Swords Needs Playgrounds – Collections (14th – 16th June)

Swords needs playgrounds


Yo Ravens,

Marica from the “Swords needs Playgrounds” campaign was speaking with you at our meeting last night and has asked us to help out with the bucket collections.

The collections will be taking place in Swords main Street and the Pavilions and the days are the 14th, 15th and 16th of June. We are looking for as many Scouts as possible to help out with the collection so put the dates in your diaries!!


Beach day – Thursday 30th May

Cartoon Beach Wallpaper

Grab your sun cream and bucket and spade cos we’re heading to the beach this evening!

We’re going to take advantage of the awesome weather and pay a trip to the beach later on. Uniforms are not needed but neckerchiefs are….. as always!

See you all later (at the usual time – 7pm)

Raven of the Year and Campfire Songs

Greetings Ravens,

We have updated the  Raven of the Year Leaderboard which sees a new leader storm into the lead! Well done to James for taking top spot, racking up loads of points with perfect uniform, getting stuck into badgework and helping out at the Ward River cleanup at the weekend. Danielle is not too far behind, with Stefanie also hot on their heels……. there are still plenty of points on offer between now and the end of June. Keep up the great work everyone.

Campfire SongsCampfire

We have started learning some campfire songs and will put links to the songs up on the website. We know the songs are unbelievably catchy but just in case you forget how they go, we’ll leave a link to them up here :

The Quartemaster’s Store:

Ging Gang Goolie:

Annual Ward River Clean-up – Saturday 25th May


Hi All,

a reminder that we will be taking part in the annual Ward River Clean-up tomorrow. We will be helping out the  Swords Tidy Towns Committee. We will meet at 10.00am at the entrance to the Town Park across from the Castle Shopping Centre.

We will be finished by 2.00pm. We hope as many of you can make it as possible. Please wear your neckerchief and clothes which will get dirty.

Special Interest Badge and Patrol Activity Presentations

special-interest-badgesHi all,

As most of you have been working on your Special Interest Badges over the last couple of months you will be talking about what you have been working on at tonight’s meeting.

If you need to bring anything along for your presentation make sure to bring it tonight.

Also, each patrol will be presenting on their Patrol Activity so if you can bring your activity book as well please.

See you all later.

Kings of the Mountain – Leinster MPC

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A massive well done to the lads who completed the Leinster MPC at the weekend. The Brackenstown team took part in the tough and challenging hike in the Black Hill area of the Wicklow mountains.

The event took place over three days and two nights camping on the hills and the Raven Troop were represented by Ronan – Fair play to ya and well done!!!

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Best of luck to our Regional Shield Team


Best of luck to our Ravens who will be representing us in the County Shield this weekend. Give it socks and enjoy yourselves!

We’ll be meeting at the Den at 6pm and heading to Bog of the Ring from there.

We will be back on Monday at around 2pm.



Gear List for the Team:

All inside a rucksack you can carry on your back.

  • Ground mat
  • Sleeping bag
  • Full change of clothes
  • Uniform
  • Clothes hanger for uniform
  • Wash gear
  • Towel
  • Eating utensils – plate, cup, knife, fork and spoon
  • Tea towel
  • Hat and gloves
  • Spare warm jumper/fleece
  • Full rain gear
  • Torch
  • A few black bags. To be used to keep things dry.
  • Bivvy Bag
  • Toilet roll

If you have them bring them.

  • Small first aid kit
  • Pen knife – if you are allowed.
  • Gear for the sketch / art gear for the log book