Cub Orienteering Day Sunday 15th

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Posted by Andrew Breslin | Posted in 2nd Cubs, 47th Cubs, 6th Cubs, 93rd Cubs, Cub News | Posted on 11-10-2017 13:22 | 0 comments

Date + Time: 15th October 10.15am – 3.45pm

Venue: Currabinny Woods

Directions Map: http://www.corko.net/calendar/currabinny-woods

Cost: €5

What your cub must bring –

  • Neckerchief
  • Small rucksack / knapsack
  • Bivvy or large bin bag – to sit on.
  • Old clothes
  • Hiking boots or old runners
  • Healthy lunch snack
  • Plenty of water to drink
  • Rain Gear – Coat and waterproof pull-ups
  • Cub jumper needed for after the activities, before going home
  • Change of clothes – just in case!

What cubs can expect

  • Lots of varied scout activities
  • Afternoon of orienteering

47th Scouts Mangerton Hike 14th Oct

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Posted by Andrew Breslin | Posted in News | Posted on 11-10-2017 10:24 | 0 comments

Destination: Mangerton Mountain – Killarney

Date + Time: 14th October – Meet 9am at Scout Hall

Scout Adventure Skills: Hillwalking + Backwoods + Emergency Stages

Cost: €5

During hike we’ll revise navigation/compass and emergency basics. At end of hike scouts will do a well deserved trangia cook-up.

We’ll need help with transport logistics so parents are needed to share drop and collect to/from start point. Drop in after Fridays meeting for starting location.

Scouts will need the following….

  • Necker
  • Small rucksack / knapsack
  • Hiking boots + thick socks
  • Rain jacket
  • Waterproof pull ups
  • Gaiters (if they have them)
  • Healthy lunch snack + (tayto crisps and/or banana)
  • Water (2 x ½ litre bottles)
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Whistle
  • Torch + extra batteries
  • Personal 1st aid kit
  • Bivvy or large plastic bin bag.
  • Fork + plate or small bowl

 

  • Wear old clothes – 2 or 3 light top layers, not one big top, over skins/thermal or regular vest
  • Walking trousers or skinny tracksuit. No jeans or towelling type trackie as these just absorb water.
  • For trip home change of clothes + change of shoes + comfy hoodie
Douglas & St Fin Barres’ or leaders will not be responsible for any electronic devices lost or broken on scouting trips.

Family fun quiz – A reminder to all members and their families

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Posted by Conor Crowley | Posted in Beaver News, Cub News, Group News, Rover News, Scout News, Venture News | Posted on 02-10-2017 22:42 | 0 comments

Don’t forget this Sunday in the Rochestown Park Hotel is our Family Fun Quiz

Make sure you inform your childs section leader that you’re going so that we can have space for everyone!

Contact your childs section leader now and tell us how many people you’re bringing along

Sixer and Seconder Workshop – Final year cubs only

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Posted by Andrew Breslin | Posted in 2nd Cubs, 47th Cubs, 6th Cubs, 93rd Cubs, Cub News | Posted on 27-09-2017 15:03 | 0 comments

Date & Time: 7th October 2017 9:45am – 3.45pm

Location: Doyle Rd, Scout Hall

Cost: Zero

For who: Sixers and Seconders Only ie 3rd or final year cubs.

Uniform: Full

Bring: Rain coat as they’ll be doing activities outside.

Healthy packed lunch

Notebook and pen

Overview: This workshop is a must for any cub wishing to take on the role of  Sixer or Seconder. Sessions are to help final year cubs understand the role they will be expected to play in their cub sections and wider scout group. It will give them the tools to assist them take more responsibility for themselves and the younger cubs in their sections.

Family Fun Quiz

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Posted by Stephen Granleese | Posted in Group News, News | Posted on 19-09-2017 22:51 | 0 comments

Our Parents & Friends Committee are hosting an event in the Rochestown Park Hotel on October 8th from 15:00 to 17:00 for all the family.

