Category: Scouts

County Youth Forum 2021 for Scouts

Hi All,

Please note that our bi-weekly meeting for this week will be replaced by the County Youth Forum. A Youth Forum is a meeting where young people from the county can share ideas and views on particular issues that affect them.

When: Thursday 25th February 2021 @ 7:00PM – 9:00PM.

How: Via Zoom (link below)

More Info: Click here to find more information.

We would encourage all our youth members to join! Please let us know if you have any questions about this event.

Scouting @ Home

Hi All,

We hope you and your families are all keeping safe and well. We wanted to provide you with an update on our plans to continue scouting during the level 5 lockdown. As previously communicated, we will postpone all in-person scouting meetings and activities until Scouting Ireland and government advice allows otherwise.

We are planning to host virtual scout meetings every 2 weeks, starting this week! Please see some key details for this below! We hope that all scouts can join so that we can continue Scouting, and prepare for when Scouting returns back to normal!

    • What: Zoom Scout Meeting
    • Where: At home, online via zoom.
    • When: 28th January, 11th February, 25th February @ 7:30PM – 8:30PM.
    • How to Join:
      • Click on this link ( using a computer, phone or tablet.
      • Input your Full Name and Password. For safety purposes, passwords will be communicated to to parents via text on the evening of each meeting.

Scouts will not need any additional items to join this meeting, but we will be setting fun challenges each meeting in the future that may require this. Some of the senior scouts may be asked to stay on the zoom call a little later (no later than 9:00pm) with the leaders to help plan the programme for the next meeting.

Yours in Scouting,

The Scout Leader Team.

Scout Skiing + Movie Night 2020


An increased interest in this activity has meant that we need to amend our timings, please see the updated times noted in bold below.

What: Scout Skiing + Movie Night

When: Sunday 13th December.

Where:  Kilternan Ski Club + Willington 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 Sunday evening.

Scouts should meet at 3:00pm on Sunday at Kilternan Ski Club, collection will be at 5:45pm from Kilternan. We will be hosting a movie evening in the den from 6:00pm – 8:00pm after 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.


All Scouts will require a signed disclaimer and health declaration form by parent/guardian to partake in the skiing.

Equipment List: 

– Facemask*
– Hand Sanitizer
– 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*
– Neckerchief & Woggle
– Blanket (for the movie night)
– Small Day Bag
– Water Bottle
– Rain Gear
* required for skiing 

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 [email protected].

  • 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.

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.