Cubs Christmas camp

Shere Khans Christmas camp.. This year cubs joined up with beavers and started their Xmas camp with a trip to the millennium forum to watch jack and the beanstalk (oh no they didn’t..Lol) Once back at the guide house pass the pudding, wafting and flaffing in feeding frenzy, pass the pudding and card making were…

County Camp

The County skills camp took place over the weekend, with Ballymoney joining scouts from all over County Londonderry. The scouts took part in different activities from knife and axe, pioneering and backwoods cooking. At the end of a tiring weekend they were all awarded their knife and axe with a certificate presented by the D.C….

Baggy’s End of Year Camp!!

Cubs finished for another year and celebrated with a one night camp at Baggy Mansion following a trip to the Swimming Pool. BBQ’s, Brownies, Bouncy castles, Water Bombs and relays were the order of the evening with smores and campfires. Cubs learnt how to put away their tents and pack their kits, handle and care…

Camp Skills Day

Saturday brought the scouts over to Kevin’s house for a day of camp skills including putting up tents, setting the site, collecting fire wood, using axes and bow saws, lighting fires with some backwoods cooking. Homemade cookies (thanks to Jake’s mum) were on hand for afternoon tea, as the Scouts and enjoyed the sunshine in…

Cubs at Shere Khan’s Christmas Indoor Camp!!

17 Cubs went to the guide house this weekend for the last outing of the year.  Shere Khan (ably assisted by Mrs Shere Khans artistic endeavours!) had a full itinerary. Hathi rejoined us for the experience and Baggy made her signature waffle dish – you’ll notice the cubs with their self-designed international sign language ‘WE…

Beavers Wild West Summer Camp

The Wild West Theme started on Tuesday with both Beaver Colonies visiting Shean’s Horse Farm where they enjoyed a beautiful horse trek in the sun.  Our Wild West Summer Camp began on Friday evening again back a Shean’s Horse Farm. The Beavers played games, had a beef burger supper, unpacked, wore their camp blankets whilst…

Camp Skills Day

The day started by helping local residents with a clean-up in Macosquin village; this goes towards the Global Challenge. Then over to Kevin’s house for a day of camp skills including putting up tents, setting the site, collecting fire wood, using axes and bow saws, lighting fires with some backwoods cooking. Chocolate cake was on…

Patrol Leaders Training Weekend

A group of prospective Patrol Leaders and Existing Patrol Leaders met up at Crawfordsburn this weekend for a packed weekend of classes and activities to develop their leadership and teambuilding skills. The weekend addressed a range of topics such as styles of leadership, dealing with challenging behaviour, communication, promoting scouting, risk assessments and program panning,…

Cubs sampling Scout Camp

Four of our cubs went with scouts this weekend to their Christmas camp to get ready for their move up to Scouts at Christmas.

Ballymoney Scout Group Join Coleraine District at the Jubilee Camp

Bad weather and flooding didn’t stop Ballymoney Scout Group from having an amazing time at the Coleraine District Jubilee Camp on the 22nd – 24th June. A last minute change of venue to Castlerock, where Hezlett Primary School and The Peter Thompson Hall came to the rescue, allowed almost 300 young people and adults to…

Tesco Bag Pack Update

On Saturday 2nd June Ballymoney Scouts and Explorers packed bags at Tesco Ballymoney. We raised £565.50. This money will be used to buy camping equipment for the group, which will be very useful in the upcoming district camp, which will be the first time we will have the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers camping together….

Ballymoney Scouts Meet Chief Scout, Bear Grylls

On Saturday 19th May 2012 Chief Scout Bear Grylls took to the air to meet almost 4,000 Scouts from Northern Ireland at a series of events in Clandeboye, the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum and Crawfordsburn Scout Centre. Ballymoney Scouts took part in an overnight survival camp at the Clandeboye estate, where they slept out…

Winter Weekend

From Friday 25th – Sunday 27th November, Scouts and Explorers will be enjoying their winter weekend away at Dunluce Guide House. The weekend will involve many different activities, and on Saturday night we will have our traditional Christmas Meal, followed by some fun and party games (remember the After Eight Challenge? … and who managed…