47th Scout events ’til summer ’18

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Posted by Andrew Breslin | Posted in 47th Scouts | Posted on 20-02-2018

    February

  • 25th – Hike
    March

  • 2-4th – County Spraoi Camp in Mellary Cost €60
  • 4th – Hubert Training – fee if any TBC
  • 11th – Hike – Cost €5
  • 17th – St Patricks’ Day Cake Sale
  • 25th – Hubert Training – fee if any TBC
    April

  • 8th – Hike – Cost €5
  • 14-15 or 21-22 – Hubert Training overnight – fee if any TBC
  • 28th – Camp Overnight + Hike Cost €10
    May

  • 11 – 13 – County Shield / Hubert – Cost covered by the Group.
  • 27th – Campsite construction training – fee if any TBC
    June

  • 3rd – Hike – Cost €5
  • 17th – Campsite construction training – fee if any TBC
    July

  • 15th – Campsite construction training – fee if any TBC
  • 22nd – Campsite construction training – fee if any TBC
  • 25/Jul – 02/Aug – Jambori – Fee €395 by instalment

Additional hikes and activities over the summer
If there is an interest from the section we will organise additional hikes and events over the summer period.

Day hikes with other sections

In some instances, a leader from the 47th may be helping out with another sections hike(s) and vice versa. If there is space on other hikes places will be on a first come / first serviced basis. They’d be a great opportunity for our scouts to clock up extra experience on the hills. This is particularly important for Scouts who aim to work on Stage 6 Hillwalking where a minimum of 12 hikes must be logged and likewise with Stage 7 where 30 hikes must be logged.

Scouting Ireland (SI) organised events:

Mountain events organised by SI include the MPC’s and Sionnachs, they typically involve 1 leader and 3 or 4 scouts undertaking an overnight hike based in one or two different wild campsites i.e. camp in the mountains. There are typically between 15 and 20 teams of Scouts from around the country on the events. They are not competitions but challenge style events where scouts must be self sufficient in a mountain environment under the supervision of the leader and the event staff.  The cost of the events is €50 which includes the event fee, food (chipper on the way home :) and transport for the weekend in question. In the event that Scouts bring their own food or are making their own way to the event the cost shall be adjusted accordingly.

Sionnach

Minimum age of 13 and at least one year in Scouts plus at least 2 No. strenuous hikes in the previous year. More information available on www.sionnach.org

Mountain Pursuit Challenge – MPC

Minimum age of 14 and at least two years in Scouts 2 plus at least 2 No. strenuous hikes in the previous year. More information available on www.mpcteam.ie

Scout Survivor

Scout Survivor is a Backwoods event where Scouts have to be self-sufficient and Bivi out in a natural shelter in the woods for two nights. Scout should have slept in a Bivi for a minimum of one night if they wish to attend Survivor.

County Shield

The Scout County Shield is a county Challenge event where Scouts get to pit their Scouting Knowledge and Skills against other Scouts from around the County. After many years in the wilderness DSF Scouts have finally come in from the cold with Patrols achieving a Gold Standard (highest standard achievable) in the last two years and a particularly successful year last year saw the two patrols placing 3rd and 4th, the highest placing in living memory.

County Spraoi

The county Spraoi is a fun event where scouts get to meet up and get to know other Scouts in the county in a relaxed environment, there is a mixture of games and scouting skill bases but the main aim of the weekend is to allow Scout to get to know other Scouts in the County.

2nd Scout events ’til the Summer ’18

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Posted by Andrew Breslin | Posted in 2nd Scouts | Posted on 20-02-2018

    March

  • Weekend 2-4th : County Spraoi Camp in Mellary Cost €60
  • Day 11th : Day hike/Day Event – Assumed €5-10
  • Weekend 24-25th : One night event camp Assumed €15-25 Location Cuskinny
  • Weekend 30-1stth : Survivor – Cost assumed €50
    April

  • Weekend – 6th to 8th : Munster MPC Venue TBC Cost €50
  • Day 10th : Day hike/Day Event – Assumed €5-10
  • Weekend 21-22th : Shield Practice –  Cost = food only
  • Weekend 28-29th : Shield Practice – Cost = food only
    May