We’re having a family fun, family friendly quiz. All the questions will be targeted at all age groups and questions will be Scouting and Non-Scouting alike.

This is a event for you to get to meet the leadership team, see who else is involved in the Group and spend time with the family on a Sunday afternoon.

Each table will cost just €10 and each team can have a max. of 6 people so grab your family, relatives and friends and come along

You can get this information on our social media pages and we’d encourage you to share the event, we’d love to see a large crowd on the day

47th Scouts activities over coming months.

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Posted by Andrew Breslin | Posted in 47th Scouts | Posted on 12-09-2017 10:49 | 0 comments

Over the coming weeks and months we’ll be concentrating on improving scouting skills to help make your Scouter more self reliant.

Of course it’s very important that they also have the obligatory fun and games thrown in for good measure. So, in conjunction with the other scout sections we’ll also work on some  fun adventure skill badge activities, such as visiting the Air Activity centre in Shannon and kayaking.

As part of their learning new skills for badge work, from time to time we may have small projects for them to complete at home. These won’t be time consuming, but, will aid their personal development in various areas.

Here’s a list of the activities they’ll be attending over the coming months.

Date Event
06/10/2017 Parent Info Night
08/10/2017 Family Quiz R.P.H
14/10/2017 Mangerton Hike Killarney – Navigation + Compass work + Cookup – Cost €5
27/10/2017 School Break / Bank Holiday No Meeting
03/11/2017 Regular meeting
10/11/2017 Spraoi Mt Meleray – (3 Days 2 nights) – Cost €60 incs bus, accomodation & food
19/11/2017  Investiture + hike with the 2nd & 6th Scout sections – Gougane Barra
06/12/2017 Gift Giving – Full Uniform / Black Shoes / Black Socks Hosted by Doyle Rd Group
15/12/2017 Hall Overnight & social event with all scout sections – Cost TBC
22/12/2017 Last Meet pre-Xmas
05/01/2018 1st Meet of 2018
20/01/2018 Hike with the 6th Scout section
17/03/2018 St Patricks Day – Flag Colour Party & Cake sale
Apr-2018 Expedition – Date, Location and activity TBC
11/05/2018 County Shield – (3 days 2 nights) Location and Cost TBC
End July 18 Scout Camp – Stradbally (7 days)
Note: Our outdoor activity locations and dates are subject to change depending on weather.

You’ve probably read about our other scout sections attending various scouting challenges (Sionnach, Scout Survivor and MPCs). These are great events where scouts can apply all of the skills they’ve learned while also getting an opportunity to meet and mix with scouts from all over the country. It would be great if our 47th Scouts could attend these, but, unfortunately due to the age profile at the moment the majority are not eligible. At our next meeting we will speak with the scouts that are eligible

Finally, it’s very important that we have a registration / permissions form on file for your scout. If you’ve not completed one yet, we’d appreciate if you’d drop into our next meeting and complete one for us.

47th Scouts visiting Currabinny Woods

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Posted by Andrew Breslin | Posted in 47th Scouts | Posted on 06-09-2017 16:33 | 0 comments

Date: Sunday 10th Sept

Time  Start: 10.15      Finish: 3.15

Cost: € Zero

Location: Currabinny Woods

Directions: http://www.corko.net/calendar/currabinnynap-woods

Weather forecast: OK

Activities: Multiple

Scout must bring:

Necker (cub neckers are fine)
Small knapsack / day pack
Rain gear – Coat and Pull-ups
Warm top or hoody
Walking boots or walking shoes (NOT trainers)
Packed lunch and plenty of water.

If they have the following, do bring them..
Orange bivvi/survival bag, or a large strong plastic refuse sack
Compass
Whistle
Torch / Spare batteries

Douglas Scout Group and Leaders will not be responsible for any tech devices if damaged or lost so best not to bring any.

