St Patricks Day Parade 2017

Despite the bad weather conditions the group took part in the Limerick City parade.
For some of the boys it was a first time marching . It was cold and miserable throughout but all the boys were in good spirits throughout.
Well done to all the young people for taking part and a Hugh thank you to the parents for turning the boys out so well
Thanks to the Leaders for giving up their time to bring all the boys in the parade
Happy St Patrick’s Day to everyone

Despite the bad weather conditions the group took part in the Limerick City parade.For some of the boys it was a first…

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St Patricks Day Parade Details 2017

23rd Limerick Scout Group
Caherdavin
Limerick
Re:- St. Patricks Day Parade.
Dear Parents
The arrangements for the St Patricks Day Parade are as follows.
Dress Code – Full uniform (please have neckerchief ironed)
Meet between 11am and 11-15amam at Entrance Sarsfield Army Barracks- Edward Street
Please make sure you leave your son with a Caherdavin Leader and not a leader from another group.
Collection Point after parade – King Johns Castle
Please follow the parade down to the King Johns castle when you see your son so that he can be collected promptly.
Yours in Scouting
Des McKeown
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Des Mc Keown 087 2077670
23rd Limerick Scout Group

KEEPER HILL CUB HIKE 19 March 2017

To the Parents,
On this Sunday 19th March we have our Annual Hike up Keeper Hill. Keeper Hill is near Newport Co Tipperary and is approx. 30 mins from here.This is an event that we like to have as many as possible attend as it is a great challenge to all the boys to complete it.It will take us 5 to 6 hrs approx. to complete it.This hike is 17.5 km long and while its difficult in parts it is one that the boys will be able to complete. It is all forest path the whole way to the top. The last section to the top is a little uneven under foot
We would hope that as many as possible attend this.
The following are the details
1. Meet Scout hall 9-30am sharp (Transport is required)
2. Hiking Gear required as follows (Hiking Boots or shoes, Rain Jacket, Waterproof pants, No Jeans, Hiking socks, Warm clothes,Hoodie,hat,Gloves,Scarf,Change of clothes for end of hike)
3. No Fizzy Drinks
4. Sandwiches, Chocolate, Bananas, Fruit, Water or any drink as long as it’s not fizzy, some lads like to carry flasks of tea/coffee/soup to have at the top. Please make sure they have plenty of food and drinks.
5. A good and proper hiking bag. One that supports the back and has plenty of side pockets and hip support. Make sure it fits properly as one that is too big makes it very uncomfortable for the boys trying to carry it that distance.
6. Allowing for a 5 hour hike starting no later than 9-30am we should be down the mountain no later than 3-30pm at worst.
7. For those picking up your kids at the scout hall afterwards we will sent out a text as we are leaving the car park at Keeper Hill allow us 25 to 30 mins to get back to Scout Hall
NB PRESENT INDICATIONS ARE THAT THE WEATHER FOR KEEPER HILL ON SUNDAY IS MAINLY DRY ALL DAY WITH A RISK OF A FEW LIGHT SHOWERS BUT COLD ESPECIALLY AT THE TOP OF THE HILL.
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT SHOULD THE WEATHER TAKE A TURN FOR THE WORST WE WILL CANCEL IT AT THE VERY LAST MOMENT IF NEED BE.THE SAFETY OF EVERYONE IS NUMBER ONE.
If you require any other details please contact after 2pm any day
Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday
The Leaders
PS: This note will be up on Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/caherdavin…
Click the link below for directions from scout hall to car park
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Curraghchase Cubs Weekend 2017

Our cubs are just back after a fantastic weekend staying at Curraghchase Scout House.Despite the very changeable weather the boys did not let this spoil their enjoyment. The boys arrived on Friday evening and were give the evening to explore the surrounding area and make their own fun. Saturday after breakfast the boys helped collect firewood for the upcoming evening campfire as well as having some free time.In the afternoon the boys were taken on a hike into Curraghchase Forest park where they had great fun rolling down the big hill before going onto the Children’s Playground and finishing off by climbing up to the cross.When we got back to the House again the boys were given free time where they built their own bivys. After this the 3 Ventures we had with us arranged 3 bases for the boys showing the how to use a saw and axe,Fire building and Bivy Making.Talking to the cubs afterwards the boys really enjoyed this event. After dinner once again the boys were given free time. Some of the boys did a night hike to finish off the day. Sunday was supposed to see us take part in the County Founders Day Event but as the weather turned really nasty this event was cancelled but our boys did not let the weather spoil their extra free time as they teamed up with St Johns to play capture the Flag and build more bivys. It was a very tired group of cubs that departed Curraghchase for home at 2-30pm Sunday after a great weekend A huge thank You to Leaders Claire,Ger and Michael for making this weekend possible for the boys. It is important that the Leaders speak on the parents behalf about the fantastic held given to us throughout the weekend by our 3 Ventures who practically ran the outside programe for us and ceratinly helped to look after the cubs.These lads are certainly Leaders of the future. Also thank to Felim our Beaver leader who helped out over the weekend Finally a big thank you to the boys themselves whose behavior over the weekend was excellent and most certainly did the group proud.
Click the link below for pictures
 https://www.facebook.com/pg/caherdavinscouts/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1289468891129452
 
