It’s almost time for Base Camp South in Kilcully Scout Centre, Cork. There’s a busy programme for the event, We have two full days of activities – one off-site and one on-site. There will also be an evening programme on both days.
We need to be onsite for 7pm on Friday night. We’ll need one parent who’s willing to help with car pooling on Friday night and another for collection on the Monday afternoon (around midday). Please contact Barry if you can assist with this.
Multiple changes of clothes
Day bag for activities
Packed lunch for Friday evening
Hat & Gloves
Torch + Spare batteries
Plain white cotton t-shirt (needed for one of the activities)
Knife, Fork, Spoon, Mug, Plate, Bowl
Pocket money (Max €20, to be given to the Scouters on Friday night)
The following items are not allowed:
Electronic Devices (Unless told otherwise by the Scouters)
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
Barry Kennedy 085 728 4899
Directions to Kilcully Scout Centre
Follow the N20 heading towards Cork City until you reach a cross roads just before Blackpool shopping centre with a “Dinos Chipper” on your right. Take a left turn here (as if heading for the shopping centre).
Pass the entrance of the Shopping Centre (located on your right) and continue heading straight.
You will come to a T-junction (Woodies DIY on your left) take a right turn still following signs for “City Centre / All Routes”.
At the next junction (Blackpool Grotto/Ulster Bank Blackpool) take a sharp left turn up the hill. This is Dublin Hill.
If you keep following this road you will end up at the Black Man Inn (on right) at a junction called the “Dublin Pike”.
Once you reach the Black Man Inn keep left at the fork in the road, a couple of hundred meters down the road take the next left turn, it is signposted with a tiny sign “Cemetery” (keep an eye out or you will miss it).
Take this turn and keep on going straight over a bridge and onto the graveyard which will be on the right. If you look across from the graveyard you will see Kilcully Scout Campsite.
On this Sunday 21st May we will be climbing the Galtees. The Galtees are approx. 75km from here.This is an event that we like to have as many as possible attend as it is a great challenge to all the boys to complete it.It will take us 4 to 5 hrs approx. to complete it.This hike is 16 km long and while its difficult in parts it is one that the boys will be able to complete. The last section to the top is very steep and very uneven under foot
We would hope that as many as possible attend this. Parents are more than welcome to come with us on this hike as the more help we have on this the better. We will also be contacting some parents as we feel that some of the boys are going to struggle to get up this hill and the only way we can bring them is to have a parent with them in case they need to turn back
The following are the details
Meet Scout hall 9am sharp (Transport is required) for those without transport please bring €5 with you to cover the fuel price for the person carrying you.
Hiking Gear required as follows (Hiking Boots are a must, Rain Jacket, Waterproof pants, No Jeans, Hiking socks, Warm clothes,Hoodie,hat,Gloves,Scarf,Change of clothes for end of hike).Anyone arriving with the incorrect footwear will not be allowed come with us for safety reasons.
No Fizzy Drinks
Sandwiches, Chocolate, Bananas, Fruit, Water or any drink as long as it’s not fizzy, some lads like to carry flasks of tea/coffee/soup to have at the top. Please make sure they have plenty of food and drinks.
A good and proper hiking bag. One that supports the back and has plenty of side pockets and hip support. Make sure it fits properly as one that is too big makes it very uncomfortable for the boys trying to carry it that distance.
Allowing for a 5 hour hike starting no later than 11am we should be down the mountain no later than 4pm at worst.
NB PRESENT INDICATIONS ARE THAT THE WEATHER FOR The GALTEES ON SUNDAY IS SHOWERY IN THE MORNING DRYING OFF IN THE AFTERNOON.
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT SHOULD THE WEATHER TAKE A TURN FOR THE WORST WE WILL CANCEL IT AT THE VERY LAST MOMENT IF NEED BE.THE SAFETY OF EVERYONE IS NUMBER ONE.
If you require any other details please contact after 2pm any day
Looking forward to seeing you and you kid on Sunday
We will be making a visit out to the Limerick Scout County Shield this Saturday at the Castleconnell Scout Campsite. The Shield is an annual Scoutcraft competition that tests the Scouts on their tent pitching, pioneering, cooking and other skills. We’re inviting all Scouts as well as the Cubs who will be moving up to Scouts in September to join us. Parents are also welcome to attend. This is a great opportunity to see what the event is like as we are aiming to enter a patrol of scouts next year.
To get to the Castleconnell Scout Campsite, follow the main road to Birdhill and turn left at Daly’s Cross. The campsite is roughly 2km down this road on the left. Barry will meet you in the Car Park at 7.30pm and we aim to be finished by 8.30pm. Can you let us know if you will be attending by texting Barry (085 728 4899) by 2pm Saturday.