Last night the Group held its AGM in the Scout Hall. Congratulations to our newly elected officers Bob Halvey, Barry Kennedy, Fiona Kiely and, in particular, Michael O’Halloran who will be taking on the role of Group Leader. Michael has been a Scouter in the Group for over 30 years and we look forward to seeing the Group develop under his leadership.
On behalf of the Group we would like to thank our four outgoing officers Des McKeown, Catherine Clancy, Tom Synott and Brigid Laffan for their years of service to Scouting. In particular we’d like to thank our outgoing Group Leader Des McKeown for all he has done for the Group over the past 27 years as Group Leader, Chairperson, Cub Leader and Scout Leader.
Thanks to all the Scouters and Youth Reps who attended and to County Commissioner Ursula Cosgrove and Provincial Support Officer Neil Collins for joining us. We look forward to working with you over the next few months and years as we continue the great tradition of Scouting in Caherdavin.
Thank you to everyone who supported local Scouting during our 12 Days of Christmas collection this weekend. As a voluntary organisation, we really appreciate your generosity. Best of luck in the draw. Thanks to Whittys Mace Caherdavin for their continued support and to all our Scouters, past members, parents and one enthusiastic Beaver Scout who gave up their time to sell tickets over the last few days
This weekend we will be holding our Winter Camp in Dundrum Scout Centre in Tipperary. This is a joint event with our Cub Pack who will be staying in the house.
The Programme for the weekend will focus on completing elements of the Discovery Award – the first of the four primary awards a Scout can earn.
All money owed for the camp must be paid this Thursday so we can do the food shopping. All outstanding consent forms must also be brought up. If anyone wants to purchase a Dundrum Scout Centre badge please bring €3 with you and let Barry know on arrival.
Scouts are asked to be in Dundrum Scout Centre between 7.00 and 7.30 on Friday night. Scouts should have eaten prior to arrival (we will have supper around 10 pm)
Collection is at 2 pm on Sunday. Scouts to return to the Scout Hall afterwards to pack away gear
With the Patrol Competition in full swing, we thought we should share some tips on writing on a logbook.
Why keep a logbook
A log book is a great way to record your activities. Using this record you can review not only the activity, but also how the patrol worked and how you worked towards your Crean Award. In a log, you can look at personal challenges and report on the progress and issues.
A Logbook is a simple account of activities which can be told using words, images, drawings, clippings or anything else you can think of! It should be creative and imaginative, with as few words as possible, but lots of ideas and stories told in different ways. Logs can take different forms, including: hand written logbook, photo/video logbook or an online log book (secure blog) Your patrol should keep simple regular logs, it helps keep track of things and also makes it easier. Remember: Logs should be fun, creative and tell the story of your patrol.
What should be included in a logbook
Every your Patrol does should go into your logbook. For the competition, we ask Patrols to include entries for at least three reports from Weekly Meetings. We also look at general appearance
Patrol Corner Time – what you discussed, actions to be taken
Activity Report – what you did, how did it turn out, diagram/illustration
Parts of Crean Award being worked towards
An activity log will vary depending on the type and duration of activity. A camp log might include a campsite layout diagram and a menu while a hike log would contain a route card and sketch map
Last Thursday our Scouts went out to Suas Climbing Centre for a night of Rock Climbing. This was the first of four sessions the Scouts will be doing over the next few months.
Session one was an introduction to climbing. In the upcoming sessons we’ll be covering bouldering, belaying and other climbing techniques. Thanks to Dave and Oisin for teaching the Scouts on the night. Looking forward to the next session
Well done to all of our cubs today who climbed to Clare’s highest point Moylussa. After a slightly wet start, the weather turned for the best and we had sunshine all the way up and down. A special mention to out young cubs just up from beavers who completed their first major climb and to all of the other cubs – great achievement boys.
It is always a successful hike when everyone gets down safe and uninjured Thanks to leaders Mike, Ger and venturer Jordan for bringing the boys on this adventure