Category: Scouts

Scouting @ Home

Hi All,

We hope you and your families are all keeping safe and well during these unique times. We wanted to provide you with an update on our plans and supports for the next couple of weeks.

Meetings Postponed 

In line with Scouting Ireland’s advice, we will postpone all scouting meetings and activities until Sunday 19th April. We will update accordingly depending on Scouting Ireland’s advice if this date is extended.

Scouting @ Home 

  • Challenges 

We have developed a list of fun scout challenges that scouts can do at home! This is not a prescriptive list or assignment, Scouts are welcome to do these if they want to continue doing Scouting during our temporary break! We would ask that you send the below documents to your Scouts, they will be able to open them on their smartphone/laptops/tablets.

The list of challenges can be found here. Resources that can help complete the challenges can be seen here.

All of these challenges are made to be completed at home. With this in mind, please don’t feel the need to go shopping for materials, improvise!  For example, if you don’t have paracord to make a woggle, use an old shoelace… if you don’t have a tarp to build the shelter, use a sheet.

Please send pictures of completed challenges to scouts@willingtonscouts.ie. Please try to send some pictures in by end of day on Wednesday 1st of April.

  • Zoom Scout Meetings 

We will host a virtual Scout Meeting on Thursday 2nd of April via Zoom.

    • What: Zoom Scout Meeting
    • Where: At home, online via zoom.
    • When: Thursday 2nd of April (7:45 pm – 8:30 pm).
    • How: Please see instructions on how to join here.

We hope you enjoy completing these challenges! All the Scout Leaders are excited to catch up on Thursday during our Zoom Scout Meeting.

Yours in Scouting,

The Scout Leader Team.

Annual Camp 2020 | Fota Scout Centre, Cork

Hi All,

Please see the details for our newly planned Annual Camp for 2020 in Cork.  We hope that these refined plans will suit more Scouts within the group to sign up for camp, based on the feedback we received via our survey.

Please indicate via text ASAP if your Scout(s) plan to join us for this camp or not. The dates for payment and signup are noted below. Annual Camp is a great experience for all scouts, regardless of their tenure!

If you have any questions or need to talk through the details for the camp please feel free to drop by to us during our meetings Thursdays.

Location: Fota Scout Centre, Fota Island, Co. Cork.

Dates: Monday 27th of July to Sunday 2nd of August 2020.

Cost: €350 per Scout

Payment Details: 

All payments previously paid for the original camp in Portugal will be offset against the cost of the Cork camp. If you are unsure of the amount you have paid please contact us.

A non-refundable deposit of €150 will be required by Thursday, March 12th.  If you were already signed up for Portugal, you will not need to make this payment. If you wish to sign up for this newly planned camp you have until this date to confirm. 

Cheques should be made out to ‘103rd Dublin Scouts’.

Payments Schedule: 

  • Thursday, March 12th – €150
  • Thursday, May 7th – €100
  • Thursday, June 4th – €100

Please let us know if you have any questions relating to Annual Camp 2020.

Yours in Scouting, 

103rd Scout Team.

Annual Camp 2020 | Update

Dear Parents,

Annual Camp will no longer be in Portugal as initially planned, as we did not meet the minimum group size to make the camp viable.

We are now developing a plan for an Annual Camp based in Ireland. We expect to have the details of the revised plan finalized and communicated to you by the end of February. In the meantime, please see some preliminary details below.

  • The location will be on the Island of Ireland.
  • The cost will not exceed €350 per person.
  • The length of the camp will be approximately 7 days.
  • The camp will take place between 23rd July – 4th August, final dates will be in our next communication.

Scouts that were not originally signed up for Portugal are very welcome to sign up for the Annual Camp in Ireland.

Deposits/payments that had already been made for the Portugal trip will be offset against the cost of the trip within Ireland. If your Scout(s) will not attend the camp in Ireland we will happily refund the balance you have already paid, please contact us directly to discuss.

Thank you for your patience as we finalize the plans for this year’s camp. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Yours in Scouting, 

Scout & Venture Section Team.

