Sponsor a Fire Door Appeal

Our Scout Group is currently upgrading our Scout Hall to improve fire safety.
The following letter is being sent to local businesses asking them for help with the costs of this project. If you know of a company that might be interested in supporting us, we would ask if you could pass this letter on to them.

To whom it may concern

The 23rd Limerick Scout Group is a voluntary youth organisation providing outdoor adventurous activities to young people in Caherdavin and the wider Northside area. Our Group is based out of our Scout Hall on Blackthorn Drive. The hall is also used by several other community groups.

The Group is currently in the process of upgrading the Scout Hall in line with Scouting Ireland’s new fire safety guidelines. While the Group appreciates the need for the guidelines, they come with a considerable financial burden to a voluntary organisation such as ours. 

With this in mind, we are reaching out to local businesses such as yours to support our Sponsor a Fire Door campaign. All we are asking for is a small donation of €100 which will cover the cost of one door. In exchange, the Group will add a plaque to the door with your company’s name on it as well as adding your logo to the supporters’ page on our website. 

If you would like to sponsor one of the doors, please contact me on the number below. Your support in this campaign will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for taking the time to read this letter. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours in Scouting 

Michael O’Halloran
Group Leader

087 239 2429
[email protected]

St Patrick’s Day update

Hi everyone
As you know we have gone through a very hard few weeks in scouting and I would like to thank you all for your great support.

I am now asking for everyone to show us one more show of support by sending your child on this year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade with the scout group. This is a special request

Full details below

Thank you
Michael O Halloran
Group Leader

Parade 2019 Information

We will be meeting at 11am outside Sarsfield Barrack’s on Lord Edward Street. Full and correct uniform is required 

We will be group 43 in the parade. We would ask all parents to meet us promptly after the parade at City Hall at Merchant’s Quay so that our Scouters are not left waiting.

Parade route 2018

More information on the St Patrick’s Festival can be found here

If you have any questions, please contact me or your child’s section leader

Beavers go hiking in Cratloe

Well done to our beavers who dispute the poor weather conditions took part in agile up in Cratloe Woods today. They hiked in all kinds of conditions and credit must go to the leaders who set this hiking track as it was superb and had a bit of everything from muck, to river crossings, hiking up hills, orienteering, map reading and sausages for all at the end. Well done boys 

A big thank you to their Scouters for organising the hike. Also congratulations to one of the beavers who was invested during the hike

Chief Scout Award Presentation

Congratulations to all of our two Cubs and two Scouts who were presented with the Chief Scout Award for cubs by our County Commissioner Ursula yesterday evening. Congratulations also to the four scouts who were presented with the CSA Cubs badges that the were owed from a few years ago

We also invested Bob Halvey as a new Scouter into the group this evening as well as 2 cubs and 1 scout. All the cubs were presented with their adventure skills and special interest badges. We presented both the cub of the month and six of the month.

A big thank you to all the parents who showed up for this important presentation evening. Thank also to our two special guests County Commissioner Ursula Cosgrove and National Program Commissioner Eilís Webster for joining us.

Thank you to everyone who has shown us such great support over the last few weeks and again it was great to have parents come up to us this evening complimenting us for the work we do

St Patrick’s Day

Dear Parents

We will once again be taking part in the St Patrick’s Day Parade in Limerick on March 17th. This year in particular, we are asking for as many members of the Group as possible to join us on the day so we can show the community that we are still going strong.

We will be meeting at 11am outside Sarsfield Barrack’s on Lord Edward Street. Full and correct uniform is required

We will be group 43 in the parade. We would ask all parents to meet us promptly after the parade at City Hall at Merchant’s Quay so that our Scouters are not left waiting.

