After two months of planning the weekend has arrived. This weekend our Scouts and Venture Scouts will be heading off to sleep in a cave tonight and tomorrow night will be sleeping on top of Currantoohill to raise funds. So far we’ve raised around €1900 for the Crean Challenge and Scotland Expedition

Thanks to everyone who’se helped us so far. We’ll do our best to keep you updated via facebook as the weekend goes on but internet access down a cave isn’t really an option.

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Beavers Helping Others

There will be no Beaver Meeting next week due to the Bank Holiday. Instead the Beavers have been given a project as part of the ONE Programme. The project is based on “Helping Others”

Plan– talk about how you can help others

Do – Keep a Helping others diary

Review– Discus how you helped others- how did you do it? Was it fun?

 

Scouts Indoor Weekend

The Scout troop will be having a indoor weekend at the Dundrum Scout Centre, Tipperary on November 25th-27th. The estimated cost is €32pp. A €10 deposit is due next wednesday (26th October) so we can book the hostel
This weekend will include:

  • Completing the Discovery Award (First Phase of the Crean Awards)
  • Camping & Pioneering Adventure Skills Assesment
  • Investing the new scouts
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County Scout Hike (Torc Mountain)

Last Saturday, three scouts (Eoin, Mark and Conor) and 2 Scouter (Neil and Baz) headed off to Killarney for the day to take part in the County Scout Day Hike. The weather was miserable as we arrived in the Mucross House car park where we met the other teams.

After a quick walk around the Murcross Estate we were out on the trail, passing the impressive Torc Waterfall. We continued up the Kerry way until we reached the turn off for the Mountain Trail. The weather started to clear off as we made our way up the trail until we reached the summit where we stopped to eat and take a few photos. After a few minutes the temperature started to drop so we packed up and made our way down the hill.

After the hike we made our way to supermacs where we were quickly joined by every other scout on the event. On the journey home baz went through the Adventure Skills requirements with the Scouts ticking all the boxes for level 2 Hillwalking (With some progress made towards reaching level 3).

Well done to the Scouts who kept a very good pace going up and down the mountain, despite the weather conditions. Thanks to Neil for driving, Eoin’s dad for donating some money so the lads could go to supermacs on the return journey and to Dave and his team for organizing the event.

Photos

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County Scout Hike

Updated 19th Oct- Weather forecast looks like it will be wet so RAIN GEAR IS ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL!! 

The County Scout Hike will take place next Saturday, 22nd October in Torc Moutain near Killarney, Co. Kerry. Cost is €5 (this must be paid on Wednesday 19th). The registration fees and paperwork must be returned before this event.

We’ll be meeting at the Car Park of the Muckross Estate at 10.30am and expect to return to same by 4pm. Scouts must arrange their own transport to and from the event.

Directions can be found here

The following gear will be required for the hike:
• Neckerchief*
• Hiking boots*
• Rain Gear* (jacket & trousers)
• Hat & Gloves*
• Change of Clothes
• Packed lunch*
• Torch
• Compass
• Bivy Bag
(*) indicates compulsory item. We recommend Radar Stores on foxes bow for sourcing the above gear. Mention it’s for a scout event.

Update: Have a read of this handbook. Its written with a weekend hike in mind but some of the advice is good. Pay attention what to bring (and what not to bring) and how to pack it. http://www.rivervalleyscouts.ie/MPC%20Handbook.pdf 

Contact Baz if you have any questions

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Website updates

Hi folks
I’m making some changes to the website. So far:

  • Calendar showing upcoming activities
  • Resources section where you can download all the required paperwork
  • Links- new links page
  • added a facebook box on the side bar
  • More changes are due. The websites move to CahedavinScouts.ie has been delayed but will happen very soon.
    In the meantime we’re looking for feedback about the site. Please email baz on caherdavinscouts@gmail.com

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    Barry Kennedy receives UL Volunteering Award

    On October 12th, the University of Limerick presented 83 students with the first ever UL President’s Volunteer Award, honoring the voluntary commitment of UL Students to the community. Barry Kennedy, a Scouter and Rover Scout from the 23rd Limerick Scouts in Caherdavin , a fourth year student of Computer Systems, received the Gold Award for logging over 60 hours of service with his Scout Group during the last academic year.
    Professor Don Barry, President of UL thanked all the students for their ongoing efforts in the community despite the challenges placed upon them by their academic commitments.
    36 students received the award for volunteering with 27 external organizations including Girl Guides, Order of Malta, Limerick Rape Crisis Centre, Clare Youth Services, Doras Luimni, Enable Ireland and the Northside Learning Hub. A further 69 students volunteered their time within the UL community; in the Students Union, Clubs and Societies, Peer Mentoring and the UL Access Campus, a new imitative to help school children from disadvantaged areas progress to further education.

    Barry has been an active member of the Caherdavin Scout Group since joining as a Beaver in 1993. Today he is a Scouter, alternating between Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Ventures as well as being a Rover Scout. Barry assists with administration, participates on the quartermaster team and runs the group website. This year Barry took part in the World Scout Jamboree in Sweden in July and was one of two representatives for Scouting Ireland at the International Peace Camp in Saudi Arabia in September.

    Barry said he was delighted to receive the award. He praised his fellow students for having such a positive impact in the community and hoped that more students would take up the challenge of volunteer work. For more details on the President’s Volunteer Award check out http://www.ulpva.ie

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    Group Registration night

    Thanks to everyone who showed up to our registration night last night. It was decided this year that we would collect the registration fee and sort out consent forms on one night. This really makes it easier for the group to sort out our registration to Scouting Ireland on time. Thanks to all the Scouters for their hard work getting ready for last night. Thanks also to the scouts and ventures who had a stall about their upcoming international adventures.

    If you didn’t attend last night, you need to come up at the start of next week’s meetings to pay the registration fee and fill out the membership/consent forms. The forms can be downloaded in our Resources section. A further €30 must be paid by the end of October and the final €80 must be paid for by the end of February.

    Two important dates for your diary:

    • Group AGM – Thursday 10th November @ 8pm. Scout Hall
    • Table Quiz – Thursday 17th November @ 8pm. Na Parsaigh GAA Club

    Fun Orienteering Day 2011

    On Sunday October 2nd 12 of our cub pack and 2 leaders had a most enjoyable time taking part in thr Fun Orienteering Day held in Cratloe Woods.The event was run by the Meelick group.All of our cubs did the mediem map reading challenge.Ther were 8 points to find on the map and when the boys reached each point the punched their card.They coarse was roughly 6 km long.Once the lads got used to reading the maps correctly they had no problem completing the tasks.Despite the damp conditions everyone really had a great time.This was our first outdoor event of the new cub year and for the boys who have just joined use from Beavers it was their first cub event. Well done in particular to the 3 older cubs who completed the course without the assistance of the leaders.

    The group also had  4 Scouts and  1Scouter complete the Long Course which included 10 points spread across the forest park and 2 Ventures who were part of the staff on the day