Beaver Camp 2017 – 22/23rd April


Posted by Ronan Keane | Posted in 2nd Beavers, 47th Beavers, 6th Beavers, 93rd Beavers, Beaver News, Camp | Posted on 20-04-2017 9:08 | 0 comments

Saturday 22nd: Meet at Kent Train Station at 09:30.
Sunday 23rd: Return to Kent Station on 12:40 train.

No uniform is needed this weekend, but neckerchief must be worn at all times.

Gear list for weekend

  • Water bottle
  • Raingear
  • Full change of clothes
  • Spare shoes
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat
  • Torch
  • Cup, bowl, plate, knife, fork, spoon
  • Pyjamas
  • Wash gear with small towel
  • Hat and gloves

The group will not take responsibility for any electronic equipment brought to or damaged while on camp and we ask that all such equipment should not be brought. All gear should be clearly labelled with your child’s name.

Any issues or questions contact your section leaders.

Passport Information for Camp 2017.


Posted by Enda | Posted in Camp 2017 | Posted on 18-04-2017 6:21 | 0 comments

Hi All!

We’re a little bit early, but if you have a chance, you might give the info needed below.

If you’re wondering about the EHIC card – while it’s necessary in most EU countries (and some others), it is NOT needed for the U.K.



Race Night in aid of our Group


Posted by Conor Crowley | Posted in Adults in Scouting, Group News, News | Posted on 02-04-2017 14:12 | 0 comments

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


Camp 2017 – Important Update


Posted by Conor Crowley | Posted in Camp 2017 | Posted on 02-04-2017 13:54 | 0 comments

Hello everyone going on Camp 2017

We’ve been quiet about our upcoming camp for our Scouts & Ventures; there’s been a lot going on and still a lot more happening up to June in this Scouting Year but our thoughts are now primarily focusing on Camp 2017 – Gilwell Park, Chingford, London

Camp this year is costing €650 per Scout & Venture Scout; everyone who is going has paid their deposits and some people have paid installments as the weeks have been going along. We now require further funds to be paid up please as we are booking activities and have costs against the group.

By Monday 30th of April all those going should have paid up €500 with the final €150 due by the Wednesday 31st of May

If you’ve any issues please contact your Scout or Venture Scout leader at the next weekly meeting or by email.

Payments should where possible be made through the Easypaymentsplus system to allow instant receipts to be issued and ensure up to date funds are accounted for.

Camp 2017… 14 weeks to go!

Yours In Scouting, on behalf of the leadership team,

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

Destination for Camp 2017



Beaver Scout Overnight Camp – Fota Scout Centre. April 2017


Posted by Admin | Posted in News | Posted on 31-03-2017 12:08 | 0 comments

All four Beaver colonies from our Group will be attending an overnight camp at Fota Scout Centre on Saturday 22nd to Sunday 23rd April.

More details (gear list) will be sent out via email and posted here closer to the date but the basic information is as follows:

Saturday 22nd

  • 09:30 Meet at Kent Station and travel to Fota Scout Centre on the 10:00 train
  • Set up camp and activities throughout the day
  • Lunch & dinner provided
  • Camp overnight 

Sunday 23rd

  • Breakfast provided 
  • Activities throughout the morning 
  • Return to Kent Station at 12:40

Booking for the camp is only via the Easypaymentsplus system and the cost is €30 which includes all campsite fees, meals, travel etc, 

Easypaymentsplus booking will close on Friday April 14th

Yours In Scouting,

The Beaver Elders….

Cub County Hike Sunday, 2nd April


Posted by Andrew Breslin | Posted in Cub News | Posted on 29-03-2017 13:50 | 0 comments

The Cub County Hike is on this Sunday, 2nd April. We’re walking in the Killarney National Park. A place of ancient forests and more wildlife than you can shake a tent pole at. Tiny lizards you can sometimes see sunning on rocks, native Kerry cows, shy deer all over the place. We might be lucky and see the eagles that nest on the islands.

Departing: Frankfield church. Please drop off your cubs at 8.10am on the left side section of car-park.

Returning: Expect us back in Frankfield by 4pm. Keep an eye on Facebook for updates.

What must they have:

Sixers / Seconders only: Bring a small note book and pen.

1) A good breakfast before leaving home.

2) Boots or walking shoes.
Please no walking in trainers, they just soak up water like sponges. A wet cub is an unhappy cub!

3) Trainers and spare socks in a separate bag to change into for trip home, these can be left on the bus.

4) Rain coat and waterproof pull ups, even if the sun is out. Long range weather forecast is reasonable for the day, but that is changeable.

5) A good packed lunch with plenty of water.

6) Please don’t let your cub bring any tech eg phones. Leaders will not take responsibility for lost items.


St. Patrick’s Day 2017 – thank you


Posted by Conor Crowley | Posted in Group News, News | Posted on 23-03-2017 13:48 | 0 comments

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

Cub County Camp, Mount Melleray


Posted by Clare Nicholls | Posted in Cub News | Posted on 20-03-2017 14:19 | 0 comments

Thank you to everyone who has expressed an interest in the Cub County Camp. It is now possible to pay on the Easy Payment System and we would encourage you to do so as soon as possible as the County are seeking a non-refundable €25 deposit per head by March 24th from every group.
The details are as follows:
What: Cub County Camp
Where: Mount Melleray Scout Campsite
When: Fri April 28th to Sun April 30th.
Cost: €60
Closing date: March 24th
Accommodation: Camping
Camp Theme/Land of Adventure: The Caribbean
Please note that you must pay in full on the easy payment system, €25 is non-refundable. the other €35 may be refunded if a minimum of one weeks notice has been given of a change in mind.

Shield Competition 2017 – Scout section information 


Posted by Admin | Posted in News | Posted on 15-03-2017 21:37 | 0 comments

A message from the Scout section leaders

Following on from the success of the Shield 2016 2nd, 6th and 47th Scout Sections are delighted to announce details of the Shield 2017. The event itself is on the 5th to the 7th of May in Kilcully. In advance of the Shield there will be three training sessions held in Douglas hall Soccer club. 

Overnight on the 8th/9th April 1100 hrs saturday until 1130hrs Sunday

Full weekend 21st to 23rd April 

Overnight 29th/30th April 1100hrs Saturday until 1130hrs Sunday. 

All Scouts are welcome to attend shield training and those wishing to enter the shield completion must attend 2 of the 3 training events. It is currently envisaged that each scout section will be entering a minimum of 1 team each. 
If you have any queries please contact your Scout leader. 

The cost for the shield training is €40 however there is no cost for the shield competition itself as Scouts will be competing on behalf of the group. 

St. Patrick’s Day 2017


Posted by Admin | Posted in News | Posted on 05-03-2017 20:53 | 0 comments

St. Patrick’s Day is almost here!

In keeping with our traditions and involvement in the parish we will be attending two religious services on St. Patrick’s Day

11am Mass in St. Columbas Church & 11am Service in St. Lukes Church

Regardless of your religious beliefs we would like to ask if as many of members as possible would come and attend one of these services. We will be assembling in the Scout Hall from 10:30 in full uniform. Please let your section leader know that you can attend.

From 09:30 on St. Patricks morning we are holding our annual cake sale in the Scout Hall

The parents & friends committee are organising this event and we are asking for our members (and their parents) to show your support by baking us a cake or two (or a batch of cakes) and bringing them to the hall at 09:30 on the morning so we can sell them and raise funds for our group.

Each year we have had tremendous support for this simple fundraiser and we hope it will continue this year.