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XSG 4th AGM

posted May 28, 2013, 3:20 PM by Josmar Azzopardi

20/01/2013


I would like to thank all those of you who attended our 4th AGM. :) Yesterday was proof of true teamwork and democracy within our group. I would like to thank all the members, leaders, helpers, old council members, parents, and sponsors for their continous support. Also a warm welcome to the new council members. :)

GSL - Loraine Borg

XSG obtains H.Q.

posted Dec 20, 2012, 6:14 PM by Josmar Azzopardi   [ updated Dec 20, 2012, 6:15 PM ]

20/12/2012

Dear all,


I would like to inform you all that after 3 years of hard work we finally managed to officially get the land which will be used as our Headquarters. Today at around 12.00pm I signed the contract that states that the Xaghra Scout Group is to use the land in front of the Xaghra playing field for the coming years.


I would like to show my personal appreciation and gratefulness on behalf of the group to all the persons involved who worked hard for this great achievement. These persons are mainly Vince Vella, Fr Jesmond Gauci and Carmel Attard along with others.


I take this opportunity to ask for help. With new achievements come new responsibilities. As a group we are now responsible of carrying out the needed work on the place and use it to the best benefit of the whole group. For this all help is needed. Thus if you can help in: professional, manual, financial, fund raising/applying for funds and other ways kindly contact me by e-mail (gsl@xaghrascouts.com) or on phone (79333398). All your help, work, energy and enthusiasm will be greatly appreciated.


Help us create a Home for Xaghra Scout Group, a safe environment for your children and an other asset for the Gozitan Island.


Looking forward to hear from you.

GSL Loraine Borg

XSG : 4 years Young!

posted May 16, 2012, 2:47 AM by Josmar Azzopardi   [ updated May 16, 2012, 2:49 AM ]

Since its reactivation in 2008, Xaghra Scout Group has and is still achieving various milestones. 
This clip portrays these amazing 4 years in a nutshell.


This video was compiled and published as part of the celebrations of XSG 4th Birthday :) 
12th May 2012

GSL awarded Gieh ix-Xaghra

posted Jun 11, 2011, 2:29 PM by Josmar Azzopardi   [ updated Jun 11, 2011, 2:35 PM ]

On Saturday 30th April 2011, our GSL Vincent Vella was awared the 'Gieh ix-Xaghra Award' for his outstanding work within the community. XSG leaders along with his relatives combined the following video which was featured during the 'Jum ix-Xaghra' ceremony :) Thanks GSL for giving us the  opportunity  to keep the scouting flame alive and create a better world!
 

XSG 3rd Bday Promo

posted May 13, 2011, 2:52 AM by Josmar Azzopardi

‎3 years ago was the re-opening of Xaghra Scout Group and we have since become a family. Here's to the things we've achieved and the memories we've shared :)


Xaghra Scout Group's 3rd Anniversary from Xaghra Scout Group on Vimeo.

Xaghra Scout Troop - February ’11 Report

posted Feb 28, 2011, 3:04 PM by Sabrina Portelli


5th February 2011 – Sports

During today’s meeting the troop gathered at the Gozo Sports Complex for a game of handball and another game of football. After the rules for handball were explained, the game started. After about half an hour, the troop started playing football. The scouts had a great time playing both sports.

 

12th February 2011 – Marching and Games

In today’s meeting marching practice was done. The scouts were given an  explanation of each command and a few minutes of marching were also done to put these commands into practise. Two games were played: Death which involves the scouts trying to avoid getting hit by a ball and Tail Grab which involves the scouts trying to grab the scarf of other scouts and the one which has his scarf left wins the game.

 

19th February 2011 – Marching and Games

During today’s meeting marching practice was also done since the next day we have the Founders Day District Parade. After three quarters of an hour of marching practice 2 games were played. One of the games involved two scouts hopping to the ball which was placed at the centre of the ground and one of them has to grab it while the other has to tag the scout with the ball. Another game of Tail Grab was played since the scouts loved it so much.

