Message from our Chairperson

Hi All,

Please allow me to introduce myself to those who do not know me – My name is Bob Halvey and I am the new Chairperson of our great Scout Group. I am the father of two boys in our scout section.

I have been associated with the troop for many, many years, seeing first-hand the wonderful work and dedication from our scouters. Work we need to continue hopefully for many years to come.

As you are most likely aware we have had to carry out extensive renovations to our hall to meet fire safety requirements. These works will, in turn, benefit each and every child who comes into us from Beavers right the way up.

These refurbishments do not come cheaply and, as we highlighted in the section/parent meetings we had earlier in the year, we will need as much support as we can possibly get to assist with our fundraising efforts. Your support in the past has been brilliant, most recently with our Clothing collection which surpassed our expectations. Many thanks for this.

Next up for the unit is the dreaded Bag Packing collection in Dunnes Stores in the Jetland Friday May 31st & Saturday June 1st.

I know it’s not for everyone but this year we really need as much support from parents and friends to fill all the slots ourselves to maximise the potential of this opportunity. Remember, last year we had to bring another group on board to help us resulting in us sharing proceeds with them. We need to avoid this if we can.

If you have not signed up for a slot can you give us some of your time? If you cannot make it but know someone who would be willing to help out let us know.

If you have signed up thanks in advance for your effort

Sign Up details here –

Or Contact [email protected]

Yours in Scouting

Bob Halvey
Group Chairperson

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

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]

Thank You

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

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