Clonmacken Cubs News Update

Annual Cub Camp 2014

This years Annual Cub Camp will take place in Srahan Scout Centre which is just outside Roscrea.The dates for this event are Friday June 20 June to Sunday June 22 2014.The cost of this event was set originally set at €50 when we told you earlier in the year but we have been able to a deal with the people who run this Centre and we can now do it for €40.

We now need to get a deposit of €10 for each lad by April 1st with the Balance due May 27th.We will take payment for this event on a weekly basis if you wish to pay this way.


2nd Payment of Membership Fees/Insurance Fee

The second payment of  €80 for the above is now overdue.If you still have to pay us this second payment we require this immediately. This must be paid up by April 1st.. If you require extra time to pay up this fee please call into the scout hall or call the Leader




Cubs Sleepover Curraghchase March 2014

Our Cubs are just back from a great weekend in Curraghchase.We had 19 cubs and 3 leaders on this weekend.we arrive on Friday evening and gave the boys time to explore the woods that night.

Saturday after breakfast the boys collected wood for the evening campfire.They then played capture the flag before again being give some freetime before lunch.After Lunch the younger cubs were taken on a hike up to Curraghchase Forest Park where they enjoyed sometime at the playground before walking around the lake and up to the monument.

The older cubs were shown how to use and ax and saw properly before heading to the Forest park where they met up with the rest of the cubs.After this it was back to the house for dinner. Unfortunately due to the weather turning bad we had to cancel the campfire and midnight hike.Instead the boys played charades and each group had to perform a 5 minute play.Hot chocolate and marshmallows finished the evening.

Sunday mornibg as spent packing up and tiding up the house.With this done the lads had some time to themselves before being picked up at was great to see Leader Mary Geray Bourke  visiting us on Sunday morning following her illness.Mary has been with the cub pack for years and we look forward to seeing her back weekly soon.Thanks to Group Leader Des McKeown and Group Secretary Catherine Clancy for paying a visit to us as well as Claire Walsh who called our to us also.Claire is coming on board the cubs as a new Leader.

A big thank you to Leaders Mike O Halloran,Ger Quigley and Ashley Lally for giving up their weekend and looking after the Cubs.

And finally to all the cubs well done on being so well behaved over the weekend and now we can all start looking forward to our next event

Pictures can be found here


St Patricks Day Parade Details

Dear Parents
For all of those taking part in the St Patricks Day Parade with us in Caherdavin Scouts
please note that we will all meet up at the gates of Sarsfield Barracks on 17th March
between 11:15am and 11:30am.  It is essential that you actually meet up with your sons
Leaders as there will be lots of groups milling around and Leaders need to be made
aware that your son is present.  Full uniform is required to take part in the Parade so extra layers
should be worn underneath same.
The pick up point after the parade is in front of the Civic Buildings and you may have to
access this from Nicholas Street so please follow the parade stewards directions.
We cannot say what time the boys will arrive at the Civic Buildings so you will either have to
follow the parade down or be waiting there for us to arrive.
In the past Leaders have had to wait around for long periods of time for parents
to arrive to collect the boys and this is not acceptable.
Leaders have their own children and lives to organise and this must be respected.
If you have any queries please contact your sons Leaders who will be happy to answer your questions.
Des McKeown – Group Leader
Group Leader Des Mc Keown 087-2077670
Group Secretary Catherine Clancy 087-2075410