We currently meet on Wednesdays nights from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
The Scout Troop is divided into small groups, called Patrols. Each Patrol will have a Patrol Leader and an Assistant Patrol Leader. Depending on the size of the troop each patrol can have 6-8 members.
Our Scouters (used to be called Leaders) are all voluntary and we're always in need of more!
Generally during our weekly meetings we work on Scouting skills in the following main areas:
Camping (Putting up Tents, caring for our equipment)
Backwoods (Cooking on fires, Camping without a Tent etc.)
Pioneering (Building campsite gadgets or large bridges, gates etc.)
Emergencies (First aid, What to do when things go wrong!)
Hillwalking (Navigation with Map & Compass)
We also play games, usually in teams which helps develop team work and co-operation.
There is also an opportunity to earn special interest badges based on outside interests. The Troop also has regular outings, hikes and camps. We plan to provide a fun packed and challenging programme for all our Scouts.
Field Trips, Outings and Camps
Over the last number of years, we have had many day activities and Camps including attending Jamboree 2008 in Punchestown; Ski-ing in Austria; Peak in Derbyshire, UK; the International home of Scouting in Kandersteg, Switzerland; Crawfordsburn, Co Down, Kent International Jamboree in the UK and most recently, Jambo Ri in Stradbally, Co.Laois.
Taking Scouts away means being able to trust each Scout to do their best and to follow the Leader’s guidance. This trust has to be earned by each Scout before they can be taken away.
Please visit our contacts page for details on how to contact our Scout Section Scouter.