Adult Volunteers – Required

Are you interested in helping out at 9th Bangor (St Gall’s) Scout Group or Squirrel Drey?

Do you have a few hours free each week to help out running a section, help with future fundraising events, be part of the Management Team or have a skill you can teach a young person for an activity badge?

As we plan our re-start after our current hiatus, we want to continue to be able to offer our young people an exciting, challenging, fun and varied programme – we want and need your help to provide it!

Get in touch – all/any help is appreciated, so don’t think about it and just say Yes!

Contact Simon Brown (Group Scout Leader)

Amazon Smile

SHOPPING WITH AMAZON

AMAZON SMILE – RAISE MONEY AS YOU SHOP

9th Bangor Scout Group have signed up to the Amazon Smile programme which means that Amazon will donate 0.5% of your total purchases (excluding VAT) to the Group at no extra cost to you – it all helps!

How does it work? Next time you visit the amazon web site go to smile.amazon.co.uk instead.  Under your account you will see “Chose charity”

Search for 9th Bangor Scout Group for your chosen charity (it will prompt you on your first visit)

You only need to select 9th Bangor the first time you shop. After that it will be automatically selected

Start shopping and always remember to shop from Amazon-Smile.

Using the Amazon App – please follow the attached link as it does not work with IOS on your IPhone or IPad

https://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=15576745011

 

Pancake Tuesday!

Happy Shove Tuesday or International Pancake Day!

Remember you can have a mix of savoury, sweet and plain pancakes – hope you made enough batter!

Enjoy!

NI Cub Scout FUN21 Camp – Mammoth – Camp@Cave

Welcome to FUN21, that’s going to be the theme for NI Cubs this year. We have all had a strange 2020 so let’s have a FUN21 and as a start to it why not Join Cubs from all over Northern Ireland and further away in Camp-Mammoth – Yes that’s right the first NI Cub Camp where your mission is to complete the whole camp without getting out of your Woolly hat and cuddly toys are invited. We have a pre-historic theme so lets see those dinosaurs.

Recycled Robots

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A cold night for a Zoom Call – Recycled Robots, Road Safety signs and some games!

Group Census

Today is a special day for all Group Scout Leaders in every Group across NI – we get to count all of our Young People, Leaders, Parent Helpers and members of the Management Team!

Not the easiest thing to do in the Virtual World so I need you all to stand still, in a straight line with tallest to the right shortest to the left – ok ready, one, two, three,….

Even with our weekly meetings on hold, the Leaders are busy with virtual programmes and activities to do remotely plus we still have paperwork to complete and bills to pay!

Keep you eyes on our social media pages and your emails!

Holocaust Memorial Day!

Today (27 January 2021) on #HolocaustMemorialDay, we remember all those who died during the Holocaust and other genocides. As Scouts, we stand against prejudice and hatred in the UK and around the world.

Personal Safety

 

If you’re looking for an activity for your artist/model badge, Dublin Fire Brigade have provided some activity PDFs for making paper models of their Fire Engines and Ambulances

Dublin Fire Brigade is unusual for the UK & Ireland as its both a Fire Service and Ambulance Service, very much like American Fire Services. Your interesting fact of the day Ha

Winter Camp 2021

Winter Camp 2021 is just around the corner and this time it’s Virtual!

Join us between the 15th and 17th January to melt away those winter blues for an action-packed weekend of virtual, interactive fun!

Work your way through our 6 activity zones: –

• Active

• Arts & Crafts

• Games

• Science

• Skills

• Sustainable Development Goals

We have 150 activities suitable for all age groups for you to create your very own Winter Camp experience from the comfort of your own home! These will be available from the website from 6pm on Friday 15th January.

Remember, if you are doing these on your own, check out the guidance for being safe and if you’re not sure, check with your leaders or a handy adult.

What’s more, all our activities are linked to the Scout Programme so you can work towards badges & awards whilst having fun!

New for 2021, we are excited to announce Winter Camp TV. We will be broadcasting live from 6pm on the 15th and throughout the weekend with special guests, live demos, interactive quizzes, Q&As and updates on our interactive Winter Camp Challenge leader board.

Speaking of Winter Camp Challenge, do you think you have what it takes conquer 25 interactive 1-minute challenges? Tune into Winter Camp TV from 6pm on the 15th to find out more! You might even get to appear on Winter Camp TV.

