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…

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…

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…

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…

Bivi Night Postponed

The Bivi night planned for Friday 10th February has been postponed, due to a combination of bad weather forecast and illness. The event will be rescheduled for a future date. Scouts and Explorers are now asked to meet at the Scout Hall as usual at 7pm.

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…

Chief Scout Visit

Overnight Survival Experience and Big Breakfast For Scouts and Explorers there is a planned ‘Overnight Survival Experience and Big Breakfast’ with a scheduled visit from the Chief Scout, Bear Grylls. This event is planned for 18th-19th May 2012. Total cost per person, including transport, will be no more the £25. As we need to book…