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.
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
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 [email protected]. Please try to send some pictures in by end of day on Wednesday 1st of April.
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.
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
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’.
- 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 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.
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
Please remember to return all 12 days of Christmas tickets and money to Scouts this Thursday. Tickets must be returned whether they have been sold or not.