Spooky Meringue Ghosts

Halloween is Coming!

Everyone will love these ghostly meringues – crispy on the outside and deliciously gooey on the inside, they’re the perfect spooky sweet treat for a scarily good Halloween!



Spooky Bones Biscuits

Halloween is Coming!

Have fun with your young people and make a batch of these spooky bone biscuits to scare your family and friends this Halloween!


Bug Smoothies

Halloween is Coming!

Fun and creative Halloween smoothies to make with your young people!



Severed finger Rolls

Halloween is Coming!

For a quick and easy Halloween snack rustle up these simple spooky fingers made with tasty hot dog sausages and sweet brioche rolls. The ideal Halloween party idea – a bit of clever crafting and this classic meal is transformed into a scarily good dish.



Blood Lemonade with Floating Teeth

Halloween is Coming!

Vampires will love this raspberry fizz, complete with surprise gnashers.



Group – Good Luck!

Good Luck to all our young people as they start the next step in their educational journey!

A new school year may mean a new teacher, a new classroom, some new friends and some old friends. For some of you, it may be a new school, with a new uniform (that you will grow into) plus the challenges of a bus journey/train journey/walk to school!

The Leaders and Management Team at 9th Bangor (St Gall’s) Scout Group wish you well as you start back to school after such a long hiatus!

Group – 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)

Group – 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!


Group – Annual 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!

Group – Holocaust Memorial Day!

Today (27 January 2023) 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.

Group – 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

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!

Squirrels – 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)

Scouts – 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!

Group – For the Fallen

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.

Group – Remembrance Sunday!

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


Group – Happy Halloween!

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

Squirrels – Spooky Bunting

October 2020

Halloween is Coming!

An evening of painting and colouring the ‘Halloween Bunting’ shared a few days ago on the Facebook page…