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Hot Hike up Binevenagh 🥵

This weekend scouts hiked up Binevenagh, guided by Heather (Pulse Fitness). The hottest day of the year so far didn’t stop our Scouts from completing the route. Lots of refreshment breaks, we hiked almost four miles, some very steep inclines and descents, with uneven ground underfoot. We are very proud of our Scouts achievement today.

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All the fun of the Fair

Beavers had their last meeting of the year this week. They had lots of funfair games to play and prizes for each game they played. There was Duck, Duck, Shoot, Plinko, Ring toss, Whack-a-pacman, hook-a-duck, mini golf, hungry horse, tin can alley and tomahawk throwing. This was followed up with some tasty food (thanks Shere Khan). Thanks to Cub section leader Bagheera for coming along to meet next years Cubs.

At end the meeting we gave out lots of badges. A huge well done to the 6 Beavers who managed to complete their Chief Scout Bronze over a difficult year. They managed to do so by continuing to scout throughout lockdowns by joining lots of zoom meetings, completing challenges at home and taking part in virtual camps. Well done to them all 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Good luck to our Beavers moving to Cubs in September. You’ll have lots more fun and adventures there. We’ll miss you. Looking forward to returning in September and seeing all our Beavers again 🦫 ⚜️

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Scouts Fun on the Water

Scout section were on the River Roe today taking part in some water activities…canoeing/kayaking/giant SUP and silly games in between 😂😬

Two weeks break and then we’ll be back for more fun together

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Games Night with Beavers

Nice wee evening playing a few games in the local park. We had a team obstacle course ( team 2 just beat team 1) and a socially distanced version of ladders. Finally we moved to the play park for a game of the floor is lava. Great to see another (mostly) dry evening for outdoor fun 🤩

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Scouts Mini hike, Castlerock – Mussenden Demense – Castlerock

This week we wanted to assess our scouts fitness level, so we planned a mini hike. We met at the promenade and walked along the coastal path to Mussenden Demense.

A wee sit down with drinks and snacks, followed up with a game of kick the can in the Demense.

Back to Castlerock along the Mussenden Road. Well done Scouts.

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Beavers Explore Runkerry Beach and Dunes

This week Beavers completed their Explore activity badge. We visited Runkerry Beach and Dunes, Portballintrae. The sun shone throughout. ☀️

To help Beavers with their exploration they had to work together to complete an A-Z of things spotted on their exploration.

The 3 groups did really well, some thinking outside of the box to get the tricky letters 😉

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Scouts Rock…Rocket Stoves

Scouts met on the West Strand, Portrush this week. 

A game of beach volleyball to start. Hands sanitised and onto rocket stoves 😃 

Each pair were given a pre-drilled piece of fence post. They were provided with a fire lighting kit. Their challenge? To light the stove fully and then boil eggs in tin cans. Pleased to say almost all eggs were edible 👍🏻 Well done Scouts 

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Beavers Green Cross Code Walk

This week Beavers went a walk around town practicing their green cross code. We split into 2 groups and started off on our walks. We also had a scavenger hunt as we walked. Finally a game of what time is it Mr Wolf when we returned to the car park.

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County Camp at Home 2 – together

Last weekend all sections joined groups from the county and beyond, taking part in another virtual camp. This time we had the benefit of being able to meet up for part of the camp too 😃

Beavers met at the hall first, watched the camp opening live, made our camp pictures, played games and completed the straw rocket craft. Eight new beavers were invested and the whole colony made their promise ⚜️ They went home with badges recently earned and resources to make their bee pegs.

Scouts met in the afternoon, took a trip to the local park for some footgolf (set up and ran by YLs), attempted Da Vinci Bridges and then lit campfires and had s’mores (kids brought their own) back at the hall. We also invested 2 new scouts and a leader ⚜️



Cubs had an evening session, practicing knots, making kites, dancing, s’mores (kids brought their own) and invested new cubs and leaders.

All sections were busy at home with their families completing a variety of challenges over the weekend. Well done to all Ballymoney Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, YL’s and leaders 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

Huge thanks to Paul and the county team, all the Ballymoney Leader team and our fantastic parents for making our camp at home 2 a great experience ⛺️ ⚜️

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Beavers are Super Heroes!!

This week we had a superhero theme. Beavers promise to be kind and helpful, just like superheroes. They played a tag game we named superheroes vs villains, using pool noodles and hula hoops, then drew chalk self portraits of themselves as superheroes. We had a lots of interesting super powers.

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Scout Skills – Whittling and Map Contours

This week scouts had 2 activities running. Whittling and map work, specifically contour lines.

WHITTLING

After a chat about knife laws and a reminder on knife safety, scouts were challenged to whittle butter knives. However, somehow there appeared to be more pointy spears 🤔😂

MAP CONTOUR LINES

A session ran by Joan teaching the importance of knowing the contours on a map when planning any hikes or expeditions. Then a practical task using modelling clay to create models of Slievanorra.


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Scouts Beach Athletics & St George’s Day

Scout section met at the Whiterocks Beach for some beach games/athletics. Our events were team obstacle course, Javelin (bamboo throwing arrows 😂), High jump, long jump, shot put (throwing white rocks) and 100m sprint to finish.

Before we could start the events scouts were shown how to make bamboo throwing arrows while YLs set up an obstacle course. Score cards handed out and time to play.

At the end of the session, as it’s St George’s Day, all scouts renewed their promise under the setting sun.