Thursday – 10th Dec – Cake decorating

Thursday was a baking themed meeting with the Scouts putting their creative and artistic skills to use, designing and decorating cakes. The result was a patchwork of colourful and delicious looking cakes! Check out our collection of amazing cakes below

One of our Scouts made an extra effort creating an amazingly wonderful Gingerbread House. Well done Eve, it was fantastic and eye-catching Gingerbread House. Brilliant skills on display! There is still time to enter the Great Fingal Bake Off if any other Scouts are interested in entering:

Interpatrol Competition – Challenge 2

Challenge 2  – Patrol Challenge:

The Hazel Patrol have taken an early lead in the Interpatrol competition but don’t worry, there’s plenty more time to catch up!!

The details of Challenge 2 are :
Meet together as a patrol during the week on Zoom or other video contact app.
Get as many members of your patrol involved as possible.

Find at least one object that all of you have in your house…. it could be a book, household item, item of clothing, box of cereal…..

  • Each member of your patrol will hold up the item (or items) so that it can be seen in the screen shot
  • Points will be awarded for :
    • patrols with the most members
    • most amount of common items (can you find 10 items that all of your patrol members have?)
    • creativity – use your imaginations!

The Patrol Leader will organise a screenshot to be taken. The screenshot needs to be sent to the leaders at before our meeting next Thursday.

Interpatrol Competition

Hi all,

As discussed at our Zoom Meeting yesterday we are starting an Inter-patrol Competition between each of our 3 Patrols. This will run over the next few weeks. Each week your Patrol will be set a task which you must complete to earn points towards the competition. Points will be awarded based on:

  • Participation (amount of Scouts involved)
  • Creativity
  • Efficiency (submitting entries on time)
  • Organisational skills

Each week you will be given opportunities to rack up points so try your best at each challenge and we’ll see who comes out on top, at the end of the competition!!!

Week 1 – Patrol Challenge:

Meet together as a patrol during the week on Zoom or other video contact app.
Each patrol member holds up a word to make a phrase or message. The message can be an inspirational quote or saying which your Patrol can agree on. The Patrol Leader will organise a screenshot to be taken. The screenshot needs to be sent to the leaders at before our meeting next Thursday.

Your mission if you choose to accept it…

Hi all,

We have listed 10 challenges below. How many can you complete? Your target is 5 (you can do them all if you want!) before next Thursday 7th May. You can ask whoever is at home for help/assistance! You will also need to take a photograph to prove your achievements!

You can then show us your achievements at our next Zoom meeting.
There is a chance of earning Special Interest badges by learning new skills or furthering existing skills!

Mission List

  1. Build a House of Cards at least 3 layers high
  2. Bake a Cake
  3. Prepare a meal for your family – Cookbook
  4. Help in the garden – weeding, watering plants, paint the shed….
  5. Identify and take a photo/draw 3 different types of birds near your house
  6. Setup an obstacle course indoor/in your garden
  7. Design a poster for the Raven Troop (must include a Raven!)
  8. Learn a new magic trick
  9. Replicate a famous painting:
  10. Write and post a letter to another Scout in our troop

Virtual Scout Meeting

Thursday 23rd April
We had our first ever “Raven Troop Virtual Scout Meeting” using Zoom. It was a great way for the Raven Troop to catch up with each other. Scouts were split into teams and set the task of an Alphabet Treasure Hunt!
We also discussed some of the challenges and resources available for young people who may be feeling anxious or stressed about the current situatiuon. There is lots of great advice at the links below:
Scouts and Ventures
Feeling anxious, stressed or worried? Or could you just do with someone to listen? Crisis Text Line is available 24/7 if you want to chat through what is on your mind anonymously. Text SCOUTS to 086 1800 280 to connect with a trained volunteer now. Standard text message rates may apply.


Group pic - names gone

Bruschetta Relay Cooking

Patrols were challenged to prepare 2 different types of Bruschetta –
1. Chargrilled Red Pepper and Basil
2. Avocado, Salmon and Dill

Each Patrol was provided with the freshest of ingredients and a list with the 18 Steps involved in preparing each dish. Each Patrol had to leave the hall, each member was assigned their own steps. One by one patrol members entered the hall, completed their step and ran out of the hall to tag the next member in a relay style race!

Patrols were challenged particularly in their planning, cooking and communication skills!


Knockree Weekend

Photos from our hosteling weekend at the end of January/start of February.

We hiked up towards Raven’s Rock in “mixed weather conditions”. There was a mixture of sunshine, cloud, fog, driving rain and sleet!
We stopped off on the way back down off the hills to do some backwoods cooking for lunch. The hot food was very much needed!
That evening after warm showers we had our dinner and played card and board games in the hostel! Lots of amazing memories from a fantastic weekend!

The Great Raven Bake Off

Thursday 23rd January was Dessert week. Patrols were reminded that “Desserts is Stressed backwards” and not to have any stress when preparing the yummy, scrummy desserts! Each patrol was given a technical challenge to produce Brownies but were not allowed to used an oven (there are no ovens on camp!). As you can see from the photos all the patrols rose to the challenge !!