Thursday 24th Meeting – Announcements

Hi all,

Great to see you all last week! We’ve have a few updates listed below.

Count Camp – Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th October

As discussed the Scout County camp will be in Larch Hill in a couple of weeks. We’ll be heading off on the Friday evening…..doing loads of awesome activities, camping in Larch Hill…….returning on Sunday afternoon. It’ll also be a fantastic opportunity to get to know some of the other Scouts in the county. The theme of the weekend is Camelot so it promises to be great craic. The cost of the weekend is €30.

Chief Scout Award

Chief Scout Award Badge - Brackenstown ScoutsWe spoke with a few Scouts about the possibility of working towards the Scout Chief Scout Award; To apply you must be at least 14 to begin the Award.  The challenges are:
Skill: One Special Interest Badge from the “Skill” Area
Physical: One Special Interest Badge in the “Physical” Area
Community: One Special Interest Badge from the “Community” Area
Environment: One Special Interest Badge from the “Environment” Area
Scout Skill: Two Adventure Skills to Stage 4;  One Adventure Skill to Stage 6
Expedition: Walking 25 -35 km over 2 consecutive days and one night
Residential/Intercultural: Shared activity with a group in a residential/camp setting for 4 days and 3 nights, must include an intercultural aspect and a community project

Raven of the Year 2015

We kicked off the search to find the Raven of the year 2015/16 last week, who will emerge as the top Raven in 12 months time? Only time will tell. Points are awarded for perfect uniform, strong performances during drill, attending activities and Bonus points are on offer for showing true Scouting spirit!

Aoife has raced into an early lead of 75 points with a pristine uniform and coming out on top to win drill. Harry is close behind after emerging victorious from the game and is on a total of 72 points. Dylan is currently sitting in the bronze medal position on 55 points, there are too many names to mention who are hot on their heels…. it’s early days yet, keep up the extremely high standard!!!

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