Open Night – May 1st 8pm

Your Scout Group needs Your help.

We’re having an Open Evening Tuesday 1st May @ 8pm in our Scout Den.

Whether you’re a former Raven Troop Scout (Once a Raven, Always a Raven!) or have never been involved in scouting at all…. Everyone is welcome! We’re sure we can find a role to suit you!

Scouting is a volunteer organisation and we’re always on the look out for people who are interested in helping develop and support the Scout Group.

There are many ways you can help, even if joining a section as a leader isn’t your cup of tea. There are ‘back-office’ roles, that will free others to focus on the Scouting Programme. In particular, we are looking for support in refreshing our main fundraiser, the Swords Trade Directory. If you have a background in marketing/sales or can give a few hours to drum up new advertisers, talk to us.

Of course, if you are interested in joining a section as a leader that would be brilliant, full training and support is available.

Don’t worry if you believe you can’t make a full commitment we all lead busy home and work lives, there are many ways you can help in a way that can suit your availability.

Please talk to any of the leaders, send us a message here or come down to our open evening to find out more.
164th Brackenstown Scout Group

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Ready Steady Cook 2018

Some top nosh at today’s Ready Steady Cook.

Well done to all the scouts involved. Everyone did really well, got stuck in and prepared delicious grub.

Ready Steady Cook – Saturday 7th April

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Hi all,

A reminder that we will be having our annual Ready Steady Cook event tomorrow, Saturday 7th April. We will be meeting at 12 noon and hoping to finish around 4pm.

Patrols will compete against each other and be assessed in a number of areas, including:

  • Teamwork
  • Hygiene
  • Pioneering skills (building your fire)
  • Fire skills (starting and maintaining a good fire)
  • Food taste
  • Food presentation
  • Cleanup

There is a chance of rain so every scout must have hiking boots, rain trousers and rain coat (with a hood).

See you all tomorrow!

St. Patrick’s Day Swords Parade

Hi all,
a reminder that we are participating in the Swords St Patrick’s Day parade tomorrow. We are meeting in Colaiste Cholim (the Bros) grounds at 10.30am. Scouts must wear full and perfect uniform (NO White runners please) . Scouts should wear something warm under their uniform and bring rain gear, we should be finished on north street by about 12.30.

Investitures

We have 6 new Ravens! We invested 6 new members into the Raven Troop last Thursday. Well done and welcome to Emma H, Emma M, Shane, Noah, Ciarán and Oisín!
You all now have a new necker to go along with your new uniforms!

Thursday 8th – investiture and annual camp

Hi all,
A couple of announcements relating to tomorrow’s scout meeting:
A reminder we will be investing our newer members tomorrow at 7.30pm in the Den. Parents/guardians of the scouts being invested are welcome to attend, take photos etc… Full uniform will be needed for scouts to be invested.

We will also be holding an information event for this year’s annual camp. This will start at 8pm in the Den. This involves all scouts and we’d hope all parents would be able to attend. We’ll be providing information about the camp (Wed 25th July – Thurs 2nd August). More info can be found here: https://www.jambo-ri.ie

Thank you all!

A massive thank to all the scouts, parents and leaders who gave up their time today delivering the directories around Swords.
The huge effort ensured we covered a lot of houses in Swords. The directory is a vital source of fundraising making scouting possible in Brackenstown!