Founders Day

Ballymoney Cubs and Scouts joined other members of the association as well as members from Scouting Ireland to celebrate Founders Day last Sunday 24th February. Founders Day celebrates the birth of Baden Powell (22nd February 1857) the founder of Scouting. This year a special Parade and Scouts Own took place in Londonderry as the city…

New Scouting Ambassador

Just to let you know that Julia Bradbury is the latest Scouting Ambassador. Visiting 13th Southall Scout Troop, where she met scouts and leaders, the outdoor adventurer and TV presenter said, ‘I always love seeing the enthusiasm of both the scouts themselves and the scout leaders and it has been inspirational to meet them.’ Please…

Patrol Leaders Training Day

The wet weather didn’t deter the PL’s & APL’s having fun on their recent leadership and team working training day. The day was broken down into a series of sessions each designed to help the young people gain a better understanding of team working and leadership. The day started with a scavenger hunt followed by…

Duchess of Cambridge to volunteer with Scouts

The Duchess of Cambridge is to become a volunteer in the Scout Association, working with youngsters near her home in north Wales. The Scout Association has announced that the Duchess will be teaching boys – aged from six to 10 – a variety of skills including putting up tents and lighting fires. She will work…

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Beacons

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Beacons From 2nd June 2012 to 5th June 2012 The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations will take place across the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth on the weekend of 2 to 5 June 2012. There are many ways Scouts can get involved, one of which is to take part in the Jubilee…