Cub Orienteering Day Sunday 15th

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Posted by Andrew Breslin | Posted in 2nd Cubs, 47th Cubs, 6th Cubs, 93rd Cubs, Cub News | Posted on 11-10-2017

Date + Time: 15th October 10.15am – 3.45pm

Venue: Currabinny Woods

Directions Map: http://www.corko.net/calendar/currabinny-woods

Cost: €5

What your cub must bring –

  • Neckerchief
  • Small rucksack / knapsack
  • Bivvy or large bin bag – to sit on.
  • Old clothes
  • Hiking boots or old runners
  • Healthy lunch snack
  • Plenty of water to drink
  • Rain Gear – Coat and waterproof pull-ups
  • Cub jumper needed for after the activities, before going home
  • Change of clothes – just in case!

What cubs can expect

  • Lots of varied scout activities
  • Afternoon of orienteering

Family fun quiz – A reminder to all members and their families

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Posted by Conor Crowley | Posted in Beaver News, Cub News, Group News, Rover News, Scout News, Venture News | Posted on 02-10-2017

Don’t forget this Sunday in the Rochestown Park Hotel is our Family Fun Quiz

Make sure you inform your childs section leader that you’re going so that we can have space for everyone!

Contact your childs section leader now and tell us how many people you’re bringing along

Sixer and Seconder Workshop – Final year cubs only

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Posted by Andrew Breslin | Posted in 2nd Cubs, 47th Cubs, 6th Cubs, 93rd Cubs, Cub News | Posted on 27-09-2017

Date & Time: 7th October 2017 9:45am – 3.45pm

Location: Doyle Rd, Scout Hall

Cost: Zero

For who: Sixers and Seconders Only ie 3rd or final year cubs.

Uniform: Full

Bring: Rain coat as they’ll be doing activities outside.

Healthy packed lunch

Notebook and pen

Overview: This workshop is a must for any cub wishing to take on the role of  Sixer or Seconder. Sessions are to help final year cubs understand the role they will be expected to play in their cub sections and wider scout group. It will give them the tools to assist them take more responsibility for themselves and the younger cubs in their sections.

Weekly Section Meetings Return – Cub Scouts

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Posted by Jackie Kehoe | Posted in 2nd Cubs, 47th Cubs, 6th Cubs, 93rd Cubs, Cub News | Posted on 01-09-2017

Our Cub Scouts (9 – 11 yr olds) are back in action: All our Cub packs are full and so are unable to take new members

  • 2nd Cork Cub Scouts
    Back on Thursday September 7th at 19:00
    Cub Scouter: David Kinnear davidkinnear@douglasscouts.ie
  • 6th Cork Cub Scouts
    Back on Monday September 11th at 19:00
    Cub Scouter: Jacqueline Kehoe jackiekehoe@douglasscouts.ie
  • 47th Cork Cub Scouts
    Back on Friday September 8th at 18:00
    Cub Scouter: Siobhan Hodkinson siobhanhodkinson@douglasscouts.ie
  • 93rd Cork Cub Scouts
    Back on Friday September 8th at 19:00
    Cub Scouter: Orla Kelly orlakelly@douglasscouts.ie

Registration Fee & Registration Night 2017/2018 – Sunday September 3rd

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Posted by Eoin Field | Posted in Beaver News, Cub News, Group News, News, Rover News, Scout News, Venture News | Posted on 01-09-2017

We are NOW accepting payments through www.easypaymentsplus.com for the Scouting year 2017/2018
We had kept the registration fee the same for approx. 5 years and due to increasing costs it was agreed at our last Group Council that we need to make a modest increase of €10 per child.
  • Registration for 2017/18 will be as follows:
    This covers National Registration, Insurance and building costs (lighting, heating etc.)
  • €140 for one Scout
  • €260 for two siblings
  • €360 for three siblings
Our preferred method of payment is through the Easy Payment System, we have made an adjustment so that the EPP fees will be paid by the Group so there is NO CHARGE for you to use this system anymore.
If you wish to pay in cash or by cheque we look forward to see you this Sunday 3rd September 7-8PM
Yours In Scouting
Ger Hodkinson
Group Treasurer
Email: gerhodkinson@douglasscouts.ie

Registration Evening 2017 – Sunday 3rd Sept 7-8PM

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Posted by Admin | Posted in Adults in Scouting, Beaver News, Cub News, Group News, Rover News, Scout News, Venture News | Posted on 26-08-2017

We had kept the registration fee the same for approx. 5 years and due to increasing costs it was agreed at our last Group Council that we need to make a modest increase of €10 per child.
  • Registration for 2017/18 will be as follows:
    This covers National Registration, Insurance and building costs (lighting, heating etc.)
  • €140 for one Scout
  • €260 for two siblings
  • €360 for three siblings
Our preferred method of payment is through the Easy Payment System, we have made an adjustment so that the EPP fees will be paid by us so there is NO charge for you to use this system anymore. We will be accepting online payments from 1st September.
If you wish to pay in cash or by cheque we look forward to see you on Sunday 3rd September 7-8PM
Yours In Scouting
Ger Hodkinson
Group Treasurer

New Group Leader for Douglas & St. FinBarres Scout Group

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Posted by Admin | Posted in Adults in Scouting, Beaver News, Cub News, Group News, Rover News, Scout News, Venture News | Posted on 15-08-2017

Following the announcement on May 18th last that Conor Crowley would step down over the summer months the Group Council tonight unanimously agreed that Eoin Field would be nominated for the position of Group Leader of the Douglas & St. FinBarres Scout Group and his details will now be forwarded to the National Commissioner (Adult Resources) of Scouting Ireland for approval.

Eoin joined the leadership team when he returned to Scouting after a few years break, to what was then the Douglas Scout Group, as an assistant Beaver Scout Leader back in 2012. He moved to Cubs after a year where he has run the 6th Cork Cub Scout pack ever since and was appointed Deputy Group Leader in 2016.

Eoin also is currently part of the team that is assisting the Scout Phoenix Patrol with their training and preparation for the National Campcraft Competition this weekend in Stormont Castle.

Coming from a Scouting background Eoin was a member of Blarney Cubs, Scouts & Ventures until he took a break at the age of 25. His father Pat Field is a former Unit Leader for Blarney are former Regional Commissioner. Eoins daughter Ella and son Jack are both members of the Group in Scouts and Cub Scouts.

The Group Council and the leadership team of all our sections wish him well in his new role and look forward to supporting him and helping him to lead Douglas & St. FinBarres into the future.

Consent Form 2017

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Posted by Admin | Posted in 2nd Beavers, 2nd Cubs, 2nd Scouts, 47th Beavers, 47th Cubs, 47th Scouts, 6th Beavers, 6th Cubs, 6th Scouts, 93rd Beavers, 93rd Cubs, Rover News, Venture News | Posted on 06-08-2017

Hi all,
You can download a consent form that needs to be filled out for every youth member and handed back to their Leader immediately.

Consent Form 2017

You can fill it in and print it off yourself and bring it down to the next meeting.
YiS,
Darran.

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

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.

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

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.