Scout & Ventures update Feb 2018

We are half way through our winter season based in the hall and in this update, we have all the details to bring us to the start of the summer season. Please print off this letter and pin it up somewhere so you have easy access to all the dates. There is a lot of information contained here, so please Scouts and Parent, set a few minutes aside to thoroughly read through it.


Ventures are meeting on Friday evenings in the Hall at 7:45: Please keep an eye on Facebook & WhatsApp to see what is happening.


The floorball league will resume Feb 21st. Matches will be held after the hall meetings, usually finishing up by 9.30. Please make sure that your parents know which nights you are playing, or if you are substituting, so they know that you will be late home or you require a late pickup. The scheduled games are at the end of this letter. Please let your PL know if you are not available so your patrol can organize substitutes well in advanced. It’s a great game to watch, so parents are welcome to spectate from the stage.

Boatwork – Boatwork is starting late this year and we have catch up to do so that the boats are ready to launch in May. The rota is attached, please turn up for your allocated slot. If you can’t make your allotted slot, you need to make it to another session (preferably the session where there is only one patrol scheduled). We keep attendance and expect all Scouts to do their fair share.

Badgework: At the Hall meetings, we will be focusing on Nautical Skills Badges for the rest of the winter season, but you can carry on with your skill badges yourselves. If you are ready for any assessments, please let us know. The syllabus for the Nautical Badges are on the Facebook page under the ‘files’ section.

Summer Camp (Nawaka) we have sent out a letter with details   last week. Once you have decided if you are interested, you can drop in your deposit (Feb 21) and we will be having a meeting with parents to go through what is involved with this trip and to help start getting organised. We will be looking for a Parents Support group to take over fundraising for this event and other items. Please note that is your scout has not camped with the Scout Section, they must attend the June Camp in Powerscourt in advance of the summer camp.

Communications The attached calendar is for your planning, but may be subject to change. All activities will be confirmed and updated at each hall meeting. We also use Facebook for updates and the patrols/ ventures have their own What’s App groups.


Yours in Scouting,



Padraig & all the Scout Venture Leader Team.





22-Jun weekend ALL 22 – 24th of June 2018 Powerscourt Camp
05-Aug Holland ALL 6 – 15th of August, 2018 Holland TBC


Ventures Only
20-Apr Wicklow VENTURES ONLY Venture Camp Wicklow CSA 50km hike
01-Jun weekend VENTURES ONLY 1 – 4th of June 2018 Larch hill for Cubs site staff
22-Jun weekend VENTURES ONLY 22 – 24th of June 2018 Larch hill for Beavers site staff
25-Jul Stradbally VENTURES ONLY 25 July to 2 August 2018 Stradbally site staff – Booked Out




SCOUT CALENDER (Feb 18 – Summer 18)
07-Feb Hall ALL Start Back
10-Feb weekend lone Patrol Camp Rí Rá Lough Dan Half Term Sat – Tues  
11-Feb Sunday ALL Founders Day Service Northover Hall 10am    
14-Feb Hall ALL
18-Feb Sunday 2 Patrols Boatwork Start   Every Sunday there after
21-Feb Hall ALL Floor Ball back Shearwater vs Skua Deposits due for Nawaka
28-Feb Hall ALL incl Nawaka Meeting 9pm  Puffin vs Penquin
03-Mar Saturday ALL Orienteering      
07-Mar Hall ALL  Curlew vs Skua
14-Mar Hall ALL
21-Mar Hall ALL
25-Mar Sunday ALL Troop Hike      
28-Mar Hall ALL Easter School Holidays
04-Apr Hall ALL Easter School Holidays
07-Apr Saturday Morn PLs APLs PL Training      
11-Apr Hall ALL
14-Apr Saturday ALL County Camp Prep      
18-Apr Hall ALL
25-Apr Hall ALL
27-Apr Friday Night PLs APLs Night Hike      
02-May Hall ALL
04-May BH Weekend ALL County Challenge  – Campcraft Lough Dan Ventures & Scouts separate
09-May Hall ALL  
12-May Saturday ALL Fete – burger Stall
16-May Hall ALL Boats in the Water
19-May Saturday ALL Junior Liffey Descent
24-May Hall ALL Swim Test
















Floor Ball 2018

Wednesday 9pm Result
Shearwater vs Curlew  








21st Feb


Shearwater vs Skua  










28th Feb


 Puffin vs Penquin  





7th March


 Curlew vs Skua  





14th March



Cormorant vs Puffin






21th March



Penquin vs Cormorant






28th March



2nd place P1 vs 3rd place P2


Quarter Final


11th April



2nd place P1 vs 3rd place P2


Quarter Final


18th April



1st place P1 vs 1st place P2