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


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


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.

Become a Volunteer…


Posted by Conor Crowley | Posted in Adults in Scouting, Group News | Posted on 03-06-2017

A Volunteer… 1. a person who voluntarily offers himself or herself for a service or undertaking. 2. a person who performs a service willingly and without pay

Running a Group our size is not an easy task, it is made easier however by people who help out in the background, like help us with fundraising and with administration

We currently have voluntary roles that need filling. Please get in touch with Group Leader Conor Crowley ( or Deputy Group Leader Eoin Field ( if you are interested. We’d be happy to talk to you about whats involved

Assistant Group Treasurer
To assist the Group Treasurer manage the Group finances, the assist the Group Treasurer with the reporting of the bank balance at Group Council, to assist the Group Treasurer to produce the annual accounts and manage the budgetary processes.
You don’t need a degree or background in Finance, it helps if you have a good head for figures and an ability to be organised. You will have the full backing of the Group Treasurer, the Group Council and know you are supported by the County Treasurer and National Finance Team.

Members of the Parents & Friends Support Group
The role of the PFSG is to provide support and assistance to the Scout Group. The role could include the following: Planning and running Fundraising events, Den/Property development & maintenance, Support for Group events (e.g. catering at investiture/parents night)

Have you a certain skill or role that you feel could benefit our Group? Would you like to share and get involved? Please come and speak with us if you can help out in anyway possible.

Roles that involve the interaction with our youth members will be subject to Garda Vetting.


Race Night in aid of our Group


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


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

Parent & Friends Committee open to new members!


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

Reminder: Parents & Friends Table Quiz


Posted by Admin | Posted in Adults in Scouting | Posted on 18-04-2016

Calling all parents and friends of the group. Our annual table quiz takes place this Friday in Nemo Rangers H&F Club and we hope we see you there. A great night to unwind with fellow scouting parents and enjoy yourself.

quiz 2016
The Parents & Friends committee will meet on Wednesday evening next week at 8/8:15 to put together the hampers and prizes. If you can donate to us please drop your prize to the hall tonight and tomorrow night from 6:30 to 9 or from 6 – 8 on Wednesday night.

Your ongoing support is really appreciated

A message from Michael John Shinnick


Posted by Conor Crowley | Posted in Adults in Scouting | Posted on 27-03-2016

Through National Office we have received a message from former Chief Scout and current Honorary Vice President, Michael John Shinnick. Please click on the link below and take a few moments to read this;

Michaels Johns Message to Scouting Ireland

Yours In Scouting,

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

Table Quiz for Parents & Friends


Posted by Stephen Granleese | Posted in Adults in Scouting, Group News | Posted on 29-02-2016

Calling all parents and friends of the Group

We are holding a Table Quiz on April 22nd in Nemo Rangers H&F Club at 20:00

Tables are for a team of four and will cost €40 on the night

Please spread the word and join in the fun and raise some funds for the group

Super prizes for first, second, third and last with a raffle also to be held on the night

New questions set for 2016 for this FUN evening

quiz 2016