Toss out 2020

Scout Troop – Toss out 2020!

Date: 01/01/2021 to 03/01/2021

Starting Location: Wherever you want it to be

Details: During 2020 we had planned for the Scouts to take part in the Trash the Trash international event, a global event to encourage scouts to remove rubbish from the environment. Sadly we could not take part this year as Northern Ireland was in lockdown, however the organisers have planned an event for the first weekend of 2021.

Toss out 2021 is an event that any Scout can do at home or in their local area to help remove rubbish from the environment. You can do this with a tidy up of your home, sweeping up the garden or cleaning up the street or park near your house. Removing this rubbish helps prevent flora and fauna damage, while helping to keep the local area pleasant looking.

Scouts who take part in this event will cover sections of the Environmental Conservation Badge. To qualify for it please make sure to take a picture of your Scout (Wearing a 9th Bangor Scarf ideally) and email to the Scout Leader or to the Social Media Pages!

Good Luck – be mindful of possibly dangerous rubbish like glass, sharps and, sadly, clinical waste (masks, gloves etc)!!

Happy Christmas!

Well the big night is finally here!

All through the house the Squirrels / Beavers / Cubs / Scouts were in bed, eyes tightly shut waiting for a special visitor – we know that all the young people from 9th Bangor (St Gall’s) Scout Group should be on the ‘nice’ list.

We hope you have wonderful Christmas with your family – it will be different but it will also feel familiar!

We hope you get all the things that were on your list and many other surprises that you had not even thought of!

Be safe and enjoy the day!

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

All the Leaders and Management Team, wish all our young people a Merry Christmas and a fantastic New Year Celebration!

It has been strange year for 9th Bangor (St Gall’s) Scout Group as we moved from weekly meetings to the ‘Virtual’ world!

With more uncertainty coming in the next few weeks we will be in touch with what we know and what is being planned!

Be safe and enjoy your time together over the Christmas Period!

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Barbour have been using Raymond Briggs Father Christmas in their adverts – they have provided some sheets for colouring in!

Something for the Christmas Period!

Wet and Windy Craft Idea

Squirrels / Beaver Scouts!

On a wet and miserable day, get some Festive Mini Gingerbread Biscuits with some icing pens and your Squirrel / Beaver Scout can have hours of fun! (So can the GSL who is a big kid at heart)

Laying Wreath in Ward Park!

On behalf on North Down District, 9th Bangor Scout Group were invited to attend a short Act of Remembrance this afternoon at the war memorial in Ward Park.

Scouts; Rhys, Leo and George, Scout Leader, Jack and Group Scout Leader, Simon were joined by Pamela, District Commissioner and Evan, Deputy District Commissioner.

Thank you to all those who took part!

For the Fallen (by Laurence Binyon)

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.
 
Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal 
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.
 
They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.
 
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: 
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
 
They mingle not with their laughing comrades again; 
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England’s foam.
 
But where our desires are and our hopes profound, 
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;
 
As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust, 
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness, 
To the end, to the end, they remain.

Remembrance Sunday!

As we move towards ‘Remembrance Sunday’ we think of all those who have worn this scarf and have given the ultimate sacrifice!

 

Happy Halloween!

Have great night – enjoy fireworks or sparklers but remember to take care and be safe!

Christmas at Crawfordsburn – Open for bookings!

November 2020

Christmas at Crawfordsburn – Open for Bookings! We are very excited to share our Christmas at Crawfordsburn 2020 flyer with lots of details of how to attend as a family (unfortunately we are not able to organise this as a Squirrel Drey or Beaver Colony event).

The event will run on Saturday 28th November, Saturday 5th December and Saturday 12th December.

Time slots will be available at 15 minute intervals between 10 am and 11 am and 1 pm and 3 pm and each visit will last approximately 90 minutes.

Families can visit www.christmas2020.eventbrite.co.uk to book their time slot and then phone the NI Scout Office on 028 9049 2829. The cost for this event is £10 per young person

Race around the world – update!

Cub Pack are registered – Akela has shared the details (via email) of the page the distances have to be added

Scout Troop are registered – Jack has share the details (via email) of the page the distances have to be added

Good luck to all those taking part and we will hold our breathe for the final results…..