Scouts County Archery Competition

This weekend saw Ballymoney host the County Archery Competition. A fierce battle took place over 10 rounds with all the teams getting ranked and then entering an elimination round. 1st Cookstown took the overall honours (hearty congratulations) and will now go forward to the Northern Ireland shoot, along with the second and third place teams….

Scouts and Explorers Winter Weekend

Last weekend 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 headed off…

Remembrance Day Parade

All sections of the group joined the local Remembrance Day Parade on Sunday, and attended the subsequent service at First Ballymoney Presbyterian Church. This parade has grown in recent years and it was good to see all the other youth organisations out on the day. Scouting was represented by both Ballymoney Scout group and 4th…

Arrangements for Remembrance Day Parade

The Remembrance Day Parade will take place on Sunday 09/11/2014. Following are the arrangements for the all sections: 13:45    Meeting at  Townhead Street Car Park  Dress – Full Uniform (Please bring a coat for wet weather) 13:45    Roll Call, head count and collect permission forms The parade will go straight down the Main Street, turn…

Macosquin Cleanup

The annual cleanup took place on Saturday, with Ballymoney scouts joining residents and the PSNI to help clean up the litter from the area. The reward for a hard mornings work was hotdogs kindly cooked by the residents. This clean up works towards the scout’s community award.

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….

Scouts take a dip

With the good weather around the scouts took the opportunity to head down to the beach for a quick dip. The water was cold but everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

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…

Scouts Climbing in Coleraine

This week the Scouts headed down to Coleraine Scout Hall to use their climbing wall. With three routes set up everyone got the opportunity to test their skills on different difficulties as well as learn new skills such as belaying the other Scouts. After everyone had finished their climb, the Scouts challenged Coleraine Scouts to…

Friday Night Is Pancake Night

Friday night saw the Scouts and Explorers taking up the challenge of cooking pancakes. Each patrol cooked their own pancakes and then had the choice of their fillings – chocolate spread, marshmallows, jam as well as the traditional lemon and sugar. Once cleared away the pancake races started, I’m not sure anyone actually knows who…