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Shield 2024

The shield camp craft weekend

Date: Fri 26th – Sun 28th
Where: Cork Showgrounds
Dropoff: 5:30pm Friday
Show grounds will be open at 17:30, everyone should be registered and on site for 18:30
Vans and cars will not be able to line the road like last year as it became dangerous with scouts weaving in and out of parked cars

Collect: 2:30pm Sunday

Link to social media portal: Shield Facebook

Scouts must complete & return a new, separate consent form for this event: ACS – Activity consent form

Info pack is here: All Cork Shield 2 info pack

Sailing Skills assessments

Well done to all who have completed stage4 / stage5 sailing skills, keep it up, we will present your badges soon.

Logbooks are available here -> Sailing Skills Logbook
Download it, print a copy & put it in a plastic sleeve.
Bring it to scouts, get some skills signed off & keep it safe.

I’ll post some of the stuff you need to learn here,
others you’ll need to look up yourself.
Personal Floatation Devices
Sailing Terms
Points of sail
The 5 Essentials
Rules for prevention of collisions at sea

Overnight Hike Apr-2023 Information

Information sheet for 2023 hike available here: Hike-Mar-2023-info

Brief Details….
Saturday 1st;

Time:  09:45 Location: Glenflesk, ‘Top Oil’ Petrol Station, Eircode V93 A26D

  • We will meet up here and continue in convoy to the starting point for the hike.

Directions to drop off point on Saturday morning:

  • Distance: 111 Km
  • Time: 1 hr 30 min (according to AA)
  • Head towards Killarney N40/N22
  • Meet at petrol station in village
  • Continue in convoy to the starting point for the hike (approx. 10 km)

Collection Sunday 2nd:

Time: 1.00 pm Location:
Muckross Park Hotel car park Eircode V93 NH5W

General information:

Weekend Cost: €30-40 TBD

Phone numbers of Scout leaders on site: Kevin – 0879192688 or Dave – 0876344340

Scouts 2020 calendar

Some upcoming events for your diaries:

Sat. April 4th – overnight hike in Killarney

Wed. April 15th – Day time trip to Marei

24th-25th April – Shield weekend, kilcully

May 8th – Charge Certificate weekend

Jun 19-21st – Group camp in Burncourt

July 18-25th – Annual Camp, location TBD


Scout Autumn camp 2019

Scouts are going on a weekend camp Fri. Oct. 18th – Sun. Oct. 20th.

Location: Burcourt Scout Campsite, Shanbally Co. Tipperary
Google Map: Burncourt Scout Campsite

Provisional (subject to change) Times:
Dropoff at Burncourt: 7:00pm Friday
Pickup at Burncourt: 2:00pm Sunday

Car pooling is encouraged where possible.

Estimate Cost:  €30

Recommended personal equipment list can be found here:

This is an Autumn camp, night time temperatures will be low,
Be prepared !

Scout Leaders