Hike – Saturday 28th January

Hi all,

We will be heading on a hike this Saturday. The plan is to head down to the Lough Dan area and climb Scarr (641 metres) and Kanturk (523 metres).

We will be meeting at the Den at 10am. It will cost €2 per scout to cover transportation. 

As usual, we will Be Prepared and have all our essential gear to ensure a safe and enjoyable day:

  • Neckerchief
  • Packed Lunch
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Thick jumper
  • Day bag (backpack)
  • Hiking boots
  • Thick socks
  • Rain gear – Rain Jacket and Rain Trousers
  • Torch
  • Emergency rations (sweets)
  • Survival bag (bivi bag)
  • Whistle
  • Platypus/Water Bottle

Larch Hill – Hostelling – Friday 13th


Hi all,

We will be heading to Larch Hill this weekend and staying in the Centenary Lodge Hostel. We will be meeting on Friday at 7pm, travelling to Larch Hill and heading out on the hills on Saturday. We will be staying in a hostel but everyone will need lots and lots of warm clothes and rain gear (rain coat with a hood and rain trousers).

We are aiming to be back at the Den on Sunday at 1pm. The cost of the weekend is €25.

The full gear list is below:


– Neckerchief
– Full raingear (Trousers, and Jacket with hood: Must be water proof)
– Sleeping bag
– Survival Bag (Bivvy Bag)
– Warm Clothes
– Hiking boots
– Towel
– Wash gear
– Hat and Glovespacking

– Torch – preferably a head torch with spare batteries
– A rucksack to put it all in
– Plastic Bags

Bring the following if you have it:

– A penknife (if you have permission from your parents)
– A basic first aid kit
– Flint & Steel
– Compass
– Watch

Saturday 7th – Operation Transformation and Panto

Happy New Year All!
We have a couple of events this Saturday…..

We will be assisting marshalling at the Operation Transformation walk in the Jacko. The event starts at 9.30am but we will be meeting at our Den at 8.45am and walking across to help set up.

Afterwards we’ll be meeting at the Den at 12.30 to head into the panto. There are 3 tickets still available….. first come first served.

Uniform is not needed. Just neckers.

Saturday 7th January
Operation Transformation – 8.45 at the Den
Panto – 12.30 at the Den