  • Weekend – 11th to 13th : Leinster MPC Venue TBC Cost €50
  • Weekend – 11th to 13th : Shield Venue Cost = Free
  • Weekend 25-27th or 8th -10th June: Camp cost and location TBC assumed €30-50
    June

  • Subject to interest we may do a day hike or camp but TBC
    July

  • Summer Camp 2018 Jamboree: 25th July to 2nd August Stradbally County Laois
    August

  • Leader Holidays and Phoneix 2018

 

Scouting Ireland (SI) organised events:

Mountain events organised by SI include the MPC’s and Sionnachs, they typically involve 1 leader and 3 or 4 scouts undertaking an overnight hike based in one or two different wild campsites i.e. camp in the mountains. There are typically between 15 and 20 teams of Scouts from around the country on the events. They are not competitions but challenge style events where scouts must be self sufficient in a mountain environment under the supervision of the leader and the event staff.  The cost of the events is €50 which includes the event fee, food (chipper on the way home :) and transport for the weekend in question. In the event that Scouts bring their own food or are making their own way to the event the cost shall be adjusted accordingly.

Sionnach

Minimum age of 13 and at least one year in Scouts plus at least 2 No. strenuous hikes in the previous year. More information available on www.sionnach.org

Mountain Pursuit Challenge – MPC

Minimum age of 14 and at least two years in Scouts 2 plus at least 2 No. strenuous hikes in the previous year. More information available on www.mpcteam.ie

Scout Survivor

Scout Survivor is a Backwoods event where Scouts have to be self-sufficient and Bivi out in a natural shelter in the woods for two nights. Scout should have slept in a Bivi for a minimum of one night if they wish to attend Survivor.

County Shield

The Scout County Shield is a county Challenge event where Scouts get to pit their Scouting Knowledge and Skills against other Scouts from around the County. After many years in the wilderness DSF Scouts have finally come in from the cold with Patrols achieving a Gold Standard (highest standard achievable) in the last two years and a particularly successful year last year saw the two patrols placing 3rd and 4th, the highest placing in living memory.

County Spraoi

The county Spraoi is a fun event where scouts get to meet up and get to know other Scouts in the county in a relaxed environment, there is a mixture of games and scouting skill bases but the main aim of the weekend is to allow Scout to get to know other Scouts in the County.

Day Hikes with Other Sections

In some instances, a leader from the 2nd may be helping out with a hike for another Section and vice versa in this instance if there is space on a hike there may be an opportunity for 1 or two scouts from the 2nd to attend the other sections hike. These spaces will be offered on a first come / first service basis to any Scouts who are interested in clocking up some extra experience in the hills. This is particularly important for Scouts who aim to work on Stage 6 Hillwalking where a minimum of 12 hikes must be logged and likewise with Stage 7 where 30 hikes must be logged.

Mount Melleray Weekend update

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Posted by Admin | Posted in Beaver News, Cub News, Group News, Scout News, Venture News | Posted on 15-01-2018

Dates: 26/27/28th January Mount Melleray Weekend update:

Travel times

Cub, Scouts & Ventures

  • Assemble at Frankfield Church car park at 1800hrs on Friday 26th
  • Depart Frankfield Church car park at 1830hrs on Friday 26th
  • All must travel in full uniform.
  • Please ensure all have dinner before departure.

Beavers 

  • Assemble at Frankfield Church car park at 1000 on Saturday 27th
  • Depart Frankfield at 1030hrs on Sat 27th
  • All must travel in full uniform.

Everyone will return to Frankfield Church carpark on Sunday 28th Jan at approx. 1600hrs

Gear List

Parents and Scouts please take note that there is no need for sweets or snacks as all food and treats will be provided throughout the course of the weekend. There is also no food allowed in the dormitories.

The group takes NO responsibility for any electronic equipment brought on or damaged while on camp

GEAR LIST – Cub Scouts, Scouts & Ventures

  • Knife, Fork, Spoon
  • Unbreakable/Plastic Plate, bowl & cup/mug
  • Tea Towel & a J-Cloth
  • Sleeping Bag & small pillow
  • Full set of wash-gear i.e. Soap, Facecloth, towel, Toothbrush & Paste, Deodorant
  • Good walking & hiking shoes or boots
  • Three full complete changes of clothes
  • Pyjamas
  • Spare underwear and socks
  • Rain gear
  • Torch

GEAR LIST – Beaver Scouts

  • Knife, Fork, Spoon
  • Unbreakable/Plastic Plate, bowl & cup/mug
  • Tea Towel & a J-Cloth
  • Sleeping Bag & small pillow
  • Full set of wash-gear i.e. Soap, Facecloth, towel, Toothbrush & Paste
  • Good walking shoes
  • Two complete changes of clothes
  • Pyjamas
  • Spare underwear and socks
  • Raingear
  • Torch

Any issues or questions please contact your section leader.

