Beaver Camp 2017 – 22/23rd April


Posted by Ronan Keane | Posted in 2nd Beavers, 47th Beavers, 6th Beavers, 93rd Beavers, Beaver News, Camp | Posted on 20-04-2017

Saturday 22nd: Meet at Kent Train Station at 09:30.
Sunday 23rd: Return to Kent Station on 12:40 train.

No uniform is needed this weekend, but neckerchief must be worn at all times.

Gear list for weekend

  • Water bottle
  • Raingear
  • Full change of clothes
  • Spare shoes
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat
  • Torch
  • Cup, bowl, plate, knife, fork, spoon
  • Pyjamas
  • Wash gear with small towel
  • Hat and gloves

The group will not take responsibility for any electronic equipment brought to or damaged while on camp and we ask that all such equipment should not be brought. All gear should be clearly labelled with your child’s name.

Any issues or questions contact your section leaders.

Passport Information for Camp 2017


Posted by Enda | Posted in Camp 2017 | Posted on 18-04-2017

Hi All!

We’re a little bit early, but if you have a chance, you might give the info needed below.

If you’re wondering about the EHIC card – while it’s necessary in most EU countries (and some others), it is NOT needed for the U.K.



Camp 2017 – Important Update


Posted by Conor Crowley | Posted in Camp 2017 | Posted on 02-04-2017

Hello everyone going on Camp 2017

We’ve been quiet about our upcoming camp for our Scouts & Ventures; there’s been a lot going on and still a lot more happening up to June in this Scouting Year but our thoughts are now primarily focusing on Camp 2017 – Gilwell Park, Chingford, London

Camp this year is costing €650 per Scout & Venture Scout; everyone who is going has paid their deposits and some people have paid installments as the weeks have been going along. We now require further funds to be paid up please as we are booking activities and have costs against the group.

By Monday 30th of April all those going should have paid up €500 with the final €150 due by the Wednesday 31st of May

If you’ve any issues please contact your Scout or Venture Scout leader at the next weekly meeting or by email.

Payments should where possible be made through the Easypaymentsplus system to allow instant receipts to be issued and ensure up to date funds are accounted for.

Camp 2017… 14 weeks to go!

Yours In Scouting, on behalf of the leadership team,

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

Destination for Camp 2017



Flights are now booked!!


Posted by Enda | Posted in 2nd Scouts, 47th Scouts, 6th Scouts, Camp, Camp 2017, News, Rover News, Scout News | Posted on 21-01-2017

Hi All,

Flights for Gilwell 2017 have now been booked!

All will be revealed at a later date, but for now, all you need to know is that we’ll be leaving early on Sat 1st July and will be back again on the evening of Sat 15th July.

While the camp bookings are now “closed”, we will still accept people onto the list for a short while more, but IF THE FLIGHTS HAVE GONE UP IN PRICE, YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY THE INCREASE.

To be honest, we don’t expect them to go up too much, but you never know!!


Any questions, just get back to us!!!



Camp 2017 Deposits due


Posted by Admin | Posted in Camp 2017 | Posted on 14-12-2016

A few weeks ago we announced Camp 2017 will be to Gilwell in July 2017

Deposits of €100 are now due to be paid this week to confirm your place

Easypayments system has been updated to allow you pay the deposit and subsequent payment as of this morning. Thanks for your patience, looking forward to seeing a great number coming on Camp 2017


Conor Crowley

Group Leader

Camp 2017 Information Meeting


Posted by Admin | Posted in Camp 2017 | Posted on 21-11-2016

Calling all our Scouts, Venture Scouts & their parents to our information meeting for summer Camp 2017

20:00hrs in the John Slye Scout Hall on Wednesday 23rd of November

Camp 2017 Announced


Posted by Admin | Posted in Camp 2017, Rover News, Scout News, Venture News | Posted on 02-11-2016

Just announced tonight was the location of Camp 2017 for our Scouts & Venture Crew

Camp 2017 for our Scouts & Venture Crew will be to GILWELL PARK SCOUT ADVENTURE CENTRE in Chingford, London

Further details will be presented to all Scouts, Ventures and their parents shortly… watch this space…

Camp 2017


Posted by Conor Crowley | Posted in 2nd Scouts, 47th Scouts, 6th Scouts, Camp 2017, Venture News | Posted on 10-10-2016

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!

