County Cub Mt Melleray camp


Posted by Andrew Breslin | Posted in Cub News | Posted on 20-04-2017

It’s happening on the 28th, 29th and 30th April.

The event theme is “The Caribbean”, so, each cub will need to bring a costume.

Depart: 5.15pm Frankfield church. Please Park cars on the left side of the car-park.

Return: (Time change)  Now 5.30pm Frankfield church. Watch Facebook for updates.

We will be travelling to and from Melleray in full uniform.

Cubs must have a good lunch on Friday before travelling.

Gear they’ll need…

  • A ruck sack big enough to carry all gear – extra bags nearly always get torn, left behind or both.
  • Caribbean themed costume.
  • Plain white (cheap) 100% cotton t-shirt – it’s being used at one of the events.
  • 500ml plastic disposable drinks bottle – it’s being used at one of the events.
  • Hiking Boots.
  • Rain gear – light coat and water proof pull-ups.
  • Hat and gloves.
  • Torch and extra batteries.
  • Personal first aid kit – for cubs with First Aid stage badges.
  • Sun lotion – no harm being optimistic!
  • PJs
  • Wash gear – small towel, tooth brush / paste.
  • A water bottle to use over the weekend.
  • Cup / Plate / Bowl / Knife / Fork / Spoon.
  • T-Towel / J-Cloth.
  • Trainers / indoor shoes.
  • Sleeping bag, ground mat, travel pillow – standard pillows just get dirty and damp.
  • Change of warm clothes for the Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday.
  • Ensure all gear is well labelled with their name. We always find uniforms, clothes and other gear left behind.
  • Small day sack to carry their lunch and water in on Saturday.

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.

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.

Race Night in aid of our Group


Posted by Conor Crowley | Posted in Adults in Scouting, Group News, News | Posted on 02-04-2017

The Parents & Friends Committee are running with a Race Night in aid of our Group in Nemo Rangers Hurling & Football Club on May 12th.

We need your support!

How can you help?

For starters, this event is for adults only. As there is alcohol served in the Nemo Rangers complex this event is not suited to anyone under the age of 18.

We are selling the horses… we have great prizes for the winning horse owners of each race! It’s a great night, come along and support us.

Horses costs €20 each; just give the money, horse name and owners name to any section leader as soon as possible. Once they sell out we can’t sell any more!

We will have a raffle and an auction race on the night also. Plenty of spot prizes on offer; spread the word, tell your friends and family and join us. First race kicks off at 8pm


Beaver Scout Overnight Camp – Fota Scout Centre. April 2017


Posted by Admin | Posted in News | Posted on 31-03-2017

All four Beaver colonies from our Group will be attending an overnight camp at Fota Scout Centre on Saturday 22nd to Sunday 23rd April.

More details (gear list) will be sent out via email and posted here closer to the date but the basic information is as follows:

Saturday 22nd

  • 09:30 Meet at Kent Station and travel to Fota Scout Centre on the 10:00 train
  • Set up camp and activities throughout the day
  • Lunch & dinner provided
  • Camp overnight 

Sunday 23rd

  • Breakfast provided 
  • Activities throughout the morning 
  • Return to Kent Station at 12:40

Booking for the camp is only via the Easypaymentsplus system and the cost is €30 which includes all campsite fees, meals, travel etc, 

Easypaymentsplus booking will close on Friday April 14th

Yours In Scouting,

The Beaver Elders….

Cub County Hike Sunday, 2nd April


Posted by Andrew Breslin | Posted in Cub News | Posted on 29-03-2017

The Cub County Hike is on this Sunday, 2nd April. We’re walking in the Killarney National Park. A place of ancient forests and more wildlife than you can shake a tent pole at. Tiny lizards you can sometimes see sunning on rocks, native Kerry cows, shy deer all over the place. We might be lucky and see the eagles that nest on the islands.

Departing: Frankfield church. Please drop off your cubs at 8.10am on the left side section of car-park.

Returning: Expect us back in Frankfield by 4pm. Keep an eye on Facebook for updates.

What must they have:

Sixers / Seconders only: Bring a small note book and pen.

1) A good breakfast before leaving home.

