Base Camp South

Dear Parents

It’s almost time for Base Camp South in Kilcully Scout Centre, Cork. There’s a busy programme for the event, We have two full days of activities – one off-site and one on-site. There will also be an evening programme on both days.

We need to be onsite for 7pm on Friday night. We’ll need one parent who’s willing to help with car pooling on Friday night and another for collection on the Monday afternoon (around midday). Please contact Barry if you can assist with this.

Gear List

  • Group Neckerchief
  • Sleeping bag
  • Ground Mat
  • Multiple changes of clothes
  • Boots
  • Runners
  • Day bag for activities
  • Packed lunch for Friday evening
  • Hat & Gloves
  • Warm Jacket
  • Rain Gear
  • Sun Cream
  • Bug Spray
  • Towel
  • Torch + Spare batteries
  • Plain white cotton t-shirt (needed for one of the activities)
  • Knife, Fork, Spoon, Mug, Plate, Bowl
  • Pocket money (Max €20, to be given to the Scouters on Friday night)

The following items are not allowed:

  • Fizzy Drinks
  • Chewing Gum
  • Electronic Devices (Unless told otherwise by the Scouters)

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Barry Kennedy 085 728 4899

Directions to Kilcully Scout Centre

  • Follow the N20 heading towards Cork City until you reach a cross roads just before Blackpool shopping centre with a “Dinos Chipper” on your right. Take a left turn here (as if heading for the shopping centre).
  • Pass the entrance of the Shopping Centre (located on your right) and continue heading straight.
  • You will come to a  T-junction (Woodies DIY on your left) take a right turn still following signs for “City Centre / All Routes”.
  • At the next junction (Blackpool Grotto/Ulster Bank Blackpool) take a sharp left turn up the hill. This is Dublin Hill.
  • If you keep following this road you will end up at the Black Man Inn (on right) at a junction called the “Dublin Pike”.
  • Once you reach the Black Man Inn keep left at the fork in the road, a couple of hundred meters down the road take the next left turn, it is signposted with a tiny sign “Cemetery”  (keep an eye out or you will miss it).
  • Take this turn and keep on going straight over a bridge and onto the graveyard which will be on the right. If you look across from the graveyard you will see Kilcully Scout Campsite.
By bazkennedy Posted in scouts

Cubs Galtee Hike Details 2017

To the Parents,

On this Sunday 21st May we will be climbing the Galtees. The Galtees are approx. 75km 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 4 to 5 hrs approx. to complete it.This hike is 16 km long and while its difficult in parts it is one that the boys will be able to complete. The last section to the top is very steep and very uneven under foot

We would hope that as many as possible attend this. Parents are more than welcome to come with us on this hike as the more help we have on this the better. We will also be contacting some parents as we feel that some of the boys are going to struggle to get up this hill and the only way we can bring them is to have a parent with them in case they need to turn back

The following are the details

  1. Meet Scout hall 9am sharp (Transport is required) for those without transport please bring €5 with you to cover the fuel price for the person carrying you.
  2. Hiking Gear required as follows (Hiking Boots are a must, Rain Jacket, Waterproof pants, No Jeans, Hiking socks, Warm clothes,Hoodie,hat,Gloves,Scarf,Change of clothes for end of hike).Anyone arriving with the incorrect footwear will not be allowed come with us for safety reasons.
  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 11am we should be down the mountain no later than 4pm at worst.

NB    PRESENT INDICATIONS ARE THAT THE WEATHER FOR The GALTEES ON SUNDAY IS SHOWERY IN THE MORNING DRYING OFF IN THE AFTERNOON.

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 and you kid on Sunday

The Leaders

Please click on link below for directions

https://www.google.ie/maps/dir/Caherdavin+Scout+Hall,+Blackthorn+Drive,+Limerick/Galtyway+Climb,+Co.+Tipperary/@52.4746129,-8.7138869,10z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x485b5cefb0790e59:0x4ea58f708c7ae7ab!2m2!1d-8.6581278!2d52.6740044!1m5!1m1!1s0x48435216a79b9f2b:0xb6c057f2180c8f68!2m2!1d-8.1596369!2d52.3493203?hl=en

If you have google maps just put in Galtyway Climb

 

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Website   http://caherdavinscouts.ie

By clonmackencubs Posted in general

Kayaking + County Shield visit

Please see the following updates on the upcoming scout activities. If you have any questions on the below, please contact Barry – baz@caherdavinscouts.ie or 085 7284899

Kayaking

We’re looking forward to a great “splash and dash” session with Get West Outdoor Adventure Company on Thursday evening. Looks like we’ll have the ideal conditions on the evening.

We’ll be meeting at the Limerick Boat Club on Sarsfield Bridge at 7pm. We aim to be finished by 8.45pm. Please bring swimming gear, old shoes and a towel. Wetsuits and buyancy aids will be provided.

Please fill out this consent form and and bring it with you on the night (along with any outstanding money)

Click here for a map to the boat club


County Shield Visit

We will be making a visit out to the Limerick Scout County Shield this Saturday at the Castleconnell Scout Campsite. The Shield is an annual Scoutcraft competition that tests the Scouts on their tent pitching, pioneering, cooking and other skills. We’re inviting all Scouts as well as the Cubs who will be moving up to Scouts in September to join us. Parents are also welcome to attend. This is a great opportunity to see what the event is like as we are aiming to enter a patrol of scouts next year.

To get to the Castleconnell Scout Campsite, follow the main road to Birdhill and turn left at Daly’s Cross. The campsite is roughly 2km down this road on the left. Barry will meet you in the Car Park at 7.30pm and we aim to be finished by 8.30pm. Can you let us know if you will be attending by texting Barry (085 728 4899) by 2pm Saturday.

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…

Posted by 23rd Limerick Scouts- Caherdavin on Friday, March 17, 2017

 

 

By clonmackencubs Posted in general

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
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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
 
By clonmackencubs Posted in general

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.