Scouts – Moylussa Hike & Sleepover

This Saturday 16th Decemeber, the Scouts will be hiking up to the top of Moylussa in Clare followed by a sleepover in the Scout Hall. There will be no meeting this week

Hike

We’ll be climbing Moylusa, the highest point in Co. Clare.

We’ll be meeting at the Two Mile Gate Car Park (near Killaloe) at 9am sharp. Scouts can leave a bag with a spare change of clothes and footwear in the leaders cars. 

The following gear is required:

  • Neckerchief*
  • Hiking Boots*
  • Rain Gear*
  • Water  1.5 Litre minimum*
  • Torch*
  • Bivy Bag
  • First Aid Kit
  • Extra layers in Bag (Eg Extra Jumper/Fleece)
  • Hat and Gloves*
  • Packed lunch
  • Trail Snacks*

Based on the weather we’ve had recently we expect it to be cold. Dress accordingly

Depending on conditions at the summit, we may attempt a small navigation exercise. We aim to be back to the car park at by 1pm (we’ll post a message in the whatsapp group to confirm)

Sleepover

The Scouts are asked to be at the Scout Hall from 6pm onwards and must be collected on Sunday morning between 9-30am and 10am

Scouts need to bring the following

  • Neckerchief
  • Sleeping Bag
  • ground mat
  • pillow
  • Tourch (Optional)

They can bring sweets with them but please do not overload them with sweets.

No Chewing allowed or Fizzy Drinks. We have plenty of drinks for them

The cost is €6 which will cover food.

No Mobile Phones allowed. Any electronic devices are brought at their own risk

 

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Map & Compass Resources

We recently held a training session for our leaders on how to use a Map & Compass. Here are some useful links on this topic:
Hill walking Scheme Overview
Maps – Reading Grid References
Maps – Scale & Grids
Maps – Relief (ie Contours)
Using a compass (video)
Pacing
Hillwalking Logbook Template
Leave No Trace

 

Rock Climbing 12th October

The Scouts and Ventures will be going Rock Climbing on Thursday 12th October. The venue is the SUAS Climbing Centre in the Burlington Business Park in Clonlara. SUAS was set up by a former member of our group so we’re delighted to be visiting on the opening week. We’ll be meeting at 7.30pm and should be finished around 9pm. There’s a viewing area if parents want to wait.

Scouts are asked to wear comfortable clothing on the evening. If you haven’t paid yet, please bring along the €13.50 on the night.

Directions

  • Head towards Limerick City via St Munchin’s Church and cross over Thomond Bridge
  • Take the second exit off the roundabout onto Island Road
  • Turn left at St Mary’s Church onto Athlunkard Street
  • At the roundabout take the first exit onto Corbally Road. Follow Corbally road for
  • Turn right at Mughal’s Topaz Service Station
  • Follow this road from 2km until you see the Old Burlington factory on your right (look for red & green barriers)
  • The SUAS Climbing Centre is in near the back of the estate (in between Kidstown and SplatTown)

Google Maps link

If you have any questions – please contact Barry on 085-7284899

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.
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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

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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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