Next Up with Willington Scouts

UPCOMING EVENTS 

Please see the details for the next 3 scout activities below.  Full details on each event will be updated closer to each date.

  • Senior Scouts Planning Day 
    • Sunday 16th February
    • 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    • No cost
  • Troop Activity 
    • Sunday 23rd February
    • No cost
    • Full details here.
  • County Leadership Training 
    • Saturday 29th February – Sunday 1st March
    • No cost, invitation only
    • Full details here

Up Next with Willington Scouts

REMINDERS 

UPCOMING EVENTS 

Please see details for the next 3 scout activities below.  Full details on each event will be updated closer to each date.

  • Scout Sleepover and Skiing 
    • Saturday 14th – Sunday 15th December 2019
    • €40 per scout
    • Full details here
  • Ice Skating
    • Thursday 9th January 2020
    • €10 per scout, free if attending Scout Sleepover and Skiing
    • Full details here
  • County Hostel Weekend
    • Friday 17th – Sunday 19th January 2020
    • €30 per scout
    • Full details here

County Hostel Weekend

What: County Hostel Weekend

When: Friday 17th – Sunday 19th January 2020

Where: Portmarnock Scout Den

Cost: €30 per scout, paid on Thursday, January 16.

Please see PDF with all the information regarding the weekend attached. Scouts should meet at the Portmarnock Scout Den, timing and location instructions are linked within the attached PDF.

Full Information Here

Yours in Scouting, 

Scout Team.

Ice Skating

What: Ice Skating Activity

When: Thursday 9th January 2020

Where: South Dublin on Ice, Tallaght Stadium, Oldbawn, Dublin 24. Directions here.

Cost: €10 per scout, paid on the night of Thursday the 9th January. Scouts that attended the ‘Sleepover & Skiing‘ event in December will gain free access to the Ice Skating.

Details on timing and transport will be available closer to the time.

Confirm Attendance: 

Parents must confirm their Scout(s) attendance to this activity on or before Monday 6th January via text.

Equipment List: 

– Neckerchief & Woggle
– Warm Clothes
– Hat & Gloves
– Water Bottle

Scout Sleepover and Skiing

What: Scout Sleepover and Skiing

When: Saturday 14th – Sunday 15th December.

Where:  Kilternan Ski Club & The Scout Den

Cost: €35 per scout, please bring this to the den the next time you are coming. Cost will cover the skiing fee, a movie night and dinner on Saturday evening.

Scouts should meet at 2:00pm on Sunday at Kilternan Ski Club, collection will be at 4:30pm from Kilternan. We will be hosting a movie evening in the den from 5:00pm – 7:30pm after the skiing

Covid-19 Considerations: 

We cannot accommodate carpooling due to Covid-19, each Scout/family should be dropped and collected from Kilternan Ski Club/The Scout Den.

Disclaimer: 

All Scouts will require a disclaimer signed by parent/guardian to partake in the skiing. Please find official disclaimer here.

Equipment List: 

– Face Mask
– Warm, flexible clothing that does not restrict movement*
– Strong Gloves (ideally padded ski gloves)*
– Long, thick socks*
– Long-sleeved top*
– Wet weather gear as classes will still proceed if it rain*
– Disclaimer*
– Flask with hot drink*
– Neckerchief & Woggle
– Blanket (for outdoor movie)
– Small Day Bag
– Water Bottle
– Packed lunch/snack
– Rain Gear
* required for skiing 

Group Investiture 2019

What: Group Investiture

When: Saturday 30th November @ 5:00pm – 7:00pm.

Where: Willington Scout Den

Our group investiture will welcome all new Scouts to be invested to the section. Both Scouts that have moved up from cubs and are new to the group will be invested. In order to be invested, Scouts must be wearing full uniform, please see detail below.

Parent / Guardian /  Family Member Involvement:

We ask that all Scouts being invested have a parent/guardian/family member present on the evening. This person will be involved in the investiture ceremony.

Scout Uniform:

Uniform products are only available online via thescoutshop.ie. Orders made online are normally made available for collection next day in the Bray Store.