Each year we are very lucky to secure fundraising from the Dublin Race Series in the form of bag packing which takes place in the Scout Den and staffing water stations at the finish line of each race.
Turnout at both events over the last two weekends was great and Group Leader Colin Hurley thanked everyone for help and support. The bag packing was done in record time with Group Secretary Sean Farrell surprised that things were nearly finished by the time he was able to join the effort.
The water station at the finish line of the 10km race in Grange Castle Business Park was operated with military precision offering drinks, fruit, refills and we even went routing through the rubbish to ensure none of the reusable cups went astray! Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
We need your help for the remaining events. Please see the details below.
This year it will take 35 people to pack the goody bags (without being there all day!) and we are required to provide 20 people to support the water station.
If we do not meet these requirements we will lose this important fundraiser and this will have a huge knock on effect to the running of the Group and how much we have to charge you for membership. 😥
The remaining bag packs take place on the following dates in the Scout Den:
Saturday 17th August 9am – 2:30pm
Saturday 14th September 9am – 3pm
The water stations take place on the following dates in the Phoenix Park:
Saturday 24th August 8am – 1:30pm
Saturday 21st September 8am – 2pm
Meet at the den at 8am to travel to the race to facilitate carpooling if necessary.
In order to ensure an appropriate staffing level at each event we are asking all families to register which fundraising event they can commit to through an online form – we are adding each bag pack and water station one at a time so don’t be shy! Please follow this link to the form.
Please do not underestimate how important these fundraisers are to the successful running of the youth programme for all sections (and did we mention the fees! 🙄 )