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Another successful Island at War

Posted on September 30th, 2017 by admin

Over the weekend of the 22 August Scouts and leaders from Malew and Ballaugh plus ‘Wolf Pack’ – Southern Explorers and Northern Explorers invaded the Island to participate in this years Steam Railway Island at War event.

Several activities were run for the information and amusement of rail passengers and visitors alike. These included, tea and cakes, a Teddy bear hospital, a ‘Give old Adolph one in the eye with a wet sponge’, a test your knowledge of WW2 and a “How much do you think a weeks ration was”?

Many Scouts and leaders were dressed up in 1940’s uniform to add to the wartime feel and everyone had a good (if a bit wet) day.

See more photos of the weekend in the event’s photo gallery.

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MGP Marshal Bags Prepared by Manx Scouts

Posted on August 13th, 2017 by admin

On Sunday Scouts, Explorer Scouts, members of Scout Network, Scout Active Support, Leaders and Parents prepared the info bags for the MGP marshals. Over 20  people, representing Manx Scouting from across the Island, spent a couple of hours stuffing info, hats and lanyards into bags to be distributed to the marshals.

Special thanks to all from Roger Birtles. “It’s the best turnout in the 5 years we’ve been doing this.”

Many hands definitely made short work of the around 1,000 bags.

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3rd Peel Warrior Scouts

Posted on August 10th, 2017 by admin

3rd Peel Scout Group became ‘Warrior Scouts’ to attend Peel Carnival on Sunday. Despite the rain there was a good turnout.   This was the 4th consecutive year entering and their theme was Vikings and Celts.

Their committee also had a stall on the promenade with a very successful and popular ‘Play your Cards right’ game.

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Help Needed to Pack Marshal Information Packs

Posted on July 20th, 2017 by admin

TT/MGP Association have asked for help to pack the Marshal’s information packs. This will take place in the press centre which is in the grandstand tower.

Meet at the rear of said tower at 09:45 am Sunday 13th. August. No uniform except your Scarf. If there are enough bodies we will be done in time for lunch say 12:00 – 12:30ish.

This is open to Cubs, Scouts and Explorers. Parents are welcome to along to as well.

Please make the effort to come as this is helping our community and the MGP in particular. Please text Roger Birtles, or emails him at roger.birtles@sch.im, with your name (his phone doesn’t recognise numbers) that you will be attending.

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St.George’s Day memorial hike

Posted on May 7th, 2017 by admin

On the 23rd. April 1945 a few short weeks before the war in Europe ended, a Boeing B17-G of the 534th. Bombardment Squadron of the United States 8th. Army Air Force was flying from its base at RAF Ridgewell, Essex carrying 31 passengers and crew for a weeks leave in Northen Ireland.
In thick cloud it crashed into the hillside of North Barrulle, Isle of Man. All 31 occupants of the aircraft were killed instantly.

On Sunday 23rd. April 2017 a small group of Manx Scouts from ‘Viking’ Troop, 1st. Malew Scout Group and ‘Wolf Pack’ – Southern Explorer Scout Unit, leaders and parents hiked up to the crash site.

The Hike was organised by Malew Scout, Carter Melnick. Carter is from the United States and was formerly with BSA Troop 39, Forest Hill, North Carolina. He is now living in the Isle of Man with his family.

Whilst living in the Isle of Man Carter is still working towards his Eagle Scout Award (The American version of the Queen’s Scout Award)  To this end he researched the history of the event and did a presentation to fellow Scouts. He also planned the hike route.
At the crash site the Scouts raised a new American flag after which Carter then read out the names of the 31 casualties before ending the remembrance with the poem,

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old,
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

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