Restricted Documents

Documents such as the Badge Order Form and the Contact Directory (and other documents) can be found on the Downloads page (found under Resources on the menu at the top. These are only available to logged in Leaders (only Leaders can actually see the download entry). If you don't already have an account there's a link to Create New Account on the left margin. There are login accounts for Executive, Leaders, Young Leaders & Youth Members (Beavers, Cubs, etc.).

Is your First Aid certificate up to date?

All leaders have to have a valid first aid certificate and have to renew it every 3 years.Courses are regularly run in conjunction with the St. John's Ambulance Association to provide adults in Scouting with the required First Aid Qualifications.  To see an up to date list of up coming dates go to the First Aid Training page (under Activities on the top menu).

There is just one place left on 23rd November course and one on January 24th. If you want to grab either of these you need to act quick. Otherwise, bookings for the February 2015 course is booking now.

To book contact Susan Bigg at silverscouter@gmail.com.

Explorers at the EVF Adventure Challenge

Island Explorer Scouts took part in the EVF Adventure Challenge at Ardwhallin on 21st September. Explorers competed against teams for The Girl Guides, Army Cadets, Police Cadets and others.

The event was won by a Gold Duke of Edinburgh Expedition Team that contained 2 of the Island’s Young Leader Explorer Unit.

For more photos visit the event’s photo gallery.

Book soon for the next Wood Badge training session

The next leader training session towards the Wood Badge is

Saturday 29th November 2014, 1.30 to 5pm at 1st Douglas Headquarters

Module 6 - Changes in Scouting
Module 7 - Scouting for all
Module 8 - Skills of Leadership
Module 9 - Working with Adults

Contact Chris Bates to reserve a place at kcbates@manx.net

Visit the Training page for a list of future training.

Scouts Kayak Polo Competition

Open to all members of Scout age and above on the Island are invited to this action packed fun Kayak Polo Competition.  

Teams are to be made up of four Scouts, Explorers, Network or Leaders or even mixed Scouts, Explorers, Network and Leaders. You don’t even have to be a good paddler, as you won’t be using paddles! The only criteria for entering is that each team member can swim 25 metres in light clothing.

Date: Sunday, 19 October
Time: 15:00 Sharp to 18:00 - (please arrive at 14:45 to register)
Where: Peel Swimming Pool
Cost: £2.00/person (to cover the cost of hiring the pool and to go towards prizes)

For more information download the event flyer

The Tooth Fairy Vists 2nd Onchan Thursday Beavers

2nd Onchan Thursday Beavers had a visit from the Dentist! Tooth Fairy Wilson spoke to the Beavers about Sugar Bugs and the importance of brushing your teeth properly. The Beavers were each given a mask, gloves and mirror and had a great time looking at people’s teeth. I wonder if any of our Beavers will go on to become a Dentist?

The Beavers also found out that not all countries have a Tooth Fairy that brings money in exchange for a tooth. In some countries children leave their tooth in a slipper and receive a gift. Our thanks go to Tooth Fairy Wilson for a fun and informative evening.

New GSL at 1st Malew Scout Group

Following a leaders meeting on Monday evening I am pleased to appoint Leanne Urwin as the new Group Scout Leader of 1st Malew Scout Group.

Leanne is a Cub Scout Leader as well as Band Master and comes from a scouting family with her dad being a former GSL himself.

I am sure every leader will congratulate, offer support and wish her well.

Good luck Leanne

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