Just a quick word to thank you all for your excellent behaviour during our weekend away. Everybody had a great attitude and this resulted ina really good weekend. Special word of thanks to The SPL’ s, PL’s and APL’s for the great help in the Kitchen after dinner on Saturday. The hike was pretty tough but everybody especially our new Scouts did really well.
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See you all on Thursday,and hopefully Ian will be feeling a lot better and will join us.
Hey folks – things are ramping up for next weekends venture into the wilds of south Wicklow. Here is the gear list for the weekend. Don’t miss out on any of the essentials.
Two changes of clothes
Good waterproof raincoat with hood
Rain trousers or gaiters
Several pairs of thick socks
Warm Hat & Gloves
Survival bag (sometimes called a bivvy bag – available for cheap in outdoor stores)
Eating utensils (whatever will get you by)
Torch (with extra batteries – you will be using this a lot)
Emergency rations (a few bars or sweets – don’t go over board)
A few black bags (for lining your rucksack if it rains)
Optional Gear (if you have it):
Map of Wicklow (Discovery Series 56)
GPS (or whatever cool nav gear you might have)
A deck of cards
Do not bring:
Spray Deoderant (just roll-on – the spray is a fire hazard)
Sheath knives (anything bigger than a penknife will be confiscated)
MP3 players (all personal music players are forbidden)
Fuel or anything the leaders deem a fire risk.
As advised at the Troop Meeting we are going hostelling for the weekend of 21st to 23rd November. The cost for the weekend is €35, this covers transport, food and accomodation.
We are going to the mountain ventures hostel in Glen of Imaal in south Wicklow … and yes this time it does have running water and showers.
We have booked the entire hostel so we need as many Scouts as possible to go. The SPL’S and PL’s will be involved in planning the weekend so it should be good fun. We hope all Scouts will attend. Let us know next Thursday 13th if you are coming with us.
We hope to have some definite news within the next couple of weeks in relation to Annual Camp next year. We are planning to go abroad, ( not America or Australia or China) so as soon as we have some firm information we will let you all know. The most likely dates will be early July or early August.
There is a definite improvement in the standard of our uniforms. All Scouts must wear full uniform to the Troop meetings. The Uniform consists of the Shirt, Trousers, Neckerchief and woggle, Belt and black footwear or hiking boots.
Mobile phones must be handed up at start of meeting and collected at end. It is not good manners to be texting or listening to music while Leaders are trying to run the programme, so a bit of respect please.