Instructions for the 1st Marown Cubs and Scouts visit to the Isle of Man Observatory on Friday 5 March
Warm clothing is to be worn as the dome is the same temperature as outdoors.
Small torches are recommended when walking from the car park to the front door (found on the right of the observatory), but please do not use them once inside, or if we go outside for viewing.
The lane to the Observatory is hard to find and only wide enough for one vehicle – so please observe the following requests:
1 Car share if possible.
2. Drivers, please be at the observatory by 18:20 to ensure a prompt start.
3. Then remain in the car park until all the other drivers have arrived. This will ensure that the cars are not meeting each other head-on.
4. If the driver is unsure where the observatory is, it is highly recommended that they drive past the entrance lane in daylight.
5. Please visit the following link to make sure that the location of the observatory is known as well as the route – this is an excellent link with a map and Google Street View etc.
8. Please be at the observatory by 20:25 for pickup.
9. Then wait in the car park until all drivers have arrived.
Mr Carl Hough will give talks to cover the astronomy badges for the Cubs and Scouts. We will all be able to look through the observatory’s telescope (clear sky’s allowing).
Hopefully we will have clear skies and a good night of seeing some planets and stars.
Did you know: The Isle of Man has been visited by three of the twelve astronauts that walked on the Moon!
This visit will be re-scheduled for a later date
Zoom meeting for Cubs.
Please join us tomorrow – details below.
Many thanks to the Cubs who were able to join us for the Zoom meeting last Friday. For those who weren’t there – we missed you, and we hope you can make the next one.
The film Jumanji got great feedback from all the Cubs – a film well worth watching.
We still need nominations for the new Sixer so please can we have some ideas for the Cubs who have not yet voted?
The task for this week is to film 2 clips for the toilet roll challenge
. 1 clip is to catch a toilet roll from the right and then throwing it to your left. The other clip is you catching it from the left and then throwing it to your right. Please feel free to involve your family and pets – if possible. Make it as funny, silly, weird and wacky as you can. Our tech-guy Joel will put it together as one film, and hopefully it will be as funny as we think it will be! Another example.
This week’s meeting will be Thursday at 6.30pm – we hope you can make it.
James Smith is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: James Smith’s Personal Meeting Room
Scout At Home
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 430 485 3114
Passcode: see text message
Fingers crossed we will be back face to face next week.
1st Marown Cub Scouts
Next week’s meeting will be Hop-Tu-Naa themed, so we will devote the night to:
Fancy Dress – it would be great if your child can come in fancy dress! (Optional)
Halloween themed games
Pumpkin Carving (can any parents help us with this please?)
Ducking Apples – please send an alternative if your child doesn’t like apples
The following week will be half term, so no meeting, but please make a note that Sunday 8th November is Remembrance Sunday and the Cubs will lay a wreath at Marown Church Memorial – details, time etc. at our meeting on 6th November.
On 13th November, we visit the Peel Swimming Pool to work on the Swimmer Badge, and to pick our team for the Supersplash on Saturday 14th, at Ramsey Pool.
Can I suggest you arrange car sharing between you so that not everybody needs to take their car.
This week, two activities have been arranged; one of the Cubs and another for the Scouts – however, the children may attend both events if they wish.
For the train trip we meet in uniform at 9:40 at Douglas Railway Station, bringing a packed lunch and a jacket in case of bad weather. We return to Douglas at 5:00pm. Parents and accompanied siblings are welcome to join us on the basis that they are separate for Scout insurance reasons.
Parents will need to purchase a child ‘Explorer Pass’ at £8.50 each to enable us to get off at Castletown, then get back on later to continue to Port Erin.
We meet at 6:30 for the cycle ride to Peel, returning by around 8:30. Again Parents are welcome to join us if they wish.
For those children unable to make a return ride on their bikes, arrangements can be made to leave them in Peel Scout HQ for later collection. Please bring appropriate clothing, a drink and a snack.
Any child who would like to borrow a bike, please contact Bernard on 313612 in advance.