Scout/Venture Overnight in Curraghchase Scout Centre

Start Date: 11am 8th December 2012

End Date: 12noon 9th December 2012

Cost: €15 (to be paid by Wednesday 5/12/12)

Scouts/Ventures must make their own travel arrangements to and from the Curraghchase Scout Centre.

Gear List

  • Warm Clothes
  • Neckerchief* (essential)
  • Sleeping bag*
  • Ground Mat
  • Rain Gear*
  • Hat & Gloves*
  • Outdoor Clothes
  • Day bag
  • Head Torch

Enquiries to Scouts@CaherdavinScouts.ie 

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County Cub Challenge Day 2012

The County Challenge day was held in our hall on Sunday November 25th.we had 2 teams in this competition.we had one young team that preformed very well considering they had only 4 on the team.Our Senior team we were quietly confident that they would do well as 3 of the team had been on the team last year that went to the National Final.And boy did these 6 lads do the cub pack proud as the boys not only came in the top three but they won the County Cub Challenge.

The morning saw the boys take part in challenges such as memory tests,plank walking,fun base, Pioneering and other challenges. The afternoon saw us take part in a table quiz.When both parts of the day were added together we had won.The boys now qualify for the National Finals which will take place in Maynooth in Late February 2013.

Our winning team was Robin Ryan Blake,Niall Barrett,Liam Kelly,Cian Guilfoyle,Joey Hempenstall,Oran Payne Bourke

Our Younger team who performed very well was Max Doherty,Callum Dunworth,Andrew Quigley and Alan Clifford

Well done to both teams

Congratulations to the Leaders Mike and Ger and to the Ventures who have helped get the boys ready for this event.

Finally a big thank you to some of our Ventures Group who gave up their Sunday to help man our base well done Andy,Andrew,Ashley,Michael and Conor

Role on February and the National Finals

Pictures of this event will be published shortly

Woodbadge Presented to Barry Kennedy

Congratulations to one of our Scouters Barry Kennedy who was presented with his ‘Wood Beads’ at tonight’s Limerick Scout County AGM held in the Greenhills. Well done Barry.

The Woodbadge is an internationally recognized award presented to Scouters who complete the Scouting Leadership Programmes (six courses and a project). Scouters are presented with 2 wooden beads.

The beads were first presented at the initial leadership course in September 1919 at Gilwell Park. The origins of Wood Badge can be traced back to 1888, when Baden-Powell was on a military campaign in Zululand (now part of South Africa). He pursued Dinizulu, a Zulu king, for some time, but never managed to catch up with him. Dinizulu had a 12-foot (4 m)-long necklace with more than a thousand acacia beads. Baden-Powell is said to have found the necklace when he came to Dinizulu’s deserted mountain stronghold. Such necklaces were known as iziQu in Zulu and were presented to brave warrior leaders.Much later, Baden-Powell searched for a distinctive award for the participants in the first Gilwell course. He constructed the first award using two beads from Dinizulu’s necklace, and threaded them onto a leather thong given by an elderly South African in Mafikeng, calling it the Wood Badge.

By Caherdavin Scouts Posted in Scouters

Cubs Dundrum Sleepover

we held a very successful sleepover at Dundrum International Scout Centre Tipperary.We had 15 cubs,4 Venturers and 2 Leaders with us.

The boys took part in various activities such as backwoods cooking,emergencies and Zip Line.The boys had plenty of time for freetime as well.

We held a campfire and barbque Saturday night.

We did the Zipline again Sunday before departing for home tired but with mamy memories

Well done to the 4 venturers Andy,Ashley,Andrew and Conor for their great help and to fellow Leader Ger who really helped out with everything

By clonmackencubs Posted in general

Beaver – Uniforms update

We will not be taking a group order for the uniforms. You can order the items online via the scout shop. The items required are:

Due to an issue with the Scout Shop website we will order the neckerchiefs over the next few weeks (further details to come)

*DISCOUNT* if you are ordering items you the following code (300957064003) to recieve a discount. On the website this is the reward card number on the payment page.

Alternatively you can order by phone from the bray depot (01-2764426) or visit one of the shops in dublin or cork.

  • 34-35 Upper Liffey Street, Dublin 1 (01-8725177)
  • 22/23 Paul Street, Cork City (021 427 6382)

Apologies for any inconvience caused. If you have any questions or problems with the online ordering please contact Barry Kennedy at 085 728 4899

By Caherdavin Scouts Posted in beavers

Dundrum Sleepover

Dear Parents

The following are the arrangements for our sleepover at Dundrum Scout Centre Tipperary on Saturday November 10  and Sunday November 11 2012

  1. Cubs are asked to be at Dundrum at  1pm on the Saturday (If you are going to be late please let us know as we may be out and about when you arrive)
  2. Parents are asked to pick up the boys on Sunday at Dundrum at  3 pm sharp.(Leaders have other thinks to do so please be on time)

The boys are required to have the following with them

  1. Sleeping bag/ Ground Mat/Pillow
  2. Plate/Cup/Bowl/Knife/Fork/Spoon
  3. Tea Towel
  4. 2 or 3 changes of clothes
  5. Plenty of spare socks
  6. Wet Gear
  7. Wellies/Boots or old shoes or Trainers
  8. Warm coat(Please make sure you son has this with him as we will be outdoors most of the time)
  9. Hat/Gloves
  10. Torch(Optional)
  11. Spare plastic bag for dirty clothes
  12. Please make sure all gear is marked with their names

The following is not allowed and we be taken from the boys if they have it

  1. Fizzy Drinks
  2. Chewing Gum
  3. Pocket Knifes

NB: ALL SWEET/DRINKS MUST BE IN A PLASTIC BAG WITH YOUR CHILDS NAME ON IT AND MUST BE HANDED UP TO LEADERS UPON ARRIVAL.THESE WILL BE HANDED OUT AT CERTAIN TIMES

NB: IF YOU CHILD IS ON ANY MEDICATION PLEASE INFORM US WHEN HE ARRIVES

If you  type the following co ordinates into google maps       Dundrum @52.581357,-8.041992 you will get the directions.My suggestion is use Tipperary Town as your starting point which would be A  and the above co-ordinates as B   

Yours in Scouting

The Leaders

NB  PLEASE BRING A PACKED LUNCH WITH YOU