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.

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.

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

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.

Camp 2017 – The full report

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Posted by Conor Crowley | Posted in 2nd Scouts, 47th Scouts, 6th Scouts, Camp 2017, Group News, Venture News | Posted on 04-08-2017

The daily blog didn’t take off as planned this year, three days in and it was abandoned. There was so much going on it just got left behind. Here’s the full report of daily life on Camp 2017. This report, along with a few pictures, will be published in the Evening Echo Scout notes next week.

42 youth members comprising of 24 Scouts and 18 Venture Scouts took part in the 2 week camping experience from July 1st to July 15th

Day one on camp was a early start with the first flight departing at 06:25 on the short flight from Cork to Stansted. From there a bus was arranged to bring us the journey of approx 45 minutes to the site itself. We got down to business straight away and started to build site, put up the tents and get ourselves sorted. The first day onsite was very warm and the early start showed so it was an early night for some. One of our Scouters, Enda Downey, led everyone on a walking tour of the site, having camped there a number of times before.

Our second day included a short hike into Chingford town so that the youth members could get some goodies and then activities onsite on day one were the Ariel Trek for the Scouts and the 3G Swing for the Venture Crew. That evening the Venture Crew went for a hike into the Epping Forest while the Scouts played onsite wide games. Day three for the Scouts was taking part in Frisbee Golf, skittles and bowels while the Venture Crew did a large pioneering project with our Rover Scouts for the site gate. That evening we headed into the forest for backwoods cooking and shelter building and made shelters to bivvy out in that night.

Day four brought the first of our Patrol Hikes. The 5 Patrols (2 Venture and 3 Scout) were given various locations to hike to and they went to visit Loughton, Waltham Abbey, Buckhurst Hill and Enfield. Some of the directions were described as ‘suspect’ but everyone arrived where they should have eventually! Day five on camp was onsite Gilwell activities again which were Bouldering and Jacobs Ladder for the Scouts while the Venture Crew were given Task Master challenges by the Scouters to complete followed by Freefall and Crate Staking activities in the evening

The first of two trips to London started on day six, we all travelled together by Tube into South Kensington and into the London Science Museum. While we queued we realised we weren’t the only Irish Scouts there but were joined by the 112th Dublin Knocklyon who were also on their summer camp. Our youth members spent most of the day in the Science Museum and took part in WonderLab which is an interactive gallery with cutting edge exhibits. A shorter visit to the Natural History Museum followed before we made our way back to site via the Tube and overground train.

Day 7 brought the first week to an end with a lazy day onsite, we all headed to Chingford Leisure Centre for a cool down in the pool. That evening our Scouts and some Scouters headed off North by minibus and car where they’d spend two nights in Abington Woods Outdoor Educational Centre up near Cambridge. Our Venture Crew and some Scouters remained onsite to take part in Gilwell 24 – a 24 hour activity experience for Scouts aged 15 to 18. While spending the weekend in Abington our Scouts were treated to a day trip to the fantastic Flying Legends Airshow at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford Airfield. It was incredible to see the aerobatic displays of the old war planes. The second night in Abington Woods ended with a takeaway treat after a brilliant Scout led campfire.

Day 10 was another scorcher of a day. The Scouts & Venture Crew took part in Desert Island Challenges during the morning then the Venture Crew went Bouldering onsite in Gilwell while the Scouts took part in Freefall and Tomahawk Throwing. Day 10 was also the day we had new neighbours onsite, the 29th Dublin, Blackrock arrived and we made new Scouting Friends.

Day 11 was the second day trip and the most exciting and jam packed on camp. We took in Covent Garden Market, Leicester Square for a visit to the Lego and M&M Store, Piccadilly Circus, Green Park, Buckingham Palace, Oxford Street, Regent Street and a visit to Hamleys Toy Store. By the time we got back to site the first and only rainny night on camp began so we splashed out and bought take away from a local in Chingford and relaxed. Day 12 was the second round of Patrol Hikes to the local towns of Loughton, Waltham Abbey and Enfield.

Day 13 everyone climbed onboard a coach and we spent the day in Chessington World of Adventure Theme Park & Resort. A huge hit with everyone. The final full day (day 14) on camp was with regret as we had to break site, took down our tents and moved to temporary tents onsite for the final night. The last night on camp ended with an epic campfire, lasting two and a half hours. Song after song after song from Scouters, Ventures and Scouts. It was brilliant.

The flight home on Day 15 had us back in Cork for just after 1:30 in the afternoon.

This years Camp wouldn’t have been as much of an experience without the incredible and legendary youth members that went along. The leadership team thank them all for their Scouting spirit and their parents should be really proud.

Pictures from Camp 2017

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Posted by Enda | Posted in 2nd Scouts, 47th Scouts, 6th Scouts, Camp, Camp 2017, Group News, Scout News, Venture News | Posted on 16-07-2017

Hi All,

Firstly, a huge thanks to everyone for making Camp 2017 the success that it was!  Take a big pat on the back!!!!

Secondly, we’ll be putting together pictures etc over the next while.

If you’d like to submit pictures, please use the link:

https://script.google.com/macros/s/AKfycbzJNDbgnt80phsQiBtHa5JqbLED_oh1VyiVtHAVstjWkLz5cl4C/exec

This is secure – the files will only be available directly to us.

At the moment, this site will only upload one file (picture) at a time.  You can, of course, upload your pictures individually, or if you like, you could zip them into one file & then upload that.

Come back with any queries,

Thanks,

Enda.

Camp 2017 – note re £5 notes….

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Posted by Enda | Posted in 2nd Scouts, 47th Scouts, 6th Scouts, Camp, Camp 2017, Group News, Scout News, Venture News | Posted on 08-06-2017

Hi All,

I’ve a confession to make – any time I’m in the UK, I never worry too much about having a few £’s in my pocket when I get home.  It’s very likely I’ll be there again before too long & I’ll use it then.  A lot of people are the same – you may be one of them.

If so, you may be planning to give some of the cash you have kept to your son / daughter when going to camp.

Just a quick note about “old” £5 notes.  These look like:

 

These notes are not being accepted by any shops or businesses since 5th May 2017.

 

Because of this, we will NOT be accepting those old £5 notes into camp bank.  Also, please don’t give them to them to bring – it’ll only lead to disappointment as they won’t be able to spend them.

You can read more about this at:  Daily Telegraph Old £5 Note

Just for interest, the new (valid) £5 note looks like:

 

 

 

 

As ever, give us a call with any queries…

Enda.

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!!

Flights are now booked!!

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Posted by Enda | Posted in 2nd Scouts, 47th Scouts, 6th Scouts, Camp, Camp 2017, News, Rover News, Scout News | Posted on 21-01-2017

Hi All,

Flights for Gilwell 2017 have now been booked!

All will be revealed at a later date, but for now, all you need to know is that we’ll be leaving early on Sat 1st July and will be back again on the evening of Sat 15th July.

While the camp bookings are now “closed”, we will still accept people onto the list for a short while more, but IF THE FLIGHTS HAVE GONE UP IN PRICE, YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY THE INCREASE.

To be honest, we don’t expect them to go up too much, but you never know!!

 

Any questions, just get back to us!!!

 

Enda.