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North West Region Scavenger Hunt

Posted on February 15th, 2018 by admin

The NW Region Scouts Scavenger Hunt on Sunday, 13th May in Liverpool. It is open to Cubs, Scouts & Explorers.

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Who’s it for?

The North West ShelterBox Scavenger Hunt is open to teams of six Cubs, six Scouts or six Explorer Scouts. All Cub and Scout teams must be accompanied by a responsible adult, Explorer Scout teams may be accompanied or supervised remotely (the leader must be in the vicinity and in contact with the team). This promises to be a popular event and is available on a first come first served basis.

Event Information

The event will take place on Sunday 13th May 2018. Registration will open at 09:30 and teams will start the Scavenger Hunt from 10:00. All teams are expected to return by 15:30 and the event will close at 16:00.

Each team will be charged an entry fee of £25.00 which will cover the costs of hiring venues and purchasing the equipment required to run the event safely and successfully.

The event will take place on the streets of Liverpool City centre, starting and finishing at the Black-E centre located at just downhill of the Anglican Cathedral, on Great George Street, Liverpool
L1 5EW, approximately 5 minutes walk from the city centre and next to the Chinatown gateway.

For More Information

Download the 2018 Flyer

Visit the event’s website for information and to register your team


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Annual Kayak Polo Competition a great success

Posted on November 7th, 2017 by admin

On Sunday, 15th October, 15 teams competed in this year’s Annual Kayak Polo at Western Swimming Pool in Peel. Each team of 4, controlling their kayaks without the benefit of a paddle, using only their hands.

The competition this year was the most successful in its history with about 60 Scouts and Explorers for around the island.

Thanks to Ash and his team for a great afternoon. Everyone had a fantastic time.

For more photos check out the events photo gallery.

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Scouts selected to represent the Island at the World Scout Jamboree

Posted on November 5th, 2017 by admin

After a rigorous selection process, in rather damp conditions, the nine Scouts who will represent the Isle of Man at the World Scout Jamboree in 2019 have been selected.

The nine Scouts will represent the Island, led by Island leader Alex Armstrong, at this major international event that will see between 30,000 and 50,000 Scouts and Leaders from over 150 different countries gather for two weeks of international bonding, promoting friendship, sustainability and adventure. The Jamboree aims to unite the world’s young people to promote peace, mutual understanding and respect in a warmly embracing Scouting experience.

The Scouts now have 18 months of hard work o train, meet the rest of their unit from he UK and fund raise for the event.

Pictured are Archie W, David C, Matthew R, Vannin C, Ethan Q, Alex (Unit Leader), Tom B, Conor C, Izzy C and Amy G.

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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, with your name (his phone doesn’t recognise numbers) that you will be attending.

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