The Group Camp, open to all 2nd Onchan, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and members of the Onchan District Explorer Scouts will be taking place at the Crossags Camp Site over the 27. – 29. September 2013. A full programme of activities is being arranged for the weekend and it should be a great get together for the whole Group. There is one letter for Cubs, Scouts and Explorers and another for Beavers. Closing date for getting the permission slip and camp fee in is the 15. August 2013.
Cubs, Scouts, Explorers Letter
We had nineteen Scouts from the Moddey Dhoo and Phoenix Scout Troops attend the Island Scout Camp over the weekend of the 28. – 30. June 2013.
On the Friday the Scouts only had to put up one Patrol Tent, as two had been left up from the previous weekends Cub Camp. Flag Break was held at the Albert Tower, once the slow walkers and bits of flag pole had arrived. Back on site it was supper and off to bed for 22:30. The Scouts were all up again at 23:00 as fireworks started going off in Ramsey for the start of Royal Ramsey Week.
Saturday was a day of ticketed activities, which included Gorge Walking, Backwoods Skills, Kayaking, Pioneering, Raft Building, Archery, etc. In the early evening the Scouts took part in Orienteering before being entertained by a juggler. There was then a short camp fire and after supper a movie in the ‘ark’.
On Sunday the tents were taken down pretty early, as the afternoon forecast wasn’t great and then the Scouts headed off to swimming and bowling. Once back on site Flag Down was held before the Scouts headed off home.
A pretty good camp and we only had trouble from the midges on Friday night.
A reminder than we need T-Shirt sizes for all those going to Waddecar by the 1. July 2013, as we need to get the order in as soon as possible. The ones we don’t get in we will mean we will have to guess!
If they wish Scouts can bring their own hike tents to the Island Scout Camp next weekend. It is suggested however that Scouts practice putting the tents up and packing them away again beforehand. A small hike tent should only take about ten minutes to put up and not two hours. We will have plenty of tentage available for those Scouts who wont be bringing their own tent.
Within the next couple of days the Cubs, Scouts and Explorer Scouts will be receiving, through the post, their final information about the upcoming Waddecar Camp. In the envelope will be: a Covering Letter, Kit List, Medical / Activity Form, Q&A Sheet and T-Shirt Order Form.
Final information is now available for those Scouts going on the Island Scout Camp. You can download it here.
A few photos from this years TT Races. Click on the images to see them full size.
This years Island Scout Camp is open to all Manx Scouts and is taking place over the 28. – 30. June 2013 and will be based at the Crossags Camp Site, Ramsey. Full details are now available and can be downloaded here or picked up from the Scout Hall. Booking Slip, Camp Fee and Completed Medical Form need to be returned by no later than the 14. June 2013.
A reminder that the deadline for placing an order for 2nd Onchan T-Shirts, Hoodies & Polo Shirts is the 31. May 2013. Order Forms are available in the Scout Hall or can be downloaded from our Website. Full details and the Order Form can be found here.
From September 2013, we will be accepting payments by BACS for Subscriptions. With more people doing their banking online, some parents will find it easier to make a payment through BACS, but we will also continue to take payment by cheque and cash. If it proves successful, in the future we will look at taking payments for activities and camps also by BACS.
Details will be on the Subs Form that goes out in September.