2) Boots or walking shoes.
Please no walking in trainers, they just soak up water like sponges. A wet cub is an unhappy cub!

3) Trainers and spare socks in a separate bag to change into for trip home, these can be left on the bus.

4) Rain coat and waterproof pull ups, even if the sun is out. Long range weather forecast is reasonable for the day, but that is changeable.

5) A good packed lunch with plenty of water.

6) Please don’t let your cub bring any tech eg phones. Leaders will not take responsibility for lost items.


St. Patrick’s Day 2017 – thank you


Posted by Conor Crowley | Posted in Group News, News | Posted on 23-03-2017

On behalf of the Group and on behalf of the Parents & Friends Committee I wish to thank each and every one of our members and their families and friends who supported our recent cake sale on St. Patrick’s Day.

Thank you to the members of the wider community for their support in coming into the hall and buying the cakes that were so generously donated and made by our members.

The group raised a little over €1000 on the morning and this is a massive boost from previous years. This money will go towards  ongoing running costs of our hall.

I’d also like to thank the many members that attended the various religious services on St. Patrick’s morning along with those to helped our at the Civic reception in St. Fin barres Cathedral.

Your ongoing support to our Group is gratefully appreciated.

Yours In Scouting,

Conor Crowley

Group Leader

Cub County Camp, Mount Melleray


Posted by Clare Nicholls | Posted in Cub News | Posted on 20-03-2017

Thank you to everyone who has expressed an interest in the Cub County Camp. It is now possible to pay on the Easy Payment System and we would encourage you to do so as soon as possible as the County are seeking a non-refundable €25 deposit per head by March 24th from every group.
The details are as follows:
What: Cub County Camp
Where: Mount Melleray Scout Campsite
When: Fri April 28th to Sun April 30th.
Cost: €60
Closing date: March 24th
Accommodation: Camping
Camp Theme/Land of Adventure: The Caribbean
Please note that you must pay in full on the easy payment system, €25 is non-refundable. the other €35 may be refunded if a minimum of one weeks notice has been given of a change in mind.

Shield Competition 2017 – Scout section information 


Posted by Admin | Posted in News | Posted on 15-03-2017

A message from the Scout section leaders

Following on from the success of the Shield 2016 2nd, 6th and 47th Scout Sections are delighted to announce details of the Shield 2017. The event itself is on the 5th to the 7th of May in Kilcully. In advance of the Shield there will be three training sessions held in Douglas hall Soccer club. 

Overnight on the 8th/9th April 1100 hrs saturday until 1130hrs Sunday

Full weekend 21st to 23rd April 

Overnight 29th/30th April 1100hrs Saturday until 1130hrs Sunday. 

All Scouts are welcome to attend shield training and those wishing to enter the shield completion must attend 2 of the 3 training events. It is currently envisaged that each scout section will be entering a minimum of 1 team each. 
If you have any queries please contact your Scout leader. 

The cost for the shield training is €40 however there is no cost for the shield competition itself as Scouts will be competing on behalf of the group. 

St. Patrick’s Day 2017


Posted by Admin | Posted in News | Posted on 05-03-2017

St. Patrick’s Day is almost here!

In keeping with our traditions and involvement in the parish we will be attending two religious services on St. Patrick’s Day

11am Mass in St. Columbas Church & 11am Service in St. Lukes Church

Regardless of your religious beliefs we would like to ask if as many of members as possible would come and attend one of these services. We will be assembling in the Scout Hall from 10:30 in full uniform. Please let your section leader know that you can attend.

From 09:30 on St. Patricks morning we are holding our annual cake sale in the Scout Hall

The parents & friends committee are organising this event and we are asking for our members (and their parents) to show your support by baking us a cake or two (or a batch of cakes) and bringing them to the hall at 09:30 on the morning so we can sell them and raise funds for our group.

Each year we have had tremendous support for this simple fundraiser and we hope it will continue this year.

Parking at Frankfield Church – Melleray Weekend


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 26-01-2017

Hi All,

To keep things sensible this weekend, can we ask that all cars park on the left side of the car park at all times?

This will leave the right side for the coaches.  It will make life easier for all – and more importantly, safer!!

In other words:

Frankfield Parking





Thanks for your help and understanding!!