Another big part of the CSA program was completed this weekend by 6 of our CSA Cubs. We did the hike in the Slieve Bloom mountains. The hike began at Baunreach House Ruin near Monicknew and finished in the Glenbarrow car park. It is a lovely hike route but unfortunately the weather made it far more difficult. We had continuous heavy rain for the majority of the hike. The previous day, Fri 26th, Met Eireann had said it was the hottest day ever recorded in Ireland in the month of May. We must have had the wettest day ever recorded in Ireland in May on Saturday! We got wet but didn’t let it dampen out spirits. We were out to complete and experience a long hike.
We hiked from Monicknew to the ridge of Cappard passing The Stoney Man. We did some of the Glenbarrow hike and saw The Metal Man. We were met by one of the Cub parents in Cappard car park for hot drinks and noodles. After this was our last part of the journey where the weather changed and we had a chance to remove wet gear. We walked along the river for part of this to Glenbarrow car park. At the end of the 20km everyone agreed that it had been a wonderful experience despite the rain.
We went back to Srahan Scout Centre by car. We were staying here for the weekend with two other groups as part of our intercultural part of the program also. Clonaulty and Roscrea cubs were staying too. We had all arrived Fri. We were joined on the hike on Saturday by a Roscrea Leader and cub. Once we were showered, had dinner cooked for us by one of the Clonaulty Leaders we were fully revived and ready for campfire. Our Cubs and Roscrea Cubs had the opportunity to report on their intercultural findings and exchange information. We had lots of singing and competitive singing with all 3 groups mixing. We even got to do some badge work before we left for home. The hike and camp will be a great memory for us all. Well done CSA cubs.
Sunday 21st May was a day well spent, in Millicent School Grounds, preparing for our National Challenge event next month. The team of 7 made up of 1st year, 2nd year and 3rd year cubs both boys & girls put … read more
Cubs camped for 3 nights in the ground of Srahan Scout Centre, Camross, Co Laois over the May bank Holiday Weekend. The weather was mixed. We had some rain showers, some quite heavy, others not so heavy. The site … read more
Once again we entered ourselves into the Cub County Challenge event. The preparations, excitement and enthusiasm to show off our skills was immense. We had two teams; one called Rangers and another Flaming Feathers. Both teams had a mix … read more
Cubs joined other sections of the group for the annual St Patrick’s day parade in Clane. The theme for this years parade was “My Favourite Book”. Harry Potter was the chosen series of books so we continued … read more
Cubs Adventure Skills Day Out Over 250 Cubs along with Leaders attended the first ever Cubs Adventure Skills Day Out held in Donadea Forest. The majority of groups from the County were represented. The day began with registration, Cubs … read more
Cubs visited Butler’s Chocolate Factory in Coolock, Dublin for their Christmas outing this year. This was the ultimate chocolate experience. Cubs learned about the history of chocolate and where it comes from. They also discovered the different … read more
Cubs put their artistic skills into practice this evening to design their very own Christmas T-Shirt. The evening proved a huge success and lots of hidden talent within our cubs group was exposed. We … read more
Cubs joined Beavers, Scouts, Ventures & Venture Rovers for our indoor Group Camp in the Sea Scouts Den in Arklow, Co. Wicklow. The theme of the camp was “Harry Potter” and it was based on … read more
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 … read more