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Packed year for Scouting in the news

Posted on February 16th, 2015 by admin
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In this week’s Manx Independent they discuss the coming year with Guy for The Scout Association – Isle of Man. It talks about new Scout Groups, VIP visits and a range of activites that “should make 2015 as “one of the most exciting years yet”.

The lengthy article describes:

  • The re-establishment of 3rd Castletown after being dormant for 17 years
  • The new Rushen Explorers Unit
  • The re-starting of the Northern Explorers Unit
  • Growth of over 100 new young people “that will be joining the Scouting adventure”
  • That St. George’s Day is one of the two most important days on the Scouting calendar and is attended by “some 500 Scouts and parents are usually in attendance”
  • Wyane Bulpitt, the UK Chief Commissioner, will be visiting the island to meet the Scouts and present a special award to some of the leaders
  • Other activities planned include camping, hiking, climbing and kayaking.
  • “The association also has its own camp site in Malew where Scouts can complete river walks, blindfold trails, abseiling and cooking on an open fire”

The article is on page 19 of 12 February’s Manx Independent. Let’s work together to help keep Scouting in the Isle of Man in the press in 2015.

Update: The story from the Manx Indepenent can now be read online.

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