Island Scout Camp – Tents

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.

Hike Camp Weekend


Scouts from both the Moddey Dhoo and Phoenix Scout Troops took part in a Hike Camp Weekend over the 3. – 5. May 2013. We were based at 1st Rushen Scout Headquarters, in Port Erin for the two nights and after a short introduction and briefing we walked to Milner’s Tower on Bradda Head and had a great view of Port Erin in the darkening skies. The Scouts enjoyed a Wide Game on the headland, before heading back to the Scout HQ for supper followed by bed (distance walked: three miles).

On Saturday after breakfast and kit inspection, the Scouts made their packed lunches and we headed off on the days hike at 10:00. The route followed the Raad Ny Foillan from Port Erin, to the Sound and up to The Chasms where we had lunch. We then walked into Port St. Mary and onto Gansey, before finishing back in Port Erin for around 15:30, a total of just over nine miles.

The Scouts still had plenty of energy so we headed down to the beach, where some Scouts actually swam in the sea (for a few seconds). Back at the Scout Hall we had tea followed by a few games outside and then settled down to a movie before bed.

On the Sunday after breakfast kit was packed up and everyone was ready to head off home for 10:00.


Chief Scouts Visit – Scouts Info


The Chief Scout Bear Grylls, will be making a short visit to the Isle of Man on the afternoon of the 11. May 2013. The Scout Section will be running an afternoon of activities at Peel, with the chance to see the Chief. Further details are in this flyer.

Two of the activities (Coasteering and Kayaking) will require parental permission, If you want the chance to do either, you must bring along the completed Consent Form.

Scout Super Splash Success


The all Island Scout Super Splash was held at Ramsey Swimming Pool on Saturday 27. April 2013. The Phoenix Troop and both our Cub Packs entered Teams. Whilst Manannan Pack came second in the Cub Scout Section, the Phoenix B Team came first in the Scout Section and the Phoenix A Team came joint second. Well done to everyone who took part and thanks to the many parents who supported us.

It’s a shame that not all Island Groups take part in this event, we hear that one Group down south doesn’t like water.

Hike Camp – Postponed


We have been keeping a close eye on the weather over the last few days. This morning’s forecast has said that the snow expected tomorrow could get down to low level rather than stay on the hills as in previous forecasts. This could make even getting to Port Erin difficult for some of you.

We have therefore taken the decision, before we go out and buy the supplies for the weekend, that the camp is being postponed, not cancelled. The new date is the 3. – 5. May 2013, which is the earliest we could do. All other details are unchanged.

If you are unable to make this date, please let me know and you will be given a full refund.

If you weren’t on the camp this weekend, but are now available for the new date, please let me know and I will send you a letter.


North West Patrol Leaders Camp


Four members of Scout Network Ellan Vannin, will be leading a contingent of twelve Scouts to the North West Regional Patrol Leaders camp, between 12-14th of July.

The camp will be held over 3 days at Waddecar Scout centre, Lancashire and will consist of various fun competitions and challenges and will give the patrol leaders the opportunity to interact with 500+ Scouts for across the North West of the UK.

Selection weekend for this trip will be held on Saturday 16th March 2013.

Further details can be found on this leaflet.