Camp Pictures!!!


Posted by Enda | Posted in 2nd Scouts, 47th Scouts, 6th Scouts, Camp, Camp 2016, News, Rover News, Scout News, Venture News | Posted on 31-08-2016

Well folks, after WAY too much time, there here at last!  A slide show of pictures from Austria 2016.




Camp 2016 – What else did we get up too (part two)


Posted by Conor Crowley | Posted in Camp 2016 | Posted on 24-07-2016

And now for some more stories of our adventures on Camp 2016

Monday July 11th

Monday morning came and it was time to pack up and depart our house, Borluut; it was perfect for our needs for the last 10 days and will be missed. Packing took most of the morning; getting 38 youth members and 14 adults sorted along with their gear wasn’t the easiest of tasks.

By lunchtime we were almost ready; we had our final dinner at the house and a major clean up operation went into action. We left our house tidy and as clean as the day we arrived. JEKA agreed!

That afternoon we departed and we decided to finish our time in Austria by taking one more mad ride on the Wally Blitz Mountain Coaster and then headed to Freischwimmbad Bach/Elbigenalp, a great outdoor pool and slide. That evening it was time to board the bus for one of our long journeys… but none of the youth members were sure exactly where!

After about 4 hours we stopped off Ulm, Germany, for our sandwiches and refreshments. Indiana Jones was the film of choice during the first part of the journey. After a break of about an hour it was back out onto the A8 of the Autobahn & Fr. Ted episodes were lined up on the DVD player in the bus.

Everyone settled in for a night on board Mannings Coaches and the surprise that was to come

Tuesday July 12th

By about 2am we stopped again to stretch the legs and have a loo break in a services in Siegburg, Germany; There were still some excited people on board but most did sleep for a few hours.

At 6am as there was silence on the bus (almost everyone was asleep) we had made good time through the night and had arrived in The Netherlands. With the curtains drawn most people hadn’t realised it but we were sitting the empty car-park of our surprise destination – we let them sleep some more…

We woke everyone on the bus around 8am for breakfast on board and welcomed everyone to Walibi-Holland; a theme park in Biddinghuizen, The Netherlands. Attractions inside included the Speed of Sound, El Condor, Xpress, Goliath and Robin Hood roller coasters!!! It was going to be an exciting day!!!!

What a day it was – the Scouts, Venture Scouts and Scouters all went in their own groups and spent from 9:45am until almost 4pm in the park. Taking part in what was on offer, the roller coasters, the attractions, the games, the restaurants and the souvenir shops.

After we got back on the bus we had a less than 2hr drive to our final location. The town of Breda. Everyone was wrecked but happy. We checked into our hotel (yes…. we were in a hotel) and once we got dinner out of the way it was relax and sleep time as the 2nd last night of camp 2016 began.

Wednesday July 13th

After we had breakfast and checked out of the hotel the final journey on mainland Europe started as we headed to the Hook Of Holland. With all bags packed we as Scouters waited for the ‘I can’t find my uniform’ stories; it was our pleasure to say there wasn’t any! Off we went and headed for the port.

By about midday we were sitting in the Stena Ferry Terminal in Holland having our lunch, passports in hand and were ready to walk onto the boat and head to Harwich.

The ferry to Harwich did leave later than planned and when we disembarked at nearly 9pm that night we hit the road straight away to try to make our connecting ferry in Holyhead.

All the parents now know we got delayed due to the late disembarkation and got stuck in major roadwork detours but eventually we did arrive home safe and sound on Thursday July 14th

…. Thank You ….

A massive thank you to everyone who had a part in Camp 2016;

Thank you to our drivers Tommy Manning & Michael Coughlan for all you did for us over the 2 weeks.

Huge thanks to all our youth members, you did us proud and represented our group well.

A massive thanks to the leadership team both at home and on camp for their support, energy and enthusiasm throughout Camp 2016

Enjoy your summer and don’t forget to support our Phoenix Campcraft Competition team over the next few weeks.

Yours In Scouting
Conor Crowley – Outgoing Group Leader