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Island’s scouts reaffirm promise in Mooragh Park

Scouts parade along the promenade in Ramsey on their way to the St Georges Day celebrations in Mooragh Park

Scouts parade along the promenade in Ramsey on their way to the St Georges Day celebrations in Mooragh Park

A celebration of the joy of teamwork culminated in the ultimate challenge for members of the island’s Scouts when they were called on to pull a lorry using muscle power alone.

The Sunday activity day held in Mooragh Park for the children - boys and girls aged eight to 10 and a half - brought together members of packs from across the island to learn the power of working together.

Beavers, Cubs and Scouts enjoyed a short service with songs and hymns in the park during which they renewed their Promise. This was then followed by organised activity sessions.

Kevin Brew of the Scouts association said: ‘We tend to gather each year around St George’s Day to renew the Promise.’

The opening activity session of the day was a Zumba warm-up and this was followed by a tug-of-war competition.

Climax of the day’s activities was for all the Scouts to work together to take part in the lorry pulling competition.

The lorry was generously supplied by the removals company Lancaster and Kelly and it was pulled down the track between the rugby field and the Mooragh Park lake.

St George’s Day committee chairman John McBride said St George’s Day was one of the most important days in the scouting calendar.

‘St George’s Day is the only opportunity for members from all sections, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers and members of the network to meet and reaffirm their promise,’ he said.

 

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