53rd St Barnabas Scout Group
Hike down the Caledonian Falls 25th March 2018.
On Sunday nearly 70 members, family and friends of the 53rd
joined in the Annual Caledonian falls family walkdown. We left
the scout hut at 8.30am and was taken by bus to the top of the
hike, Close to Troodos Square. Everyone enjoyed the beautiful
weather and scenery as we completed the walk along the
Caledonian route following the stream to the falls. We stopped at
the falls for a photo session and a bite to eat before continuing
down the route to the Trout farm. The buses were there to meet
us and then took us to the traditional village of Omodhos where
there was time for lunch and a stroll around the pictureque village
before returning back to the scout hut. It was a fabulous day
enjoyed by all. Thanks to everyone involved.
Above: Members of the 53rd
Parents Committee running a
Fund raising Cake Stall at the
Gang Show on the 15th Dec 2018.
53rd Bowling Team
The 53rd Bowling Team, Strikers.
The team plays every Monday in
the Famagusta Bowling friends
League at Galactica Bowling Alley.
53rd Christmas Dinner Dance 2018.
Due to a tremendous amount of support we would like to thank everyone
who helped and took part in the 53rd's Christmas Dinner Dance on
Saturday 1st December at Ceti Locale. Attended by 110 people this was
one of the most successful dinner dances on record. The atmosphere was
amazing with delicious food and plenty of drink and of course fabulous
entertainment provided by our favorite DJ's Marios and Marios which kept
the dance floor full until 1.30 am.. Thanks also to everyone who provided
some superb prizes for our Christmas lottery.
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.
Above: The 53rd's 2019
Walkdown hike support team,
Family BBQ 30th June 2019.
On Sunday 30th June the 53rd had another fun day for all the family. A
family barbeque, the purpose of which was to raise much needed funds.
The event started with a short hike of approximately 4kms, 'The group
split into three teams and took with them GPS to do Geocaching along
the dirt track to Kapilio. Whilst they were gone the Parents Committee
and leaders prepared the food which was ready at 1.30pm. After lunch it
was time to relax or join in with play some games. Some joined in on the
volley ball pitch for a match, others played football and badminton. It was
a fabulous way to get to know more about each other and enjoy the
cooler weather up the mountians. What a great end to the scouting year.
Family weekend Camp Polis 15th - 16th June 2019
An eventful weekend was had by some of the parents and members of the 53rd at the family camp in
Polis. Most of us arrived on Saturday morning and pitched our tents. Some of us went down to the beach
whilst others chilled out in the campsite. Unfortunately a huge thunderstorm struck in the afternoon and
washed some of the tents out. Luckily for us the sun came out and people were able to dry out their
things ready for the evening. This didn't spoil the fun and the children enjoyed playing in the puddles
whilst the adults prepared dinner. It didn't dampened peoples spirits and we went on to enjoy a very
pleasant evening. Unfortunately when we checked the weather forcast in the morning it promised more
of the same and the decision was made to pack up the tents. After a lovely cooked breakfast we started to
pack up. Once the site was all packed we all went to enjoy the sunshine on the beach for a few hours,
timing it just right to leave before the storm came back. It was a shame for those who planned to come
and join us on Sunday, maybe we'll have better weather next time.