Cubs – Animal Care, Canadian Visitor & Chief Scout Silver!

Tonight was a busy evening at cubs, the first part of the meeting was Hosted by Pets at Home and cubs got to handle snakes, dragons and bunnies! as well as a variety of other furries… Great fun We were visited by Tim Chamberlain,  Akela from 3rd Bridgewater Cubs in Nova Scotia, Canada with whom…

Cubs Emergency Aid

Cubs emergency aid badge marathon continues… On week two of the quest to do five, yes five! Staged emergency aid badges in 6 weeks cubs learnt diffrent types of slings and their uses. Unsuspecting adults got assigned broken limbs and handy first aiders before getting to go home too….

Master at Arms Badge

The Scouts and Explorers visited Causeway Company of Archers to complete their Master at Arms badge. There are three main requirements to complete the badge. The Scouts attend regular training sessions and that they show improvement in their skills. The Scouts know the safety rules associated with the activity and demonstrate their use That they…

Bumper badge night for Cubs

After a month or two of varied nights cubs have completed no less than 11 badges and worked steadily towards achieving their Chief Scout Silver! Finishing off the evening with “how to be a good passenger” was entertaining. Who knew that we had so many budding drivers!!

Swimming Badges

The scouts visited Ballymoney leisure centre on Friday to start their staged swimming awards, everyone who attended completed level 1 with most completing level 2 as well. Our thanks go out to all at Ballymoney leisure centre for accommodating us. The explorers decided it was time that they got their feet wet with a visit…

Cubs visit the Library

Cubs visited Ballymoney library tonight and were guided by Leah through the book loaning service from alphabetical to the dewey decimal system. She read them stories and had them working for their book reading badge. She explained there had been a library in ballymoney for over 170 year. Before planes and phones!! Many thanks to…

Cubs Investiture

Ballymoney Scout Group welcomed several new cubs to the worldwide family of scouting tonight. They join over 130000 cubs in the uk and 23 million scouts actoss the world. They recited their promise and law and have enough badges to kerp their adults busy all week! Congratulations to you all.  

Beavers & Cubs Return

Cubs and Beavers will continue their badge journey starting in September 2013. Beavers have a registration night on the 3rd of September at 6.30pm. It will be a chance to meet the new leaders and discuss your beavers programme for the upcoming year. Cubs return on the 11th of September at 6.45pm. Please note new…

Cubs at Ulster Aviation Society

Cubs, as the final part of their Air Activities Badge, went on a trip to the Ulster Aviation Society in Long Kesh on Saturday.  They had the opportunity to see some restored aircraft, all with a connection to the old Long Kesh Airfield.  Many aircraft where still under restoration – including one that they have…

St George’s Day Arrangements

Sunday 21st April is our annual St Georges Day Parade (Patron Saint of Scouting). This year Ballymoney is organising the District event. We will be meeting at Townhead Street car park at 2:30pm, in full uniform (with all badges sewn on) and dark shoes (eg school shoes). The parade will proceed through the town to…

Pancake-crazy Beavers!

Tonight the Beavers went Pancake crazy. They played pancake games and made their very own Beaver pancakes. Also many of the Beavers received at least two badges including their experiment and creative activity badges as well as their friendship challenge badge. 

Scouts and Explorers Winter Weekend

On Friday 23rd November the Scouts and Explorers packed up and headed off in the minibus for their winter weekend away at Dunluce Guide House. Once there, after setting up the hostel and unloading all the goodies brought by the Tesco delivery van, everything was set for a great weekend ahead. On Saturday the Scouts…

Ballymoney Explorers Join Belfast County Young Leader Training

Two Explorers from Ballymoney recently joined the Belfast County Young Leader training weekend at Crawfordsburn. Conor and Daniel, who are both doing service with the Ballymoney Cubs for their Duke of Edinburgh and Chief Scout awards, travelled to Crawfordsburn on the 16th November for a packed weekend of classes and activities to develop their leadership…

Cubs Investiture Ceremony

This week many of our new cubs completed their Investiture ceremony.  This is where they formally join the scouting family and are awarded their membership badge, joining approximately 28 million scouts worldwide. The badge is presented at the Investiture ceremony when the new Cub Scout makes their Promise in front of the pack, parents and…

This week in Beavers

Emergency Aid Tonight we continued to work on our Emergency aid badge. Unfortunately the Ambulance Service wasn’t able to attend but the Beavers all had a fun time learning some basic first aid and got lots of practice putting on bandages and dressings.

Beavers Update

It has been a busy week for the Beavers. On Tuesday night we had our Investiture Ceremonies with the new Beavers receiving their badges and certificates. We also had a visit from Lynn who talked about the importance of The Poppy Appeal with members of the colony helping to make some poppies. Thanks to the…

This week at Beavers…

This week the Beavers started work on their Creative Badge whilst focusing on our Beaver Promise. A number of the Beavers that attended last year received a variety of badges, these included the outdoor challenge badge, adventure badge, nights away badge, Beaver sleepover badge and joining in awards. Two of the Beavers that are moving…

Bivi Night

We have a Bivi Night planned for Scouts and Explorers for Friday 9th March, meeting at 8pm at Kevin’s house, 72 Kilhoyle Road. (For directions and Bivi Night Kit List see the resources page) We will complete some outdoor activities and then have supper, after which we will walk up the hill toward the Bivi…

Beavers Badge Work

The Beavers are working on their Animal Friend badge from now until Easter.              Staff from ‘Pets at Home’ joined us last Tuesday bringing  guinea pigs, hamster rabbits and a dog. On the 6th March we are going to the’ Pets at Home’ store, and on 13th March Karen Mitchell…

Explorer and Network 10th Birthday Badge

Explorer and Network 10th Birthday Badge To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the introduction of the Explorer Scout and Scout Network sections, we’re releasing a special occasional badge, chosen by members of the Movement. After a month of voting, the deadline has now passed, and Explorers and Network members have selected their favourite from a…