Monthly Archives: March 2014

Newgrange Hostel 2014

This year Wednesday and Friday Cubs went to Newgrange Lodge.

For photos of the weekend click HERE

We arrived at 11.30 and sorted out our rooms.
THE ROOMS HAD TELLYS !!!!!

After getting over that shock we had our packed lunches and headed off to the Newgrange visitor centre. We got on the bus and went to the Newgrange Monument.
Newgrange was constructed over 5,000 years ago (about 3,200 B.C.), making it older than Stonehenge in England and the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt. Newgrange was built during the Neolithic or New Stone Age by a farming community that prospered on the rich lands of the Boyne Valley.
For more information on Newgrange click HERE

After we returned to the Lodge we had some free time before we did Backwoods Stage with Rory.
We learned about

  • what kinds of clothes to wear when going out into nature.
  • how to prepare food for cooking.
  • what a basic survival kit should contain.
  • how to behave safely around fires.
  • how to use hand tools safely.
  • how to build a simple shelter

We were allowed in the play area before our dinner. We had spag bol and ice-cream for dessert.
We then went outside where Rory showed us how to light a fire and prepare a potato for baking and cooking an egg in an orange.
Both worked very well and Rory tasted the egg and the potato. The egg tasted orangey.

We then watched Despicable Me 2 and Monsters University before going to bed.
After breakfast we had room inspection before going on a Easter egg hunt.
We did some puzzles and arts and crafts before the bus arrived to take us home.
We arrived back at the den a 1pm and went home happy.

We would like to thank the staff of the Lodge and Newgrange for looking after us.
We would like to thank the Cubs for behaving themselves all weekend.
And of course we would like to thank all the Leaders, Adrienne, Brian, Fiona, Karen, Lisa, Bernie and Rory.

For photos of the weekend click HERE

Yours in Scouting
The Leaders

 

Newgrange Hostel Latest

Dear Parents

Road Closure Alert:
Access from the M1 Motorway is restricted to Newgrange Lodge from 20th March 2014 until mid April 2014.
Please contact the Lodge directly on +353 41 988 2478 and they will direct you from the M1 Exit 9.

Our hostel this year will be to Newgrange Lodge this coming weekend on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30 March.

Cost of the hostel is €35

Saturday arrival: 11.30am at the Newgrange Lodge.
Please do not go to the den first there will be no one there.
Cubs will need their own transport to the hostel on Saturday, however we have arranged for a 53 seated bus to bring them back to the Den on Sunday.
There is now plenty of room for all those wanting to go on the bus

Cubs should bring a packed lunch and drink to have on arrival in Newgrange.

Sunday departure: 11.30am from the Lodge.  We will be back at the Den at 12.30pm/12.45pm.

Each cub has been given a “permission to camp” form.  Please ensure that this has been filled in and returned as cubs will not be allowed to attend the hostel if we don’t have this information.

Each cub has been given a kit list. Please make sure that they pack their own bag under supervision. Cub jumpers and kneckers (ironed) are also required
They are permitted to bring small electronic devices (no iPads please) but these are brought entirely at their own risk.
Leaders cannot be held responsible for loss or damage.
If you wish to contact your child during the hostel please call one of the Leaders phones.

If you have any questions or worries please feel free to contact any of the leaders.

Yours in Scouting
The Leaders

Newgrange Note

Dear Parents

Our hostel this year will be to Newgrange Lodge on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th March.

Cost of the hostel is €35

Saturday arrival: 11.30am at the hostel.  Cubs will need their own transport to the hostel on Saturday, however we have arranged for a 32 seated bus to bring them back to the Den on Sunday.  The places on the bus will be on a “first come first served basis”, therefore we will need to know asap if you wish to take a place on the bus on Sunday.  If you do not manage to get a place you will need to arrange own transport to get back to Bray.

Cubs should bring a packed lunch and drink to have on arrival in Newgrange.

Sunday departure: 11.30am from the hostel.  We will be back at the Den at 12.30pm/12.45pm.

Each cub has been given a “permission to camp” form.  Please ensure that this has been filled in and returned as cubs will not be allowed to attend the hostel if we don’t have this information.

Each cub has been given a kit list. Please make sure that they pack their own bag under supervision. Cub jumper and kneckers (ironed) are also required

They are permitted to bring small electronic devices (no iPads please) but these are brought entirely at their own risk. Leaders cannot be held responsible for loss or damage.  If you wish to contact your child during the hostel please call one of the Leaders phones.

Newgrange Lodge

If you have any questions or worries please feel free to contact any of the leaders.

Yours in Scouting
The Leaders

Newgrange Kit List PC Form

Newgrange

Hi all,

You can find both the kit list and the PC form here.
YOU must have a completed PC form before you can travel.

We have organised a bus to bring some of the Cubs home on the Sunday.
The bus only holds 32 so if you want to avail of it get your name in quickly.
Parents will be required to bring the Cubs up on the Saturday morning and back on Sunday.

Cost is approx €35 we will confirm closer to the time.

Also below is a link to the hostel
http://www.newgrangelodge.com/index.asp

Newgrange Kit List PC Form

Yours in Scouting

The Leaders

Wednesday 5th March

Hi all,

Tonight we welcomed three new Cubs up from Beavers, Grainne, Kai and Cormac. You’re very welcome and we hope you enjoy your time in Cubs.

Brian gave us a super photography presentation of Bray through the years.
It was great to see Bray from some strange angles and trying to spot our houses.

We discussed the hostel, please check the separate note for details.

Yours in Scouting
The Leaders