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…

Fundraising and Donating

This weekend scouts held a £1 jumble sale to raise funds for summer camp to Wales. After setting up the night before, scouts spent 2 hours using a variety of sales techniques to raise a fantastic £145.85. At the end of the sale, they donated a number of good quality clothes, books, toys and household…

Health & Fitness February Week 3 – Circuit Training

This week scouts were taking part in a circuit training session. Many thanks to Jo Clarke for guiding them through 10 different stations, such as power lunges, Spiderman, mountain climbers, box jumps, push ups, punches with weights and burpees! Check out the video below. Great work out for the young people 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼

Health & Fitness February Week 2

The Scouts attended an interesting information evening at a very important local health service. Our good scouting friend Rebecca invited Ballymoney on a joint visit with Ballintoy and Dunseverick Scouts to the Causeway Hospital. First we heard a presentation about the services the hospital provides, followed by a tour of the hospital to see where…

Health & Fitness February Week 1

The Scouts started Health & Fitness February with a visit to Kyoujin Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Ballymoney. David and Becca put the Scouts through some drills. David demonstrated how to fall and slap the ground to soften the fall. Then David talked about safety about the moves before showing them how to do the rear…

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…

Scouts Get Crafty

Over the past few weeks Scouts have been creating log reindeer and woodslice snowmen. They used knife, axe and saw skills to cut the logs, whittle carrot noses, arms, legs and antlers. They also used diy skills to drill out holes to slot the pieces together.  Finally they got creative with paint, baubles, felt and…

Scouts Try Hedgelaying

On Sunday, Scouts visited Whitehead Diamond Jubilee Wood to learn about hedgelaying. After meeting the experts, who briefed them on safety and kitted them out with protective gloves and head gear, it was time to get hands on with a variety of tools.  They worked with loppers, axes, bow saws, extendable saws, garden shears and…

Rememberance Day 100 Years After the end of Great War (WW1)

We had a great turn out today from all the young people in all sections. We also had representatives from all the sections for the wreath laying in the morning with the beavers sections having the honour of laying the wreath. It was very impressive to see over 40 scouts aged from 5 & three…

Scouts Halloween Night Out

This Halloween scouts chose to visit Limavady Airsoft for a Halloween themed session of Airsoft combat.  On arrival they given a safety briefing and the rules of the games were explained.  Teams games of 3 vs 3 took place while those not in play had a turn shooting in the range.  During the combat there…

Scouts clowning around

Over the last month scouts have been working on their circus skills badge.   They have been attempting to learn skills such as clown make up, Diablo, devil sticks, juggling bean bags, ribbon twirling and spinning plates. They also had a go at the static trapeze and watched YouTube videos on circus life.  A very…

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…

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…

End of summer/moving on party

To celebrate the end of a busy summer we had a chilled evening of darts, table tennis, wii games and playing cards. There was pizza, cocktail sausages, crisps and sweets to fill hungry scout bellies 🍕. It was also time to say goodbye and good luck to three scouts leaving the group to move on…

New Scouting Year

Registration nights as follows:- Beavers 6-8 year old 11/09/2018 from 18:45 – 20:00 Cubs 8-10.5 year old 12/09/2018 from 18:45 – 20:15 Scouts 10.5 – 14 year old 07/09/2018 from 19:00 – 21:00 for the scouts section this will be a social night for all parents, scouts and potential scouts.  Come along, fill in the…

Carrowmena Activity Day

The scouts enjoyed their last adventure of the summer….a visit to Carrowmena activity centre!  They took part in a variety of activities…raft building (putting knots and lashings into practice), climbing, team building games and a run through the muddy Maize maze.      

Registration for new scouting year

Summer is drawing to an end, and it is time to register for another busy year at Ballymoney Scouts.  We also have a few spaces for new members (aged 10 1/2 to 14), so contact David (section leader) via email if your young person is interested in joining our group. scouts@ballymoneyscoutgroup.co.uk