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.