Creative Surfaces for Scouting

posted 27 Sep 2016, 02:05 by Daniel Cuschieri

The Stella Maris College Scout Group recently completed a project called Creative Surfaces for Scouting, funded by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ's A4U scheme. The Group would like to thank Agenzija Zghazagh, as well as The Scout Association of Malta and the Group's Quartermaster Adrian Gatt for making this project possible.

Upcoming Events

posted 19 Feb 2014, 14:20 by Daniel Cuschieri

During this month's Scouters Meeting, the following activities for March and April have been confirmed:
  • Sunday 23rd March - Troop - Horse Riding
  • Sunday 6th April - Group - Annual Parade
  • Friday 11th April - Group - Our Lady of Sorrows Procession
  • Wednesday 23rd to Sunday 27th April - Group - Easter Camp
Please keep these dates free.  More details will be given in due course.

Fundraising for Malta Marathon 2014

posted 12 Feb 2014, 09:39 by Mario A. Attard

ASL Liam and VSL Mario, will this year be taking part in Malta Half Marathon on Sunday 23rd February. This 21k run, will start from Mdina and finish at the Sliema Ferries. As part of the run we have joined the MS Team, and will be helping with fundraising for the Multiple Sclerosis Society Malta. The society is rather small as far as charities go, but for the families whom it supports, it makes the world of a difference by heavily subsidising different forms of therapy, be it physiotherapy home visits or psychotherapy/counselling sessions. MS is not particularly widespread locally, and is very often invisible to the general public.

You may support this cause by;

  1. Either setting a fixed amount for every kilometre we run (example €0.50/km)
  2. or by making a donation of the amount you desire
Donations can be made via;
  1. Bank transfer HSBC Savings Account - The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Malta – 16196495050
  2. or giving your donation to either Liam or myself to pass on

Operation San Martin

posted 12 Nov 2013, 13:10 by Daniel Cuschieri

Following the great success of the previous editions of Operation San Martin, the Troop Section shall be once again organising this event on Sunday 17th November 2013.  This inter patrol challenge shall focus on a number of topics that form part of the Pathfinder, Explorer and Pioneer Modules of the Scout Programme, such as First Aid, Mapping, Navigation and Ropework.  Various surprise challenges will also be held along the route, putting their skills and patrol spirit to the test.  Like all other activities and competitions organised in the Troop Section, the points obtained in this activity will count towards the Patrol of the Year shield.  


Investiture

posted 12 Nov 2013, 13:09 by Daniel Cuschieri   [ updated 12 Nov 2013, 13:10 ]

An Investiture and Going Up ceremony was held on Friday 1st November at the College Headquarters.  During this ceremony, two cubs and two scouts were invested.  Three cubs moved from the Pack to the Troop, while two ventures became leaders.  During this ceremony, the Skipper's Cup 2013 was awarded to Luca Gouder, while the Troop Award 2013 was presented to Jeremy Sant Fournier.  The Stag Patrol claimed the Patrol of the Year Shield for 2013.  From the Venture Unit, Thomas Cassar acknowledged for his efforts, and won the Venture of the Year 2013.  Various progress badges were also awarded during this ceremony, which was also animated by the Group's Band Section, and attended by a substantial number of relatives and friends.


Want to Join Our Group?

posted 30 Sep 2013, 12:57 by Daniel Cuschieri

Stella Maris College first opened its doors to Scouting in 1956, and currently has its headquarters in the College grounds. Numerous Cubs, Scouts and Ventures attend the weekly meetings, together with a good number of much dedicated and trained leaders and helpers. Meetings are held every Friday and camps are held throughout the year, as well as a wide variety of activities, including Abseiling, Archery, Arts, Boating, Camping, Canoeing, Climbing, Community Service, Cooking, Crafts, Cycling, Expeditions, First Aid, Fishing, Hiking, Horse Riding, Mapping, Marching Band, Model Building, Obstacle Course, Parades, Pioneering, Scuba Diving, Snorkelling, Sports, Traveling, Windsurfing, and much more... Those interested in joining any of our sections are asked to fill in THIS FORM and bring it to our headquarters in the Junior School Grounds on a Friday, between 1830hrs and 2030hrs.

Troop's Visit at Airshow

posted 30 Sep 2013, 12:50 by Daniel Cuschieri

This year, the Troop section attended the Malta International Airshow, which is one of the largest annual outdoor events held at the Malta International Airport each September.  During this activity, the scouts enjoyed both a static and aerial display of planes from various countries.  Patrols will also given special tours of aircraft that is normally not accessible to the general public, and they also met with the Red Arrow pilots.  Scouts were also challenged to complete a number of tasks by patrol during their visit at the Airshow.  

Troop 40km Expedition

posted 30 Sep 2013, 12:43 by Daniel Cuschieri

A 40km expedition for scouts currently working on their Pioneer and Voyager badges was held this September. The scouts meet at Cirkewwa near the Gozo Channel terminal, and crossed over to Gozo where the expedition was held. The expedition took place along a significant part of Gozo's perimeter, starting at Mgarr and camping at Marsalforn.

Keswick Adventure

posted 2 Aug 2013, 15:49 by Daniel Cuschieri   [ updated 2 Aug 2013, 15:50 ]

After many months of planning and preparations, we are now just one week away from Keswick Adventure which will see a group of 32 scouts, ventures and leaders spending 10 days in the Lake District and Manchester.  

The highlight of this trip will be an activity-packed, 4 day joint camp whose planning and running is being headed by with the 1st Keswick Scout Group.  Kayaking, canoeing, shooting, pioneering, water tunnels, climbing wall, archery, campfires, hikes, swimming, a hog roast dinner, backwoods cooking, crafts, raft building, football and a Maltese night are all set to feature in this memorable camp.  Scouts from the Shap and 2nd Penrith Scout Group will also be attending.  


Following the camp, the Group will then be spending a few days at the Keswick Scout Group's headquarters, from where the scouts will be going caving, ghyll scrambling, visiting various museums, hiking, geocaching and ferry hopping.  The ventures, on the other hand, will be doing their qualifying President's Award expedition.


The contingent will then move to Manchester, where it will be accommodated in a scout centre. The group will be going to Alton Towers, visiting Chester Zoo, Old Trafford and various museums.


Despite the unimaginable amount of planning that such a trip involves, these preparations are in their final stages and according to schedule, and we are confident that this activity will be one which will be remembered for years to come!


Troop Beach BBQ

posted 21 Jun 2013, 16:27 by Daniel Cuschieri

On Friday 28th June, the Troop section will be having a BBQ instead of the normal meeting, in order to start off the summer programme with a bang!  This activity, which will be held in Bahar ic-Caghaq, is being organised jointly with the Birkirkara Scout Group and it will feature swimming, various team building beach games, a BBQ and a mini cooking competition.


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