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Beavers Viking Sleepover


Beavers enjoyed a sleepover in Portstewart Scout hall at the weekend with a Viking theme. They were split into 2 teams – Team Odin and Team Thor – for some team competitions during the camp.

They played Tug of war, competed in soft archery, raided treasure and matched runes into pairs with their teams. It was closely matched until Team Thor were pipped at the post during the final game. Well done Team Odin!

They learned how to set up trangias to cook Swedish meatballs and later cooked s’mores on fire in the evening.

We were able to take an evening trip to the nearby park with the lovely weather to burn off some energy. We also spent some time creating our Viking shields before watching How to train your dragon in the “movie room” before bedtime.

They also learned some information about Viking’s, what they wore,their way of life and about their Norse Gods (some recognised the names from a Marvel 😂).

At the end of camp everyone went home with a Viking compass woggle, Viking camp badge and a “dragon egg”.

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Phoenix Explorer & Network Unit Spring Camp

Our Phoenix members planned their Spring camp and we delivered, we even ordered the sun!! They asked for a 2 night camp at Trench farm, animals, beach trip, games including rounders and a bbq. Nice laid back time together before they enter the exam period. Relaxing yet competitive at times with the girls vs boys games 😂😂 Who runs the world?? It was also National tea day on Sunday so they tried to identify different fruit teas and St George’s Day weekend so they renewed their promise together. Check out the YouTube video below ⬇️

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Scouts Spring Camp

Scouts were on a 2 night “camp” at Portstewart Scout hall. Originally they were meant to pitch tents and camp outside, but unfortunately Storm Kathleen changed our camp out to an indoor sleepover.

On Friday night we had a walk around Portstewart and brief visit to The Strand before returning to the hall for socialising and card games.

Saturday started with map symbol bingo and looking at os maps with our now altered route to walk to Portrush along the roadside, rather than coastal path due to the strong winds. On arrival in Portrush we had a quick stop for packed lunches in the amphitheater before scouts enjoyed Curry’s fun park. After this we walked back to Portstewart for dinner, campfire and a movie before bed.

Sunday morning was packing up and games before heading home for a well earned rest.

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Phoenix Fright Night Halloween Camp

Our Phoenix ENSU had asked to attend Fright night at The Jungle NI when gathering ideas at the beginning of this year. Therefore we planned our Autumn camp around this activity!!

After setting up camp, they had time to explore the site, chill out, face paint and play before dinner time. After a hearty dinner (sausage baps, potato waffles and beans) it was time to experience Fright night 🤡 🧟‍♂️ They took part in the woodland trail and a couple of scare attractions. They also enjoyed the entertainment provided by Reggie and the freak show – getting up on stage to sing and dance along, and take part in some challenges. Finally all back to camp to sit around the campfire until they all eventually drifted off to their tents to sleep.

Sunday morning lie-in!! It was 9:00 before the bell was rang to get ready for breakfast. Last few activities (pumpkin carving, rounders and dangling donuts), another couple of investitures before dropping camp for home.

Lots of laughs throughout camp, a fantastic bunch of youths! Check out the YouTube video below ⬇️

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Scouts Autumn Camp

Last weekend 29 scouts caught the train to Helen’s bay then walked to Crawfordsburn scout centre for an overnight camp, in tents outdoors. Shortly after they arrived they had a tour of the site and then it was time for some archery and tomahawk/angel throwing. After setting up tents there was some free time before dinner. Then scouts were split into small groups to complete a blind trail before everyone headed off along the coastal path for a short night hike. Back to camp for hot chocolate and s’mores before heading to bed with temperature of 2 degrees. Up next morning for breakfast and exploring Crawfordsburn Forest before lunch and packing up ready for home.

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Scouts & Explorers “Summer camp”

Leaders spent 6 months planning summer camp for our Scouts and Phoenix Explorers in Newcastle, County Down. We got to the site and set up for the week. Unfortunately Storm Betty (just named after our arrival) had different plans. The campsite started to flood around 23:00 and so we were all evacuated offsite to take shelter overnight in Newcastle Scout hall. Thanks to Peter from Newcastle Scouts for supplying some tea bags and milk. Checked the site and equipment the next morning and concluded that camp had to come to an end 😢

However, leaders got together and planned 3 days out so the young people could still get together for some fun. A morning shopping in Belfast, a visit to Botanic gardens then onto airtastic in Bangor, a day pass to Let’s go hydro and finally a trip to Prison Island for some team challenges and problem solving.

