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Scouts: Photo Scavenger Hunt

You have 45 mins to complete a photo scavenger hunt.  For the scavenger hunt you need to take a selfie / photo of your patrol at the following locations:

  1. Tymon Park Gates (all members)
  2. Bishop Shanahan National School (all patrol members who were pupils there)
  3. Garden Centre (shortest patrol member)
  4. Brofida B&B (tallest patrol member)
  5. Sunflower Chinese Takeaway (youngest and oldest patrol member)

Good luck! And stay safe, especially when crossing main roads.

Group Camp

We hope you enjoyed your summer break, and welcome back to the 2019/2020 Scouting year. As you may be aware, we are kicking off the year with our Group Camp which means that all Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Ventures and Scouters will come together for a weekend of activities and fun! Please see below for some key information regarding Group Camp 2019 below.

Venue: Larch Hill Scout Centre

Start Date: Friday, 6th September

Drop Off Time: 7:00pm

Cost: €30

Finish Date: Sunday, 8th September

Collection Time: 12:00pm

The theme of the weekend will be ‘Camp Carnival’ and will boast a wide range of activities catered to all our youth members! All attending should have a simple costume relating to our theme, ‘Camp Carnival’.

You should confirm your youth members attendance for Group Camp no later than Friday 30th of August. Please bring the €30 in a signed envelope with the youth members name on it to the next meeting night.

Packing List

Group Neckerchief & Woggle Sleeping Bag
Sleeping Mat Spare Changes of Clothes (2/3)
Hiking Boots Pyjamas/NightWear
Toiletries (Sun Cream) Rain Gear (jacket & trousers)
Plate, Bowl, Cup and cutlery Torch
Water Bottle Tea Towel
Activity Consent Form Managing Medications form (if required)

Looking forward to seeing you on the weekend! Please contact your respective section scouters with any question on this weekend.

First KBC Dublin Race Series Fundraising Events a great success!

Each year we are very lucky to secure fundraising from the Dublin Race Series in the form of bag packing which takes place in the Scout Den and staffing water stations at the finish line of each race.

Turnout at both events over the last two weekends was great and Group Leader Colin Hurley thanked everyone for help and support.  The bag packing was done in record time with Group Secretary Sean Farrell surprised that things were nearly finished by the time he was able to join the effort.

The water station at the finish line of the 10km race in Grange Castle Business Park was operated with military precision offering drinks, fruit, refills and we even went routing through the rubbish to ensure none of the reusable cups went astray!  Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

We need your help for the remaining events.  Please see the details below. Read more

Summer Fundraisers

Each year we are very lucky to secure fundraising from the Dublin Race Series in the form of bag packing which takes place in the Scout Den and staffing water stations at the finish line of each race.

This year it will take 35 people to pack the goody bags (without being there all day!) and we are required to provide 20 people to support the water station.

If we do not meet these requirements we will lose this important fundraiser and this will have a huge knock on effect to the running of the Group and how much we have to charge you for membership. 😥

The bag packs take place on the following dates in the Scout Den:
Saturday 14th July 9am – 2pm
Saturday 17th August 9am – 2:30pm
Saturday 14th September 9am – 3pm

The water stations take place on the following dates:
Sunday 21st July 8am – 1pm
Saturday 24th August 8am – 1:30pm
Saturday 21st September 8am – 2pm
Meet at the den at 8am to travel to the race to facilitate carpooling if necessary.

In order to ensure an appropriate staffing level at each event we are asking all families to register which fundraising event they can commit to through an online form – we are adding each bag pack and water station one at a time so don’t be shy! Please follow this link to the form.

Please do not underestimate how important these fundraisers are to the successful running of the youth programme for all sections (and did we mention the fees! 🙄 )

Group Investiture

The 103rd Willington group investiture will take place Sunday 11th December at 4pm at the scout den. All youth members and parents are encouraged to attend to welcome our new members into their various sections. This is a celebration of our new members in our 40th year. See you there !!

Scout Section Hostel 18th – 20th November

The scouts will be going on a section hostel on Friday the 18th November.

We will be meeting at the den at 7pm and travelling to Glendalough International Youth hostel.

The cost for this activity is 35 euro. Scouts should bring all equipment for a normal camping weekend including a sleeping bag and hiking boots.

Lifts and carpooling will be greatly appreciated both on Friday evening and Sunday afternoon at approximately 2pm.



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PL/APL Training Weekend

The annual pl/apl training weekend will be held this weekend in Arklow scout den.
We will be meeting at Willington scout den at 6.45.
All participating scouts are required to bring everything for a camping weekend including eating utensils and sleeping equipment. Scouts must also bring swimming apparel as some aspects of the weekend will be water based.
All scouts must wear a neckerchief at all times.
Collection will be at 2pm on Sunday
Electronic devices are strictly prohibited as per all scout events.
Lifts would be greatly appreciated.

Please enter port of arklow sea scouts in maps for directions.
The Scout Team

Scout Section Hike

The scouts will be meeting tomorrow at 10.30 at the den for a section hike. Lifts would be very much appreciated to Kilmashogue car park (roughly 15 minutes from the scout den). Collection will be from Larch Hill car park at 4 pm where lifts would also be appreciated back to the den. Please find directions to Kilmashogue car park by copying the link below.,+Dublin/Kilmashogue+Lane,+Co.+Dublin/@53.2911361,-6.3285788,13z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x48670b77a0688171:0x3332f7fa6940bfba!2m2!1d-6.3170231!2d53.2977042!1m5!1m1!1s0x48670a383f59fca5:0x6b6cc0d24b3cd0aa!2m2!1d-6.2774858!2d53.2568857