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.

Cub Camp Fota May 19th – 21st

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

Venue: Fota Scout Centre
Travel Times:
  • Depart: Friday 19th meeting at Kent Train Station @ 1800
  • Return: Sunday 21st return to Kent Train Station @ 12.40

Cost: €30 per Cub – You can use the “Easy Payments System” to book cub places.

Accommodation: Tents

Each Cub should pack their own gear, so they know what they have and where it is.

Full and correct uniform to be worn when travelling

Gear List: Please ensure all gear is labelled with your cubs name.

  • A ruck sack big enough for all gear – extra bags get torn or left behind.
  • Sleeping bag, ground mat, travel pillow – standard pillows get dirty and damp.
  • Bivvy Bag or large empty strong refuse sack.
  • Rain gear – light coat and water proof pull-ups.
  • Warm Hat and Gloves.
  • Hiking Boots.
  • Runners.
  • Tea Towel / J-Cloth.
  • Cup / Plate / Bowl / Knife / Fork / Spoon.
  • Spare changes of warm old clothes for the weekend.
  • Warm PJs.
  • Wash gear – small towel, tooth brush / paste.
  • Personal first aid kit – for cubs with First Aid stage badges.
  • Empty water bottle.
  • Torch or headlamp with spare batteries.

Please DO NOT pack ANY electronic devices or bring any such devices on the weekend.

Douglas & St. FinBarres Scout Group and Leaders accept no responsibility for any loss or damage caused to any electronic devices while away on camp.

County Cub Mt Melleray camp

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 (davidkinnear@douglasscouts.ie)
  • 6th Cork back to regular weekly meetings on Monday January 9th; Cub Scouter Eoin Field (eoinfield@douglasscouts.ie)
  • 47th Cork back to regular weekly meetings on Friday January 13th; Cub Scouter Siobhan Hodkinson (siobhanhodkinson@douglasscouts.ie)
  • 93rd Cork back to regular weekly meetings on Friday January 13th; Cub Scouter Orla Kelly (OrlaKelly@douglasscouts.ie)

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!