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Scout Annual camp 2016

July 23rd-30th – Castle Saunderson campsite

Meeting at 9:30am Saturday 23rd at the Tennis Club.
Returning ~18:00 Saturday 30th

Weather forecast (as of Friday 22nd) :
weather

We will have a day trip to Baysports water park during camp:
WETSUITS, LIFEJACKETS, WATERSHOES and COTTON SOCKS required for this outing. Each Scout MUST have their own Life Jackets with them.
We also strongly recommend a windcheater / cagoule as it will be long wet day and if there is wind it’ll be cold without one.

From the Baypark website:
Cotton socks must be worn on the Waterpark

For those wondering what other gear to bring:

GEAR LIST FOR CAMP 2016
Full Uniform including Neckerchief To be worn going out on  Sat 23rd and on the return journey on Sat 30th. (Leggings or tracksuit pants NOT ACCEPTABLE – proper scout pants must be worn)
Waterproof Jacket
Waterproof Bottoms
Warm Fleece
Socks and Underwear (enough for a week!)
Shorts and T-shirts
Long Pants/Joggers
Swimming Togs & hat & goggles etc 
Hiking boots and Runners
Ground Mat and Sleeping Bag
Small Penknife with lock on blade
Head Torch
Knife, Fork, Spoon, Plate, Cup, Bowl
Tea-Towel
Wash Gear (toothpaste, tooth brush, shower gel, shampoo etc)
2 Towels 
Baseball Cap
Good Sun Cream
Insect Repellent
Spending Money – 
A medium sized rucksack/bag (about 65 ltrs)
A small day bag (for Hikes and Day trips)
Spare Batteries for Torch
MEDICATION – any medication that you require – Inhalers, epipen for allergy’s etc
– please make sure that you have them with you at all times…
– details of all medication should be listed on the Managing Medication Form.
NO Technology –  Phone/MP3 etc as these form a key element of our Child Protection Policy.

WL / AWL Weekend 2015

When: Fri. Oct 16th To Sun. Oct 18th.

Where:  Kings Yard, Knocknagalty, Kilbehenny, Co. Limerick
Website: https://kingsyard.wordpress.com/about/
Google Maps: Kings Yard
GPS co-ords: 52.3317768,-8.1846534

  • Meet there 7:00pm Fri Oct. 16th
  • Uniforms not required but neckerchief MUST be worn at all times
  • Saturday will be spent on the hills.
    We’ll have some fruit & bars but please bring a packed lunch. Also bring a flask, we’ll make soup on Sat. morning to bring on the hills.
  • Pickup is Sun. 12:00 noon.

Cost: €15 per scout, payable on weekend.

Directions: Aghada to Kings Yard

  • Aghada
  • 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

Agenda:
Fri. 16th

  • 7:00pm Meet at Kings Yard
    Set up camp (it’ll be dark, bring torches)
  • 10:30pm Supper : Hot choc + biccies

Sat. 17th

  • 7:00am Breakfast: Cereals, Fruit, Tea/coffee.
    Make Soup for hill-walking
  • 8:00am Classroom session, hillwalking / navigation
  • 10:00am Off hill-walking
    Lunch: Soup + Bring your own packed lunch
  • 6:00pm Return to camp
  • 7:00pm Dinner: Pasta Carbonara
  • 10:30pm Supper: Hot Choc + biccies

Sun. 18th

  • 8:00am Breakfast: Fry-up
  • 11:00am Break camp
  • 12:00am Depart Kings Yard

Relay for Life – Midleton

Aghada Sea scouts are proud to participate in the Irish Cancer Society Relay for Life in Midleton on 26th / 27th September.
Scouts, cubs and leaders will relay walk for 24 hours to raise funds for this worthy charity.

If you can, please feel free to donate at the following:
https://www.justgiving.com/AghadaSeaScouts

Team members registration forms can be found at:
Team Members Registration form

Please complete & email to: d_mc_g@yahoo.com

Running Order (updated for AMS) :
Added JW, AB & EB
(Please of course feel free to come along earlier / stay later)

sat 1600 – 2000 sat 2000 – 0000 sun 0000 – 0800 sun 0800 – 1200 sun 1200 – 1600
ImCu LW DMG AMS KC
Kln Amir El & J AD CD
ND LB
DLn JMG NMG IOC JC
CLn TM ES FOC MC
AdH JW AOS KE SC
AbM KOS NOS OR CW
OOS AB
EB

Thanks

The Leaders

Scouts Overnight Sail to Cobh

Scouts had a lovely sail + overnight stay to Cobh last weekend.
After a weather & route briefing from Robin we set off in fresh winds on Saturday afternoon. Conditions tested the nerve & reaction of helms & crew but all excelled and got there safely where we beached the boats outside Cobh sea scouts den.
After some fine gourmet dining in Cobh we retired to the den for the night.
Bright & early Sunday morning we rigged then drifted / paddled / towed out from Cobh into some perfect sailing conditions for the journey back to Aghada.

looking worried
looking worried

Rigging boats
Rigging boats

hoisting sails
hoisting sails

Rigging at Aghada
Rigging at Aghada

Flag waving & cheers
Flag waving & cheers

Moody Skies
Moody Skies

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GP14 in action
GP14 in action

The view back to Aghada
The view back to Aghada

Beach the boats
Beach the boats

Incoming pilot
Incoming pilot

Crabs in the RIB
Crabs in the RIB

No hurry
No hurry

Nice evening for a sail
Nice evening for a sail

Beached at Cobh
Beached at Cobh

Rigged & ready at 08:00
Rigged & ready at 08:00

Powerboats
Powerboats

Get out & walk!
Get out & walk!

Away we go
Away we go

Leaving Cobh
Leaving Cobh

Flat calm off Cobh
Flat calm off Cobh

Floatilla
Floatilla

Who moored that boat there?
Who moored that boat there?

A helpful tow out to the wind
A helpful tow out to the wind

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Nice.
Nice.

Our next safety boat ?
Our next safety boat ?

Wayfarer Vs lark
Wayfarer Vs lark

Larking about
Larking about

Wafarer
Wafarer

Perfect sailing weather
Perfect sailing weather

Back on the slip in Aghada
Back on the slip in Aghada