Ready Steady Cook – Saturday 7th April

Hi all,

A reminder that we will be having our annual Ready Steady Cook event tomorrow, Saturday 7th April. We will be meeting at 12 noon and hoping to finish around 4pm.

Patrols will compete against each other and be assessed in a number of areas, including:

  • Teamwork
  • Hygiene
  • Pioneering skills (building your fire)
  • Fire skills (starting and maintaining a good fire)
  • Food taste
  • Food presentation
  • Cleanup

There is a chance of rain so every scout must have hiking boots, rain trousers and rain coat (with a hood).

See you all tomorrow!


Well done to each and every Scout who took part in our annual Ready Steady Cook competition today. It was great to see so many Scouts today, showing off their culinary (that means cooking!) skills.

It was a difficult challenge but all 3 Patrols rose to the challenge and got stuck in from the start. After using their pioneering skills to build their altar fires, they got cracking on keeping their fire lit and cooked a tasty 3 course meal….. maintaining high levels of hygiene and safety at all times.

As with all of the activities involved in the Interpatrol competition so far, the scoring was extremely close with only 32 points separating 1st and 3rd place, the Ready Steady Cook results are:

Falcon Patrol – 432 points
Curlew Patrol – 418 points
Eagles Patrol – 400 points

The overall standings can be seen in the Interpatrol Competition section of our website. There are a couple of weeks left in the competition so make sure to keep up the stellar effort!!

Thursday 20th November Meeting and Ready Steady Cook information


A big thanks to Alan and Henry from the Irish Naval Service for visiting us this evening. They inspected our uniforms and were very impressed by the high standards – keep up the great work!!!! High scoring all round!

The competition is really hotting up in the Interpatrol Competition. The highest scorers at tonight’s meeting were The Curlews, scoring highly with all Patrol members at the meeting and getting top marks in the Challenges and Drill. They won’t have it easy though…. The Falcons  and The Eagles are also flying high. Both Patrols completed the Patrol Badge challenge, and all turned up this evening proudly wearing their Patrol badges earning precious points!!! Well done, it was a difficult task but you rose to the challenge!

The full breakdown of scoring can be seen under the Interpatrol Competition tab at the top of this page. It is extremely close at this stage…. anyone can win it:

  1. The Falcons – 1034 points
  2. The Curlews – 1013 points
  3. The Eagles    – 977 points

Ready Steady Cook – Saturday – 11am – 3pm

The money has been distributed….the tasty menus have been planned. We are all set for the annual Ready Steady Cook competition on Saturday. We will be meeting at the Den at 11am. There is a lot of work to be done:Ready Steady Cook CaesarStone Australia (4)

  • Building our fires
  • Keep the fire burning
  • Preparing a 3 course meal
  • Presenting the competition meal
  • Washing up!

Every Scout must wear rain gear and their neckerchief. See you on Saturday!









Thursday 20th and Ready Steady Cook – Saturday 22nd November

Hi all,

We have a few updates before Thursday’s meeting:

Interpatrol CompetitionCurlew Uniform

Thanks again to our guest inspector, Sheila form the order of Malta. Sheila was very impressed with the standard of uniform. We will have guest inspectors for the next few weeks so…. so keep up the high standard!

A full uniform includes Scout Shirt, Neckerchief and Woggle (if you are invested), Scout Belt, Scout Trousers, Dark Socks, Black Shoes or Hiking Boots. A lot of Scouts were recently awarded with badges, these must be sewn onto your shirt. You worked hard to earn them so wear them with pride. You will also receive Troop and Patrol badges which must be sewn onto the top of your right sleeve as shown in the picture (The red Raven badge goes above your Patrol badge)

Keep an eye on here for any updates and leaderboard.

Ready Steady Cook

We will be holding our Annual Ready Steady Cook competition this Saturday 22nd November. Your Patrol must work together to build and maintain your fire and prepare a tasty 3 course meal. We will kick off at 11am and hope to be finished by 3pm. Make sure to bring rain gear and a lunch for yourself (remember your challenge is to cook a meal for 1 person). The competition will be fierce, with your Patrol being judged on :

  • Patrol members presentScout cooking
  • Action Plan (submitted before starting)
  • Teamwork
  • Pioneering
  • Fire Maintenance
  • Safety (trip hazards, bucket of water)
  • Hygiene
  • Presentation
  • Taste
  • Wash up
  • BONUS points


Philae and Rosetta

As you know, the theme of our Interpatrol Competition is Communications…. and as we discussed the robot Philae landed on a comet about 450 million km (or three times the distance to the sun) last week and he was still able to communicate with us. Check out the videos below to find out about his and Rosetta’s 10 year journey through space


Irish Sign Language AlphabetIrish_Sign_Language_ABC's

Tying in with our Communications theme, each Scout was set the challenge of learning how to spell their name using sign language. Lets hope you can all spell your name!



Ready Steady Cook – Tomorrow

Hi all,

A reminder that the Annual “Ready Steady Cook” Competition  is taking place tomorrow.

Your Patrol’s challenge is to plan, purchase and cook a tasty 3 course meal for 1 person. All this along with building and maintaining a fire – easy!!

We will be meeting at 11am  at the Den. We expect to be finished by 3pm.

Make sure to bring rain gear and a lunch for yourself (remember your challenge is to cook a meal for 1 person)

The judges (leaders) will be keeping a keen eye on all stages of the competition and the marking scheme is below.

See you all tomorrow!

  • Patrol members present
  • Action Plan (submitted before starting)
  • Teamwork
  • Pioneering
  • Fire Maintenance
  • Safety (trip hazards, bucket of water)
  • Hygiene
  • Presentation
  • Taste
  • Wash up
  • BONUS points

Interpatrol Update – Week 4

Top scorers in Week 4 were the Kestrels with a whopping 368 points. This was helped by the double whammy of Sarah and Stefanie cleaning up in the drill competition! How does this massive points haul affect the overall standings? Well, we have a new leader…….The Kestrels leapfrog the Merlins shooting into first place on a humongous total of 1413 points. The Merlins are not far off the lead, just 66.4 points behind with the Falcons a further 53.1 points back. As we have seen over the course of the Interpatrol competition there are buckets of points up for grabs, so keep up the good work!! Remember there are is 400 points up for grabs by organising a Patrol Activity……… this weekend is the last weekend to do it……. if you haven’t already!!

Interpatrol Competition leaderboard

Patrol Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Total
Kestrel 417 310 318 368 1413
Merlin 467 273.6 306 300 1346.6
Falcon 297.5 351.5 390 254.5 1293.5
Eagle 189 297.5 150 265 901.5

Ready Steady Cook – Saturday 29th March (Note: Date Change to this Saturday)

A reminder that the Annual Ready Steady Cook event will be taking place on the 29th March (this Saturday). Your Patrols will plan, purchase food, build an altar fire, maintain the fire and cook some tasty, delicious meals. Easy peasy!!!

Each meal will be judged by the most prestigious food critics in the World – your leaders, so we will expect the food to be of the highest standard. (If the last couple of years is anything to go by……… it will be fantastic)

The meals will be judged and your Patrol will earn points towards the Interpatrol competition

Annual Camp – Last Chance!!!!

A reminder that if you plan heading to Germany on Annual Camp, a deposit of €150 is needed by this Thursday. We will be booking flights later this week so you need to have paid your deposit to secure your seat on the plane!