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Curraghchase Cubs Weekend Details

The following are the arrangements for our weekend at Curraghchase scout House from February Friday 24th to Sunday February 26th.We will be also taking part in the County Founders Day event as part of our weekend away which takes place on the Sunday in and around Curraghchase Scout House

Cubs are asked to meet at the scout hall from 6-15pm on Friday.

Transport must be provided to and from Curraghchase .

Parents are asked to pick up the boys on Sunday at 3-30pm sharp

The boys are required to have the following with them

  1. Sleeping bag/ Ground Mat/Pillow
  2. Knike/Fork/Spoon/Plate/Bowl/Cup
  3. 3 or4 changes of clothes(Please make sure they are old clothes)
  4. Plenty of spare socks(They never have enough socks with them)
  5. Wet Gear
  6. Wellies/Boots or old shoes or Trainers
  7. Warm coat(Please make sure you son has this with him as we will be outdoors most of the time)
  8. Hat/Gloves
  9. Torch(Optional)
  10. Spare plastic bag for dirty clothes
  11. A small day bag will be required to carry required gear for Sundays Founders day event
  12. Please make sure all gear is marked with their names

 

 

 

The following is not allowed and we be taken from the boys if they have it

  1. Fizzy Drinks
  2. Chewing Gum
  3. Pocket Knifes
  4. No Electronic equipment

NB: ALL SWEET/DRINKS MUST BE IN A PLASTIC BAG WITH YOUR CHILDS NAME ON IT AND MUST BE HANDED UP TO LEADERS UPON ARRIVAL.THESE WILL BE HANDED OUT AT CERTAIN TIMES

NB: IF YOU CHILD IS ON ANY MEDICATION PLEASE INFORM US WHEN HE ARRIVES At SCOUT HALL

Click on the below link for directions

https://www.google.ie/maps/dir/Caherdavin+Scout+Hall,+Blackthorn+Dr,+Limerick,+Limerick+City/Curraghchase+Scout+Centre,+Askeaton,+Co.+Limerick/@52.6036567,-8.9049796,11z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x485b5cefb0790e59:0x4ea58f708c7ae7ab!2m2!1d-8.658128!2d52.674004!1m5!1m1!1s0x485b4777edefa621:0x5d896d88be6d7ecd!2m2!1d-8.8844768!2d52.5848765?hl=en

Yours in Scouting

The Leaders

Scout Badge Positions

Here are where all the badges you can wear on your scout shirt go (if you’ve earned them)

scout-badges

Left Arm – Provincial/County/Group Badges, Crean Awards

Right Arm – PL/APL Badge, Patrol Badge, Special Interest Badges, Adventure Skills Badges

 

Chief Scout Award goes on the right breast pocket

 

 

Caherdavin Cubs List of Events & Costs Jan to July 2017

February 19th
12 O Clock Hills Hike Sixmilebridge (Free)

February 24th to February 26th

Curraghchase sleepover cost €30 Including founders day
Deposit €10 per child to be paid no later than Jan 16th 2017
Balance to be paid no later than Feb 14th 2017
March 17th
St Patrick’s Day Parade
March 19th
Keeper Hill Hike(Free)
This hike will be a sponsored hike with the money made by each boy coming off their Ballyhass Camp cost or the next event they take part in if they are not attending Ballyhass Camp.Cards will be given out end of January
March 26th
County challenge day Venue Castleconnell
April 30th
Cub County hike venue/cost to be decided
May 14th
Galtees Hike(Free)
June 9th to 11th 2017
Annual Cub camp weekend Ballyhass Lake
Cost €100 per boy fee includes full days activity on Saturday and Half days activity on Sunday and all food for weekend
A €20 DEPOSIT PER BOY MUST BE PAID ON OR BEFORE FEBRUARY 21ST 2017 THIS DATE IS A DATE THAT MUST BE ADHERED TO AS WE HAVE TO PAY BALLYHASS THAT AMOUT PER CUB BY END OF FEBRUARY SO AS THEY CAN ARRANGE AMOUNT OF STAFF REQUIRED
The remaining balance must be paid no later than May 23rd and can be paid weekly
NB:This does not include the price of a bus to and from the camp.Cost of bus depends on numbers going.Based on 20 going bus is €25 extra per cub
MEMBERSHIP 2nd HALF FEE
The second half of the membership fee €80 is now due.This can be paid on a weekly basis if you wish.The final date for payment of this €80 fee is March 14th 2017.

