Pictures from Camp 2017

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Posted by Enda | Posted in 2nd Scouts, 47th Scouts, 6th Scouts, Camp, Camp 2017, Group News, Scout News, Venture News | Posted on 16-07-2017 13:31 | 0 comments

Hi All,

Firstly, a huge thanks to everyone for making Camp 2017 the success that it was!  Take a big pat on the back!!!!

Secondly, we’ll be putting together pictures etc over the next while.

If you’d like to submit pictures, please use the link:

https://script.google.com/macros/s/AKfycbzJNDbgnt80phsQiBtHa5JqbLED_oh1VyiVtHAVstjWkLz5cl4C/exec

This is secure – the files will only be available directly to us.

At the moment, this site will only upload one file (picture) at a time.  You can, of course, upload your pictures individually, or if you like, you could zip them into one file & then upload that.

Come back with any queries,

Thanks,

Enda.

Camp 2017 Blog – Day Three

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Posted by Admin | Posted in News | Posted on 04-07-2017 12:36 | 0 comments

We all woke to a slightly grey but warm morning in Gilwell. Once everyone had had breakfast the scouts and Venture scouts split up for morning activities. The scouts were split into three groups for some Champ of Camp activities. This included a game of camp skittles, camp boules and frisbee golf. While the scouts were taking part in this, the Venture Scouts were given a challenge to build the gates for site. This resulted in two brilliant gates including a drawbridge gate. The weather changed for the better and it was a glorious day.

Following this we had lunch and enjoyed some free time. After lunch the Group were sent off on a backwoods challenge. They were sent into the woods to find a location to build a shelter in which they were going to spend the night. Once the shelters were completed and watertight (well reasonably water tight anyway 🙂) they were given the ingredients for dinner – foil packet stew with bread twists and nutella twists!

By now the sun was setting so the patrols settled down for the night in their shelters and fell asleep listening to the sounds of the nighttime wildlife!

Camp 2017 Blog – Day Two

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Posted by Admin | Posted in News | Posted on 03-07-2017 9:47 | 0 comments

We got up at 9 o’clock and had breakfast and then hiked to the beautiful town of Chingford. Some of our scouts attended mass in town. The scouts and ventures enjoyed the first offsite trip. They were excited to buy souvenirs. We hiked back and arrived back at site at 1. 

We had lunch at at 2 and the patrols were split into various groups and sent off to activities including aerial trek and 3G swing. Later that evening we had dinner and each patrol set up there own fire for cooking. 

The ventures went for a short history hike around gilwell lead by Nick and Vickie Swanton and the scouts played a game of capture the flag for the evening. The view from Gilwell is spectacular as we can see the London eye and Big Ben from the site. All the scouts fell asleep early as they were tired from the long day. 

Mark Slattery

Camp 2017 Blog – Day One

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Posted by Admin | Posted in Camp 2017 | Posted on 01-07-2017 22:57 | 0 comments

Day one draws to a close, it’s been a long day for many of us but as the Scouts turn in for the night it sure has been a memorable one.

Our day started at 0500 where the first group met in Cork Airport. The next Group met at 0830, both of the groups went through security and onto the flights without any holdups or delays and we want to thank the team at Cork Airport and Ryanair.

We arrived and our bus was waiting to take us to the site, we’re staying in the Essex Chase site within Gilwell. There’s a lot of other Scout, community and school groups from the UK onsite but heading home tomorrow (school isn’t out here yet) Today was mainly spent putting up our tents, including our grub and store tents. Enda led the group on a orientation tour of Gilwell itself and proved to be very interesting! 

The weather today has been lovely, very warm and plenty of sunshine to boost! We’ve plans for tomorrow which include our first Gilwell run activities in the afternoon plus much much more.

The staff here in Gilwell have been very helpful, this evening after dinner one of the staff called up and introduced himself, he’s Sean from 2nd Meath Trim and has been a volunteer staff member here since last September so promised ‘access all areas’ when it comes to activities over the next two weeks

Signing out for now, the site is getting quieter and a few of us leaders are just shooting the breeze about a great first day of Camp 2017

Conor

Camp 2017 – Update & Full Gear List

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Posted by Conor Crowley | Posted in Camp 2017 | Posted on 18-06-2017 11:44 | 0 comments

Camp 2017 for our Scouts & Venture Crew is now less than 2 weeks away!

