Executive News

New Leader Investiture

On Monday we had the privilege of investing 4 new Leaders into the group. They join the other 24 volunteers who, together, allow Ballymoney to run the sections and programmes they do.

There are over 50 million Scouts worldwide and only 5 countries that don’t have Scouts. Its a growing movement and Ballymoney has offered Scouting to members since 1921, and this is only possible because of our fantastic volunteers.

All leaders are volunteers who offer their time not only to plan and run the weekly meetings but also to undertake training, help other sections, run camps and events and help with District and County roles as well.

Becoming a newly invested Scout is the start of the journey, a promise is given and is lived with.

Welcome to the Group, County and Worldwide Family of scouts!




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2019 Group Camp

Beavers, Cubs and Scouts all attended our annual Group Camp, this year held at Ballylough House. (Thanks to June & David! for allowing the invasion…)

Despite a few logistical issues the camp still went ahead as planned, nearly 50 Beavers, Cubs and Scouts as well as our Hardy Band of leaders all took to canvas for a weekend of fun and friendship.

Firefighting, Backwoods cooked Pizzas, Team building, Plank skiing, Gutter ball, assault courses, Nature trails, Hikes, Leaf hunting, campfire songs and skits, Inflatables, Self run games, rock pooling, Trekking the coast on foot at a Shere Khan pace, filled the days. The pictures give an idea of the craic that was had..

A massive thanks to all the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts for being such good sports and they all behaved impeccably well. Well done on all their achievements this year. I hope to see them advance even further next year, for those moving on to Night Owls ESU – Good luck and do us proud!

Similarly, a big thanks to Alex and Matthew, our Young Leaders for all their hard work across the year and at the camp.

Of course there would be no sections or camps without the time given up by our Leadership Team.

A personal, thanks and well done to all the Leaders at the Camp, Ash (Wendy), Rowan (Julie-Anne), Cypress (Sara), Chil (Roma), Baloo (Graeme), Raksha (Aideen), Alphie, Saffie and our AGSL – Shere Khan.

Of course there are leaders who have put in a lot of time and work all year round who couldnt make the camp and a big thanks to them also. Joan, Francine, Claire and Lisa.
Cubs News

Cubs Knots & Lashings

Polishing up two weeks fun with Ropes the Cubs have all mastered their basic knots and lashings.. Now what will they make with them?