The Older cubs who are due to go up to Scouts in September joined the Scouts and Venturers for a nights camping in the Field in Cfratloe.The cubs were very much looking forward to this event and meet with the scouts at the Grotto in Cratloe on Saturday to hike to the Field.The first activity for the cubs was absailing in the woods and for most of the cubs it was a first time absailing.It was then onto the camping field where sleeping arrangements were set up for the night.Again a first for the cubs was when they were allowed to bivy for the night.The also took part in Backwoods cooking.
A special word must go to the Scouts and Venturers and the Leaders who helped the boys all weekend and made them feel as if they were part them and not just cubs still.The boys learned so much this weekend from the Scout Leaders and Scouts.
Hopefully this is the first of many events in which the scouts and cubs go away together as it really makes it an easier transition from cubs into scouts when the time comes to move up.
Thanks to the scout Leaders for making this such an enjoyable event for the cubs
Instead of the regular beaver meeting, we will be going to Cratloe Woods for a short hike tomorrow. We will be meeting at the Meelick Enterance of the forest at 7pm and will return to same for 9pm. Beavers must make their way to and from the hike. There will be no meeting at the hall tomorrow.
What to bring
Small backpack/bag (they must be able to carry this when they hike)
The County Shield will take place in Salesian College, Pallaskennery on the 5th-7th May 2012. Please arrive on the Saturday at 9.00am. The event is scheduled to finish on Monday 3.30pm (after the event all Scouts are asked to return to the hall to put away gear.
The cost is €40 (if you had already paid for the County Overnight then you only owe €28). This must be paid by Wednesday 25th April at the latest.
Day Bag (for bases)
Hat & Gloves
Full Uniform (See note below)
Copy of the Scouting Trail if you have one
Prior to the Shield
Taking part in the Shield is a team effort that requires everyone to pitch in and help. If one person doesn’t do this then the whole patrol suffers.
The Patrol will be meeting at the following times
Saturday 21st April – Training Day @Scout Hall
Wednesday 25th April – Scout Meeting
Fri 27th– Sun 29th April – Camp in Cratloe
Wednesday 2nd May – Scout Meeting
Thursday 3rd May – Packing the trailer
In addition each Scout will be given some things to learn/prepare before the Shield:
2 very important parent meetings take place next week for parents of both Beavers and Cubs.
The Beaver Parents meeting takes place next Monday April 23 at 8pm
The Cub Parents Meeting takes place next Tuesday April 24 at 8pm
Both meetings take place in the Scout Hall.
Some very important things need to be discussed including the Beaver/Cub Camp
At least one parent from every boy is requested to attend
Yours in Scouting
On Saturday and Sunday April 14th & 15th we held a very successful sleepover at Curraghchase Scout Center.We had 19 Cubs,3 Leaders and 4 other scouters at thei event.we were very lucky to have such good weather for the weekend.
On Saturday the boys took part in various activities such as Orienteering,Hiking and Backwood Cooking.During the day 3 Beavers who are due to come up to cubs in September joined us for a few hours.In the evening we held a Campfire and each group also had to perform a sketch.We finished saturday with a Night hike.
On Sunday we took thr boys down to Curraghchase Forest Park where they had time to to what they wanted .The boys were picked up to go home at 2pm.All the boy s that attended really enjoyed themselves.
Thanks to Mike,Mary and Ger the Leaders also to Andy,Ashley,Kevin and Andrew for their great help all weekend and to Barry for his help Saturday evening.
Pictures from this event can be found at the link below
On Tuesday April 6th our 6 cubs who are doing the Chief Scout Award took part in what is probably the hardest part of the Award when they did their 20km walk.The Venue for this event was the Bernard Loop near Anglesboro Co Limerick.All the boys arrived the night before as we wanted to start out early the next day.We stayed in Anglesboro Community Hall.All the boys were briefed on the following days hike
And so onto the hike.It began at 10am and the first section of this hike was very demanding for these young lads as for 1.5 km it was straight uphill before we got to the trail itself.The Bernard trail for the main is a gradually climb uphill for 10km which is very do able for cubs before it flattens out for a bit before the long and difficult decent which is almost straight down to the end of the trail.The trail is through the forest trails that are on the mountain and some of the scenery on this walk is stunning.Our boys made light work of it and they completed it in 5 hours.The weather was very good for most ofvthe hike apart from one incredable hail shower which turned every place white.
All the boys had their tutn leading the hike and were properly kitted out fro all elements.
A big thank you to fellow Leader Ger Quigley and especially to Andy and Ashley for their great help throughtout this event.Also to Mary who had all the meals prepared for us so we only had to reheat them.
Thanks to all the parents for their great help getting the boys to and from the event
And finally a hugh congratulations to Cillian,Senan,Dean,Sean, Brendan and John on completing this challenging part of you CSA Award
Click on the Link below for pictures of this event