Cub Founders Day Details

FOUNDERS DAY DETAILS

The following are the details for this Sundays Founders Day Cub County Event to be held on the grounds of Curraghchase Scout House
1. Cubs are asked to meet at Caherdavin Scout Hall at 9-30am sharp. Transport will be required to and from event. Car-pooling is advised as parking in and around Curraghchase Scout house is very limited
2. Cubs must bring a packed lunch with them
3. As this is an outdoor event please make sure that the cubs have correct gear for weather. Warm Jacket, Gloves, Hat, Hiking shoes/boots recommended. Present weather indications are for dry but cold weather
4. Cubs must be picked up at Curraghchase Scout House at 2-45pm
5. As our base is themed on Egypt if any cubs wish to dress up in Egyptian style that would be great
6. Neckerchief must be worn. Please do not wear the rest of the uniform as it may get destroyed if the weather turns wet.
7. For those driving to Curraghchase please follow the instructions of the traffic stewards when you get there. The will be a one way system in place in and out of the area. Please follow the signposts.
NB PLEASE DO NOT TAKE THE TURNOING INTO THE MAIN CURRAGHCHASE FOREST PARK BUT PASS THIS OUT TILL YOU SEE THE LIMERICK SCOUT COUNTY EVENT SIGNPOST APPROX 1KM BEYOND FOREST PARK ON LEFT HAND SIDE.YOU WILL ALSO SEE KILEEN GUESTHOUSE ON THIS TURNING
Click on the link below for Google Maps Directions To Curraghchase Scout House from Caherdavin Scout Hall

https://www.google.ie/maps/dir/Caherdavin+Scout+Hall,+Blackthorn+Drive,+Shannabooly,+Limerick/Curraghchase+Scout+Centre,+Currahchase,+Askeaton,+County+Limerick/@52.6184057,-8.8278486,12z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x485b5cefb0790e59:0x4ea58f708c7ae7ab!2m2!1d-8.6581278!2d52.6740044!1m5!1m1!1s0x485b4777edefa621:0x5d896d88be6d7ecd!2m2!1d-8.8844768!2d52.5848765?hl=en

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Moylussa Cub Hike

MOYLUSSA HIKE

On this Sunday 11th February we will be hiking up Moylussa Clares highest point at 532mThis 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  hrs approx. to complete it.This hike is 11 km long and while its difficult in parts it is one that the boys will be able to complete. It is all forest path and tracks and sleepers the whole way to the top. The last section to the top is a little 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.

The following are the details

  1. Meet Scout hall 9-30am sharp (Transport is required)
  2. Hiking Gear required as follows (Hiking Boots or shoes, Rain Jacket, Waterproof pants, No Jeans, Hiking socks, Warm clothes,Hoodie,hat,Gloves,Scarf,Change of clothes for end of hike).This gear can be got in Radar Stores or any of the Hiking shops around the city.Make sure you say you in Caherdavin Scouts when using Radar Stores for discount
  3. No Fizzy Drinks
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Allowing for a 4 hour hike starting no later than 10-30am we should be down the mountain no later than  2-30pm at worst.
  7. For those picking up your kids at the scout hall afterwards we will sent out a text as we are leaving the car park at Two Mile gatel allow us 25 to 30 mins to get back to Scout Hall

NB    PRESENT INDICATIONS ARE THAT THE WEATHER FOR KEEPER HILL ON SUNDAY IS DRY ALL DAY BUT COLD ESPECIALLY AT THE TOP OF THE HILL.

