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The trip to Spike 2016

Cancelled due to bad weather & health & safety concerns on Spike

The group trip to Spike Island is scheduled for Sat 24th / Sun 25th Sept.
Weather forecast as of Tue. 20/Sept. looks very poor for Sat.

Sat 09:45
meet at Kennedy Pier, Cobh for transport to Spike by Ferry
Bring: packed lunch & rain gear
Sat 18:45
Parents collect from ferry in Cobh

Sat 09:45
meet at Kennedy Pier, Cobh for transport to Spike by Ferry
Bring: packed lunch & rain gear & sleeping bag + mat
Sun. 12:00
Parents collect from ferry in Cobh

Scouts & Ventures
Sat. 07:30
Drop personal gear (make it compact!) to Aghada Pier
Set sail from Tennis club
Bring: packed lunch, change of clothes, rain gear & sleeping bag + mat
Sun. 13:00
Parents collect from Aghada Tennis club

Relay for Life 2016

Unfortunately we have not been able to get sufficient numbers for the Relay For Life event and I am withdrawing our team. For those who did express an interest, thank you and apologies for not being able to take part.

Aghada Sea scouts are once again proud to participate in:
The Irish Cancer Society Relay for Life
CBS Secondary School, Midleton
17th – 18th September 2016.

Ventures, Scouts, Cubs, Beavers and leaders will relay walk for 24 hours to raise funds for this worthy cause.

Come along to support us, walk a little.

If you can, please feel free to donate at the following:

Or if you prefer plain old sponsorship cards I can give you these too, just text/email and I’ll get one to you / 0876344340.

As before we are dividing the relay into time slots. We have leaders signed up for each slot but we need more ventures, scouts, cubs & beavers to do some walking & fundraising:

Team members registration forms can be found at:
RFL_ team_members_registration_form_2016
Please complete & email / give to me:

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) :

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:

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
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
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

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:

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

Please complete & email to:

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
Kln Amir El & J AD CD


The Leaders