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
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.
The following are the arrangements for our sleepover at Dundrum Scout Centre Tipperary on Saturday November 10 and Sunday November 11 2012
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)
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
Sleeping bag/ Ground Mat/Pillow
2 or 3 changes of clothes
Plenty of spare socks
Wellies/Boots or old shoes or Trainers
Warm coat(Please make sure you son has this with him as we will be outdoors most of the time)
Spare plastic bag for dirty clothes
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
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