#resilience#stormbetty#itscharacterbuilding#survivors#itsrobsfault

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Group Camp 2023 @ Lislagan Farm

Ballymoney Scout Group enjoyed an all section camp at the weekend. Smallest squirrels (4 year olds) to our tallest explorers (17 year olds) and leaders/network/executive helpers took part!

Friday – Cubs, Scouts and Explorers arrived on site and listened to camp rules. Scout sections worked on pioneering wash stands. Explorers discussed DofE for September, cooked and sampled different ration packs on a jet boil. Cubs enjoyed a movie in the Hen Hoose.

Saturday – relaxing morning, then Beavers and squirrels arrived just after lunch time. Phoenix Explorers and some scouts helped to set up camp for the wee ones. Busy day doing crafts, bouncy castle, face painting, laser tag and team games. BBQ for dinner then Squirrels enjoyed a mini campfire before heading home. Main campfire led by our fabulous explorers (renamed Phoenix entertainers by our Beavers) with campfire cones, songs, skits, dancing and singalong!

Sunday – Breakfast then pack up before wacky relay races 😂😂

Well done to all the young people, your behaviour on camp was exceptional!

A HUGE well done to our older sections for all their help and entertainment throughout the weekend. You guys are awesome 😎

Again, massive thanks to Lislagan Farm for allowing us to camp at their farm. Also to all the volunteer leaders and executive. Well done to our newest section leaders (squirrels) for getting stuck in 🌟

Also thanks to #limitless for running laser tag. Thanks to a friend of the group for a donation of £40 towards food.



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Spring Camp & Jamboree on the trail (JOTT)

Scouts had a 2 night camp at Watertop Farm this weekend. It was a very relaxed camp with lots of time socialising, drawing and playing games. Scouts also took part in the final JOTT! They walked the farm trail and part of Ballypatrick Forest (almost 5 miles). Saturday evening was supervised free time and an “Easter egg hunt”.

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Scouts Summer Camp @ Cladagh Glen Part 2


More fun on the second half of summer camp. We had combat corps, mountain biking, kayaking, paddleboarding, takeaway treats, cinema trip, Friday morning lie-in, marble arch caves, geocaching, final night campfire, Splash water park, dancing, dancing and more dancing!!!

THANK YOU …to all leaders and YLs for helping to run camp….. to Jonny and Brian for transporting rucksacks to and from camp…. to Cladagh Glen Scout Centre and Robin for providing a great location… to ALL OUR FABULOUS SCOUTS for making camp so enjoyable. #shoutaboutscoutsni

Watch our scouts in action ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️

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Scouts Summer Camp @ Cladagh Glen Part 1

Scouts, YLs and leaders all enjoyed a 6 day summer camp at Cladagh Glen Scout Centre, Enniskillen. Fantastic site with great facilities, highly recommend to any other troop. This is what we got up to from Monday to Wednesday (part 1 of camp).

We stopped at Drum Manor forest park on way to camp for a walk and picnic lunch. Then over the next couple of days we started the Cladagh Glen challenges, enjoyed Hydrobikes and a walk at Castle Archdale, tie dyed t-shirts, played wide games, laughed and relaxed together, went canoeing (massive thanks to Robin Ferguson), danced in Tesco car park, visited Enniskillen Castle/museum and had lots fun in the River Cladagh.

Enjoy the video and watch out for part 2 😂 Making memories #shoutaboutscoutsni

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Scouts camp at Ballylough 🏕

Scouts enjoyed a 2 night camp at Ballylough House, camping in the beautiful walled garden, with chickens and ducks for company. Lots of games, a hike along the coast, team games/races, cooking and eating, nerf wars, campfires, more cooking (backwoods style), free time for chilling with friends and a bit of education from the guys at First to fight living history group. Weather was a bit wet, but scouts and leaders had a great time with lots of laughs. Thanks to June for allowing us to camp in such a lovely location.

Click on the youtube link to see the fun 🤩

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Beavers Pirate Camp

Beavers had a pirate themed sleepover in the Peter Thompson Hall, in Castlerock. After signing our Pirate code, Beavers were split into two pirate crews, The Ocean Bandits and The Sea Devils, for a bit of teamwork and friendly competition during the camp.

We had face painting, sword fighting, colouring in competition, a trip to the beach and play park, treasure chest crafts, smores on mini campfires and a pinata filled with booty.

