Cub camp in Lough Keel

June 8, 2017

The cub group that meet in the GP room in Ballisodare NS are heading to Lough Keel on their annual 2-night camp from 9th-11th June

Please read letter attached and fill in the consent form

The form and fee needs to be handed in on arrival to the camp at 6pm on Friday 9th June

Please inform the leader team of any medical issues as you will need to fill in the medications form

Activities Consent Form


Letter re Lough Keel camp June 2017

If you have any concerns regarding the camp please do not hesitate to speak to any of the leaders


Cubs : Get Creative in the Woods

June 4, 2017

Thanks to Martha for organizing a lovely night in the woods with the cubs getting creative.


Cubs @ Templehouse

June 4, 2017

Cubs spent a fantastic day spent canoeing rafting and kayaking on Templehouse lake and the Owenmore river working on their paddling badges

Well done to all involved.



Cubs : Tidy Towns

June 4, 2017

Well done to all the cubs from 13th Sligo for helping out with the Ballisodare tidy towns cleanup last week.

Great jobs done by all the guys.

Helping out in the community and leaving the place looking great


Cubs learn about water safety

June 1, 2017

As part of our paddling badge work we learnt about water safety tonight

We designed water safety posters and presented them to the rest of the cubs 

The highlight of the evening was the archery demonstration !


Details of Beavers camp to Lough Keel

May 29, 2017

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 

May 26, 2017

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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