Meeting Point: Saturday 24th of at 10:00am:
Moriartys Gap of Dunloe Industries
(click link or see map)
Bring a packed lunch for the Sat. Hike !
Weekend Cost: €20, this includes accommodation, dinner (24th Mar), Breakfast & Lunch (25th Mar).
Scouts may also bring some pocket money as we may find a shop
Scout leaders on site: Kevin – 0879192688 or Dave – 0876344340
Emergency Contact: Martina – 0872320718 (In Aghada)
The activities consent form is available here:
Please download, fill out, print, sign & return to us.
Useful information on caring for your personal hiking equipment….
Hillwalking – Washing personal hiking equipment (1)
Calendar of forthcoming events:
Wed. 12th April – Meeting in Hall, sailSkate racing !
Wed. 19th April – No meeting due to mid term
Wed. 26th April – Visit Port Operations in Cobh
Scouts should arrive at Cobh Sea Scouts Hall by 7:30pm
Full & Neat uniform required for this
Google maps directions here: Cobh Sea Scouts
Wed. May 3rd – Back on the water – sea safety test / swim
Scouts will need their wetsuits this night
Wed. May 10th – Sailing weather permitting.
Fri. May 12th – camping weekend. See other post for details.
Scout annual camp 2017
Its that time of the year when we start planning and preparing for annual camp. This year, the details so far are…..
When: July22nd – July29th
Where: Larch Hill, Dublin
Cost: €250 (estimated)
Non refundable €50 deposit needed by: April 26th
Further details posted as they become available.
Movie clip: TopOfGalteeMor
When: Sun. Nov 27th
- Meet there 10:00am (it’s ~1hr from Aghada)
- Pickup: 16:30 at Kings Yard.
- Uniforms not required but neckerchief MUST be worn
Galtees are currently covered in snow
– Be prepared, see gear list below.
Directions: Aghada to Kings Yard
- Get on M8 from R630 and N25 24 min (27.0 km)
- Follow M8 to N73. Take exit 12 from M8 27 min (47.8 km)
- Take R639 to your destination in Limerick 14 min (7.2 km)
- Kings Yard, Kilbehenny, Co. Limerick
What to wear:
1) Light leggings or walking trousers
Note: Jeans and cotton type tracksuit bottoms are not suited to a hike as they soak in water becoming very heavy, difficult to move in and keep the wearer cold which is dangerous. They also take ages to dry. Walking trousers have a certain amount of water resistance and are quick drying.
2) Layer up with 2 light tops – breathable base layers are best – again no cotton because once it gets wet it stays wet. (You should have a warmer layer in the bag)
Start the walk feeling a little cool – you will soon warm up!
3) Boot socks (these are thicker than normal socks and offer better protection against blisters)
4) Good walking boots (not wellies or runners)
Bear in mind that we are walking mostly in the mountains and much of the time on boggy rough ground or through heather so you must have appropriate hiking boots. A twisted ankle can ruin the day for the whole group.
1) Backpack (the type that is worn on both shoulders)
2) Rain gear (waterproof pants and jacket)
3) Warm light fleece
4) Pair of gloves and a warm hat (good idea to have spares)
5) Blister plasters and spare socks
6) Sun cream and sun hat (if needed)
7) Any personal medication
8) Lunch (a sandwich and something else, bar of chocolate, fruit, nuts). A warm drink is important in winter. Include some emergency rations in case the day takes longer than expected.
9) 1 to 2 litres of water (at least 2lts of water will be needed for a 6hrs day in summer)
Other stuff that might make your day more enjoyable.
1) Bag liner (if your backpack does not have a waterproof outer bag, this is important for any spare clothes)
2) Gaiters (if the walk is likely to be boggy / mucky)
3) Emergency rations
4) Walking poles
6) A change of clothes and shoes back in the car
8) Basic first aid kit (group has one but good habit for scouts to have their own)
9) Head torch & battery
10) Survival bag