Next Wednesday night all those going will meet again at 19:00 for one hour, and continue to get to know each other, answer any last minute questions and gather all outstanding documentation

By next Wednesday night all Scouts and Venture Scouts should have done the following:

  • Paid in full the camp fee of €650
  • Submitted their passport details online using this link
  • Bring their passport down to the hall and leave it with the leaders for the airport check in
  • Handed up their STERLING camp bank money to the leaders. All Scouts & Venture Scouts must do this…
  • Bring down the signed parental consent form. If not already done it can be downloaded by clicking here

In addition the the gear list already handed out here is a more detailed list for those who require it

  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Waterproof leggings
  • 2 kneckerchiefs (optional if you wanted to swap with another Scout onsite from another troop. You must at all times however have a Douglas & St. FinBarres kneckerchief to wear)
  • Socks for two weeks
  • Underwear for two weeks
  • Shorts and t-shirts for two weeks
  • FULL UNIFORM for travelling – THIS IS NOT AN OPTION, YOU WILL NOT GET ON THE PLANE WITHOUT YOUR FULL UNIFORM
  • Trousers
  • Good walking/hiking boots – make sure you’ve worn them in, new boots are going to hurt you on your first hike!
  • Runners/Spare casual shoes
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Ground Mat
  • Torch
  • Knife, Fork, Spoon, Plate, Bowl & Cup
  • 2 towels and a tea towel
  • Personal wash gear
  • Swimming Gear
  • Baseball hat
  • Good sun cream
  • Insect repellent
  • A small day bag

Any questions speak with us at the meeting on Wednesday night or email one of the section leaders

2nd Cork Scouts: evancauser@douglasscouts.ie
6th Cork Scouts: eoghanhealy@douglasscouts.ie
47th Cork Scouts: vickieswanton@douglasscouts.ie
DSF Venture Crew: richardscriven@douglasscouts.ie
Group Leader: conorcrowley@douglasscouts.ie

Camp 2017 – note re £5 notes….

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Posted by Enda | Posted in 2nd Scouts, 47th Scouts, 6th Scouts, Camp, Camp 2017, Group News, Scout News, Venture News | Posted on 08-06-2017 17:00 | 0 comments

Hi All,

I’ve a confession to make – any time I’m in the UK, I never worry too much about having a few £’s in my pocket when I get home.  It’s very likely I’ll be there again before too long & I’ll use it then.  A lot of people are the same – you may be one of them.

If so, you may be planning to give some of the cash you have kept to your son / daughter when going to camp.

Just a quick note about “old” £5 notes.  These look like:

 

These notes are not being accepted by any shops or businesses since 5th May 2017.

 

Because of this, we will NOT be accepting those old £5 notes into camp bank.  Also, please don’t give them to them to bring – it’ll only lead to disappointment as they won’t be able to spend them.

You can read more about this at:  Daily Telegraph Old £5 Note

Just for interest, the new (valid) £5 note looks like:

 

 

 

 

As ever, give us a call with any queries…

Enda.

Cubs Chief Scout Award (CSA) Hike Plan

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Posted by Andrew Breslin | Posted in 2nd Cubs, 47th Cubs, 6th Cubs, 93rd Cubs, Cub News | Posted on 06-06-2017 17:56 | 0 comments

Who: For the 3rd and final year cubs working on their CSA.

When: Saturday 10th June

From: We leave the Scout Hall @ 8.45am

Return: Back at Scout Hall by 5 or 6pm. We’ll update you by Facebook, WhatsApp group and/or text.