There was a relay riddle solving race in their crews to find out the location of some treasure. They used their skills to follow the map to the treasure, found a message in a bottle which told them to travel Northwest when on the beach (compass required). Another crew challenge was walking the planks races. The final crew challenge was playing captains calling in the park, the winner of which got the point for his crew. At the end of the camp both crews won 2 points. Well done Ocean Bandits and Sea Devils on being equally good pirates 🏴‍☠️

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Scouts Exploration

After a couple of planning sessions our eldest Scouts, and some Explorers who previously missed out due to covid, completed their exploration of the North Down Coastal path. Travelling by train to Holywood, then hiking the rest of the way to Crawfordsburn Scout Centre (leaders shadowing and checkpoints) for an overnight stay, before continuing on foot to Bangor the next day. They had Crawfordsburn all to themselves so made good use of the lid…playing badminton, rounders and cooking sheltered from the rain. Saturday evening we were entertained by lots of singing and dancing scouts/explorers on the stage. Well done everyone 🤩🤩

Thanks to Dave (Crawfordburn scout centre warden) for opening the country park gates to allow us to visit Tesco.

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Cubs Olympics Camp and fun so far in 2022

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  • In this years Cubs Olympics five teams were competing to win – Cool Cubs, Cub Land, Americans, Scoutland and Jamiverse. Javelin, hammer throw, shot put  ice cube boblsed and many more fun games were played. We had lots of fun and so many cubs had a chance to stay overnight for the first time
  • This year so far we have baked, done some art and played lots of interesting games
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Scouts Night hike & BIVI

This weekend, scouts completed a hike from Coleraine to Downhill forest. That’s almost 6 miles carrying their gear for an overnight Bivi, in the dark with even the youngest managing to keep up!

Along the way they were able to locate their position at a number of stops on an OS map and provide 6 figure grid references. Of course, these stops were also a chance for a short rest and some snacks.

On arriving at Downhill, they were welcomed by a warm fire with soup gently warming. While waiting for soup, they built their shelters (tarps) which would protect them from the rain which arrived overnight. Back to the campfire and soup and rolls to fill up hungry bellies. Another burst of energy and still no sign of sleep at midnight!

Eventually the last scouts awake were reminded to get some rest and joined those already bedded down in shelters for the night.

It wasn’t long before leaders went to bed, with some in more luxurious accommodation than others (ahem..Jonny..ahem)

The morning was cool, but the campfire was lit in no time. Everyone enjoyed breakfast…beans cooked on the campfire, bacon and eggy bread cooked on the stoves. Finally, tarps and supplies were packed away, rucksacks repacked and a leave no trace litter check completed and it was time for tired, smoky scouts to go home

Well done to everyone!

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Scouts Winter Camp

The scouts had their winter camp on the north coast this year, staying at the Peter Thompson hall, Castlerock. On Friday night they played in the main hall with space hoppers and balls. The Wii was set up in the minor hall where they had Just Dance. After the fun the scouts had a bit of chill out time with some pizza.

Up early for Survival Saturday with shelter building, fire starting, learning how to purify water and cooking bacon and egg baps for lunch. When they got back to the hall some of the scouts went to the scout room and chilled out, listening to the radio while others played the Wii. It was then time for the chefs to cook dinner (Nathan, Aoife and Joe). Very tasty 😋 After dinner, time to clean up then off to the Jet Centre for ten pin bowling and mini golf.

On Sunday the tired scouts had the opportunity to try some skills, ironing their shirts and hoovering the floor, before heading back home.

Unfortunately there weren’t many photos from the weekend as we were too busy having fun 😄

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Cubs Halloween Harry Potter Camp

On Saturday 20th October 2018 the cubs set off to Ballylough House (renamed Hogwarts for the weekend).  Once all the tents were set up they had a quick lunch and lessons began.  This involved carving pumpkins which were used at night to light up the campsite and we all walked through the Forbidden Forest to collect the materials to make their brooms who were used later for a Qudditch competition. I am glad to say the competition ended in a draw!!
After dinner we set off on a night hike which threw up a few scary surprises. Apologies to all who were scared. The cubs then proceeded to the campfire where Hagrids hot chocolate was consumed in copious amounts.  They were all ready for bed by this time so off they all toddled and snuggled down for the night.
Sunday morning dawned wet and windy so in the rain so they bravely struggled and succeeded to get the tents packed away.
After the award ceremony where all the cubs were given their end of term reports the parents arrived to take some very tired but hopefully happy cubs back to Muggle land.  A huge thank you to all the parent volunteers without whom we could not have coped and to Shere Khan for his backroom help.

