Welcome to Ballymoney Scout Group

We are a Scout Group for both girls and boys based in the Co. Antrim market town of Ballymoney. Scouting has a long history in the town and indeed first started in Ballymoney with the formation of the ‘Ballymoney Church Scout Troop’ in 1921 and continued with other groups (1st Ballymoney, 2nd Ballymoney in various…

Great Scottish Run – Sponsor Joan!

Joan, one of our intrepid Scout Leaders is doing this years half marathon – The Great Scottish run in Glasgow on the 29th of September. She has nominated the Group as her chosen charity and any funds raised will be offset against our new minibus. #Run for the bus If you want to help and…

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…

Beaver Rally Day

Some of our Beavers attended the NI Beaver Rally day at Crawfordsburn Scout Centre this weekend. As the theme for the event was World around us, Beavers decorated rocks earlier in the week with drawings relating to India. These were then swapped at Crawfordsburn with rocks other colonies decorated with drawings/paintings related to other countries….

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?

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?

Beavers RNLI Visit

This week Ballymoney Beavers visited Fred at the RNLI boathouse in Portrush. They learned about keeping safe at the beach by wearing sun hats and sun cream and to protect their feet with old shoes/crocs. Fred told them all about the lifeguards and the importance of swimming/paddling in between the red and yellow flags. He…

Easter Raffle Winner

Thank you to all those who supported our Easter fundraiser by entering our raffle. We raised £311 which will be used to buy more tents and equipment for our group camp later this year. The winner of the hamper was Margaret Archibald. Congratulations!! Also a huge thank you to those who donated prizes including cinema…

Beach fun & Leader Investitures

Scouts visited Portstewart Strand on a clear, cool spring evening, for a walk through the dunes, some sand sledding and s’mores on the beach. Two leaders were also invested, Graham for cubs and Joan for scouts. Welcome to the group 😀

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…

Beavers Bistro – Mother’s Day

Beavers invited all mothers (and fathers and siblings) to come to our Beavers Bistro for a mother’s day treat. They had the responsibility of taking orders, and then helping to make tea/coffee to treat their family. Of course leaders were on hand to help with boiling water and delivery of hot drinks. Beavers did a…