€320 for the camp, this includes camping fees, food and all activities.
€50 for transport to and from the camp and other outlays associated with camps.
· Camp Fees Due Date?
€120 Nov 2017 (extended by scouting Ireland)
€100 Jan 2018
€100 April 2018
€50 June 2018
While the Aghada Group can help in meeting these deadlines with group funds we need commitment from the scouts for attendance.
Note: All fees paid to Scouting Ireland are non-refundable.
We need confirmation by 14th February if your scout is attending (or not) this will allow us confirm our place at the camp. You can text or call Kevin. Following that we would ask for the fees to be paid as soon as possible.
As always please talk to us if the deadlines causes problems and we will do everything we can to facilitate you.
Lost & Found :
Lost, a pair of boots just like this…
Found this pair of boots
Found.. a knife & fork set
Has anyone got a pair of boots like the black ones that doesn’t belong to them and is anyone missing a pair like the purple ones ?
Or is anyone missing a Knife & Fork set.
Talk to JMcG about any of these.
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
Safety Gear 7) Whistle
8) Basic first aid kit (group has one but good habit for scouts to have their own)
9) Head torch & battery
10) Survival bag
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.
Here’s an article published in Lifeboat magazine (Winter 2015). In February 1936 the Mary Stanford lifeboat headed out into a hurricane to rescue the crew of the Daunt Rock lightship. They were at sea for 49 hours, and successfully rescued all crew members. Daunt Rock
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.
We are always looking for new adults to be part of the team in the group. If you are over 18 and want to be part of a vibrant group that are dedicated to the young people of the Aghada, Whitegate, Saleen and surrounding parish why not drop us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org