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Scouts Autumn Camp/Mud Run

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Recently scouts visited picturesque Dungannon Park for their Autumn Camp.  The sun was shining when we arrived on-site and proceeded to set up camp.
It was a laid back camp with orienteering, capture the flag and lots of free time. Scouts used their free time to relax, explore the park, play football and visit the cafe for ice cream, slushies and other goodies. Later we headed into Dungannon town to do a grocery shop and pick up some takeaways for dinner (we even managed to score a free pizza 🍕 😃).
Back to the camp site and scouts were very happy to see that the play park was free of the general public, so of course they had to have a go on all the equipment. When it got dark it was time for a torchlight scavenger hunt (organised by our young leader). Eventually it was time for snacks and to seek refuge from the chilly night in their tents in order to get some rest for the next day.
An early rise on Sunday morning…dressed, breakfasts, washing up and breaking camp all before 9:45!!  Quite an achievement for a group of teenagers 😂.  Then it was over to Parkanaur forest for most of the scouts to take part in the mud run while the rest cheered them on. Well done to all who completed the course.  Muddy fun! Everyone enjoyed a picnic lunch before getting back on the bus and heading home.

 
 

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Simply Scouting (Einfach Pfadfinden)

Recently eight of the Ballymoney Scouts teamed up with other scouts from the county to go on an international summer camp to Königsdorf, Bavaria in Germany.
On arrival at camp we were warmly welcomed by our German host scout group, St Margaretha.  Weather was just a tad warmer than what we are used to ☀️☀️☀️
During our time on camp scouts helped German scouts to build a hut, tie-dyed neckers, carved woggles, spoons and cups. Everyone completed various tasks to earn junior wood badge, including building a water wheel, milking a ‘cow’ (County commissioner Paul Meikle), taking group selfies, sleeping under the stars and designing board games.  They enjoyed a day trip to Munich, where they spent the day hopping on and off underground trains, trams and buses while searching for Mr X!    When things got too hot, we cooled off by eating lollies, drinking slushies, having water fights, getting hosed down by firefighters and paddling in the River Isar.
We took part in a few international nights and international camp fire.  During these evenings there was singing, dancing, necker swapping and tasting different foods. There were scouts from Jordan, Luxembourg, South African and Germany (of course).
Final night campfire was very emotional for our young people as they had become very good friends during their time at camp.
A huge thank you to our German hosts who kept us fed and watered, made us feel really welcome and treated us like good friends from start to finish.
Finally, a special thanks to the county team and other leaders that made this possible. Paul, Stephanie, Pamela and Caitlin, we couldn’t have done it without you.

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End of Year Group Camp

Ballymoney Scout Group had their first ever all section group camp in June.   The Scouts and Cubs went horse riding on Friday night before getting some bounce time on the inflatable assault course.  This was followed by a camp fire and s’mores toasted on the fire.  After a few songs it was off to bed.
Up bright and early for breakfast on Saturday and then the Scouts were off to Glenariff Forest Park for a hike and some photography work.  The Cubs then had their outing to Rosepark farm, who just happened to be having birthday celebrations! When the Scouts got back they had some free time and the option to go to play volleyball or play on the inflatable before the Beavers came on site for their camp.  Some of the Scouts and Beaver parents assisted in  leading the Beavers on their horse riding session.  When the Beavers had finished their horse riding it was time for the BBQ.  After dinner the Scouts setup and ran the camp fair for the Beavers and Cubs to play.  Another campfire, s’mores and songs and a very tired group headed to bed.
Sunday morning and those awake early enough enjoyed watching the horses being brought in from the field – they counted 30 horses passing by. After breakfast time it was time to pack all the gear away into rucksacks. Beavers and Cubs then made creative pool noodle ponies while Scouts worked hard breaking camp.
Parents arrived, group camp badges were distributed and many tired young people and leaders were ready to head to the comforts of home.
Many thanks to all at Sheans horse farm for helping our young people with the horse riding and the use of their facilities for camp. Also, thanks to Dr Walker for running the volleyball, Rebecca for cooking the BBQ and all the other leaders who made camp possible.

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Group Camp Kit List

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Cubjam NI Kitlist

Hi, heres the kitlist for the upcoming camp!
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County Patrol Camp

Scouts attended the annual county patrol camp over the bank holiday weekend.  The weather was fantastic, not a drop of rain! The scouts worked well together pitching their tents on Friday night.  On Saturday morning, after cooked breakfast provided by chefs Daniel, Adam, Megan and Ella, it was time to take part in a number of scouting activities.

