47th Scouts Mangerton Hike 14th Oct


Posted by Andrew Breslin | Posted in News | Posted on 11-10-2017

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.

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