Summer Camp – JamboRí 2018

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Posted by Admin | Posted in 2nd Scouts, 47th Scouts, 6th Scouts, Camp 2018, Scout News | Posted on 03-01-2018

JamboRí18… JamboRí, the place to be!

Stradbally Hall, Co. Laois 25th July to 2nd August 2018

On 25th July 2018, more than 5000 Scouts and Scouters will descend upon Stradbally, Co. Laois to create a city buzzing with Scouting Activity.

Douglas Scout Sections are registered to take part, numbers are limited and a deposit option is now available on Easypaymentsplus.com to secure your place. The total cost will be €395 and will include all your food, programme activities, Official JamboRí badge & Neckerchief and travel.

Check out the information pack that has been given to your section leaders and speak with your Scout Leader today.

Scout Hall sleepover

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Posted by Andrew Breslin | Posted in 2nd Scouts, 47th Scouts, 6th Scouts, Scout News | Posted on 11-12-2017

Only For Scout Sections

Cost: €10

Event: Hall Sleepover

Date: Friday 15th December

Time: from 7.30pm

Finish: Saturday 11am.

Plan –

 

Friday Night:
Leave gear in the Scout Hall between 7.30pm and 7.45pm.

Meet at Harty’s Quay (opposite Rochestown Inn) at 8pm.

Mystery walk from quay back to the hall where they’ll have pizzas, hot chocolate, treats and games.

If your scout plays a musical instrument they are very welcome to bring it along.

Saturday morning:
Breakfast in the hall and from 9am in conjunction with DTT committee we have a community Good Deed event planned for all sections in the group – Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Ventures.

  • Gear Needed

  • Necker
  • Uniform
  • Christmas hat or antlers.
  • Rain gear – Coat & water proof pull-ups
  • Walking boots
  • Hat & Gloves
  • Torch & spare batteries.
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Ground mat
  • Pillow
  • Indoor shoes
  • PJs or warm comfy trackie & top
  • Tooth brush / paste
  • Towel
  • Plate / Bowl / Cup / Spoon / Knife / Fork
  • Patrol Leaders & Assistant Patrol Leaders

  • Bring small plastic bag
  • Bring small note book and pen.
Douglas & St Fin Barres’ Scout Group and leaders will not take responsibility for any lost or damaged electronic devices brought on hikes or outings by members.

Annual Gift Giving

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Posted by Andrew Breslin | Posted in Beaver News, Cub News, Rover News, Scout News, Venture News | Posted on 28-11-2017

Date: Wednesday 6th December

Time: 6.45pm

Venue: UCC Boole 4

Uniform: Full uniform including black shoes and black socks.

Parking: UCC carpark on Donovans rd

Access: UCC have asked that we use the Donovans rd or Boole College rd entrances.

Parents and family are very welcome and seating will be available in Boole 3.

Gifts collected will be distributed to various charities around the city, so, we’d appreciate if each scouter family could bring a wrapped gift labelled boy/girl and age.

Gifts are not compulsory and don’t need to be expensive. Something as simple as a colouring pencil set or colouring book would be very much appreciated.

Sunday 19th Nov’ Scout Investiture Hike

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Posted by Andrew Breslin | Posted in 2nd Scouts, 47th Scouts, 6th Scouts, Scout News | Posted on 13-11-2017

Cost: €5

Date: Sunday 19th November

Location: Gougane Barra

Finish Time: 4.30pm approx

Meet: Frankfield RC Church carpark @ 8am. Bus departs @ 8.15am

It’s important that all our scouts attend as our enlarged group has a special connection with the location. It’s both the head waters of the River Lee and where St Finbarr, patron saint of Cork City, founded a monastery before founding another one at the mouth of the Lee which directly led to the founding of Cork City.

Depending on conditions we may have the investiture ceremony during the hike or immediately after.

