Race Night in aid of our Group

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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

 

St. Patrick’s Day 2017 – thank you

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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

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!!

Big Weekend away – Mount Melleray 2017

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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

#AdventureBeginsHere

Christmas Break and Seasons Greetings from us all

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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

HAPPY CHRISTMAS 2016

12 Days of Christmas – Tickets Return time

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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 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.

ALL SECTIONS MUST RETURN THEIR TICKETS ASAP PLEASE

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

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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

conorcrowley@douglasscouts.ie

12 Days of Christmas Annual Draw

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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

Parent & Friends Committee open to new members!

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Posted by Stephen Granleese | Posted in Adults in Scouting | Posted on 26-10-2016

Our Parents & Friends Committee has been up and running now for almost 3 years. This is a team of 6/8 parents who cannot give their time to weekly meetings or activities but work in the background, meeting once every few months, on fundraising projects for the group.

The committee welcome new members/parents to join us, bring ideas and help arrange fund raising activities and ideas for the next 12 months.

If you are interested in giving your time this way to the group please get in touch by email let me know if you can join the team.

Yours In Scouting,

Stephen Granleese
Chairman – Parents & Friends of Douglas & St. FinBarres Scout Group
email: stephengranleese@douglasscouts.ie

The Big Group Weekend Away 2017

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Posted by Admin | Posted in Beaver News, Cub News, Group News, Rover News, Scout News, Venture News | Posted on 18-10-2016

Its time for our big Group Weekend away!

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 will follow soon from your section leaders and a full gear list will be published closer to the event

#AdventureBeginsHere