Parade route 2018

More information on the St Patrick’s Festival can be found here

If you have any questions, please contact me or your child’s section leader

Yours in Scouting

Michael O’Halloran
Group Leader
087 239 2429
[email protected]

Beaver Hike – Cratloe

The Beavers will be going on a hike through Cratloe Woods this Sunday 10th March 2019. We’ll be meeting at the Meelick Gate at

Date: Sunday 10th March
Venue: Cratloe Woods – Meelick Entrance
Start: 11.30am
Finished: 4.30pm

Gear List

  • Neckerchief
  • Warm Clothes
  • Day bag
  • Rain gear
  • Hat & Gloves
  • walking shoes/boots (it may get muddy)
  • Packed lunch/drinks
  • Sit-ons (made during recent meetings)

No Jeans, No Wellies, No Nuts, No Electronic Devices

Directions

Route Map



Beaver Adventure Skills update

Dear parents,

Hillwalking 1
Emergencies 1

On Monday 11th of March, your child will be undertaking an assessment in Hillwalking stage 1 and Emergencies stage 1. On successful completion of the assessment, the beaver will be then be entitled to Hillwalking badge 1 and Emergencies badge 1.

We have included the following documentation below so that you can help your child prepare for these assessments. A little bit each night would help ensure that they are ready this and help them progress to the next stage of their journey within Scouting.

Resources

Emergencies Stage 1 Check List

Hillwalking Stage 1 Check List

12 O’Clock Hills Map

Cratloe Woods Map

Basic Rules of First Aid

Emergency Services

Adventure Skills Handbook

Beaver Orienteering Day 2019

Well done to the 8 Beavers who took part in the County Orienteering Day along the Attychraan Loop in Galtee Castle Wood, Kilbeheny, Co. Limerick. Along the way the Beavers got to practice their map reading skills and found several orienteering flags along the route

Thanks to Phelim, Colin, Fiona and Scout Leader Barry for accompanying the Beavers and to ACPC (Beavers) Anna Cregan who organised the event.

Scout Camp 2019

Our Scout Camp this year will take place in Fota Island in June on Wednesday 26th to Sunday 30th June. Due to the World Scout Jamboree taking up a considerable amount of the summer for some of the Scouts and Scouters, we will be linking up with the Cubs for this camp. The cost will be €160 for camp fees, activities, food AND transport to/from the camp via train

As we’re aware some of the Scouts may still have School until the Friday, there is an option for Friday to Sunday for €120. Scouts chosing this option would travel with the cubs to the camp

On the Sunday of the camp, we will be announcing the winners of the Inter Patrol Challenge for 2018/2019 and presenting the Terra Nova and Endurance award to scouts that have earned them

As we need to send off a deposit, can you let Barry know by the end of this week if your son will be going on the camp and which option (5 days or 3 days) they wish to go on

Beaver Orienteering Day

This Sunday, our Beavers will be taking part in a County Hike on the Attychraan Loop in Galtee Castle Wood, Kilbeheny, Co. Limerick

We’ll meet at the Scout Hall at 9am and then travel in convoy to Kilbeheny. Beavers should have a substantial breakfast beforehand. The event is due to finish at 2pm

Gear List

  • Neckerchief
  • Warm Clothes
  • Day bag
  • Rain gear
  • Hat & Gloves
  • walking shoes/boots (it may get muddy)
  • Packed lunch/drinks
  • Sit-ons (made during recent meetings)

Directions

  1. Head east on Blackthorn Dr toward New Link Rd
  2. Turn right onto New Link Rd
  3. Turn right
  4. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Clonmacken Rd/L8570
  5. At Clonmacken Roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto the N18 ramp to M7/M20/N21/N24/N69
  6. Exit the roundabout onto the N18 ramp to M7/M20/N21/N24/N69
  7. Merge onto N18
  8. Keep right to continue on E20
  9. At junction 29, take the N24 exit to Waterford
  10. Use the right lane to keep right at the fork and follow signs for Waterford/Tipperary/N24
  11. Turn right onto Ballysimon Rd/N24
  12. At the roundabout, continue straight onto Tipperary Rd/N24
  13. Turn right onto R513
  14. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Mallow – Dublin Rd/N73
  15. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto R639
  16. Exit the roundabout onto R639
  17. Turn left onto Behenagh
  18. Turn right
  19. Turn left
  20. Arrive at location: Attychraan Loop Trail Car Park