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 Spraoi Mt Meleray – (3 Days 2 nights) – Cost €60 incs bus, accomodation & food
19/11/2017  Investiture + hike with the 2nd & 6th Scout sections – Gougane Barra
06/12/2017 Gift Giving – Full Uniform / Black Shoes / Black Socks Hosted by Doyle Rd Group
15/12/2017 Hall Overnight & social event with all scout sections – Cost TBC
22/12/2017 Last Meet pre-Xmas
05/01/2018 1st Meet of 2018
20/01/2018 Hike with the 6th Scout section
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)
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.

2nd Cork Scouts – 2017/2018 dates for the diary until Christmas

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Posted by Evan Causer | Posted in 2nd Scouts | Posted on 04-09-2017

Hi All,

Please see below 2nd Scouts Calendar until Christmas, please note some comments below about the events. The Calendar includes, Section, Group, County and National events. In the case of the National Events there are a limited number spaces on a team and I will do my best to ensure everyone gets an opportunity to attend an event if they are interested.

If you have any queries about eligibility to go to National Events please drop me a text or an email and I will get back to you.

  • September
     Saturday – 16th : World Scout Jamboree Information Day -Kilcully – Free
     Sunday – 17th : County Forum – Doyle Road – Free
     Weekend 22-24th : Chonnacht MPC Maamturks Co.Galway – €50
     Weekend 22-24th : Sionnach Comeraghs Co.Waterford -€50
     Weekend 29th -1st : Camp in Fota in conjunction with the 6th Scouts €35
  • October
     Weekend 6-8th : Sionnach Mournes Co.Down – €50
     Weekend 13th – 14th : Ulster MPC – Slieve Leagues – €50
     Weekend 19th -21st : Sionnach Ben Bulbin -€50
     Weekend 19th -21st : Scout Survivor Castleconnel – €50
     Late Oct/early Nov-TBC : New format County Spraoi – Mellary cost TBC
     31st – Hillwalking Log Book deadline for submission for assessment
  • November
     Day 19th : Day hike – €5-10
  • December
     Weekend 6-8th : Sionnach Mournes Co.Down – €50
     Overnight 15th : Christmas overnight in the Scout Hall
     County Gift Giving Ceremony weeknight.

Mountain events organised by Scouting Ireland 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 included the event fee, food and transport for the weekend in question.

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 Forum
This is open to all Scouts going into their 3 rd year of Scouts, typically 13.5 and up.

Yours In Scouting
Evan & Co.
2nd Scouts

Section Leader: Evan Causer evancauser@douglasscouts.ie

Weekly Section Meetings Return – Scouts

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Posted by Evan Causer | Posted in 2nd Scouts, 47th Scouts, 6th Scouts, Scout News | Posted on 01-09-2017

Our Scouts (12 – 15 yr olds) are back in action: All our Scout Troops are full and so are unable to take new members

  • 2nd Cork Scouts
    Back on Tuesday September 19th at 19:00
    Scouter: Evan Causer evancauser@douglasscouts.ie
  • 6th Cork Scouts
    Back on Wednesday September 5th at 18:00
    Scouter: Kevin O’Connor kevinoconnor@douglasscouts.ie
  • 47th Cork Scouts
    Back on Friday September 1st at 19:30
    Scouter: Andrew Breslin andrewbreslin@douglasscouts.ie

Registration Fee & Registration Night 2017/2018 – Sunday September 3rd

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Posted by Eoin Field | Posted in Beaver News, Cub News, Group News, News, Rover News, Scout News, Venture News | Posted on 01-09-2017

We are NOW accepting payments through www.easypaymentsplus.com for the Scouting year 2017/2018
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 the Group so there is NO CHARGE for you to use this system anymore.
If you wish to pay in cash or by cheque we look forward to see you this Sunday 3rd September 7-8PM
Yours In Scouting
Ger Hodkinson
Group Treasurer
Email: gerhodkinson@douglasscouts.ie

47th Scouts back this Friday @ 7.30pm

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Posted by Andrew Breslin | Posted in 47th Scouts | Posted on 29-08-2017

The 47th Scout section are starting back at their usual time slot of 7.30pm this Friday, in the scout hall. Full scout uniform is required, but cubs moving up can wear their cub uniform while they settle in.

To help keep all parents informed of events, we’ve setup a WhatsApp group for the section. We’ll also post info on FB, so please do keep an eye on both for updates.

Over the coming weeks we’ll be covering 1st Aid, Trangia Cooking, Navigation, Rucksack packing, Shelter building and Pioneering.

We’re also planning outdoor events that include a visit to Currabinny woods, walks/hikes, an overnight in the Fota Scout Centre, in the house. There’s also a county event at the end of October. Full details of all activities to follow. Of course the popular culture nights will continue.

Also note that our group registration night is taking place this Sunday between 7 – 8pm in the scout hall. Looking forward to seeing you all then.

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

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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 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

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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.