Well done to all members past and present who took part in this years St Patricks day parade with the group.The effort made by everyone made it one of the most successful parades the group has had it years.Saint Patrick once again looked after us with the weather being perfect.
Congratulations to the 2 cubs who were invested in the Barracks before the Parade.Thanks to former Group Leader Joe O Halloran(Baden Powell) & Ollie Shinnors and former Scout Eoin Shinnors who took up our invitation for former members to march with us.
Well done to all parents for haveing the boys so well turned out and to the boys themselves for being so well behaved and doing the Group Proud
St Patrick’s Day is upon us again and as usual we will be marching in the Limerick City Parade. The parade has always been a strong tradition in our group. As this is our 40th year we are hoping that all scouts will make an extra effort to join us this year. We’re also welcoming any former scouts/scouters to join us.
We’ll be meeting for the parade at Sarsfield Barracks, Lord Edward St at 11am on Sunday. We’ll be one of the first groups in the parade this year. Parents are asked to follow the group down to City Hall/Courthouse and collect their child so leaders are not left waiting all day. Full uniform is required. Please contact section leaders for more information.
We would like to wish all our members, parents and friends a happy St Patrick’s weekend.
A note for Beaver parents
Due to the bank holiday and the easter break there will be no meetings on the following dates: 18th March, 25th March and 1st April. We will post up an activity sheet over the weekend for beavers if they want to use the 3 weeks off to earn a Special Interest Badge.
As many of you know this year the 23rd Limerick is celebrating its 40th Anniversary. One of our first events to celebrate this milestone will be on St Patrick’s Day when we are inviting all former members of the Unit/Group to march with us in the Limerick St Patrick’s Day parade. If you are interest please contact us (email firstname.lastname@example.org). If you’re old uniform still fits, please wear. We will supply neckerchiefs for all on the day.
We understand many of you are in far flung places but perhaps you might know others still based in the greater limerick area who might like to join us on the day. We would appreciate if you could forward this message to any former members you are still in contact with.
This event will cover aspects of the Backwoods Adventure Skills team. Each scout will have the opportunity to specialize in a certain skill and bring that back to their patrol.
Bivy bag (Scouts will be bivying)
Hat & Gloves
Copy Book & Pen
Scouts must confirm attendance and pay the event fee by next Scouts Wednesday (March 6th). Scouts must make their way to and from the event – we recommend car pooling. Please note that a one-way system will be in place for this event so please follow signs and directions of staff members.
On February 25th, we held our investiture for our new beavers. The Investiture is a special ceremony where a Beaver makes his Beaver Scout Promise and formally becomes a member of the Beaver Colony (and the World Scout Movement). We started the night with Katie Kennedy being invested as a Scouter by her brother Barry. Then we had the 8 new beavers to make their promise. Ger, Ciara and Katie presented them with their neckerchiefs, certs and badges. After the investiture, all the beavers sang the Beaver song for all the parents in attendance and Barry made two special presentations. Luke Shinnors was awared “Beaver of the Month” and scout Mark Graydon was awarded his Community Badge for helping out with the Beavers as part of his Chief Scout Award.
Thanks to all the parents for attending and to Catherine, Mike and Mark for their help on the night.
This weekend, 6 scouts and 2 scouters took part in the County Overnight Expedition in the Galtey Mountains. We had two teams – a senior team (Mark and Fursa with Neil) and a Junior Team (Daniel, Cillian, John and Jordan with Barry). We met at the Clydagh Bridge campsite at 2pm where we divided up the team gear and set off towards the campsite. The Scouts reached basecamp in no time and quickly put up our tents, cooked our dinner and got to know the other scouts from around the county.
After a cold night, we awoke to get ready for the main hike. Leaving our camping gear at base we set off up the hill towards Lough Curragh. The sun came out as we reached the “pimple” (a small hill at 350m) and then we followed a trail around to reach the lake. After a quick stop we headed down and collected our gear and set off again for the campsite.
Well done to the Scouts on their achievement this weekend. Thanks to leaders Barry and Neil for bringing them. Thanks also to Dave Ryan (ACPC-Scouts) and Ger Nevile (CPC) and their team for organizing the event