Lough Dan – Hostelling Weekend – Friday 6th – Sunday 8th October

Hi all,

A massive welcome to our new Scouts who joined us at last week’s meeting. You all settled in really well and we hope you enjoyed it. At the meeting we discussed our upcoming weekend away. We will be hostelling in Lough Dan Scout Centre, Wicklow – http://www.loughdan.com/
The cost of the weekend is €25. 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
  • Gloves
  • Thick jumper
  • Day bag (backpack)
  • Hiking boots
  • Thick socks
  • Rain gear – Rain Jacket (with a hood) 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


Fingal Scout County Camp Photos

Photos from the Fingal Scout County Camp. Approx. 550 scouts from all over the county spent the weekend camping in Malahide. The weekend was jam packed with bases and loads of activities…. Brackenstown were assigned the United Kingdom as our representative country. I think we can say we did a good job and flew the “Union Brack” with pride!


Fingal County Camp

A reminder that we’re meeting at the Den at 5.45 this evening and setting off for Malahide.
Also, we’ve added a white t-shirt to the gear list.
Please ensure that you have everything on the gear list so an awesome weekend can be had by all!
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Fingal Scout County Camp

Fingal Scout County Camp

Hi all,

A reminder that we will be heading to the Fingal Scout County Camp next weekend. It will be a totally awesome event with Scouts from all over the county taking part.

We will be heading down to the Camp venue in Malahide Castle on Friday night and camping for 2 nights. There will be exciting bases on Saturday, a trade fair on Saturday evening and a surprise event on Sunday!!

Here is the gear list:

  • Neckerchief
  • Torch – preferably a head torch with spare batteries
  • Full raingear (Trousers, and Jacket with hood: Must be water proof)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Ground mat
  • Survival Bag (Bivvy Bag)
  • Eating utensils (Spoon, Fork, Knife, Plate, Bowl and Cup)
  • Warm Clothes
  • Hiking boots
  • Towel
  • Wash gear
  • Hat and Gloves
  • 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
– Watch


Annual Camp 2017 Photos

We spent our week in the totally awesome setting of Castle Saunderson. We scaled new heights, rock climbing on the chimney and stacking up to 21 milk crates. We explored the surroundings orienteering – getting lost and then found again!
We built rafts as well as canoeing on the river.
We slept in tents, Adirondack shelters and our shelters we made ourselves in the woods. We cooked on fires, gas, ordered pizza and dined out in Cavan town as part of our Treasure hunt…..and loads more activities.
It was an unforgettable week where we all learnt new skills, made new friends and had an amazing time!

Happy Birthday Glasmore Park

Happy Birthday Glasmore Park!
Thanks a million to all the Scouts and leaders who helped out at Glasmore Park’s 50th birthday celebration today. 🎂🎂🎊🎉🎉
Your great work helped the whole event run smoothly! Well done!


Annual Camp – Departing Saturday 10am

It’s the final countdown……

We will be meeting at the Den on Saturday at 10am and hitting the road for Castle Saunderson shortly afterwards. We will be travelling in full uniform and it is advisable to wear your hiking boots to save space in your bag.

A reminder of the personal each Scout should have:

  • Full Uniform (Neckerchief, Scout Shirt, Scout Trousers, Belt, Dark Shoes)
  • Eating utensils (Plate, Bowl, Cup, Knife, Fork, Spoon)
  • Survival/Bivvy Bag
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Ground MatScout - Gear
  • 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!!)
  • Pyjamas
  • Swimming gear
  • Towel
  • Sun cream
  • Medications  (to be handed to Leaders)
  • Insect repellent
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Toiletries
  • Water bottle
  • Torch
  • A few black bags
  • Whistle
  • A small day bag

If you have them:

  • Camera
  • Penknife
  • Colouring Pencils, stickers etc.. for log book


Best of luck in the exams everyone!

Best of luck to everyone doing The Junior or Leaving or any exams at all over the coming weeks. Your hard work will pay off! But don’t forget their are many ways to achieve our goals.

Scouting asks that we do our best, and your best will be always good enough for us!!