Last Saturday, Scouting Ireland launched its new website (www.Scouts.ie). The website is aimed towards non members. A members section (my.scouts.ie) will come online on Wednesday. This new website will have an interactive home page with customable widgets, a Chat Forum, One Programme Resources, News, Documents, Forms and much much more. All our members are encouraged to create an account.
UPDATE: both websites are now live. The members website can be accessed from http://my.scouts.ie. The website is best viewed in Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome instead of Internet Explorer
The first Scout Camp of the 2010/2011 will take place in Cratloe over the bank holiday weekend. The Scouts will hike up from the grotto on friday and camp in the “field” that night. They will be bivying on the Saturday. The programme for the weekend revolves around backwoods skills
The registration fee for the 2010/2011 Scouting year is €160. This is paid in two installments of €80 (one per term). There is a discount for families with more than one child. The first installment must be paid by the end of October. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to talk to the leaders.
All beavers are asked to bring the following to next week’s meeting
• A small backpack (something a beaver can carry comfortably)
• Warm hat and gloves
• Rain Gear (top and bottoms)
• Plastic Lunch Box (This can be empty for the meeting)
During the meeting Beavers will be shown how to properly pack their bag for a day activity. All items should be clearly labeled with the beaver’s name.
The road to the 22nd World Scout Jamboree, to be held in Sweden next Summer, has begun for one of our leaders. Barry Kennedy, a leader for both the Beaver and Venture sections, will be going to the Jamboree as part of the International Service Team (IST).
A World Scout Jamboree only happens every four years and attracts between 20,000 and 40,000 Scouts from all corners of the globe, for a once in a lifetime experience. This Jamboree is extra special for Ireland as we will be sending our largest ever contingent with 850 scouts and scouters travelling from Ireland.
Last weekend the contingent held their first camp in Portlick, Westmeath. This allowed everyone to get to know each other as well as a chance to trial some of the activities the Irish will be running in Sweden.