Route: Seven Heads OSI Map #89 / #87  Click link for Seven Heads info

Gear needed:

  • Necker
  • Rain gear: Light rain coat and pull ups.
  • Comfortable back pack is important as distance covered will be at least 20km. (25Ltr bag is big enough)
  • Sun hat, sun lotion & insect repellent is a must.
  • Footwear: Ground will be varied so sturdy walking shoes or boots are a must have.
  • Change of clothes in a separate bag, just in case, can be left in car.
  • Cubs can travel wearing their trainers and change into boots at start of hike.
  • Food: Have a good breakfast. Bring healthy packed lunch and plenty of water + bag of Tayto crisps (good for replacing lost salts on hikes).
  • Please no fizzy drinks, they are dead weight to carry and give a false energy boost.
  • Bivvi bag or large plastic bin bag (to sit on during breaks).
  • Whistle, compass and cubs personal 1st aid kit.

No shorts, only long trousers to be worn.

Some parents are helping with transport on the day, so please do offer if you’re free.

You’re also very welcome to join your cub on the hike.

If you have any questions please do contact your cubs leader.

Become a Volunteer…

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Posted by Conor Crowley | Posted in Adults in Scouting, Group News | Posted on 03-06-2017 16:47 | 0 comments

A Volunteer… 1. a person who voluntarily offers himself or herself for a service or undertaking. 2. a person who performs a service willingly and without pay

Running a Group our size is not an easy task, it is made easier however by people who help out in the background, like help us with fundraising and with administration

We currently have voluntary roles that need filling. Please get in touch with Group Leader Conor Crowley (conorcrowley@douglasscouts.ie) or Deputy Group Leader Eoin Field (eoinfield@douglasscouts.ie) if you are interested. We’d be happy to talk to you about whats involved

Assistant Group Treasurer
To assist the Group Treasurer manage the Group finances, the assist the Group Treasurer with the reporting of the bank balance at Group Council, to assist the Group Treasurer to produce the annual accounts and manage the budgetary processes.
You don’t need a degree or background in Finance, it helps if you have a good head for figures and an ability to be organised. You will have the full backing of the Group Treasurer, the Group Council and know you are supported by the County Treasurer and National Finance Team.

Members of the Parents & Friends Support Group
The role of the PFSG is to provide support and assistance to the Scout Group. The role could include the following: Planning and running Fundraising events, Den/Property development & maintenance, Support for Group events (e.g. catering at investiture/parents night)

Have you a certain skill or role that you feel could benefit our Group? Would you like to share and get involved? Please come and speak with us if you can help out in anyway possible.

Roles that involve the interaction with our youth members will be subject to Garda Vetting.

 

Cub County Water Activities Day

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Posted by Andrew Breslin | Posted in 2nd Cubs, 47th Cubs, 6th Cubs, 93rd Cubs, Cub News | Posted on 02-06-2017 10:35 | 0 comments

When: 17th June 9.30am to 4.30pm

Where: Loughbeg Beach, Ringaskiddy. (click on map image below to enlarge)

Cost: €5 covers cost of BBQ at the end of the day.

Is your cub going? So county organisers can ensure plenty of BBQ food for your cub please let your leaders know at your next cub meeting, or sooner.

What to bring: Have a good breakfast before leaving home. Bring a healthy packed lunch and lots of water. Please no fizzy drinks as they only give a very short false energy boost.

Swim wear or a wet suit if they have one, a towel and change of clothes. Water resistant sun lotion and sun hat.

Neckers must be worn.

What if my cub can’t swim? All cubs will be wearing life jackets, so if they’re happy to get wet they’ll have a great day.

Activities include:

Sailing

Rowing

Kayaking

Raft Building

Raft Race

Water Safety / Leave no trace

Beach games

Our Sea Scouting friends from Crosshaven are supplying sail/rowing boats and sailing equipment as well as their qualified leader instructors.

Please ensure all of your cubs gear is clearly labelled with their name.

Please don’t allow your cub to bring any electronic devices, leaders will not take responsibility for lost items.

Camp 2017 Consent Form

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Posted by darran | Posted in Camp 2017 | Posted on 28-05-2017 13:33 | 0 comments

Everyone attending Camp 2017 needs to have this form filled in and brought to your next camp/section meeting.

Click below to download:

Camp 2017 Consent Form