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…

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…

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…

Scouts Autumn Camp/Mud Run

Hi 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…

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 ☀️☀️☀️…

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…

Group Camp Kit List

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Ballymoney food bank

All scout sections have been collecting food to donate to the food bank during the month of June. Today we delivered it to the food bank to Julie, a volunteer for the food bank, who was kind enough to give up her time to receive the groups donation.  We hope that this raises awareness within…

May Explorer Expedition

May EXPLORER EXPEDITION We will be hiking, bushcrafting and camping in the vicinity of Binevenagh Mountain and Forest. ESSENTIAL INFORMATION EXPEDITION LEADER: David Hoy – 07516590708 OUTBOUND PICK UP: Ballymoney Scout Hall, Saturday 27th May at 11:00 am. INBOUND PICK UP:  Ballymoney Scout Hall, Sunday 28th November at 11:00 am. The total cost is £7 (This includes…

2017 County Scout Camp – Pics & Vids

Bank Holiday weekend 2017 Ballymoney, 1st Castlerock, 1st Roe Valley, 1st Cookstown and 1st Portstewart Scout Troops came together for a weekend of fun and scouting activities.  A fanstatic weekend – see if you can spot a frown! Thanks to everyone for sending pics and videos. (they’re not all Ballymoneys..) Pics   Vids.  

Summer Camp- BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW

Summer Camp! This Year Cubs and Explorers are teaming up to go to the Wild Atlantic Adventure Centre in  Co. Donegal for our Summer camp under canvas weekend. DATES: Friday 23rd June until Sunday 25th June – Tullagh Bay, Inishowen. There will be a range of activities throughout the weekend with the Explorers going off and…