Parent & Friends Committee open to new members!


Posted by Stephen Granleese | Posted in Adults in Scouting | Posted on 26-10-2016 22:41 | 0 comments

Our Parents & Friends Committee has been up and running now for almost 3 years. This is a team of 6/8 parents who cannot give their time to weekly meetings or activities but work in the background, meeting once every few months, on fundraising projects for the group.

The committee welcome new members/parents to join us, bring ideas and help arrange fund raising activities and ideas for the next 12 months.

If you are interested in giving your time this way to the group please get in touch by email let me know if you can join the team.

Yours In Scouting,

Stephen Granleese
Chairman – Parents & Friends of Douglas & St. FinBarres Scout Group

Cub Activities – Updates


Posted by Andrew Breslin | Posted in Cub News | Posted on 24-10-2016 12:52 | 0 comments

Nov 6th – County Orienteering at Ballincollig 10:30 (finish 12.30pm)- Cost per cub €5 – We’ll meet in the western end car park beside Main Trailhead. <<Click here for info and map on page 4>> Warm clothes and rain gear a must.
Dec – Gift giving ceremony – date & location to be confirmed. Full uniform a must.
Jan 20th – Cub County quiz
Jan 27th to 29th – Mount Melleray
March 26th – Cub county hike
April 28th to 30th – Cub county camp Kilcully
May 19th to 21st – Douglas cub and beaver camp Fota

The Big Group Weekend Away 2017


Posted by Admin | Posted in Beaver News, Cub News, Group News, Rover News, Scout News, Venture News | Posted on 18-10-2016 13:16 | 0 comments

Its time for our big Group Weekend away!

We’re going back to Mount Melleray Scout Centre, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford

Our Cub, Scouts and Ventures will overnight for the two nights of the weekend.

Our Beaver Scouts will join us on Saturday morning and will overnight on that night and everyone will return home together on Sunday

When: January 27th, 28th & 29th 2017

Cost: Cubs, Scouts & Ventures – €60

Cost: Beaver Scouts – €40

These costs include your transport by coach to and from Mount Melleray, all food for the weekend and your accommodation

Numbers are limited, it is preferable that you register and pay for this weekend using the Easy Payments system on this website instead of bringing cash or a cheque to your section Leader. See the link on the right hand side of the page.

Anyone going on this event, from Beavers to Ventures, should have taken part in an overnight with their section beforehand.

Annual consent forms and registration should be up to date before signing up to this event. Please speak with your section Leader if you have any issues.

More details will follow soon from your section leaders and a full gear list will be published closer to the event


BaseCamp South 2017


Posted by Evan Causer | Posted in 2nd Scouts, 47th Scouts, 6th Scouts | Posted on 11-10-2016 22:16 | 0 comments

Base Camp South is a Provincial Camp happening in Kilcully in June 2017 for and is open to SCOUTS only

Dates                  2nd – 5th June 2017

Location              Kilcully Scout Centre

Program              2 full days of program,

  •   1 day spent offsite to include trip to an adventure centre to include high ropes, zorbing, archery and more. Plus an environmental project will be undertaken.
  •   1 day on site will have scout activities based on a Tom Crean theme
  •   There will be 3 evenings of program which will include campfires, trade fair, disco and a number of crafts & skills to be experienced

Cost to be confirmed but will be in the region of €75 – €85

Camp 2017


Posted by Conor Crowley | Posted in 2nd Scouts, 47th Scouts, 6th Scouts, Camp 2017 - TBC, Venture News | Posted on 10-10-2016 22:07 | 0 comments

Can you believe it…. We’re about to launch Camp 2017!

Following a hugely successful summer camp in 2016 we’ve wasted no time in preparing for Camp 2017.

The leadership team has sat down and looked at a number of options. While we haven’t finalised anything yet we can say it’s looking like the UK is our destination for Camp 2017

We are conscious that cost is a factor for a lot of families so this was taken into account as we’d love to break the numbers barrier from last year.

We had to limit the numbers for 2016 due to taking our own bus but this year it’s a case of the more the merrier! The more we have going, the less the cost is on the group.

Anyone who’s been on camp over the last few years will know the benefits of having a good number of Scouts and Venture Scouts going to camp: More People means a wider variety of activities to get involved with, more people means more chance to meet new Scouting friends and more people means a larger site with even more places and things to discover!

