Scouts from both Troops took part in a Mountain Bike Hike along the Heritage Way from Douglas to Peel. Conditions weren’t great as it was constantly raining. Some Scouts were collected at Peel, while five made the return trip back to Douglas, with the two Leaders. Well done to all those who took part.