 

26th February 2011 – Founders’ Day Activity

All the group were supposed to go on a hike together with the Victoria Scout Group to celebrate Founders’ Day however due to the bad weather we had to cancel this activity since it was going to take place near the sea and instead a film was shown.

Xaghra Scout Troop – January ‘11 Report

posted Feb 14, 2011, 12:40 PM by Sabrina Portelli

15th January 2011 – Program

After the last part of the tenderfoot section of the new scout program was covered, most of the scouts sat for their tenderfoot test to obtain the badge. Most of the scouts achieved great results however there are still others who will need to do the test again in future meetings.

 

21st/22nd January 2011 – Expedition Hike

On Friday evening, the troop together with their leaders left the HQ at about 20:30 and walked for about 8km to San Blas arriving there a few minutes after 11pm. The troop had a new experience because they slept in a cave instead of the usual tents. Upon arrival at this cave, it started raining cats and dogs and thunderstorms soon followed. It was the first time that the troop and their leaders came upon this extreme weather while hiking. At sunrise, the troop left the cave and headed to Imgarr, where they arrived at around 13:00. All the scouts were extremely tired when their parents picked them up after the hike but also very happy that they managed to finish a 15 km hike.

 

29th January 2011 – Mini-Pioneering

During today’s meeting a mini-pioneering project was carried out. The troop had to build a small tower using only some sticks and string. Each scout came up with an interesting result and the towers that were created there really good. Everyone had the great fun building these towers. Also during today’s meeting the troop welcomed Christian Vella as the new Scout Leader.

Xaghra Scout Troop – December ‘10 Report

posted Feb 14, 2011, 12:27 PM by Sabrina Portelli

4th December 2010 – Mapping

Today’s meeting consisted of mapping and the troop were divided into two groups. A brief introduction of mapping, which consisted of the use of the compass and map, was given to the advanced group. This group was assigned to plan the upcoming expedition hike (which will be held in January). The other group were taught about the basics of mapping such as how to read from and use a map and also how to use the compass. This group practiced mapping by working out some tasks that were given to them by their leaders.

 

11th December 2010 – Program

During today’s meeting a preparation for the Annual General Meeting took place. The troop came up with the idea of the play that they were going to perform during the AGM and started working on it. The play is about the Second World War and what would have happened if instead of fighting amongst themselves, the leaders would have came up with an agreement to solve their issues.

 

18th December 2010 – Hike

The troop embarked on a long hike to Ta’ Kuljat hill. The weather was perfect for a hike with the sun shining and an occasional breeze to cool us off. The troop started the hike at 10:45 from the HQ and started walking towards Is-Sellum the scouts were in good spirits and the hike was moving along at a brisk pace. At around 12:00 the troop arrived at the valley between Il-Harrax and Ta’ Kuljat hills. The troop then started the ascent to the top of Ta’ Kuljat by means of a small path, at around 12:45 the troop arrived at the top of the hill. Once at the top the troop tucked into their packed lunches whilst ASL Mark Muscat brewed some coffee on his portable stove. It was the turn of some games and the troop had loads of fun playing and exploring at around 14:00 it was time to pack up and begin the hike back home. The troop passed through Marsalforn road and Il-Marga Road and finally arrived at the HQ at 15:00.

Who was residing in our H.Q. between 11th to 13th December?

posted Dec 24, 2010, 5:31 AM by Josmar Azzopardi

While the Xagħra Pack was off camping at Pergola Fields, some scouting brothers and sisters from Malta used our H.Q. as their residing place while they had an adventurous long weekend in Gozo.

Visit the following link to see what the San Gwann Troop have been up to:

XSG Tents from 2008 to 2010... What's next for 2011?

posted Dec 5, 2010, 2:33 PM by Josmar Azzopardi   [ updated Dec 5, 2010, 2:35 PM ]

   

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