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

The Leaders

PS: This note will be up on Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/caherdavinscouts/?ref=hl

Website   http://caherdavinscouts.ie

Click on the link below for directions from Scout hall to Car Park at Two Mile gate just outside Killaloe

 

https://www.google.ie/maps/dir/Caherdavin+Scout+Hall,+Blackthorn+Dr,+Shannabooly,+Limerick/Craglea,+Twomilegate,+County+Clare/@52.7916044,-8.5950004,11z/am=t/data=!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x485b5cefb0790e59:0x4ea58f708c7ae7ab!2m2!1d-8.6581278!2d52.6740044!1m5!1m1!1s0x485c9dd4b9279ead:0xa3956f09e440546f!2m2!1d-8.46302!2d52.83458?hl=en

Rock Climbing – January 2018

The Scouts and Ventures will be going Rock Climbing on Thursday 18th January. The venue is the SUAS Climbing Centre in the Burlington Business Park in Clonlara. This is the same place we went to in October. We’ll be meeting at 7.30pm and should be finished around 9pm. We’ll have a short investiture ceremony and badge presentation after the climbing. There’s a viewing area if parents want to wait. Tea and Coffee can be purchased at the counter.

Scouts are asked to wear comfortable clothing on the evening. Please bring along the €13.50 on the night.

Directions

  • Head towards Limerick City via St Munchin’s Church and cross over Thomond Bridge
  • Take the second exit off the roundabout onto Island Road
  • Turn left at St Mary’s Church onto Athlunkard Street
  • At the roundabout take the first exit onto Corbally Road. Follow Corbally road for 2.5km
  • Turn right at Mughal’s Topaz Service Station
  • Follow this road from 2km until you see the Old Burlington factory on your right (look for red & green barriers)
  • The SUAS Climbing Centre is in near the back of the estate (in between Kidstown and SplatTown)

Google Maps link

If you have any questions – please contact Barry on 085-7284899

CUB LIST OF EVENTS/COSTS 2018

The following are the list of events planned and costing for the cubs for the year 2017/18

JAN 27 /28                      SLEEPOVER HALL  COST €3

FEB 11                                      CRAIG WOOD HIKE CLIMB TO HIGHEST MOUNTAIN IN Co CLARE

FEB 24                                      COUNTY FOUNDERS DAY  MORE DETAILS AS SOON AS WE GET THE

MAR 25                                 KEEPER HILL HIKE

APRIL 20 TO 21                   CASTLECONNELL CAMPING SLEEPOVER   €10 PER CUB

MAY 19/20                            COUNTY CUB CHALLENGE

JUNE 22 TO 24                           ANNUAL CUB CAMP €125 PER CUB  VENUE CUSKINNY ACTIVITY CENTRE

COBH CO CORK ( €20 DEPOSIT TO BE PAID ON OR BEFORE  13TH FEB 2018).BALANACE TO BE PAID ON OR BEFORE MAY 15TH 2018)

PARENTS WHO WISH TO PAY FOR EVENTS ON  A WEEKLY BASES CAN DO SO BUT WE ASK YOU TO PUT IT INTO AN ENVELOPE WITH YOUR CHILDS NAME ON IT AND WHAT YOUR PAYING FOR.RECEIPTS WILL BE ISSUED FOR ALL PAYMENTS.PLEASE ADHERE TO THE ABOVE PAYMENT DATES FOR EVENTS

THE SECOND HALF FEE OF €85 PER BOY IS NOW DUE AND MUST BE PAID ON OR BEFORE TUESDAY MARCH 13TH 2018.THIS CAN BE PAID ON A WEEKLY BASIS.AS BEFORE PLEASE MAKE SURE IT IS IN AN ENVELOPE WITH AMOUNT AND WHAT YOUR PAYING FOR

 

Yours

Michael O Halloran (after 2pm any day)

0872392429

 

Scouts – Moylussa Hike & Sleepover

This Saturday 16th Decemeber, the Scouts will be hiking up to the top of Moylussa in Clare followed by a sleepover in the Scout Hall. There will be no meeting this week

Hike

We’ll be climbing Moylusa, the highest point in Co. Clare.

We’ll be meeting at the Two Mile Gate Car Park (near Killaloe) at 9am sharp. Scouts can leave a bag with a spare change of clothes and footwear in the leaders cars. 

