We will be following advice from Scouting Ireland and the Government in relation to Covid-19. The latest update is that all face-to-face Scouting is cancelled due to current restrictions on the Island of Ireland. Any Scouting activities must be conducted online.
We will have a Zoom meeting with all Scouts next Thursday 14th at 7pm. We will send details and the Zoom link closer to the time.
Hi all, A reminder that we are going to have a Backwoods day tomorrow – building shelters and cooking in Turvey Woods in Donabate. We will meet at the allotments car park at Turvey at 11.30am, we will probably finish about 3.30pm, as we cannot use the buses we will need parents to provide transport to and from the meeting place. (https://maps.app.goo.gl/gcQ8gR3xtXJRb63k8)
Thursday was a baking themed meeting with the Scouts putting their creative and artistic skills to use, designing and decorating cakes. The result was a patchwork of colourful and delicious looking cakes! Check out our collection of amazing cakes below
One of our Scouts made an extra effort creating an amazingly wonderful Gingerbread House. Well done Eve, it was fantastic and eye-catching Gingerbread House. Brilliant skills on display! There is still time to enter the Great Fingal Bake Off if any other Scouts are interested in entering:
As discussed at our Zoom Meeting yesterday we are starting an Inter-patrol Competition between each of our 3 Patrols. This will run over the next few weeks. Each week your Patrol will be set a task which you must complete to earn points towards the competition. Points will be awarded based on:
Participation (amount of Scouts involved)
Efficiency (submitting entries on time)
Each week you will be given opportunities to rack up points so try your best at each challenge and we’ll see who comes out on top, at the end of the competition!!!
Week 1 – Patrol Challenge:
Meet together as a patrol during the week on Zoom or other video contact app.
Each patrol member holds up a word to make a phrase or message. The message can be an inspirational quote or saying which your Patrol can agree on. The Patrol Leader will organise a screenshot to be taken. The screenshot needs to be sent to the leaders at firstname.lastname@example.org before our meeting next Thursday.
We have listed 10 challenges below. How many can you complete? Your target is 5 (you can do them all if you want!) before next Thursday 7th May. You can ask whoever is at home for help/assistance! You will also need to take a photograph to prove your achievements!
You can then show us your achievements at our next Zoom meeting.
There is a chance of earning Special Interest badges by learning new skills or furthering existing skills!
We had our first ever “Raven Troop Virtual Scout Meeting” using Zoom. It was a great way for the Raven Troop to catch up with each other. Scouts were split into teams and set the task of an Alphabet Treasure Hunt!
We also discussed some of the challenges and resources available for young people who may be feeling anxious or stressed about the current situatiuon. There is lots of great advice at the links below:
Feeling anxious, stressed or worried? Or could you just do with someone to listen? Crisis Text Line is available 24/7 if you want to chat through what is on your mind anonymously. Text SCOUTS to 086 1800 280 to connect with a trained volunteer now. Standard text message rates may apply.
Patrols were challenged to prepare 2 different types of Bruschetta –
1. Chargrilled Red Pepper and Basil
2. Avocado, Salmon and Dill
Each Patrol was provided with the freshest of ingredients and a list with the 18 Steps involved in preparing each dish. Each Patrol had to leave the hall, each member was assigned their own steps. One by one patrol members entered the hall, completed their step and ran out of the hall to tag the next member in a relay style race!
Patrols were challenged particularly in their planning, cooking and communication skills!