Beavers Trails Day – February 2012

The next county event for Beavers is the County Trails Day on Sunday February 12th in Curraghchase Forest Park from 11.00pm until It will involve a track/trail walk, which will incorporate five bases along the trail

As it is an outdoor event so Beavers are asked to dress appropriately so as not to get cold/wet. The following gear is required:

  • Neckerchief*
  • Small day bag
  • Rain Gear*
  • Hat + Gloves
  • Packed Lunch*

The barrier at the entrance to the forest will be raised for half an hour before the event and for half an hour at the end. Anyone arriving after these slots will have to pay the five euro admission fee.

The event costs €3 per Beaver and this must be paid next Monday. You must also confirm your son’s attendance by text to Barry by next Friday 3rd February.


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County Cub Challenge Day

Congratulations to Robin Ryan Blake,Joey Hempenstall,Niall Barrett,Dean Carey,Sean Long and Cillian Hickey who came 2nd in this year’s County Cub Challenge Day in Meelick. The team now progress to the National Challenge day in Maynooth next month

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Beaver Notes (Jan 2012)

We unfortunately will not be attending JamOige this year due to insufficient numbers. We will be contacting those who have paid soon with a view to returning your deposit. As an alternative we will be joining the Cubs for a night at the Shrahan Scout Centre, in Roscrea on May 26th/27th (More details to come)

Orienteering Day
Our next event is the County Orienteering Day which will take place in Curraghchase Forest Park on February 12th. This event will cost €3 per Beaver.
Registration Fee
The registration fee for this term (€80) will be collected over the next two weeks. Please bring money up in an envelope with your child’s name on it. If you have any queries, please contact the leaders.

Our Investiture Ceremony on Monday 6th February in the Scout Hall. This is where we formally welcome our new beavers into the Scout Movement, a worldwide family of over 30 million people. Family members are welcome on this night.
This is a uniformed event. If anyone still needs to buy the Beaver Jumper it can be bought on

Bag Packing
We have been given a slot for bag packing in Dunnes Stores, Jetland Centre on the following dates

  • March 2nd 6pm-10pm
  • March 3rd 10am -6pm

We will be looking for volunteers from the parents to help with this event. If you can give two of your time on either of these dates please contact Barry.

If you have any question, please don’t hesitate to contact the leaders.
Yours in Scouting
The Beaver Leaders

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Clonmacken Cub Pack Upcoming Events & Dates

Dear parents

Due to the following reasons we have decided not to take part in Jamoige in June

  1. Insufficient no.of Leaders
  2.  Only 12 boys interested in going
  3.  If we had decided to take part in JamOige we would not be able to have any other sleepovers or outings due to the high costs       involved with JamOige

The following are the Sleepovers we are doing between now and the end of May

  1. Sleepover in the Scout hall  4th February
  2. Sleepover in Curraghchase Scout House  Sat/Sun 14th/15th April       Cost €25
  3. Cup Camp Srahan Scout Centre  Roscrea    Friday to Sunday May 25th to 27th            Cost €60
Anybody who has paid a deposit for JamOige can either have the money back or if they so wish they can put it towards any of the above events.
Please let us know which events you wish your son to attend
A deposit of €5 for Curraghase sleepover is required
A deposit of €10 will be needed for Cub camp
Please contact any of the leaders about any of these events if need be

Regional Cub Challenge Day 2012

We had 2 teams that took part in the regional Cub Challenge at Meelick Scout Hall on Sunday 22nd January 2012.The event consisted of 5 challenges in the morning and a table quiz in the afternoon.Some of the activities included Fire lighting,Water challenge,Air Activities,Team challenge and building with bamboo and elastic bands.Both of the teams perform very well and when it came to announcing the prize winners we were delighted when one of our teams came second thus qualifying for the National Cub challenge which takes place in Maynooth the end of February.

Team 1 which finished 3rd had the following boys in it: Cillian Hickey,Sean Long,Dean Carey,Robin Ryan Blake,Niall Barrett and Joey hempenstall

Team 2 had the following boys in it : Senan Cavanagh,Cian Guilfoyle,Liam Kelly,Callum Dunworth,Brendan Burke,Max Doherty and Andrew Quigley

Well done to the 2 leaders who looked after the boys Michael O Halloran and Mary Geary

Also well done to some of our Venturers who helped in organising this event

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