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!

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

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 !!

Thursday 12th December

Hi all,

A couple of updates before tomorrow’s Scout meeting.

12 Days of Christmas Tickets
It is very important that all outstanding tickets, sold or unsold, are returned tomorrow. They need to be back with Head Office in time for the draw.

Last Meeting of 2019
Tomorrow will be our last meeting of 2019. It will be a non uniform evening (just neckerchiefs). The meeting will be finished at an earlier time of 8.30pm