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.
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)
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.
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.
Our cubs and Scouts are back after a wonderful Annual Summer camp at ballyhass lake Activity Centre Mallow Co Cork.
The boys arrived by coach to ballyhass on friday June 26th.That evening was spent just exploring the Centre.The cubs went for a walk around the lake while the scouts stayed at the campsite.
On Saturday morning the boys took part in Zip line and Leap of tFaith The cubs did the Zipline across 160 meters of Zipline over the ballyhass Lake 60 meters above ground.The scouts did the leap of faith.This is where the boys had to climb up over 100 meters stand on a platform and leap off it to catch a trapez bar.The second activity saw both groups change positions.
After lunch the cubs started with team building while the Scouts went Canoeing.The team building was an activity where everyone had to complete a task together to complete the challange>The scouts had great fun canoeing across Ballyhass Lake.Again botj Groups swapped positions for the 4th actvitity
That completed day one and so the boys returned to the Campsite for dinner.On Saturday evening after dinner the boys had time for themselves before we had our campsite whcih was run by Ashley and Andrew>During the campfire the Cub of the Year was presented to Tom Guinane while group leader Des Mckeown presented Cub leader Mike o halloran with his Woodbeeds and Certificate to say that he has completed all 6 stages of the Leaders Training and challanges
On Sunday after Breakfast the Boys had to more activities.The being Gladitor and Rock Climbing.The cubs did Gladitor first which was the challange of getting up a 75 meter obstecle coarse while the Scouts got to challange themselves on the outdoor climbing cliff.Again both groups swapped positions.Once both the cubs and scouts had completed both these challanges in the morning inwas time to leave for home.
It was a group of very tired cubs and scouts that arrived back to the scout hall at 4-30pm Sunday after a very active but most enjoyable and challanging weekend.
On behalf of the parents I would like to take this oppertunity to thank all the Leaders who gave up their time to help to give the boys a verry good and enjoyable weekend at this camp.
I would also like to thank the Cubs and Scouts for their wonderful beahaviour throughout the weekend.Yod did yourself and your family proud.Most importantly for the group you represnted Caherdavin Scout Group very well throughout the weekend.
Well down Boys
Heres to 2016
PICTURES FROM THE CAMP CAN BE FOUND BY CLICKING THE LINK BELOW
Last week, the Scouts and Ventures were visited by Mark Quinn, the youngest Irishman to summit Mt Everest. Mark talked about how he went from complete beginner to conquering the highest mountain in the world in 741 days.
After his presentation, Mark took to the time to answer questions and show off some of the gear he used. You could hardly hear a pin drop during the talk and the scouts asked some very interesting questions.
One of Mark’s slides showed the difference in height between various mountains. At the top was Mt Everest at 8848m and at the bottom was Ben Nevis (1344m) which the scouts recently climbed. This really put the enormity of Everest into perspective for the scouts.
Thanks to Mark for taking the time to talk to our scouts. Who knows, he might have inspired some of the scouts to consider an attempt on Everest in future.