County Shield Info

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.

Gear List

  • Neckerchief
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Sleeping Mat
  • Day Bag (for bases)
  • Eating Utensils
  • Rain Gear
  • Torch
  • Hat & Gloves
  • Full Uniform (See note below)
  • Pen Knife
  • 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:

Andrew (PL) Pioneering/Kites
Michael (APL) First Aid/Woggle making
Conor (APL) Backwoods/Carving
Mark (Scribe) Semaphore/Codes/Animal Cast
Fursa Map Making/Stool
Eoin (Quartermaster) Map & Compass/Lanyard
Daniel (Firemaster) Axe & Saw/Hammock

here’s a copy of the Scouting Trail

A note on Uniform

Uniform will be inspected on site on the Monday afternoon after the final inspection. The uniform according to the marking scheme is as follows:

  • Scouting Ireland shirt
  • Scouting Ireland trousers
  • Scouting Ireland belt
  • Troop neckerchief
  • Woggle
  • Dark footwear (Boots, shoes or sandals) – no runners
  • Dark socks

Please have as much of the uniform as possible on the weekend on the Shield. If there are items you need to get before the Shield please contact Barry before the 27th April

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