Beaver’s overnight to Lissadell

Beavers went on a Sleep over to Lissadell last Friday. We all had a great weekend walking trough the woods where they made trail signs and identified various wildlife. On our return to the camp fire we all had a little sing song and lunch. All the Beavers really enjoyed making smores round the camp fire and in the morning we had breakfast and played more games. lots of fun was had by all.


Cubs : Slish Wood – Union hike

Hike on Sunday 6th May 2018

Drop off  :Slish Wood at 9.30am

Pick up : Union wood (white gates entrance) at 1.45pm

Each cub should wear

  • Suitable footwear (boots if possible)
  •  warm jacket and waterproof trousers along with warm clothing
  • A  high vis jacket – a short section on either side is along main roads.
  • Bring a Good pack lunch and a drink (hot or cold)
  • Neckerchief
  • Sun cream

The hike is about 9km long and is across countryside


Details of Beavers camp to Lough Keel

Click on link below to download these details:

Letter re Lough Keel camp June 2017

Please find information below about our overnight camp to Lough Keel, Boyle:

Date: Friday, 9th  – Sunday, 11th June 2017

Times: Meet at 8pm, in Lough Keel Scout campsite (please note: this is a different place to Lough Key Forest Park! – directions below).

Please drop off at picnic bench just inside entrance of campsite

Collect from same place at 10.30am Sunday.

Cost: €25 per child (includes campsite fees and food costs) / €40 if two siblings going.

Please pay at Beavers meeting before camp if possible.

Consent form: A consent form must be fully completed for the camp (click on link to download: Activities Consent Form

Wear: Neckerchief, old clothes and sturdy footwear

Kit list:
Packed lunch (for snack on Friday evening)
Sleeping bag and camping mat
Torch with new batteries
Warm night clothes
Raingear and warm jacket / fleece
Spare full change of clothes
Walking boots / wellies / strong runners
Plastic bag for wet gear
Spare footwear
Cup, plate, bowl, knife, fork, spoon
Hi-viz vest
Toothbrush / toiletries
Sun cream and after-sun cream
Cuddly toy!

Not allowed:
Video camera, mobile phones, games consoles, iPods, tablets, etc. are NOT allowed.
To be fair to all,  sweets / treats / soft drinks, etc. are not allowed.
We will have some goodies for them.
If we see any child with electronics / sweets, etc., we will confiscate them and give them back when they are going on Sunday.

Personal concerns: Please feel free to contact any of the leaders to discuss any personal concerns in relation to this trip.

Pocket money: Not required (we will run our own tuck shop and give each child an allowance from the camp fee to spend in the tuck shop)

Medications: If your child requires any medication please talk to one of the leaders before the trip and fill out Scouting Ireland’s Managing Medication Form (Click on link to download form: Managing_Medications_Form)

Emergency contacts: Trevor Sweetman 087-7678327 / Claire Maye 086-6032347

Directions from Ballisodare to Lough Keel Scout campsite, Boyle, Co. Roscommon (approx. 30 minute drive) (Click to download: Directions to Lough Keel Scout Campsite)

Please note: this is a different place to Lough Key Forest Park
On N4, drive past entrance Lough Key Forest Park on your left.
Continue approx. 750 metres, then turn left onto L5063.
Continue approx. 1.1km, turn left at t-junction.
Continue 160 metres, campsite entrance is on right hand side.

Cubs visit Sligo Airport 

As part of our First Aid work we learnt about emergency services

Tonight we were very lucky to have a guided tour of Sligo Airport and in particular the fire engine and Air Sea Rescue helicopter

A huge thanks to all the staff at Sligo Airport for their hospitality and to parents (and helicopter pilots) Claire and Mike for very interesting tour of the Air Sea Rescue base and for the lovely buns

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