Registration & Fees Evening

The group will be holding a Registration/Fees evening on Wednesday SEPTEMBER 11th from 7-30pm to 9pm at the Scout Hall for all sections.

It is important that the Parents of the boys returning attend and fill out the registration forms and pay the 1st half fee of €85.

At least €50 must be paid on the evening,the rest can be paid at the Boys weekly meetings.

If you cannot attend on the night please contact your childs Leader

Thanking You
Michael O Halloran

Group Leader

Bag Packing – Volunteers required

Dear Parents

We have secured another bag packing slot on Friday 31st May & Saturday 1st June in Dunnes Stores. While we appreciate this is a bank holiday weekend, we are asking for as many parents as possible to support us over this two day period by giving two hours of your time if possible. All support is greatly appreciated. Please fill out the form below if you are available and a member of our team will contact you

Keeper Hill Hike 24th March 2019 Cubs

To the Parents,

On this Sunday 24th March we have our Annual Hike up Keeper Hill. Keeper Hill is near Newport Co Tipperary and is approx. 30 mins 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 5 hrs approx. to complete it.This hike is 17.5 km long and while its difficult in parts it is one that the boys will be able to complete. It is all forest path the whole way to the top. The last section to the top is a little uneven under footWe would hope that as many as possible attend this.

The following are the details

1. Meet Scout hall 10am 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)

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 at Keeper Hill we should be down the mountain no later than 4pm 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 Keeper Hill allow us 25 to 30 mins to get back to Scout HallNB

PRESENT INDICATIONS ARE THAT THE WEATHER FOR KEEPER HILL ON SUNDAY IS MAINLY 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 on SundayThe Leaders
Click the link below for directions from scout hall to car park

https://www.google.ie/maps/dir/Caherdavin+Scout+Hall,+Blackthorn+Drive,+Limerick/Doonane,+North+Tipperary/@52.7420617,-8.3251579,1831m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x485b5cefb0790e59:0x4ea58f708c7ae7ab!2m2!1d-8.6581278!2d52.6740044!1m5!1m1!1s0x485ca26974206b49:0x2600c7a7bb4f5b02!2m2!1d-8.3291022!2d52.7396144

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

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]

Dundrum Weekend Details (cubs)

The following are the arrangements for our weekend away this weekend coming Friday November 30th to Sunday December 2ndAll cubs are asked to be at Dundrum Scout Centre no later than 7pm Friday and be picked up between 2pm Sunday.What to Bring All Cubs are required to bring the following gear. Essential items marked with an asterix(*)

  • Neckerchief*
  • Gear bag or Rucksack*
  • Sleeping Bag*
  • Hat/Gloves
  • Pillow
  • Torch*
  • Change of clothes x 4*,Spare Runners/Shoes
  • Plenty of Socks as many as possible
  • Plate, Bowl, Mug*
  • Knife, Fork, Spoon*
  • Towel*
  • Toiletries
  • Rain gear (Jacket & Over Trousers)*
  • Personal first aid kit.The boys have to have this to complete part of first aid badge.Just the very basic first aid equipment
  • Black plastic bag for dirty gear

Please put your child’s name on all items. Cubs are responsible for keeping their gear together. The following items are banned on the camp:

  • Electrical Items (phones, iPods, PSPs, DSs etc)
  • Fizzy drinks & chewing gum

We will have sweets for them so any sweets you are giving them please have it in a bag so they can hand it up to us as there will be only certain times for sweets. NB IF YOU CHILD IS ON ANY MEDICATION PLEASE LET THE LEADER KNOW WHEN YOU ARRIVE AND GIVE LEADER THE MEDICATION.

Click here for directions to Dundrum International Scout House

Cubs conquer Moylussa

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