Six very tired scouts just back from the first ever County Scout Camp in Castleconnell. 96 scouts from Caherdavin, Milford/Monaleen, Meelick, Castleconnell, Murroe, Bruff, Croom, Ahane, Rathkeale and St Joseph’s took part in the overnight event.
Activities on the Saturday included ice breaker games, an obstacle course, blind trail, monkey bridge, catapult building, woggle making, leather craft, badge design (with the winning badge to be produced and sent out to all scouts who attended) and a campfire. Scouts completed these activities in mixed patrols made up of scouts from several groups allowing them to get to make new friends. Despite the miserable weather on Sunday morning scouts took part in a photo treasure hunt in the village and various scouting tasks onsite such as learning to how to fix a puncture, making a compass and assembling a trangia while blindfolded. Well done to the Scouts for their behaviour and cooperation. Thanks to Scouter Barry Kennedy for bringing the scouts to the event and to Dave Ryan (Ast. County Programme Coordinator for Scouts) and his team for organizing the event.