Monthly Archives: May 2012

Wednesday 30th May

Wow what a night to be on the water. The Gods we learned about last week were certainly smiling on us and made sure we had a super evening for paddling. We all arrived down early to make the most of our time on the water.

All our gear and life jackets were checked by the Leaders before we were allowed out. We were then given some rules to follow to make sure we had a great time but were safe.

Out we went, some of us swimming and some of us on the sit ons.

We even made a big raft with the canoes and then tried to run across the backs of them. Most of us just well into the water though.

We finished up and brought all the boats and paddles back into the den.

We had a warm shower, got changed and then headed home tried but happy.

A special thanks to Cormac, Sarah, Robbie, Aoife and Caitlin who made sure we were safe on the water and helped us tidy up and wash the boats.

Yours in Scouting
The Leaders

On the water Wednesday 30th May

Don’t forget that we’re meeting at the earlier time of 6.40pm this week and finishing at 8.15pm.

Remember to come down in your wet gear and to bring a change of warm clothes (including footwear) and a towel.
Yours in Scouting
The Leaders

Calling all Cubs, calling all Cubs

Do you have the best idea ever?, do you have the best joke, riddle, puzzle ever?

Do you have the best collection? the best picture, best sculpture ever?

If so and you’d like to share it send it to Rory at

The Leaders will take a look and if we like it we’ll put it on the site.

And if you don’t have any of the above, put down the DS, turn off the telly, go out into the fresh air and come up with something

Yours in Scouting
The Leaders

Wednesday 23rd May

What a great night to be out on the water. Unfortunately for us we’re not on the water until next week.

As part of our SPICES we learnt about different religions. We discovered that each religion has it’s own holy book, it’s own place of worship and it’s own holidays and days of rest.
For next week we have to learn a little about another religion.

We then went down to the beach to go over what we need to know for stage 1of the Paddling adventure skill. We needed to know about life jackets, the buddy system, what the front and back of a boat are called.

The last part we need to do is to take part in an activity on the water, which we’ll do next week.

So remember we’re on the water Wednesday 30th of May. Come down wearing your wet gear and bring a towel and warm clothes to change into.

Don’t forget that we’re meeting at the earlier time of 6.40pm next week and finishing at 8.15pm

Keep an eye icon the website for updates.

Yours in Scouting
The Leaders

Wednesday 16th May

Tonight we had a look at the boats and learned their different parts. First we were shown a canoe the front is called the bow, the back is the stern, the right side is starboard and the left is port. We were shown the difference between a canoe and kayak paddle. We were then shown a kayak and were told about a capsize drill. But we won’t have to do it phew!!!
We were finally shown the sit ons. Mark from Friday night scouts showed us some gear we’ll wear.

After that Brian took us down to the slip and showed us the different birds. He told us about the swans and how we should be careful near them and not to upset them. He folds us about the ducks and geese and we were given a list of birds to see which ones we can spot in Bray.

We finished with a game of Land Sea Air did Grand Howl then went home.

Yours in Scouting
The Leaders

Camp postponed

With regret we have to postpone the camp until 22nd 23rd of June due to wet and cold weather. For a full refund or to hold the camp fees for the next date please speak to one of the Leaders.


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The Leaders

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