So for now… here’s what we know:
Possible/Probable Dates: 1st fortnight in July
Open too: Scouts & Venture Scouts
Next Steps: Register your interest with your section leader at your next meeting

More details very very soon!

Census, Registration & Activity Consent


Posted by Conor Crowley | Posted in Beaver News, Cub News, Group News, Scout News, Venture News | Posted on 09-10-2016 20:41 | 0 comments

The annual Scouting Ireland Census is coming up shortly and this is the moment we submit all our members details to the National Office. If your child details are not submitted by the group then this could cause difficulty for insurance cover while we’re on activities.

Please check with your childs section leader that they have details for your child, that their registration has been recorded as paid and an activity consent form has been signed by yourself.

Registration for the Scouting year covers your childs insurance, national fee and ongoing costs to the group such as upkeep of our hall

Yours In Scouting,

Conor Crowley
Group Leader – Douglas & St. FinBarres Scout Group

Activity to SPIKE Island 7th, 8th, 9th October 2016


Posted by Admin | Posted in Beaver News, Cub News, Venture News | Posted on 05-10-2016 20:44 | 0 comments

Our trip to Spike is full…. Due to the limits on the ferry crossing we cannot take anymore.
Closing date was last Friday 30th September

Information for Cub & Venture Scouts:

Friday departures will be from Monkstown Pier  at 1800 and 1900 hrs  (Your section leader will confirm which ferry your section is directly to you)

Sunday ferries will depart Spike at 1215 and 1330; Again your section leader will confirm which ferry your section will be on

Information for Beaver Scouts:

Beavers will depart Monkstown Pier 0900 hrs on Saturday 8th 

Beavers will return ex Spike to Monkstown at 1615 arriving Monkstown at 1645hrs

Information for all sections:



Posted by Andrew Breslin | Posted in 2nd Cubs, 47th Cubs, 6th Cubs, 93rd Cubs, Cub News | Posted on 03-10-2016 17:43 | 0 comments

Packing List Suggestion

Click the rucksack image to see suggested packing list. Please feel free to download and print it.

Help prevent cubs losing their gear: Ensure it is all labelled.

Easy Payments Plus….


Posted by Enda | Posted in 2nd Beavers, 2nd Cubs, 2nd Scouts, 47th Beavers, 47th Cubs, 47th Scouts, 6th Beavers, 6th Cubs, 6th Scouts, 93rd Beavers, 93rd Cubs, Beaver News, Cub News, Group News, News, Rover News, Scout News, Venture News | Posted on 30-09-2016 7:44 | 0 comments

Hi All,

Huge thanks for your patience as we’re ironing out some of the initial teething problems with the system.

As of now, you CAN pay for registration with the system.  (It was only showing Spike – registration is now there).

We really appreciate all the feedback – without it, we would never get there!

Anyone at the registration night on Sunday – we hope to have a number of laptops there & will be able to sort any individual issues with the system.


Registration Night 2016


Posted by Conor Crowley | Posted in Group News | Posted on 28-09-2016 20:51 | 0 comments

When: Sunday 2nd October 2016 @ 20:00
Where: John Slye Scout Hall, Churchyard Lane, Douglas

Now that our sections are up and running, now that our new online payments system is up and running we are holding our registration night for the new Scouting Year on this Sunday night.

This is a night for all our new members who have joined in the last three weeks and for all our existing members to settle their registration fees for the year and to ensure your childs activity consent form is submitted so they can take part in activities going forward

  • Registration Fees for 2016/2017 are the same 2015/2016.
    We have managed to hold our registration at the same level for almost 5 years
  • For one youth member: €130
  • For two youth members of the same family: €240
  • For three or more youth members of the same family: €330

For members to take part in any activities this Scouting year they must have paid their registration fee as this covers their Scouting Ireland Insurance. Failure to pay this will result in your child not being able to take part in Scouting.

This registration fee covers our National Fees and Insurance costs which are paid directly to Scouting Ireland – Day to Day running costs incl. lighting and heating of our Scout Hall – Hall insurance and general maintenance

All sections will be represented on the night

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on Sunday night

Yours In Scouting,

Conor Crowley
Group Leader