Restart a Heart Day 2018

As part of the nationwide Restart a Heart day the Group partnered with both the St Johns Ambulance and the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service to run a special evening where all the young people (some leaders and parents too!) learnt all about resuscitation, CPR, how to help others and key Life Saving skills.  43 members…

Scouts at the Mela

Standing room only for the scouts on the train on the way to the Belfast Mela to experience some cultural art, music, dance, fashion and cuisine.  Thanks to Skip, Alphie and Stacie from explorers who came along to help and take in the sights, sounds and smells of the Mela.  

NIJAM 2017 Here we come!

Scouts and a few explorers are heading off today to Crawfordsburn, for the Northern Ireland Jamboree 2017. There will be young people from all over the UK and Ireland, and from as far away as Canada. The troop were asked to design a flag and shield for this event. PLs and APLs then decided which…

Ballymoney Food Bank Thanks

We recently received a lovely card of appreciation from Julie from Ballymoney food bank. The food donated by the group weighed in at 89.65kg. Well done everyone!

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…

Ballymoney Food bank visit

  Scouts (and some beavers) enjoyed a visit on Friday night from Julie, a volunteer from Ballymoney food bank.  They took part in an interactive discussion about why there is a need for food banks in the community today. We learned that food banks need donations of food and also other items such as toiletries….

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…

Explorers Mountain Report – Slieveanorra

Mountain: Slievanorra | Range: Antrim Plateau | Height: 499m | Patrol Length: 4km / 2.4 mi Pushed for time the unit headed for a quick and easy patrol high in the Glens of Antrim. Ballymoney to Magherahoney, up the winding road for Altarichard, then on to the first layby after the bridge to rest the van and take to…

Explorers meet Binevenagh

Over the past two weeks Ballymoney Explorer Scout Unit have been trekking over Binevenagh, one of our most striking mountains. This has been in preparation for an upcoming camp on the mountain. More info to follow 🙂