The activities included backwoods cooking, orienteering, knife, axe and saw, fire lighting and sharing youth shape ideas.

After dinner (bolognese/savoury mince) most of the scouts prepared entertainment for the campfire.

The next morning after packing up, 5 scouts were awarded their Chief Scout Gold award and the close of camp.  Well done Laura, Alex, Matthew, Nathan and Robyn.

Finally a get well soon wish to Kurt who had to leave camp a day early as he was unwell.
Thanks to Colin and the team for organising the event
 

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2018 CUB JAMBOREE

2018 Cub Jamboree

1000 Cubs, Tents, Activities – what else could you need??


Following the Success of Cubjam in 2014 its running again.

Cub scouts from all over NI, ROI and further afield will descend upon Crawfordsburn Scout Centre in May to have an action filled weekend.  This only happens every three or four years and is a fantastic experience for your young person.
We will be staying in tents in our groups and will take part in loads of different activities, adventures, skill building and badge work.
The cost for the camp is £75 – this covers all activities, food, camping, transport, badges, tee-shirts and so much more.

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

LEADERS: Akela – 07542808014, Kaa & Raksha, Shere Khan and Cypress Beaver

OUTBOUND PICK UP: Ballymoney Scout Hall, TBC 25th May 2018 (Friday)

INBOUND PICK UP:  Ballymoney Scout Hall, TBC 27th May 2018 (Sunday)

The total cost is £75 (This includes all meals, activities and transport)

PLEASE PAY AT BOTTOM OF PAGE


KIT LIST – NAMES ON EVERYTHING!

Full uniform for travelling
Group polo / hoody (if you have one)
Socks                                                                                                                        x 4
Trousers (Joggers / activity trousers etc (not jeans)                   x 3
Underwear                                                                                                          x 4
Shirt / T-Shirt             (no football or sports tops)                             x 4
Warm Jumper / Group  Hoody                                                               x2
Jammies / onesie                                                                                           x2 (wear and a spare)
Outdoor (waterproof) Coat  / jacket                                                   x1
Waterproof Trousers                                                                                  x1
Towel (small)                                                                                                    x2
Boots (walking)                                                                                             x1
spare shoes (will get clarried / wet)                                                 x1
Head Torch (spare batteries sent please)                                   x1
Hand Torch (small, spare batteries sent please)                     x1
Beanie hat / gloves
Mug, Bowl, Plate, Knife, Fork, Spoon. 
three plastic carrier bags
wash bag (toothbrush,tooth paste, soap, flannel etc)
(all above should be packed in one medium rucksack!)
Daysack
Sandwich /  Freezer Bag Containing ¼ packet of wipes
Packet of Hankies / Freezer Bag with several lengths of Toilet Roll
Sleeping bag  
Travel Pillow (or just bring an empty pillowcase – stuff your spare jumper into it to make a pillow 😉
Roll Mat 
Teddy or stuffed friend
Wide mouth drinks bottle
(should all fit in the daysack)
 



KIT NOTES

I cannot stress the importance of labelling / naming everything.  Cubs will be in tents, they will pull their ruckackcontents out and mix it up.  They will leave stuff lying around in the wrong places. Other cubs will have headtorches and other things that look the same……  sharpie markers and labels…. saves a lot of arguing.
DO NOT SEND PHONES OR GADGETS!  They will be confiscated if seen and probably get broken if not.  Phones add to homesickness and the home contact (Intouch system) will be in place.  Other electronic gadgets will get broken, run out of batteries, mixed up etc…  They will not need anything like this.
 
Did i mention labelling everything?


PAYMENT – you can pay full amount or deposit (non refundable as we will have to pay a deposit) and then pay in parts.  Deposit in by last week of february and final payments all in by end of march please (if this causes problems speak to Akela)

We use Paypal to process our payments to ensure your security. You DO NOT NEED a paypal account to make a payment.

It is essential that when making this payment you make sure you note the members name and “CUBJAM18”.

Use the button below to make payment, if you have any problems please contact the GSL: gsl@ballymoneyscoutgroup.co.uk




 


Questions? Don’t delay

text akela or email

gsl@ballymoneyscoutgroup.co.uk


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Scouts Survival Bivi Night

The Scouts went out on a chilly survival night and made their shelters for sleeping under.