The following gear is required:

  • Neckerchief*
  • Hiking Boots*
  • Rain Gear*
  • Water  1.5 Litre minimum*
  • Torch*
  • Bivy Bag
  • First Aid Kit
  • Extra layers in Bag (Eg Extra Jumper/Fleece)
  • Hat and Gloves*
  • Packed lunch
  • Trail Snacks*

Based on the weather we’ve had recently we expect it to be cold. Dress accordingly

Depending on conditions at the summit, we may attempt a small navigation exercise. We aim to be back to the car park at by 1pm (we’ll post a message in the whatsapp group to confirm)

Sleepover

The Scouts are asked to be at the Scout Hall from 6pm onwards and must be collected on Sunday morning between 9-30am and 10am

Scouts need to bring the following

  • Neckerchief
  • Sleeping Bag
  • ground mat
  • pillow
  • Tourch (Optional)

They can bring sweets with them but please do not overload them with sweets.

No Chewing allowed or Fizzy Drinks. We have plenty of drinks for them

The cost is €6 which will cover food.

No Mobile Phones allowed. Any electronic devices are brought at their own risk

 

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Map & Compass Resources

We recently held a training session for our leaders on how to use a Map & Compass. Here are some useful links on this topic:
Hill walking Scheme Overview
Maps – Reading Grid References
Maps – Scale & Grids
Maps – Relief (ie Contours)
Using a compass (video)
Pacing
Hillwalking Logbook Template
Leave No Trace

 

Rock Climbing 12th October

The Scouts and Ventures will be going Rock Climbing on Thursday 12th October. The venue is the SUAS Climbing Centre in the Burlington Business Park in Clonlara. SUAS was set up by a former member of our group so we’re delighted to be visiting on the opening week. We’ll be meeting at 7.30pm and should be finished around 9pm. There’s a viewing area if parents want to wait.

Scouts are asked to wear comfortable clothing on the evening. If you haven’t paid yet, please bring along the €13.50 on the night.

Directions

  • Head towards Limerick City via St Munchin’s Church and cross over Thomond Bridge
  • Take the second exit off the roundabout onto Island Road
  • Turn left at St Mary’s Church onto Athlunkard Street
  • At the roundabout take the first exit onto Corbally Road. Follow Corbally road for
  • Turn right at Mughal’s Topaz Service Station
  • Follow this road from 2km until you see the Old Burlington factory on your right (look for red & green barriers)
  • The SUAS Climbing Centre is in near the back of the estate (in between Kidstown and SplatTown)

Google Maps link

If you have any questions – please contact Barry on 085-7284899

Base Camp South

Dear Parents

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.

Gear List

  • Group Neckerchief
  • Sleeping bag
  • Ground Mat
  • Multiple changes of clothes
  • Boots
  • Runners
  • Day bag for activities
  • Packed lunch for Friday evening
  • Hat & Gloves
  • Warm Jacket
  • Rain Gear
  • Sun Cream
  • Bug Spray
  • Towel
  • 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:

  • Fizzy Drinks
  • Chewing Gum
  • 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.
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Cubs Galtee Hike Details 2017

To the Parents,

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. No Fizzy Drinks
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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

The Leaders

Please click on link below for directions

https://www.google.ie/maps/dir/Caherdavin+Scout+Hall,+Blackthorn+Drive,+Limerick/Galtyway+Climb,+Co.+Tipperary/@52.4746129,-8.7138869,10z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x485b5cefb0790e59:0x4ea58f708c7ae7ab!2m2!1d-8.6581278!2d52.6740044!1m5!1m1!1s0x48435216a79b9f2b:0xb6c057f2180c8f68!2m2!1d-8.1596369!2d52.3493203?hl=en

If you have google maps just put in Galtyway Climb

 

PS: This note will be up on Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/caherdavinscouts/?ref=hl

Website   http://caherdavinscouts.ie

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