Scout Notes – May 2013

Annual Camp

The Annual Camp is taking place in Ruan from the 3rd-8th July. All scouts must confirm attendance by text to Barry by 5pm Friday (31st May). Cost is €70 including camp fees, food and activities.


Check out details of hoodies here. Email to place an order

Badge work

We’ll be doing a lot of badge work over the next few weeks and we hope to present these badges on the annual camp. As part of the Terra Nova Award, all scouts must take part in a community project – details will be given out tonight.

We’ve a 3 week Emergency Skills programme and a kayaking day trip planned for June.

For scouts aiming for hill walking stage 4 please start filling out your logbooks. See details here


Hillwalking logbooks

For any scout wishing to reach stage 4 in hillwalking needs to start putting together their logbook of hikes completed. If you wish to get your badge on the annual camp, these logbooks need to be in by June 19th so we can order badges:

Full logbook

Condensed logbook

The scouts have done 5 hikes in the last year so any 3 will do

Keep the logs simple – dates, number in group, venue, leader. If you need any additional information please contact Barry


If anyone else would like to purchase one our group hoodies, we’ll be taking sizes and payment during this week’s meetings. We’ll be putting in the orders at the end of this week.

Cost is €32 and the following sizes are available.

Child: 04-05, 05-06, 06-07, 07-08, 08-09,
09-10, 10-11, 11-12, 12-13, 14-15
Adult: XXXS, XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL,

Questions to
NOTE= if you can’t make the deadline of Friday, there may be another opportunity to order in Mid June and September subject to interest

By Caherdavin Scouts Posted in general

20 Km Walk Cubs CSA Details


Dear Parents

Our 20km hike for the cubs doing their Chief scout Award takes place from May 24 to May 26.The venue is Angleboro just outside Kilfinane Co Limerick(Map is attached below)

The following are the details for this event

  1. Cubs have to make their own way to and from the event.Please contact other parents to make these arrangements as it would be stupid for everyone to come down such a distance on their own.If you require contact details of other boys parents please contact me on 087-2392429
  2. Cubs must be at Anglesboro Community Hall 7pm on Friday May 24th.
  3. Cubs must be picked up 12-00pm Sunday May 26th Anglesboro Hall
  4. Please make sure that each boy has the correct gear with him.List of gear is attached.This list will be posted on the Group Website under this event
  5. Please provide a packed Tea for the boys for the Friday Night
  6. It is important that energy drinks and energy food is packed for the hike the following day.We will also be providing hot drinks/food on the hike for the boys.
  7. If you son is on any medication please let us know
  8. It is very important that no fizzy drinks be packed

If there is any change to any of the above details I will contact you and it will be posted on the Group Website and also the Group Facebook page.Please keep an eye on these over the next couple of weeks

Gear required





Trousers/Track suit(No jeans on hike)


Jumpers/Fleece is good for hike if u have one



*Please bring enough changes of clothes for the full weekend *




Tea towel

We will have cutlery



Compass (if you have one)Please do not go out and buy one

Spare batteries for torch

Black bag (for wet/dirty clothes)



Yours In Scouting

Michael O Halloran

These are the directions from Ballylanders to Anglesborough

These are the directions from Ballylanders to Anglesborough

By clonmackencubs Posted in cubs

Scouts take part in County Shield

Well done to the El Smurfo Patrol (Mark, Eoin, Fursa, Daniel, Cillian, Dean and John) who represented Caherdavin at this years Limerick Scout County Shield in Copeswood College, Pallaskenry. The Shield is an annual competition that tests the scouts’ skills in campcraft, cooking, teamwork, navigation, first aid and much much more. The theme this year was the Gathering with each patrol picking a country. Our patrol picked Mexico.

The patrols arrived onsite on Saturday morning and began the campcraft section. As well as a store tent and sleeping tent, the scouts had to build a gate, table, alterfire, wash area and kitchen gadget out of timber poles. At 3pm the scouts had to down their tools as the campcraft was inspected. Over the next couple of hours they had a number of small tasks to complete such as making a kite, make a platted lanyard and demonstrate a four handed lift. That night a campfire was held where each patrol had to perform a 5 minute sketch.

On Sunday, the patrols left their campsites and headed off around the college for the Bases. There were 10 bases – (first aid, fire, pulleys, semaphore, teamwork, map making, compass work, knots, pioneering ). The first aid base was a car crash simulation. For the fire base the scouts had to light a fire without matches or a lighter and for the pulleys base the scouts had to set up a pulley system to pull a jeep up a hill (easier than it sounds). After the bases, the patrols returned to their site to prepare a test meal. Following the theme, our scouts cooked fajitas. This was followed by a trade fair where each patrol had to bring a product or service to barter amonst the other groups. Our patrol made a piñata. That night, the scouts had a disco in the main hall.

The next morning, the scouts had to break camp and made sure it was left as they found it. After a uniform inspection, the results were added up and the closing ceremony began. A standard system was used this year with each patrol getting on of four standards – Quadpod, Tripod, Bipod and Participation  Our patrol recieved the Tripod Standard and came 12th overall.

Well done to the lads who had a great time over the weekend. Well done to the Stag Patrol from Meelick on coming first and good luck to all Limerick teams who now progress into the Phoenix Challenge (National competition) in Castlesaunderson, Co. Cavan in August.

Thanks to their leaders, ventures, rovers, parents and anyone else who helped them get ready for the weekend. Thanks especially to Peter and Pat who helped them with transporting gear.  Thanks also to Dave Ryan (Ast. County Programme Coordinator for Scouts) and all his staff for a brilliant weekend.

By Caherdavin Scouts Posted in scouts