Our annual Hallowe’en BBQ was held again on Friday 27th October, outside St Peter’s Church in Donadea. Cubs had prepared for this event by designing invites to their family for the event, by carving pumpkins in the Den in their sixes group and wearing a hallowee’n costume for the occasion. Designing their invite earns each cub a Social SPICE for communication. Carving pumpkins in the Den the previous evening proved to be a huge success and showed real team spirit amongst them. The outfits were creepy, funny, scary and unusual. Well done everyone. The aroma of burgers sizzling, encouraged all attending to indulge. Hot drinks were also served. Treats were given to our younger members. Games were provided by the Cubs. The traditional grape & flour game proved popular, and resulted in many white powdered faces among the crowd.
The pumpkins were on display at the BBQ for the whole group to see. They were lit with night-lights which made them even more effective. The pumpkins were judged to see which ‘six’ would have the winning design. With the voting cast, our ‘six’ named Crunchy Potatoes were named as winners. Another SPICE for members of that ‘six’.
An Awards Ceremony was held at the beginning of the night for some special awards. We had a number of Cubs receive their Cubs C.S.A. (Chief Scout Award) . We were so proud of them. There was a huge amount of work and effort put in to achieve this award. All of these Cubs have now moved to the next level, Scouts. Our Cub group got other awards through the Cub Group Leaders. Two of our Leaders, Rosarii and Sheila, received Certificates along with pins for their five years service. Eva received a Cert for four years of service. Beavers and Scouts also received awards. 5th Kildare Clane, Group Leader, Brian Gray, received an award for 25 years service. The most impressive award of the evening went to Scout Leader Liam Neilson, who recently received his Gold Gaisce Award in Trinity College Dublin. Congratulations Liam.