West Church Ballymena


3rd Ballymena West Church Squirrels


Do you have a 4-6 year old boy who likes to have fun, play games and make things? Then he should come along to Squirrels on a Friday night from 6.30pm—7.30pm in the Minor Hall. Here he will make new friends and play in a safe and caring environment. Squirrels is a junior organisation that leads to Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.


Leader: Hilary Caithness



3rd Ballymena Beaver Scouts

BeaversBeaver scouts are young people aged between six and eight years old. Beavers meet each Friday evening from 6.30pm to 7.30 pm and enjoy a balanced programme complying with our motto “fun and friends”. Our motto and the Beaver Scout promise underpin everything that we do.


Each year the Beavers meet members of other colonies at District events such as 5-a-side football, 10 pin bowling and the Christmas party. Within our own colony we welcome visitors from other organisations and the opportunity to learn from them. We visit sites such as the fire station and police station which are as interesting for the leaders as the children themselves. But perhaps most important of all we have fun!


The Beaver Scout colony in West Church maintains a membership of approximately 24 young people who are easily recognised by their distinctive turquoise blue sweatshirts and smiling faces.


Contact details: Douglas Hogg, Beaver Scout Leader



3rd Ballymena West Church Cubs

CubsOur weekly meetings are on Wednesday from 6.30 pm — 8.00 pm when an energetic pack of 8 1/ 2 to 10 1/ 2 year olds enjoy a wide variety of activities from map reading, games, pioneering and cooking pancakes over a baked beans tin heated by a candle! Yes, it can be done.


We look forward to seeing our “old” cubs and if your child is interested in joining please contact the leaders.


Leader: Peter Graham


3rd Ballymena West Church Scouts


3rd Ballymena Scout Troop meets on Fridays from 7.45pm – 9.30pm from September Scout Logo to June with usually a summer camp in July. We operate by the Scout Promise and Law. The age range is 10-16yrs. The Troop is split into Patrols each with a Patrol Leader.


Meetings include flag break, inspection, Patrol Competition, games, Scouting and outdoor skills and many adventurous activities like canoeing, kayaking, hill walking, camping and surfing. Some examples of these and a review of the Troop history can be found on our website www.westchurchscouts.org.uk


Leader: Mark Dick



Explorer Scouts 

New section for ages 14 - 18yrs. Meetings are on Fridays from 8.30 pm- 10.30 pm. You do not have to have been a member of a scout troop to become a member of Explorer Scouts.


Explorer Scout Leader: William Carswell 07921 150374