2nd Onchan is the largest Scout Group on the Isle of Man and we are located in the village of Onchan. We currently have a youth membership of around 140 and about 20 warranted Leaders. All Adults working in the Group are volunteers and give their time freely. Every Leader in the Group is DBS checked.
For young men and women from 14 to 18, the Onchan District Explorer Scout Unit meet weekly at our Headquarters. The Unit is not part of the Group, as they serve the district, they are however partnered to 2nd Onchan, which allows them to meet in our headquarters and make use of our equipment. Many members of the Explorer Scout Unit work in our Beaver, Cub and Scout Sections as Young Leaders.
As part of 2nd Onchan’s 50th Birthday Celebrations in 2011, the Group set up a new Award called the Commitment Award. The Award will be presented to Scouts just before they move up from the Scout Section into the Explorer Scouts and therefore are leaving 2nd Onchan, but continuing their Scouting.
2nd Onchan has its own Scout Headquarters, which in 2002 was greatly expanded. The building is used most week nights for Section Meetings, but is available for hire at other times. Further information here.
The Leaders are supported by the Group Executive, which is made up of a Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Uniformed Scouters and Lay Members. The Executive help to raise funds towards the running of the Scout Group and also look after the maintenance of the Scout Headquarters and the hiring of the hall.