Knockree Hostel Weekend – Gear List and Info

Hi all,

We will be heading to Knockree this weekend and staying in the hostel. We will be meeting on Friday at 6.45pm, travelling to Knockree 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). At the moment the forecast is “thick cloud cover with a couple of showers”

As discussed with the scouts – Mobile phones will not be needed, mobile coverage is very limitied. any Scout’s phones will be collected by leaders at the start of the weekend.

We are aiming to be back at the Den on Sunday at 12pm.

The full gear list is below:

  • Neckerchief
  • Full raingear (Trousers, and Jacket with hood: Must be water proof
  • Warm Clothes
  • Hat and Gloves
  • Hiking boots
  • Towel
  • Wash gear
  • Eating Utensils (Cup, plate, bowl, knife, fork, spoon)
  • Water bottle
  • 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
  • Watchhiking-clipart-free-16

Hike Details – Saturday 27th February

Happiness is hiking with friends

Hi all,

As discussed at last night’s meeting, we will be meeting at the Den at 9:45 am on Saturday morning. We will be heading up to Carlingford and climbing Louth’s highest mountain Slieve Foye (588 metres).

The weather forecast is no rain, but chilly so make sure to have plenty of layers, hats and gloves. You can view the forecast here

We should be back at 4:30pm (approx)

See you all Saturday!!

Gear List

  • Neckerchief
  • Packed Lunch
  • Hatcartoon-hiking-boy
  • 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

 

Skills Videos

We will be practising some mountain skills, here’s a couple of videos to remind you :

Regional Shield Team – Represent!

 

Best of Luck to the Ravens and the Wolves who will be representing Brackenstown at the County Shield this weekend. Fingers crossed that you get great weather….. Give it socks and enjoy yourselves!!
We’ll be meeting at 10am to sort out a few bits ‘n pieces.

Gear List is below…. see you tomorrow

 

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Gear List

  • Full uniform (on a hanger)Packing
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Ground Mat
  • Eating utensils (Plate, Bowl, Cup, Cutlery)
  • Wash Gear
  • Towel
  • Hiking boots
  • Rain gear (top and bottoms)
  • Torch (with spare batteries)
  • Warm clothing
  • Hat and gloves
  • Survival bag and whistle
  • Spare jumper
  • Personal emergency rations
  • Water bottle

If you have them:

  • Watch
  • Alarm Clock
  • First Aid Kit
  • Penknife (if allowed)

Hike – Sunday 15th Feb

Scouts Hiking

Hi all,

As discussed at last night’s meeting, we will be meeting at the Den at 10:30 am on Sunday morning.

The weather forecast is no rain, but chilly so make sure to have plenty of layers, hats and gloves. You can view the forecast here

We should be back at 5pm (approx)

See you all Sunday!!

Here is the gear list for the hike:

  • Neckerchief
  • Packed Lunch
  • Hatcartoon-hiking-boy
  • 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

Thanks PLs and APLs – Den Cleanup – Saturday 8th

A massive thank you to all of our PL and APLs who worked their socks off yesterday, helping to clean and organise the equipment in the Den.

Even though it lashed rain we got a lot of jobs done: river_cleanup_pic

  • Cleaned mould from one of the marquees
  • Tidied gear into separate boxes
  • Disposed of two trailer loads of waste from garden, den and around the container
  • Put all of the newer pioneering poles in the space cleared at side of container
  • Repaired Lamps hanging from ceiling in kitchen
  • Got a good start on organising Lightweight tents
  • Organised lost property into boxes
 Thanks for all your effort and hard work.

Glendalough – 17th-19th October – Gear List

Hi all,

We can’t wait for the upcoming weekend in Glendalough. The cost of the weekend is €15. We will be leaving on Friday evening and returning on Sunday afternoon.

As the Scouting Motto goes – Bí Ullamh (Be prepared), so in preparation we talked about what gear we need for the weekend at last week’s meeting. Below is a reminder of the gear needed.

Here is the gear list for the weekend:

  • Neckerchief
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Two Full change of clothes
  • Hat
  • GlovesPacking
  • 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
  • Towel
  • Wash gear

If you have it:

  • Personal first aid kit
  • Compass

Lough Dan – Camping Weekend – 23rd-25th May

Scouts Camping

Hi All,

A reminder that we will be heading to Lough Dan next weekend (Fri 23rd- Sat 25th May). We’ll be hiking up Scarr Mountain and camping beside the lake in Lough Dan. The cost is €10 per Scout. We hope you all can make it!

See you all at the meeting later this evening!

Gear List for the Camping Weekend:

  • Ground mat
  • Sleeping bagPacking
  • Full rain gear
  • Full change of clothes
  • Hiking Boots
  • Wash gear
  • Towel
  • Eating utensils – plate, cup, knife, fork and spoon
  • Hat and gloves
  • Spare warm jumper/fleece
  • Torch
  • A few black bags. To be used to keep things dry

If you have them:

  • Compass
  • Penknife
  • Bivy bag
  • First Aid Kit

 

 

 

Regional Shield Team – Gear List

 

 

Our Regional Shield Team will be representing our Troop this weekend at the Regional Shield competition. They have been working hard, training and organising all of the equipment for the weekend.

Best of luck to our team – Enjoy the weekend.

If you are on the team, the gear list is below:

packing

  • Ground mat
  • Sleeping bag
  • Full change of clothes
  • Uniform (on a hanger)
  • Wash gear
  • Towel
  • Eating utensils – plate, cup, knife, fork and spoon
  • Tea towel
  • Hat and gloves
  • Spare warm jumper/fleece
  • Full rain gear – bottoms and jacket
  • 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

Larch Hill – 22nd-24th November

Hi all,

As you all know, we will be heading to Larch Hill this weekend. There are still a few spaces available so let us know on Thursday if you are interested in coming along. We are hoping to get as many Scouts as possible to come along! Below are the details.

Meeting Time:    Friday at 6:45pm
Meeting Place:    The Den
Return Time:      Sunday at 2:00pm

Below is the list of gear everyone will need for next weekend. We will be sleeping in the lodge in dorms – you need to bring sleeping bags.

The weather forecast for the Larch Hill area can be seen here so warm clothes will be needed!!

“There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes”

Gear List :

1. Neckerchief
2. Ground matpacking
3. Sleeping bag
4. Full change of clothes
5. Spare warm jumper/fleece
6. Hat and gloves
7. Wash gear
8. Towel
9. Tea towel
10. Torch
11. A few black bags. To be used to keep things dry.

For the hike:

1. Hiking boots
2. Rain gear – top and bottom
3. Day bag
4. Thick jumper
5. Emergency rations (sweets)
6. Survival bag (bivi bag)
7. Platypus/Water Bottle
8. Whistle

All inside a rucksack you can carry on your back.

If you have them bring them.
1. Small first aid kit
2. Pen knife – if you are allowed.