At the end we will have some cooked food for our scouts and some sections are planning badge giving.

What scouts must bring:

  • Necker
  • Rucksack / knapsack
  • Hiking boots + thick socks
  • Warm clothes
  • Rain jacket
  • Waterproof pull ups
  • Gaiters (if they have them)
  • Healthy lunch snack + (tayto crisps and/or banana)
  • Water (2 x ½ litre bottles minimum)
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Whistle
  • Torch + extra batteries
  • Personal 1st aid kit
  • Bivvy or large plastic bin bag.
  • Fork + plate or small bowl
  • Change of clothes just in case (can be left on the bus)
Douglas & St Fin Barres’ Scout Group and leaders will not take responsibility for any
lost or damaged electronic devices brought on the hikes or outings by members.

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

47th Scouts activities over coming months.

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Posted by Andrew Breslin | Posted in 47th Scouts | Posted on 12-09-2017

Over the coming weeks and months we’ll be concentrating on improving scouting skills to help make your Scouter more self reliant.

Of course it’s very important that they also have the obligatory fun and games thrown in for good measure. So, in conjunction with the other scout sections we’ll also work on some  fun adventure skill badge activities, such as visiting the Air Activity centre in Shannon and kayaking.

As part of their learning new skills for badge work, from time to time we may have small projects for them to complete at home. These won’t be time consuming, but, will aid their personal development in various areas.

Here’s a list of the activities they’ll be attending over the coming months.

Date Event
06/10/2017 Parent Info Night
08/10/2017 Family Quiz R.P.H
14/10/2017 Mangerton Hike Killarney – Navigation + Compass work + Cookup – Cost €5
27/10/2017 School Break / Bank Holiday No Meeting
03/11/2017 Regular meeting
10/11/2017 Cancelled Spraoi Mt Meleray
19/11/2017  Investiture + hike with the 2nd & 6th Scout sections – Gougane Barra
06/11/2017 Gift Giving – Full Uniform / Black Shoes / Black Socks Hosted by Doyle Rd Group
15/11/2017 Hall Overnight & social event with all scout sections – Cost €10
12/01/2018 1st meeting of New Year – Full Uniform
13/01/2018 Overnight Camp with 2nd Scouts – Cost etc TBC
20/01/2018 Hike with the 6th Scout section – Cost etc TBC
26/01/2018 Mt Melleray Group weekend – Cost €60
23/02/2018 County Spraoi weekend – Cost TBC
17/03/2018 St Patricks Day – Flag Colour Party & Cake sale
Apr-2018 Expedition – Date, Location and activity TBC
11/05/2018 County Shield – (3 days 2 nights) Location and Cost TBC
End July 18 Scout Camp – Stradbally (7 days) €50 deposit now due.
Note: Our outdoor activity locations and dates are subject to change depending on weather.

You’ve probably read about our other scout sections attending various scouting challenges (Sionnach, Scout Survivor and MPCs). These are great events where scouts can apply all of the skills they’ve learned while also getting an opportunity to meet and mix with scouts from all over the country. It would be great if our 47th Scouts could attend these, but, unfortunately due to the age profile at the moment the majority are not eligible. At our next meeting we will speak with the scouts that are eligible

Finally, it’s very important that we have a registration / permissions form on file for your scout. If you’ve not completed one yet, we’d appreciate if you’d drop into our next meeting and complete one for us.

47th Scouts visiting Currabinny Woods

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Posted by Andrew Breslin | Posted in 47th Scouts | Posted on 06-09-2017

Date: Sunday 10th Sept

Time  Start: 10.15      Finish: 3.15

Cost: € Zero

Location: Currabinny Woods

Directions: http://www.corko.net/calendar/currabinnynap-woods

Weather forecast: OK

Activities: Multiple

Scout must bring:

Necker (cub neckers are fine)
Small knapsack / day pack
Rain gear – Coat and Pull-ups
Warm top or hoody
Walking boots or walking shoes (NOT trainers)
Packed lunch and plenty of water.

If they have the following, do bring them..
Orange bivvi/survival bag, or a large strong plastic refuse sack
Compass
Whistle
Torch / Spare batteries

Douglas Scout Group and Leaders will not be responsible for any tech devices if damaged or lost so best not to bring any.