1. Details of our Camp
We will be camping at a campsite in Castle Saunderson Co.Cavan. We’ll be spending 8 days (7 nights) on camp. Saturday 8th July – Saturday 15th July.
The week is jam-packed with awesome activities, some of which are….kayaking, orienteering, wall climbing, rafting, geo-caching, camping, cooking on fires. Scouts will also spend 24 hours on a survival challenge living in the woodlands of Castle Saunderson.
2. Gear List
We will be travelling in full uniform so it is advisable to wear your hiking boots. You must have the correct gear to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable camp.
Some people have asked about survival bag, these are available in most camping shops, e.g. -> Scout Shop We will be spending one night sleeping under the stars in the woods, with no tent so the survival bag is needed to ensure you are warm and dry.
It is also a good idea to have spare neckerchief(s). If you have any questions or think of anything that needs to be added to the list, let us know. It is essential that you have all the gear, please do not forget anything.
- Full Uniform (Neckerchief, Scout Shirt, Scout Trousers, Belt, Dark Shoes)
- Eating utensils (Plate, Bowl, Cup, Knife, Fork, Spoon)
- Survival/Bivvy Bag
- Sleeping Bag
- Ground Mat
- Hiking boots
- Runners (old for water sports)
- A few changes of clothes
- Good waterproof raincoat with hood
- Rain trousers
- Spare socks, underwear
- Warm fleece, Jumper (even though it’s summer!!)
- Swimming gear
- Sun cream
- Medications (to be handed to Leaders)
- Insect repellent
- Personal first aid kit
- Water bottle
- A few black bags
- A small day bag
If you have them:
- Colouring Pencils, stickers etc.. for log book
3. Castle Saunderson International Scout Centre
Castle Saunderson opened in August 2012 and is a fully modern building.
The facilities are second to none. Contained on the 34 acre site is separate Camping areas that will be capable of having over 1,000 campers on site at any one time. The sites will be fully serviced with water points and roadways to enable access for camping Equipment.
4. Overview of the Area
5. Phones and Money
Accommodation, food and all activities are already paid for so you can bring some spending money for sweets, treats and souvenirs. The maximum amount that you can bring is €40.
We will do the usual procedure with phones. Phones will be handed up to leaders at the start of camp. You will all be too busy doing amazing activities to use them anyway! Scouts can then use their phones every second day.
Leaders will have their phones on them in case any parents need urgent contact, the numbers are:
Dave – 085 7202 963
Sorcha – 087 9146 022
Brian – 087 778 0172