Manx Scouts

Groups begin meetings after lockdown

2nd July 2020

Some island Scout groups have begun to meet face to face again after social distancing restrictions ended recently on the island.

Many Scout groups have completed risk assessments in order to start meeting again, after the island gained a special exemption from The Scout Association headquarters in the UK to start scouting before any other county.

On Monday 2nd Onchan’s Manannan Cub Pack met, believed to be the first Scout meeting held in the British Isles since the UK went in to lockdown in March.

2nd Onchan Manannan Cub Pack’s first meeting after lockdown

Tuesday this week also saw the first Beaver meeting for the 1st Douglas and 2nd Onchan Scout Groups, with Buggane Beavers completing a hike up Douglas head.

Buggane Beavers hike up Douglas Head after lockdown ends

This week will also see the first meetings for many other groups across the island as more leaders finalise efforts to return to Scouting.

Douglas’s Buggane Beavers on Douglas Head on Tuesday
1st Malew Scouts first meeting on Tuesday
Snaefell Cubs meeting in Onchan on Wednesday
Our climbing team providing some refresher training on Tuesday for island leaders