Annual Camp 2022 (Scouts/Ventures)

Our Annual Camp this year is heading to the International Outdoor Adventure Centre (IOAC) in Wexford. The dates are Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th July. We’re still finalizing the details but the cost should be in the region of €160 per Scout. This includes camping fees, food and activities over the 5 days

Activities on-site include kayaking, high ropes, archery tag and raft building. We’ll also be running a few activities to finalise this year’s Patrol of the Year Award which will be presented on the Sunday of the Camp. 

In order to book a place, can each Scout/Venture bring up a €20 deposit this week (in an envelope with your son/daughter’s name on it)? If your son/daughter cannot attend this week, please let us know if they would like to attend the camp.

We’re currently looking into organising a bus to/from the camp but this will depend on the numbers attending. 

Group Weekend @ Curraghchase [Scouts/Ventures]

We will be running our first camp since 2019 on the 24th – 26th of September. This will take place at the new County Campsite in Curraghchase (directions below). The cost of the camp will be €30 (which will include food and campsite fees) which must be paid next week (23rd September). The Beavers and Cubs will be joining us on Saturday for an investiture/award ceremony.

We will be meeting at the campsite at 7:00 pm on Friday and collection is 12 noon Sunday (returning to scout hall afterwards to help put away gear)

Tents for Scouts

Due to Covid-19, everyone will be in individual tents (Siblings may share). If your son/daughter has a tent, we would ask that they bring it along. This should be a small, 1-2 person tent, not a big family. If they don’t have a tent, let us know and we can supply one.

Venture Scouts will not require a tent – more details to follow

Investiture & Award Ceremony.

We will be holding the investiture for all sections on Saturday afternoon. We will be inviting parents of those getting invested to come out and join us for this. This will be between 3.30 pm and 5 pm on Saturday. This will be a great opportunity for you to see Scouting in action.

If your son/daughter does not have a neckerchief & woggle, please let us know ASAP and we will order them. This will cost €8.50

Gear list:

  • Rucksack
  • Tent (See above)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Ground mat
  • Warm clothes (3 changes of clothes)
  • Rain gear
  • Hat/Gloves
  • Hiking boots
  • Mug, Bowl, Plate, Spoon, Knife, Fork
  • Tea towel
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Head torch



There is a one-way system in place at the campsite. See Google Maps instructions here

1.       Head out the N69 (Limerick-Tralee Road) to Curraghchase

2.       Continue past the main entrance for Curraghchase Forest Park (DO NOT GO INTO THE FOREST PARK) for 1.2km

3.       Turn right at Killeen House B&B

4.       Continue for 1.6km until you get to a fork in the road, veer left here

5.       Continue for 2km until you reach a T-Junction. Turn right here

6.       The Scout Campsite is 500m up this road on the right

Scouts move up to Ventures

Tonight our Scout Troop had its last weekly virtual meeting of the current Scout Year. We’ll be organising some outdoor activities in the next few weeks 😀 and will post the details on the Whatsapp group. We’ll also be dropping out some badges to the Scouts who’ve completed the next stage of the Crean Awards

Tonight’s meeting was also the last meeting for our Patrol Leaders Eoghan, Jack and Jake as they move on to Ventures. The three boys moved up to the Scout Troop when it was rebooted in 2016 and have been the driving force of the Troop over the past four years. Without them, the Scout Troop wouldn’t be as strong as it is today.

Along the way, they’ve participated in several County and National events including completing the MPC diamond and representing the Group at the World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia, USA in 2019. They are currently finishing off their Chief Scout Award. As part of this, they’ve been helping out with other sections passing on their skills to the Beavers and Cubs

The Group would like to thank them for all their efforts in Scouts and wish them the best of luck on the next step of their Scouting Trail.

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

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

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]