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Photo & video library Castleconnell 2018

Some Photos from the camp:

Some videos from the camp:

The great Pizza Raft Race —- uncut

 

Overnight Hike March 2018

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 !

Collection: 25th @ 3pm – Torc Waterfall Car Park
(click link or see map)
This may change depending on weather and unforeseen circumstances.
Hostel: Muckross Venture Hostel

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)

Information Sheet

Galtees Hike Nov. 2016

Photos:
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When: Sun. Nov 27th

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 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

  • 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

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.

Must Haves:

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
5)      Camera
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

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
at:
CBS Secondary School, Midleton
on:
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:
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Aghada-Sea-Scouts

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

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