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Hike for Hope

Hike for Hope

Scouting has long supported the annual Darkness into Light event to raise funds for Pieta House. The mission of Pieta House is to ‘support people and communities in crisis by providing freely accessible, professional services to all’.

A more essential service right now than ever, and yet, the COVID-19 restrictions in place will mean that the opportunity to raise vital funds through the Darkness into Light walk will not happen.

We are asking you to support this great cause by donating on behalf of someone who is Hiking for Hope or take on the challenge and donate on your own behalf.

So how do you get involved?

Take Part or Support:

Choose whether you want to take on the Hike for Hope Challenge or simply support Hike for Hope.

Take part: Register by donating to Hike for Hope Go Fund Me page or get your family and

friends to sponsor you by donating on your behalf.

Support: Simply make a Donation to Hike for Hope Go Fund Me page.

Go fund Me Link:

How to Take Part in Hike for Hope:

1. Register: To register simply go on Go Fund Me page and Donate to Hike for Hope.

2. Individual or Team: Do you want to take this challenge on by yourself or would you prefer to work together and complete as a relay team?

3. Choose your Challenge: Mountain or Trail? Choose which hiking challenge you want to undertake, (List below).

4. What does your Challenge require: Read the list below and note the total steps or flights of stairs required to complete your chosen Virtual Mountain or Trail.

Example: Lugnaquilla, Leinster – 330 flights of stairs

For Individuals: Complete the challenge at your own pace, over the weekend.

For Teams: Split the distance evenly across the team, i.e. teams of 6, divide the distance by 6 330 divided by 6 = 55, so each member of the team must climb up and down the stairs 55 times, at their own pace.

5. Share your Challenge: Share what you are doing on Social Media with the Hashtag #hikeforhope.

6. Download App to track your Challenge: Some apps that will help you realise your goal are Map my Run, Run Keeper, Nike Run Club, Strava, Map my Walk by Under Armour or a similar app that will allow you to record your distance without counting the normal steps you take in your day.

7. Complete your Challenge: Hike for Hope between 12pm on 8th May and midnight 10th May.

Follow Hike for Hope on Facebook here.


Cub Camp 2020 | Cancelled

Hi All,

We hope you and your families are all keeping safe and well during these unusual times. We wanted to provide you with an update about our cub camp to Crawfordsburn. Due to the restrictions put in place by the Government as a result of the spread of COVID-19, we are canceling our annual cub camp which was scheduled for the June bank holiday. We will be refunding all deposits that we collected for the camp.

To request your refund, please send the following details to

– Email and confirm that you are the person who paid the deposit,
– Specify the amount paid and your child’s name,
– Specify the bank account and details that the money is to be returned to.

Yours in Scouting,
The Cub Scout Leader Team.

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 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.

Troop Activity

What: Troop Activity

When: Sunday 23rd February (10:00 am – 4:00 pm)

Cost: No cost.


Drop off and collection will be required by parents to and from a location in the Dublin area. Exact locations will be provided on the morning of the activity but will be no longer than a 30 min drive.

Equipment List: 

– Warm clothing
– Hiking Boots
– Raingear
– Waterbottle
– Packed Lunch
– Spare Socks

County Leadership Training 2020

This training is by invitation only. We will text the parents of Scouts that are eligible to attend.

What: County Leadership Training

When: Saturday 29th February – Sunday 1st March

Where: Aurora House

Cost: No cost, covered by the group.

Please see PDF with all the information regarding the weekend attached. We will coordinate carpooling to the venue closer to the time.

Full Information Here

Yours in Scouting, 

Scout Team.