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.

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!

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Posted by Andrew Breslin | Posted in 2nd Cubs, 47th Cubs, 6th Cubs, 93rd Cubs, Cub News | Posted on 03-10-2016

Packing List Suggestion

Click the rucksack image to see suggested packing list. Please feel free to download and print it.

Help prevent cubs losing their gear: Ensure it is all labelled.

Easy Payments Plus….

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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 30-09-2016

Hi All,

Huge thanks for your patience as we’re ironing out some of the initial teething problems with the system.

As of now, you CAN pay for registration with the system.  (It was only showing Spike – registration is now there).

We really appreciate all the feedback – without it, we would never get there!

Anyone at the registration night on Sunday – we hope to have a number of laptops there & will be able to sort any individual issues with the system.

Enda.

New Online Payment System

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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, Group News, Rover News, Venture News | Posted on 20-09-2016

Morning all,

Here in Douglas & St. FinBarre’s Scout group, we’re implementing an online payment system for the group, through a company called Easy Payments Plus.

We’re excited by it, we feel it will give both us and you an easier way to pay & track payments.

In the next short while, you should receive an email from the system, allowing you to activate your account.  You should do this – it’s NOT spam!

 

We KNOW that there may be teething problems while we role this out – please bear with us.  We feel it’ll be really worth it on everybody’s part.

Come back with any queries,

Enda.

Weekend activity on SPIKE Island

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Posted by Nick Swanton | Posted in 2nd Beavers, 2nd Cubs, 2nd Scouts, 47th Beavers, 47th Cubs, 47th Scouts, 6th Beavers, 6th Cubs, 6th Scouts, 93rd Beavers, 93rd Cubs, Group News, Rover News, Venture News | Posted on 19-09-2016

What has now become an annual event; our weekend activity to Spike Island has been booked for October 7th – 9th next

Those sections attending from the Friday to the Sunday (Cubs, Scouts, Ventures) will cost €30 per head

The Beaver sections, who will make a day trip event on the Saturday, will cost €10 per head

Closing date, if not full before hand, for members to sign up to this evening is September 30th

We are limited with numbers attending due to the ferry capacity so please speak with your section leader at your next meeting to secure your place. Payment in full to your section leader will secure your place.

Please speak with your section leader ASAP. Some sections have other activities on around this time also

 

Our Cub Scouts (9 – 11yrs old) are back in action

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Posted by Admin | Posted in 2nd Cubs, 47th Cubs, 6th Cubs, 93rd Cubs | Posted on 03-09-2016

Here’s when!

2nd Cork Cub Scouts:
David and his team of Scouters are back on Thursday September 8th at 19:00 until 20:30

6th Cork Cub Scouts:
Eoin and his team are back on Monday September 5th at 19:00 until 20:30

47th Cork Cub Scouts:
Siobhan and her team are back since Friday September 2nd at 18:00 until 19:30

93rd Cork Beavers: 
Cian and his team are back on Friday September 9th at 19:00 until 20:30

All of our Cub Packs are full and at this time we have no availability for new members. Those who are on the waiting list have been offered a place at this stage.