Sad News

Hi everyone,

I’m sorry to have to pass on the very sad news of the passing of Leopold Batt.

Leopold was one of the founders of 164th Dublin Brackenstown Scouts and the group’s first Unit Leader. He was a cornerstone of the group in the early years and key to it developing into the thriving group we have today.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Leopold’s family at this very sad time. Leopold has now gone home. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Larch Hill info and gear list

Yo dudes,
A lot of people have confirmed their place for this weekends trip to Larch Hill already. We have a couple of free spots available so let us know if you are interested.

Below is the list of gear everyone will need for next weekend. We will be sleeping in the lodge in dorms – you need to bring sleeping bags.

The weather forecast for the Larch Hill area can be seen here so warm clothes will be needed!!

“There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes”

Here is the gear list for the weekend:
Sleeping bag
Ground mat
Hiking boots
Rain gear – top and bottom
Two Full change of clothes
Thick jumper
Emergency rations (sweets)
Survival bag (bivi bag)
Wash gear
Platypus/Water Bottle

If you have it:
Personal first aid kit


12 Days of Chrimbo

Hi all,

A massive thank you to everyone that has brought back their tickets. For those of you who haven’t can you please bring your 12 Days of Christmas tickets back this evening?

We need to make sure to get them returned to head office in time for the draw!


12 Days of Christmas tickets and Subs

Caw Caw Ravens!!!

Can you please bring back your 12 Days of Christmas tickets as soon as possible? We need to return these to Head Office soon to make sure that our tickets are included in the draw.

Also, can you please start paying off your subs if you haven’t already done so?

And finally….. can you please return your Activities Consent forms if you haven’t already done so (a lot of you have already).

See you all Thursday!




County Hike 2012 Review

As part of the meeting tonight we did a review of the County Hike which we did on Saturday and the hike we did in Glendalough the previous Saturday. Here is what we came up with.

What went well?

  • It was really useful to have the storm shelter, because it was so windy and cold.
  • Where we stopped for lunch it was not so cold.
  • We were all happy.
  • The group stayed together while walking.
  • We made good time.
  • The scouts were walking ahead of the leaders.
  • The weather was better than it might have been for the time of year.
  • Newer scouts got to mix with the older scouts.
  • One of us got to climb on a rock.
  • We got to see great wildlife (deers) and nature (trees).

What could have been better?

  • There were too many steps (sleepers).
  • Leaders could have told the truth about how far away the end of the hike was.
  • All scouts could have brought decent gloves, hats, a suitable amound of water and food.

If you can think of any more, please put a comment below and I will add it.


By Brian Fletcher Posted in Hike

County Hike Photos

Hi All,

Congratulations to all of those who took part in the County Hike on Sunday. It was a great day!

Thurs 1st November – Movie Night

We’ll be chilling out and watching a movie tonight “The Nightmare Before Christmas”. You have all been working so hard over the past few weeks so you deserve a rest!
You don’t need to wear your uniform, just your neckerchief. You can wear a costume if you want. Bring sweets and popcorn ( don’t forget extra sweets for the leaders! )

Subs are now due so can you please start paying them off if you haven’t already done so.

Also, Can you also remember that 12 days of Christmas tickets have to be returned in a few weeks.

See you all later – at the usual time of 7!