Ballymoney Cubs take home a fantastic third place in NI Quiz Finals.

After winning the District heats, Ballymoney Cubs took to Stormont to compete in the Northern Ireland Quiz Challenge finals 2015.  The competition was very tough with twenty five teams and one hundred children participating.   The Ballymoney team consisting of Luke, Simon, Wade and Luca put up an amazing fight and finished on a brilliant third place beating twenty one district finalists teams.
It was a truly superb effort put in by the boys and the jumping of joy from all of us when Ballymoney Cubs was awarded third place.
Before the quiz started we were all given a tour of Stormont building and learned some very interesting facts.
“Did you know Stormont was exactly 365ft wide, one foot for everyday of the year?”
“Stormont has six floors and six pillars at the entrance, one for each county in Northern Ireland”
Once the tour was finished the parents / leaders were separated from the children and took part in an adult version of the quiz.  Let’s just say the kids did so much better than the parents / leaders!
A big thank-you is owed to Anne and Rebecca for making sure everything went to plan and the kids arrived on time, and a big congratulation again to Luke, Simon, Wade, Luca. Hope you are all enjoying your prizes!
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District Explorer Chill Out Night

On Friday 18th January Explorers from the district came together to chill out during their exams by watching movies, eating pizza and generally relaxing.  The opportunity to use Dunluce Guide House for the evening was too good to miss in providing a chance to provide a district wide Explorer event. This is just the first too, with a number of activities planned for later in the year such as Karting in April.


Coleraine District Scout Council is now on Facebook

Coleraine District Scout Council is now on Facebook.

About Coleraine Scout Council

To provide education and life skills through fun and challenge.

Company Overview

Coleraine District Scout Council looks after scouting within the Causeway area of Northern Ireland. The Scout groups in the are cater for young people between 6 and 18 years old. The Scout groups within the council provide citizenship, leadership and adventurous training for the children and adults involved.

Currently, there are Scout Groups based in:
Ballintoy & Dunseverick  (Scouts & Explorers – ages 14 – 18)
Ballymoney  (Beavers / Cubs / Scouts & Explorers – ages 6 – 18)
Castlerock  (Beavers / Cubs / Scouts & Explorers – ages 6 – 18)
Coleraine  (Beavers / Cubs / Scouts & Explorers – ages 6 – 18)
Portstewart  (Beavers / Cubs / Scouts & Explorers – ages 6 – 18)
Camps News

Ballymoney Scout Group Join Coleraine District at the Jubilee Camp

Bad weather and flooding didn’t stop Ballymoney Scout Group from having an amazing time at the Coleraine District Jubilee Camp on the 22nd – 24th June. A last minute change of venue to Castlerock, where Hezlett Primary School and The Peter Thompson Hall came to the rescue, allowed almost 300 young people and adults to celebrate in style. Saturday saw a slightly brighter day which allowed all the activities to go ahead.

Explorers were tasked with making their way to Coleraine (having been dropped off at random points in the area). Along the way they had a list of tasks to complete, including cooking food with a stranger and finding a rubber duck.
The Scouts enjoyed a number of activities including archery, climbing, demolition assault course, laser tag as well as a short hike. The Cubs enjoyed miniature raft building, climbing, a nature ramble, and an obstacle course. Shani Steenson a mother of one of the cubs and a helper over the weekend said “it is great to see everyone mixing together and enjoying themselves even the adults had a go at the activities”.

The Beavers arrived Saturday lunch time and spent the afternoon enjoying beach games, before joining the Scouts and Cubs for a fair and then a campfire sing song. After a night to recover more games and crafts were enjoyed by all on Sunday morning before a Scouts Own led by the young people and attended by the Lord Lieutenant of County Londonderry.
The whole weekend was a great success and enjoyed by all. The young people are already looking forward to the next Coleraine District events for their sections when they will meet up with all their new friends again.