Diamond Jubilee Badge

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At the end of 2011, all members must remove the 50 Year Badge from their uniform. Please don’t throw it away, sew it onto a rucsac or keep it safe as a memento of our 50th Birthday.

2012 is the Queens Diamond Jubilee and to celebrate this, the Scout Association have produced a special badge which will be worn by all members during 2012. This badge is worn in exactly the same place as the 50 Year Badge and will be given out during your first meeting of 2012.

Mountain Bike Hike

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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.

Phoenix Scouts at Eary Cushlin

Misty at the top

Fourteen Scouts and three Leaders from the Phoenix Troop held a weekend camp at Eary Cushlin Outdoor Pursuits Centre over the the 11. – 13. November 2011.

After settling in, we hiked to the summit of Cronk Ny Arrey Laa, there was a lot of mist so we didn’t get much of a view.

Bivouac building at Watertrough Cottage

On Saturday morning after breakfast and room inspection, we had a short period of map and compass work before heading off to Watertrough Cottage for a couple of hours Bivouac Bivouac building at Watertrough Cottagebuilding. At Watertrough we were visited by the Island Commissioner Peter Young and North West Regional Commissioner Chris Harris, who was over on the Island for the day. After lunch we travelled up to Ramsey for a game of Ten Pin Bowling before joining with some Island Scout Leaders who were on a training course. Our Scouts took part in a session about taking Scouting Forward to 2018 and three of the Scouts reported back with their findings. After tea back at Eary Cushlin, we had wide games outside, before settling down to a movie.

Bivouac building at Watertrough Cottage

Scouts on ParadeOn Sunday we were all up bright an early and after breakfast and room inspection and with everyone in full uniform, we travelled back to Onchan to join the rest of our Scouts and Cubs for the Remembrance Sunday Parade. After the Parade the Scouts went swimming for an hour at the NSC. Back at Eary Cushlin it was a bit of a rush to get lunch prepared and the house tidied before the parents arrived to pick the Scouts up at 3pm.

We were pretty lucky with the weather and it stayed dry for us all weekend, where other parts of the Island had heavy rain at times.

Dogs on Camp