Beavers Investiture & Santa Visit 2016

The Beavers brought 2016 to a close with a full packed night in our scout hall.
First up the invested 7 new boys and one new Leader into the congratulations to all involved.This is a very special ceremony for these boys as it marks the beginning of scouts for them
After this we had a very special visitor come to the hall.\each of the boys and the brothers and sisters got a chance to meet Santa.Well done to both Ashley and Mike for putting together Santa’s room.Thanks to Barry for providing the sound systemEach of the boys got a selection box and a family picture taken with Santa
Well done to all the Beaver Leaders for putting on such a great evening for the boys and their families.These guys do so much for your kids and deserve so much credit.
Thanks to Santa for taking the time out to come along to visit the boys.
Finally on behalf of the Beaver Leaders and everyone in the group we wish you and your family a very Happy Xmas and New Year.
Hope all the boys get what their looking for for Xmas
See you all in 2017

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Cubs Carol Singing City Home 2016

Well done to our cubs who once again were excellent tonight at the City Home.This is our annual trip to the city home Coral Singing.This year we also had a few boys who dd solo singing and they were brilliant.
The boys did themselves and the Group proud tonight.
Once again a Hugh Thank you to out Guitar player Murty and this year we had a new guitar player young Amy Walsh and she was excellent.Thanks to the 2 ex cubs now scouts who came along and to the parents who came around with us to help make it such a successful night
They were all given a selection box at the end of the night
Finally on behalf of all the cub Leaders we wish you and your families a very happy Xmas and New Year
See you all January 10th 2017

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Cubs Dundrum Weekend Details

 

The following are the arrangements for our sleepover at Dundrum Scout Centre on this Friday Nov 18th to Sunday 20th

  1. Cubs are asked to meetat Caherdavin Scout Hall at 6pm on the Friday. We will organise car pools from here as it would be stupid for everyone to go out when some can drop the boys out and others can collect on Sunday.
  2. Parents who are collecting are asked to pick up the boys on Sunday at 1pm sharp at Dundrum Scout Centre.(Leaders have other thinks to do so please be on time)

The boys are required to have the following with them

  1. Sleeping bag/ Ground Mat/Pillow
  2. 3 or4 changes of clothes
  3. Plenty of spare socks
  4. Wet Gear
  5. Wellies/Boots or old shoes or Trainers.2 outdoor pairs and one for the house
  6. Warm coat(Please make sure you son has this with him as we will be outdoors most of the time)
  7. Hat/Gloves
  8. Torch(Optional)
  9. Spare plastic bag for dirty clothes
  10. Please make sure all gear is marked with their names
  11. Bowl/Plate/Cup/Knife/Fork/Spoon
  12. Washing Gear( Towel.Tootbrush etc)

The following is not allowed and we be taken from the boys if they have it

  1. Fizzy Drinks
  2. Chewing Gum
  3. Pocket Knifes

NB: ALL SWEET/DRINKS MUST BE IN A PLASTIC BAG WITH YOUR CHILDS NAME ON IT AND MUST BE HANDED UP TO LEADERS UPON ARRIVAL.THESE WILL BE HANDED OUT AT CERTAIN TIMES

NB: IF YOU CHILD IS ON ANY MEDICATION PLEASE INFORM US WHEN HE ARRIVES

Yours in Scouting

The Leaders

 

DIRECTIONS TO DUNDRUM FROM CAHERDAVIN SCOUT HALL

If coming from Limerick, take the N24 to Tipperary Town.  In Tipperary Town turn onto the N74 towards Cashel (at small round-about on the Main Street). Still in Tipperary Town follow the signs for Dundrum taking the R661 and travel to the village of Dundrum.  Travel through Dundrum to four-cross roads on outskirts of the village and turn left. Travel along this road for 1km and Dundrum ISC is on your right. Our gates are marked “Westons Wood”.

Click on the link below for google maps

 

https://www.google.ie/maps/dir/Caherdavin+Scout+Hall,+Blackthorn+Drive,+Limerick,+Limerick+City/52.5678445,-8.0540551/@52.5758123,-8.3513384,29559m/am=t/data=!3m1!1e3!4m14!4m13!1m10!1m1!1s0x485b5cefb0790e59:0x4ea58f708c7ae7ab!2m2!1d-8.6581278!2d52.6740044!3m4!1m2!1d-8.1403379!2d52.4994914!3s0x485cb2304a83b00f:0x79c6198b10c23519!1m0!3e0