St. Georges Day Parade in Onchan

stgeorge2 The Island Scouting’s St. George’s Day Parade will for the first time be taking place in Onchan this April.

All members of Scouting will be coming together in the village for a Parade and Open Air Service at Onchan Park. The Parade will be on Sunday 13. April 2008.

As the host Group (and largest on the Island) it’s expected that all members of 2nd Onchan will attend. Please put the date in your diaries.

Remembrance Sunday Info

On Sunday the 11. November 2007, it’s Remembrance Sunday, the day we remember all those who gave their lives defending their Country and the way of life we enjoy.

Our two Cub Packs together with the Scout Troop and the Explorer Unit will be joining with the people of Onchan to Parade from the Manx Arms Hotel to St. Peters Church, where a Service of Remembrance will be held. Afterwards we will be parading to the War Memorial on Main Road, where a short Open Air Service will be held.

We will be meeting at the Manx Arms Carpark for 09:20. Full uniform, including Scout Activity Trousers and shoes, is to be worn. Please bring a coat with you in case of inclement weather. The Open Air Service at the War Memorial will finish at about 11:10 from where you can be collected.

Please make sure you do your very best to attend this important Parade.

A note can be found in the Download Area of this Website.

2007 Group Camp

Around 110 members of 2nd Onchan and Onchan District Explorers attended our Group Camp at the Crossags Camp Site over the weekend of the 28. – 30. September. On the Friday Night the Cubs, Scouts and Explorers were split into mixed Patrols for the weekend and the first activity was a Night Hike to the Albert Tower. It was dark when the Patrols headed off but the almost full moon helped with viability. When they got back everyone was served soup or hot chocolate.

On Saturday morning we held a Formal Opening Ceremony for the camp then the Patrols took part in ten activity bases spread around the camp site, which took up most of the morning. Before lunch, in teams of two they spent an hour doing an orienteering course. In the afternoon, we were joined by Beaver Scouts, some who were with us just for the day and others who would be staying the night. Some of the older Scouts and Explorer Scouts spent a couple of hours kayaking up the Sulby River, while the rest of the Group spent the afternoon at Mooragh Park, where they got the chance to go on canoes, rowing boats and peddle boats and play crazy golf. We then all enjoyed a barbecue next to the beach before heading back to the Camp Site. In the evening a treasure Hunt was held around the site followed by a Camp Fire, during which an Explorer Scout was invested. a Special 100 Years Birthday Cake was bought out and the candles were blown out by one of our new Beavers and first ever female youth member. After a supper of pizza, soup and hot chocolate it was off to bed.

On Sunday morning after a short Scouts Own, it was off on the electric tram to Laxey where an hour or so was spent in the Laxey Glen Gardens. Lunch was bought in for everyone from the camp site, then it was back on the tram for the Closing Ceremony ready for parents to collect their children at 15:30.