Some of them practiced their knife skills while the rest had a go at using different types of cooking equipment. After boiling the water on the trangia’s they had their cupasoups/mugshots to warm them up.

Breakfast rations were given out before heading out to light the camp fire. Fire lit and spirits high as they sang camp fire songs.



Some time and laughs later they all went to bed and the leaders went into their hammocks.


After a long lie in until after 8 am 😮 it was time to light the camp fire and have breakfast.




After breakfast they had some free time to explore the woods and climb trees. Time for camp tidy up with some help from cookie the dog and dismantle the shelters.

Scouts then had to light a fire to cook a hobo’s lunch (mince beef, potato’s and carrot wrapped in foil).

The Scouts and myself would like to thank Catherine for letting us use her grounds. Also thanks Akela and Alphie (Explorer YL) for much appreciated help.

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Scouts Bivi Camp

Kit List

Wear Warm Clothes (Lots of Layers) + Warm Socks

Full Change of Clothes (Scouts will be Sleeping in Original Clothing)
Outdoor Coat
Hat and gloves
Waterproof Trousers
Wellies or Hiking Boots
Head Torch or Hand Torch (Please charge / replace batteries for both of these.)
Personal Medications (Must be discussed on accompanying medical consent form)
Sleeping Bag
Camp Mat
Plastic Bags (for wet clothes, for storing boots over night and rubbish)
Baby Wipes and Antibacterial Gel
Spoon and Mug
Survival Bag
Wash Bag Tooth Brush
Sachet- Snack such as Cup-A-Soup or Cup-A-Noodle
Survival Tins
Rucksack for all the above
Pen Knifes may be brought by scouts that have completed the training (Knife must be given to the leader until it’s needed on camp and returned to the leader after the activity)

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Scouts Autumn Camp

Kit List

Socks x 3
Trousers (not Jeans) x 1 or 2
Underwear and base layer x 2
Shirt / T-Shirt x 2
Warm Jumper / Hoody x 1
Outdoor Coat
Hat and gloves
Waterproof Trousers
Light Towel
Boots
2nd pair of shoes
Head Torch or Hand Torch (Please charge / replace batteries for both of these.)
Personal Medications (Must be discussed on accompanying medical consent form)
Sleeping bag
Camp Mat
JimmyJams or onesie
Travel Pillow (or just bring an empty pillowcase – stuff your spare jumper into it to make a pillow 😉
Plastic bag (for wet clothes and rubbish)
Cutlery, crockery etc (knife, fork, spoon, plate, bowl and mug)
Survival bag
Rucksack for all the above

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Ballymoney scouts at NIJAM 2017

Our scouts teamed up with Castlerock scouts to become Ballyrock troop at NIJAM 2017. The groups integrated well and new friends were made. Days were filled with a variety of scouting activities and trips, and further fun in the form of themed discos, campfires and crafts in the evenings. A great time was had by all, even the rain couldn’t dampen their spirits.

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2017 Cubs and Explorers Summer Camp

As June pulled to a close, it was time for a few members of Ballymoney Scout Group to head north to attain their International Badge, as well as working towards their own unit Badges.

 


CUBS

Cubs were all geared up for the international trip.  Once we landed and got camp set up Supper was the order of the day, with Kaa on the pots and pans.  All sections and leaders had a pleasant evening in jammies and onesies before getting an early(ish) night for a busy day.
The next day, Horse riding, archery,Team building games were all undertaken with gusto.  Upon their return after the big trek the explorers, scouts and cubs all took part in a mud run.  Only word for it – Madness! One explorer undertook the challenge in his pajamas…. Mud baths and warm power-hosing then   an evening in the cafeteria building with Skip on drums and Akela and Rudi having a go at guitars made up for the lack of campfire (weather was not clement!)
Camp clean up and pack up and back into the bus for the trip home.  A fun trip for all…


SCOUTS

Dragged along by their parents, two scouts joined the group to provide help and also have a go at being explorers for the day, joining the Explorer Unit in a hard trek over the Urris Hills.


EXPLORERS

 

The Views were rewarding

Working on the Explorer Hikes Away Badge, the Unit took advantage of the lift going north and accompanied the Cubs on their Summer sojourn. Proving useful  to help with the set up and running of the camp 🙂 We also took advantage of Inishowens well developed trails network to explore the Urris Hills. An area well known to modern day adventurers. We had a fantastic experience, and with many more adventures to be had in the locality we’ll be sure to be back.