A 4 day backwoods camp was held in Ballinafagh for scouts who wanted to improve their backwoods skills. The camp was organised by the Scouters but was run by the Scouts. We had chosen our own menu and done our own shopping. We set up tents when we arrived and got to work carving after that. The camp was all based on backwoods. We carved forks and spoons. We also forged knives. Anyone who wanted to get an adventure skill badge could work on it. Most scouts got to another level.
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
The Scouts were in Peter’s this weekend preparing for the shield. There was lots of work done and there was a lot of fun had aswell. Pioneering, backwoods, camping were all improved for the big day. 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
The whole 5th Kildare group camped in the grounds of the Costa del Hewetson last weekend and what a weekend it was. The weather was ideal and each section had a full schedule working towards various goals. The beavers were … read more
Cubs and Scouts went to Beckettsfield to meet and to learn what scouts is about. We did loads of Backwoods activities such as: carving, bivvy making and fire lighting. We also did midnight tree climbing, midnight hiking and emergency training. We … read more
The Group Camp, this time in Wicklow Mountains. Backwoods focused camp in Lough Dan Scout Campsite, different than anything before – some activities in mixed groups – all sections working together, a lot of shelters built over weekend and some … read more
Some of our Scouters met in Prosperous for the Skills Camp. Everybody, who wasn’t there, should regret! Lighting the fire, carving, axe techniques, cooking without pots, pioneering, tree identification – all things that can be very useful any moment after … read more