53rd News
53rd St Barnabas Scout Group  Cyprus
Latest News:
This Year’s Summer Camp for Cubs,
Scouts and Explorers will be from the
5th - 11th July at the Scout Campsite
in Dhekelia.
Minutes of the Parents meeting, Fete
planning,  which was held on the
30th March can be found on the
Parents Page.
Yoga classes every Tuesday at the
Moutayiaka Scout hut from 6pm to
7pm for Parents and friends of the
53rd. The cost is €5euros every
session. Everyone is welcome.
Last updated on  21.04.2019
60th Celebration Sunset Cruise
The next Cub, Scout and Explorer Meeting will
be on the 4th May 2019 at the normal time
3.00pm to 5.30pm at the Yermasoyia Scout hut.

On Friday 26th April the Explorers will be taking
part in the Epitaphio Church Parade in Potamos
Yermasoyia at the Prophitis Elias Church. All
Explorers must be at the Church at 6.00pm
dressed in full uniform.

The next Yoga class will be on Tuesday 7th May
at the Moutayiaka Scout hut from 6pm to 7pm.
Above: The 53rd at Vavatsinia Camp site Dec  2018.
Photo of the Week:
Six 53rd Explorers receive their
Republic Award neckers at the
Maindros Two camp.
Picture of  April.
Celebrating 60 years of Air
Scouting in Cyprus 53rd Explorers
build flying gliders.
Roverway Netherlands 2018
1) Newsletter 20th April
53rd Scouting Trips Abroad
Running for the 53rd.
Eros Adamides  ( a 53rd former Cub, Scout, Explorer and Leader )
successfully completed  the OPAP Limassol full Marathon on Sunday 24th
March 2019. Eros who is blind ran the full Marathon 42Km with two running
partners as a sponsored event raising much needed funds for the 53rd.
Sponsored Walkdown, Saturday 2nd March 2019.
At 5 am on Saturday morning a group of 17 Hikers  took on the Galactic challenge of
the 53rd Walkdown hike to become Hiking Jedi.  All those involved were taken by car
to the Platres Trout Farm, where they began the 42Km hike.  The temperature was a
cool 6 degrees and light rain was in the air.  They continued to Mesa Potamos and
Siatas on towards Trimiklimi. The support team was with them all the way
consisting a number of cars.  Throughout the day there were various check points.  
After Trimiklimi there was a climb to Ayios Mamas, where they received the famous
53rd Walkdown T-shirt. and then they were taken by car to Kalochoiro.  From
Kalochoiro they hiked to Louvaras, Amyrou Monestry, through Akrounda and on to
the finish, Yermasogiea Dam. 14 hikers finished in times from 9hr to 11hrs.  The
53rd would like to thank all of them for taking up this challenge, which is definately
not for the faint hearted and all who sponsered them raising much needed funds.
2) Summer Camp form
289th Air Scout Group Fete.
On Saturday 4th May the Cub, Scout and Explorer meetings will start at 3.00pm and at 5.00pm we will leave by bus
to the 289 Scout Group in Ayia Fyla to support them by taking part in their Fete. Our Cubs, Scouts and Explorers
must be dressed in full Uniform and have money with them to take part in the games, they can also buy food and
refreshments that will be available there. The bus will not be bringing us back so Parents must collect their children
at 6.30pm from the 289 Scout Group. Parents are also welcome to stay and take part. Permission forms and
directions will be handed out on the 4th May, for those not taking part the meeting will finish at 5.00pm at our scout
hut.  It is important for us to support other scout groups at their fetes as we will need their support at our fete.