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

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 ☀️☀️☀️…

Cubs soon to restart!

Cubs restarting on september 12th at 6.45pm in the hall.  This years leadership team have an action packed programme in place.   We have spaces available, please contact KAA on 07922032609 for details!    

Scouts go wild @ Air run, Stormont

Another summer adventure this week, with 10 scouts and 2 leaders taking part in the Wild Air Run on Saturday.   A fun run around the grounds of Stormont, over 10 huge inflatables, while soaking each other with water blasters! What could be more fun?  Loads of laughing , falling, slipping and soaking of all…

Summer fun! Scouts at the Edge

Scouts requested a trip to the Edge water sports @ the Crannagh as one of their summer activities, so this was the venue for this weeks meeting! Of course, a leader had to accompany them for safety 😉. Great evening slipping, sliding, jumping and swimming under the supervision of the Edge lifeguards.  At the end…

Beavers Party and Badges

Last week was the Beavers end of year party. During a log chew earlier in the year the kids had asked for a wii Just Dance party, so we gave them their wish. There were also some fair games (left from group camp) and lots of sweets, crisps and ice lollies. Great fun was had…

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…

BARK Food Collection

Over the month of June all three sections have been bringing in donations for BARK a local dog shelter.  BARK had put out an appeal for donations of tinned dog food to the local community and Ballymoney Scout Group answered.  We hope that what we have collected over the month will have made a small…

Scouts at Picnic and Pulling

The Scouts (plus a Beaver and a Cub) were up bright and early on the first day of their summer holidays to go out and do a bit for the local community.  The event organised by Ross Hamilton was called Picnic and Pulling with the national trust, to remove an invasive species called ragwort.  The…

Dairy farm visit

This week the scouts visited a local working dairy farm. On arrival the were shown around the milking parlour, where some of the braver scouts had a go at milking.  They also saw the farm bull. After this they went around to see 2/3 day old calves. They were able to pet and feed them….

Beavers Fun In The Sun

Our Beavers have been making the most of the recent spell of good weather for the last few weeks. They have had a fun trip to the beach. Paddling in the water was a great way to cool off after a warm day.            At the next meeting we went a walk to the…

CubjamNI 2018

More pics to follow, Many thanks to Raksha for pulling video together, thanks to Kaa, Cypress and Shere Khan for helping out all weekend.    

Beavers Gardener Badge

Beavers started work on their gardeners badge last week. They decorated pots to plant their summer flower seeds in. They took their filled pots home to look after and record the changes they see as the flowers grow. Hopefully we will see some lovely blooms. They also created a wildlife garden in tyre planters with…

Rocks!!!

Tonight our beaver scouts were walking around Ballymoney leaving their painted rocks in various places for people to find.  Their hope is to make someone smile when they find them.  Our hope is to make more people aware of scouting in Ballymoney.  Keep an eye to see if anyone puts pictures of their finds under…

Beavers Collectors Badge

Tonight beavers did some show and tell of items they have collected for their collectors badge.  As it was a lovely evening we moved the meeting outdoors.  There were a wide variety of items on show. Football cards Rocks Beach finds (rocks, driftwood, shells) Bottle tops Shells Trains Beanie Boos Keyrings DVDs   Complete set…

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…