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Marshall's Needed for the Manx Aid Carnival Day

We have been asked to help marshall for the 4th May to help with carparking at Nobles Park for the Manx Aid Carnival Day after seeing the great work we do at Tynwald Day. The Manx Aid charity help local people through a various manor of different ways and will pay the Isle of Man Scout Association for helping. All Scouts and leaders that help will have refreshments provided.

We require marshalls from 10.30 to 3pm but will be allocated a time to save being there for the full time.

This is a fantastic opportunity to show the good that Scouts do and our willingness to help with the community. Thank you to those groups who have already forwarded numbers to me. We will also have a stall there again any volunteers gratefully received.

I appreciate it is the school holidays but l need to confirm that we are able to do the job in hand and confirm that we can definately help.

If you or your Scouts are able to help please contact Julie Leece, jjwd@hotmail.co.uk.

Hill Skills Training a Great Sucess

Nearly 20 leaders took part in a hill skills training day on Sunday. The day was for all leaders to come and refresh and learn some mountaineering skills such as navigation, route planning, hill safety and group management amongst other areas. 

The groups were walking in the Block Eary and were exploring lots of different features on the way. 

Hopefully after the training leaders will have even more confidence and knowledge to take young people on adventures.

There was a good turn out and more leaders are wanting to do more training like this so keep an eye out for up coming events such as the practical skills day on the 17th of May at Ardwhallen outdoor centre between 10-4.

Please contact Jay Thompson for more information. 

To see more photos from the day see the event's photo gallery.

Easter Orienteering at Archallagan Plantation

William Higgins of Cronk y Berry School and Graeme Watson from the forestry service are organising an opportunity for people to come & try out the new orienteering courses at Archallagan Plantation on Easter Monday.

"This is something for the family to do together and for all ages."

Start at the Archallagan Road car park (grid reference 298782) and pick up maps 9.30-10.30am. A small charge of 50p will be asked to cover the cost of printing (please have correct change). For full details check out the event flyer.

5th Douglas Scouts visit Douglas Coast Guard

5th Douglas Scouts spent Monday evening at the Douglas Coast Guard station. Andrew Cunningham, a former Scout himself, spoke about what the Coast Guard does showing them the rescue & safety equipment they use.

Derek Moultrie, another member of the Douglas station, had on all the equipment he would have on when they do cliff rescue. There seemed to be alot of hooks, belts, straps and pouches, but Derek explained the different uses for the equipmet. He even used one of the Troop's newest members, Ciaran A., to show how they safetly secure someone that's straded on a cliff side.

The climax for the Scouts was being able to sit in the Coast Guards Land Rover. Andrew even turned on the emergency lights on the Rover, although the Scouts covered there ears when the set of the siren, it was extremely loud.

The evening ended on the quey when the Scouts invested leader Robert into the troop, presenting him with a 5th Douglas neckerchief and group strip.

5th Douglas would like to give a big thank you to both Andrew & Derek for welcoming them into the Douglas station house.

For more photos from the visit check out the event's photo gallery.

'Vikings' have an 'Eggsciting' time

The last Troop night before the Easter break saw the 'Vikings' of Malew finding out just how fragile eggs are. In pairs they took turns to throw and (hopefully!) catch intact a raw egg.

The winning throw & catch was 22.5 meters as done by Scout Oliver 'B' and Junior leader Todd 'P'.

On completion of the contest the now egg splattered Scouts returned to the Scout hall for more eggs, this time of the chocolate variety.

The Scouts and leaders of 'Viking' Troop would like to take this opportunity to wish all our friends out their a Happy Easter!

TT 2014 Forms now available

TT 2014 is fast approaching. Forms for Leaders and Parents of Scouts wishing to volunteer at the scoreboards at TT 2014 are now available to download.

Leaders note that the deadline for forms is 10 May and that late forms will not be accepted.

Youth volunteers must bring completed ACU Parental Agreement form with them the on their first day. You will not be able to stay without a competed form.

Downloads for Parents

Information for Parents
ACU Parental Agreement Form

Link to downloads for Leaders (this is only available to logged in leaders)

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