2nd Cork Scouts – 2017/2018 dates for the diary until Christmas

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Posted by Evan Causer | Posted in 2nd Scouts | Posted on 04-09-2017 19:44 | 0 comments

Hi All,

Please see below 2nd Scouts Calendar until Christmas, please note some comments below about the events. The Calendar includes, Section, Group, County and National events. In the case of the National Events there are a limited number spaces on a team and I will do my best to ensure everyone gets an opportunity to attend an event if they are interested.

If you have any queries about eligibility to go to National Events please drop me a text or an email and I will get back to you.

  • September
     Saturday – 16th : World Scout Jamboree Information Day -Kilcully – Free
     Sunday – 17th : County Forum – Doyle Road – Free
     Weekend 22-24th : Chonnacht MPC Maamturks Co.Galway – €50
     Weekend 22-24th : Sionnach Comeraghs Co.Waterford -€50
     Weekend 29th -1st : Camp in Fota in conjunction with the 6th Scouts €35
  • October
     Weekend 6-8th : Sionnach Mournes Co.Down – €50
     Weekend 13th – 14th : Ulster MPC – Slieve Leagues – €50
     Weekend 19th -21st : Sionnach Ben Bulbin -€50
     Weekend 19th -21st : Scout Survivor Castleconnel – €50
     Late Oct/early Nov-TBC : New format County Spraoi – Mellary cost TBC
     31st – Hillwalking Log Book deadline for submission for assessment
  • November
     Day 19th : Day hike – €5-10
  • December
     Weekend 6-8th : Sionnach Mournes Co.Down – €50
     Overnight 15th : Christmas overnight in the Scout Hall
     County Gift Giving Ceremony weeknight.

Mountain events organised by Scouting Ireland include the MPC’s and Sionnachs, they typically involve 1 leader and 3 or 4 scouts undertaking an overnight hike based in one or two different wild campsites i.e. camp in the mountains.

There are typically between 15 and 20 teams of Scouts from around the country on the events. They are not competitions but challenge style events where scouts must be self sufficient in a mountain environment under the supervision of the leader and the event staff. The cost of the events is €50 which included the event fee, food and transport for the weekend in question.

Sionnach
Minimum age of 13 and at least one year in Scouts plus at least 2 No. strenuous hikes in the previous year.
More information available on www.sionnach.org

Mountain Pursuit Challenge – MPC
Minimum age of 14 and at least two years in Scouts 2 plus at least 2 No. strenuous hikes in the previous year.
More information available on www.mpcteam.ie

Scout Survivor
Scout Survivor is a Backwoods event where Scouts have to be self-sufficient and Bivi out in a natural shelter in the woods for two nights. Scout should have slept in a Bivi for a minimum of one night if they wish to attend Survivor.

County Forum
This is open to all Scouts going into their 3 rd year of Scouts, typically 13.5 and up.

Yours In Scouting
Evan & Co.
2nd Scouts

Section Leader: Evan Causer evancauser@douglasscouts.ie

Weekly Section Meetings Return – Venture Scouts

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Posted by Richard | Posted in Venture News | Posted on 01-09-2017 11:00 | 0 comments

Our Venture Scouts (15 – 17 yr olds) are back in action: Our Venture Crew is full and so are unable to take new members

  • DSF Venture Scouts
    Back on Wednesday September 13th at 20:00
    Venture Crew Adviser: Richard Scriven richardscriven@douglasscouts.ie

Weekly Section Meetings Return – Scouts

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Posted by Evan Causer | Posted in 2nd Scouts, 47th Scouts, 6th Scouts, Scout News | Posted on 01-09-2017 10:45 | 0 comments

Our Scouts (12 – 15 yr olds) are back in action: All our Scout Troops are full and so are unable to take new members

  • 2nd Cork Scouts
    Back on Tuesday September 19th at 19:00
    Scouter: Evan Causer evancauser@douglasscouts.ie
  • 6th Cork Scouts
    Back on Wednesday September 5th at 18:00
    Scouter: Kevin O’Connor kevinoconnor@douglasscouts.ie
  • 47th Cork Scouts
    Back on Friday September 1st at 19:30
    Scouter: Andrew Breslin andrewbreslin@douglasscouts.ie