Thursday Beavers Update



There was no better way to spend a wet January afternoon than watching Onchan Thursday Beavers storm to victory in the Island Beaver Five a Side Football Competition!!

Well done Thursday Bulls the Winners for the 4th year running, and our two other teams Goblins and Ravens!

It’s always a Thursday Beaver Colony effort – and we were all winners on the day!! Thanks to everyone – especially Rob, Dave, Darren, Bonnie and Michael for all your help, and all the parents who supported the afternoon, whether it was staying to watch or bringing the children along!



imageWe had a fantastic night at Beavers learning Manx Dancing! Not only is Beavers an amazing opportunity to try and learn something new, it is also brilliant to see our talented parents (and Beavers) getting involved too! Well done everyone – great effort from you all, and some really good dancing!

Well done Joshua on a really wonderful solo performance and thank you to Joshua’s mum – Rachel, for teaching everyone the dance, and Ida for the accompanying music! This is one of the reasons that being involved in Scouting is so worthwhile (as well as winning the Island Football and Sports Competitions)!!



Thursday Beavers were very lucky to have a tour of the Isle of Man Parliament recently, organised and led by a dad (Andy) of one of our Beaver’s (Sam). The Beavers, parents and siblings all had a look around the various chambers learning lots of facts and information about the building, and the various roles and traditions.

We were very fortunate to have the Onchan MHKs – Rob Callister and Julie Edge – join us on the tour, and they both talked to the Beavers about their roles and responsibilities. We were also lucky to meet Mr Speaker (MHK – Juan Watterson) who very kindly got out his dress robe.

The Beavers took part in voting on questions such as ‘should school be banned?’ – which had a 50/50 split, so wasn’t passed and ‘should match attacks be allowed in school?’ – which was 16 in favour, 8 against!!

A very big thank you to our Beaver dads – Andy and Graeme – for organising the tour for us.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach Day Trip


On Saturday 19. May 2018, we are holding a Day Trip to Blackpool Pleasure Beach for all members of 2nd Onchan and members of Onchan District Explorer Scouts. We will be travelling to Liverpool on the 07:45 Seacat to Liverpool from where we will get a coach directly to the Pleasure Beach in Blackpool. Everyone will have around five hours at the Pleasure Beach before we travel back to Liverpool where we will catch the 19:15 Seacat back to the Island arriving at around 22:00.

imageThe cost of the trip will cover Seacat fares, coach travel, fully inclusive ride band for the Pleasure Beach and a voucher to buy lunch in the Pleasure Beach. Not included is personal spending money and tea on the way back (bring a packed tea or purchase something on the Seacat).

The cost per youth member is £65.00. All Beaver Scouts will need one accompanying parent with them who will pay a reduced price of £50.00. Any additional parents will need to pay the full cost of £65.00.

At the Pleasure Beach, Scouts and Explorer Scouts will be allowed to go around in small unaccompanied groups. Cub Scouts will be in small Leader led groups. Beaver Scouts will be in small Leader led groups with parents accompanying.

The Booking form below needs to be completed and returned with payment by no later than the 31. March 2018, so we can confirm our booking with the Steam Packet.

Click here to download the letter about the trip.

Bingo Night – 9. March 2018


Our annual Family Bingo Night is taking place at the Scout Hall on Friday 9. March 2018 and we hope lots of our members and their families can come along and support this fun evening.

Tickets are just £2.00 each and this includes for a Baked Potato Supper.

Games are 30p each and we have some great prizes on offer. We will also be holding a raffle (donations for prizes welcome).

Tickets are now available from all Section Leaders.

Please support this event, all proceeds will be going to our Building Refurbishment Appeal.

Download the Bingo Flyer here.