Category: Venture Scouts

Scout Activity | Larch Hill Overnight 

Larch Hill Overnight 

When: Saturday August 21st to Sunday August 22nd

Who: All Scouts and Ventures

Where:  Larch Hill

Cost: €10 per scout, paid by August 15th.

Drop Off/Pick Up: 

Scouts should be dropped off at 10:00am on Saturday at Larch Hill Carpark, a member of the Leader team will be there to meet your Scout. Collection will be at 2:00pm on Sunday.

Equipment List: 

Scouts will require all of the below equipment in order to participate in this overnight activity. You do not need to go our buying the best bits, keep an eye out in Lidl and Aldi for outdoor equipment! If you are having trouble accessing any of the below items please let us know and we will do our best to help you out!
  • Packed lunch/snack for Saturday.
  • Face-masks (at least 3 to allow for daily changing)
  • Hand Sanitiser
  • Neckerchief & Woggle
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Warm Clothes
  • Night Wear
  • Toiletries
  • Eating Equipment*
  • Small Day Bag
  • Water Bottle
  • Hiking Boots
  • Rain Gear (jacket and bottoms)
  • Bivy Bag

Covid-19 Information: 

This activity will be planned an executed fully aligned to Scouting Ireland and DCYA Covid-19 advice. Please see a summary of measures that we are implementing to make this activity Covid-19 safe! 

  • Scouts will be outdoors in open-air at all times.
  • Scouts will be required to wear face-masks when adequate social distancing cannot be achieved.
  • All Scouts will sleep in individual hammocks/tents, at least 2 meters apart from each other.
  • We will be providing hand-washing and sanitising facilities (Scouts should also bring hand sanitiser).

Confirm Attendance:

Please confirm your scout(s) attendance via text by at this overnight by text by August 15th.

Scout Activity: Skills Days + Larch Hill Overnight 

We have some exciting plans to soak up the last of the summer camping season for both Scouts and Ventures! 

Activity 1 – Skills Days 

When: Saturday August 14th and Sunday August 15th

12pm – 4pm (both days).

Where: The Scout Den

Equipment List: 

  • Packed lunch + snacks
  • Face-mask
  • Water Bottle
  • Rain Gear (jacket and bottoms)

We will meet in the den both Saturday and Sunday this weekend. This is not an overnight activity, Scouts will come and go each day.

Activity 2 – Larch Hill Overnight 

When: Saturday August 21st to Sunday August 22nd

Where:  Larch Hill

Cost: €10 per scout, paid by August 15th.

Drop Off/Pick Up: 

Scouts should be dropped off at 10:00am on Saturday at Larch Hill Carpark, a member of the Leader team will be there to meet your Scout. Collection will be at 2:00pm on Sunday.

Equipment List: 

Scouts will require all of the below equipment in order to participate in this overnight activity. You do not need to go our buying the best bits, keep an eye out in Lidl and Aldi for outdoor equipment! If you are having trouble accessing any of the below items please let us know and we will do our best to help you out!
  • Packed lunch/snack for Saturday.
  • Face-masks (at least 3 to allow for daily changing)
  • Hand Sanitiser
  • Neckerchief & Woggle
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Warm Clothes
  • Night Wear
  • Toiletries
  • Eating Equipment*
  • Small Day Bag
  • Water Bottle
  • Hiking Boots
  • Rain Gear (jacket and bottoms)
  • Bivy Bag

Covid-19 Information: 

This activity will be planned an executed fully aligned to Scouting Ireland and DCYA Covid-19 advice. Please see a summary of measures that we are implementing to make this activity Covid-19 safe! 

  • Scouts will be outdoors in open-air at all times.
  • Scouts will be required to wear face-masks when adequate social distancing cannot be achieved.
  • All Scouts will sleep in individual hammocks/tents, at least 2 meters apart from each other.
  • We will be providing hand-washing and sanitising facilities (Scouts should also bring hand sanitiser).

Confirm Attendance:

Please confirm your scout(s) attendance via text by at this overnight by text by August 15th.

Annual Camp 2020 | Cancelled

Dear Parents, Scouts, and Ventures,

Due to the restrictions put in place by the Government, we have decided to cancel our annual camp which was scheduled for 27th of July – 2nd of August 2020. We are happy to confirm that all monies collected for the camp will be returned in full.

To request your refund, please send the following details to treasurer@willingtonscouts.ie.

  • Confirm that you are the person who paid the deposit.
  • Your Scout/Venture(s) name and the amount you paid.
  • Specify the bank account details (Account Name, Branch, IBAN + BIC) that the money is to be returned to.

All refunds must be requested by 31st May 2020.

At the moment it is unclear when we will get back to full scouting again. To give everyone something to look forward to, we are looking into an extended hostelling trip in October. This trip will be open to all Scouts and Ventures.

Yours in Scouting,

Scout & Venture Section 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.

Water Station – 27th June

Date: Saturday 27th June
Venue: Furze Road Phoenix Park
Time: 8.30am – 2pm approx.

Parents should bring their child’s neckerchief with them. Adults only to attend this fundraiser.

You will be allowed to park near the Furze Road if you are there at 8.30am. Please contact your section leader if you have any queries regarding this fundraiser.

There are further Bag Packs and Fundraisers throughout the summer months – please read our previous post published on the 1st June 2015 for details.

Friends and Family allowed to attend, once they are over the age of 16

BBQ Link

Dear Parents, Guardians and Friends,

The Group Council would like to invite you to the Group’s Annual BBQ and Going Up – ceremony on Thursday 25th June 2015 at the Scout Den and Camp Lawn.

The ceremony will start at 7.30 pm and will be followed by a BBQ.

Please come along to enjoy and celebrate the success and achievements of the Scout Group and its members both youth and adult.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Marathon Bag Packs and Water Stations

Hi All,

There are a few fundraising events coming up over the next few months.
Although Beavers, Cubs, Scouts & Ventures may be closed during the summer, we expect to see a good turnout for these events.

20/06/15 Bag Pack – Scout Den
27/06/15 Water Station – Phoenix Park
11/07/15 Bag Pack – Scout Den
15/08/15 Bag Pack – Scout Den
22/08/15 Water Station – Phoenix Park
12/09/15 Bag Pack – Scout Den
19/09/15 Water Station – Phoenix Park