Scout Camp 2019

Transport

As you know we’ll be travelling by train. All Scouts need to be in the train station at 4pm on Wednesday sharp. The train will not be waiting for you

We have to take 3 trains to get to the campsite and scouts will be carrying their own gear so everything needs to be in the bag (not carried or hanging off).

Please bring a packed lunch for the trip

We intend to be returning around 7pm on Sunday. (Yes, we are aware that the Munster Final is taking place earlier in the day)

Programme

Wednesday          Travelling

Thursday                Finish Putting up site/Cobh Treasure Trail/Backwoods

Friday                      Fota Island Wildlife Park/Bowling

Saturday                 Fota Island Adventures/Spike Island Tour

Sunday                    Break Camp

Gear List

  • Rucksack
  • Day Bag
  • Neckerchief
  • Rain Gear
  • Hat & Gloves
  • Head Torch
  • Sun cream
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Ground Mat
  • Knife/Fork/Spoon/Plate/Bowl/Mug
  • Water Bottle
  • Personal First Aid Kit
  • Bivy Bag
  • Towel
  • Toiletries/Wash Gear
  • Hiking Boots

No phones, electronics, sweets, fizzy drinks or energy drink permitted

Medication Forms

If your child is on any medication, it needs to be given to Barry in a clear bag at the train station along with a copy of the SI Managing Medication Form

Outstanding Money

If you owe money, please bring it to the Scout Hall this Thursday as the leaders will need to do the food shopping prior to departure

Beaver Camp

Arrival: 10am Saturday, 8th June Castleconnell Scout Centre.
Collection: 11am Sunday, 9th June Castleconnell Scout Centre.

Remember this is a Pirate Themed Camp so Beavers should arrive in Pirate outfit with neckerchief tied [no woggle needed]. Ensure outfit suitable for all types of weather.

Parents please do not be late dropping off your child otherwise the Scouting Program will be delayed. Similarly, when collecting your child Sunday morning remember Leaders have family commitments also so again do not be late.

Camp Checklist:

Essential items marked with*. Please remember to label your child’s gear, including utensils, clothes, sleeping gear, with their NAME & 23rd Limerick using PERMANENT black marker which won’t wash off.

  • Neckerchief*
  • Rucksack*
  • Sleeping Bag*
  • Ground mat*
  • Hat/Gloves/Scarf/wet gear*
  • Warm jacket & fleece/hoodie*
  • PJs, sleeping buddy [teddy bear] & Pillow*
  • Flashlight/head torch (with batteries)* – essential for Moonlight Hike
  • Change of clothes*
  • Spare runners/boots*
  • Plenty spare socks, t-shirt & underwear*
  • Plate, Bowl, Mug*
  • Knife, Fork, Spoon*
  • Tea Towel*
  • Toiletries – toothbrush, toothpaste & face cloth*
  • Rain gear*
  • Strong black plastic bag for wet & dirty clothes*

Rucksack:

You can get special offers in Radar Stores Foxes Bow, Regatta Outdoor Adventure Store in Arthurs Quay, Emerald Alpine on Roches Street (ask for Padraic for Beaver Specials) or American Army & Navy Store Lower Shannon Street. Rucksacks will last the boys 3 – 5yrs if properly looked after. They’re a great investment for boys beginning their Scouting adventure.

Summer Camp bag inspections will take place to ensure the boys packed their gear properly. This is the type of practical scouting we have been teaching the boys for the past 3mths and gives them with a wonderful opportunity implement their learning.

First Aid/Medication

As part of their preparation for the Emergencies Badge each Beaver should have a Personal First Aid kit which they can either buy in Lidl [for €5] or preferably make themselves. Each kit should have the child’s name clearly written on the outside include small sealed bandages, a pair of sanitary gloves, burn-shield gel, antiseptic wipes, a miniature scissors & a roll of bandages. This encourages Beavers to think safety first & develop a valuable life skill.

NB: Upon arrival if your child is on any form of medication please supply the First Aider [Phelim] with a copy of the Medication Form if your child is on any medication [current or regular].

It is important to list all medications taken by your child on a regular basis. In addition, please advise leaders of any allergy your child may suffer from and inform us of any changes that occur prior to camp.

You must provide all medicines in a zip locked clear plastic bag with your child’s name labelled clearly on the outside.   

Food

Please ensure your child has eaten a hearty breakfast before arriving @ camp on Saturday morning. We will provide lunch as dinner won’t be served that evening until approximately 6.30pm.

While it is important you list any food concerns your child may have, we will be limited on camp as to what choices are available. Please do not give your child sweets we will provide all foods, fruit & snacks for the overnight camp.

This is a completely nut free camp. Under NO circumstances are any nuts of any description permitted. Anyone found with nuts will have them confiscated.

Code of Conduct:

There will be a Beaver of the Camp award for the beaver who best displays good friendship, integrates with everyone, helps out on camp, listens attentively to leader instruction and has the most FUN on the overnight camp. Every beaver has a chance @ winning this prestigious accolade.

Each Beaver will be expected abide by the Beaver Code of Conduct terms & conditions. Following earlier meetings held with Parents/Beavers previously everyone should be fully aware of what level of behaviour is expected of their child while on a overnight.

The following items are banned:

ALL electrical goods including iPods, iPads, PSPs, DSs. Also no fizzy drinks, nuts or chewing gum of any description are permitted as they are all BANNED on camp.

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