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.

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.


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.

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!!

Cub Scouts Weekly Meetings for 2017


Posted by Admin | Posted in 2nd Cubs, 47th Cubs, 6th Cubs, 93rd Cubs, Cub News | Posted on 05-01-2017

  • 2nd Cork back to regular weekly meetings on Thursday January 12th; Cub Scouter David Kinnear (
  • 6th Cork back to regular weekly meetings on Monday January 9th; Cub Scouter Eoin Field (
  • 47th Cork back to regular weekly meetings on Friday January 13th; Cub Scouter Siobhan Hodkinson (
  • 93rd Cork back to regular weekly meetings on Friday January 13th; Cub Scouter Orla Kelly (

Don’t forget to pay up via the Easypayments website for the overnight to Mount Melleray before January 13th and email your section Scouter to let them know you are going!

Big Weekend away – Mount Melleray 2017


Posted by Admin | Posted in Beaver News, Cub News, Group News, Rover News, Scout News, Venture News | Posted on 04-01-2017

Time is running out to book your place… Book NOW! 

Last bookings will be taken on January 13th if we’re not full before that

We’re going back to Mount Melleray Scout Centre, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford

Our Cub, Scouts and Ventures will overnight for the two nights of the weekend.

Our Beaver Scouts will join us on Saturday morning and will overnight on that night and everyone will return home together on Sunday

When: January 27th, 28th & 29th 2017

Cost: Cubs, Scouts & Ventures – €60

Cost: Beaver Scouts – €40

These costs include your transport by coach to and from Mount Melleray, all food for the weekend and your accommodation

Numbers are limited, it is preferable that you register and pay for this weekend using the Easy Payments system on this website instead of bringing cash or a cheque to your section Leader. See the link on the right hand side of the page.

Anyone going on this event, from Beavers to Ventures, should have taken part in an overnight with their section beforehand.

Annual consent forms and registration should be up to date before signing up to this event. Please speak with your section Leader if you have any issues.

More details from your section leaders and a full gear list will be published in the next few days


Christmas Break and Seasons Greetings from us all


Posted by Conor Crowley | Posted in Adults in Scouting, Beaver News, Cub News, Group News, Rover News, Scout News, Venture News | Posted on 16-12-2016

As the week draws to a close our weekly section meetings come to an end for the calendar year 2016. On behalf of the leadership team in the Douglas & St. FinBarres Scout Group I want to wish all our members, friends and families a Happy Christmas and a Prosperous 2017

Our leadership team are taking a well earned break and with your continued support as parents and friends 2017 promises to be another big year for our group.

At the end of the month of January 2017 we will of course have the big group weekend away to Mount Melleray, there are still a few places left if you want to book so get onto the Easypaymentsplus system now and sign up!

For the Scouts & Venture Scouts 2017 will be focusing on summer Camp which in July will take us to Gilwell Scout Activity Centre in London. Deposits are now been taken, book your place before it’s too late!

All of our sections have a great few months ahead planned but for now, enjoy the break, enjoy time with your family and we look forward to welcoming you back in 2017

Yours In Scouting,

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


12 Days of Christmas – Tickets Return time


Posted by Admin | Posted in Adults in Scouting, Beaver News, Cub News, Group News, Rover News, Scout News, Venture News | Posted on 03-12-2016

Dear Parents & Members,

By Wednesday next the 12 Days of Christmas tickets will be in circulation for almost a month. In order that we can arrange that they are sent back to Scouting Ireland National Office and registered in time for the draw all ticket books (preferably all sold) must be handed into the Scout Hall by Wednesday 7th December at 8pm at the very latest.


12 Days Return

Books of tickets (preferably all sold) can be dropped into the Scout Hall (in an envelope, with the money and ticket stubs) on Monday night from 6pm to 8:30pm, on Tuesday night from 6:30pm to 9:30pm and on Wednesday night from 8pm to 8:30pm

The Parents & Friends Committee are meeting up on Wednesday night in the Scout Hall to arrange registration of the sold tickets and preparing for them to be sent up to National Office to be included in the draw.

Those who sell full books will be entered into our own internal Douglas & St. FinBarres draw for a small prize

Remember; this is a big fund raising opportunity for our group as all proceeds (less 10%) remain with our Scout Group. There are some incredible prizes int his years draw and we encourage everyone to give this their full support.

Yours In Scouting

Conor Crowley                Stephen Granleese
Group Leader                  Chairman – Parents & Friends Committee
Douglas & St. FinBarres Scout Group

Registration now well overdue


Posted by Admin | Posted in Beaver News, Cub News, Group News, Rover News, Scout News, Venture News | Posted on 24-11-2016

The Annual registration fee covers our members insurance costs, registration fee with national headquarters and ongoing running costs for our group

At this stage we are still waiting for a small number to pay; as a result of non payment unfortunately this means that these members are not covered by our Hall insurance for the weekly meetings and by Scouting Ireland’s Insurance for activities.

If you are not up to date with registration please contact your child’s section Leader to arrange payment.

If for any reason you are having difficulty paying then please speak with the group leader, in confidence, and we can sort that out.

Yours In Scouting,

Conor Crowley – Group Leader

12 Days of Christmas Annual Draw


Posted by Conor Crowley | Posted in Beaver News, Cub News, Group News, News, Rover News, Scout News, Venture News | Posted on 15-11-2016

Dear Members & Parents,

Over the last week you will have received, per scout, a book of tickets for Scouting Irelands ’12 Days of Christmas’ draw. This is our only national fundraiser and with the exception of 10%, which we send to headquarters for administration costs, the Group receives the funds raised.

Over the last two/three years the leadership and Group Council of Douglas & St. FinBarres Scout Group have been working hard to upgrade the John Slye Scout Hall.

This has included the following;
· New covering on the flat roof
· New windows (front and back)
· New Fire Exit Doors & a disabled access ramp with protective railings
· New gas heating and boiler
· New kitchen
· New storage cupboards in the main hall
· Full repair of subsidence (insurance claim)
· Purchased a 20ft container for gear storage (sits in the community centre grounds)
· Upgrading of the electrical system within the hall

All of the above work has been paid for in full by means of our own resources, grants from Cork Co. Council and fundraising efforts during the year by our Parents & Friends Committee.

One major project remains; the upgrading of our toilets. Our existing layout was constructed in a time when only one female toilet was sufficient for a Scout hall and no separate leaders or disabled toilet facilities were needed. We propose to remodel to give us adequate facilities for the number of members using our Scout hall and to comply with regulations.

The project has been estimated at €40,000 so we are appealing to everyone associated with the Group to support the Parents & Friends Committee in their drive to raise the necessary funds.

If we can sell all of the tickets allocated throughout the Group we will have raised almost €10,000 which will have us well on the way!

Yours In Scouting,

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