Monthly Archives: February 2015

Belfast Trip 2015

Hi all

Photos from the trip are HERE
On Saturday 21st of February we once again made our way north of the border>
We met at the den at 9am and headed up the M50.
Joe as always drove so we knew we were in safe hands.
We made our regular pit stop in the Applegreen to stretch our legs.
We arrived at the Armagh Planetarium and after a quick look around the gift shop headed into the dome roofed auditorium for the show.
We were taken of a 3D adventure through space where we learned about the planets and their atmosphere in our solar system.

Our guide for the day was Martina and she was great with us, explaining loads to us and answering all our questions,
After that we had a look at a meteorite which was made up of so much iron magnets could stick to it. We got to hold a small meteorite and a regular stone to see the difference in weight.

After that we went to an area where we saw models of different space station and telescopes and learned what it would be like to live in space.

We then had our packed lunches

After lunch we headed into a magic science show and learned about static electricity and played with balloons,lights, and copper coil torches.

We got to make some rocket models before we headed off to the Odyssey.

Before we went inside the we met some Scout from Unit 62 from Belfast who were organising a conga line to show their Leaders. They’re going to the World Jamboree in Japan.

The video is HERE

We had dinner in Pizza Hut and then headed into the arena.
We got out picture taken with Finn McCool the Giants mascot.
We had great seats only 3 rows from the front.
It was a great game, very exciting but unfortunately despite all the cheering on from the Cubs the Giants lost 6-3 to the Edinburgh Capitals.

And to make matters worse there were no fights (“,)

We headed home and arrived in Bray very tired but happy at 12.15

As always we’d like to thank the following
– All in the Armagh Planetarium but especially Martina
– The staff in Pizza Hut for getting us fed so quickly
– The staff in the Odyssey
– Finn McCool and Mr Subway
– The Cubs and their parents
– Joe our bus driver
– Boo and Brian for helping out
– The Leaders

Photos from the trip are HERE

*** Belfast Trip ***

Please make sure to read this carefully.

Our trip to Belfast Giants and to visit the Armagh Planetarium is nearly upon us

Date – Saturday 21st Feb (This Saturday)
Depart Bray – 8.45am at the Den – NB The bus needs to and will leave the den at 9am, please do not be late or you will miss the trip. There will be Leaders at the den from 8.30am
Food – A packed lunch should be brought including a drink (nothing fizzy) – dinner will be in Pizza Hut
Money – Very little chance to spend any money but if the Cubs do bring some no more than £10
Kneckers and light rain jackets must be worn
Electronic devices – these are brought at the Cubs own risk. The Leaders and Joe our bus driver are not responsible for the loss or damage to them.They must be left on the bus at all times. No iPads
Arrive Bray – Midnight – Give or take 15 minutes. Leaders will let parents know if we are running late or early but aim to be at the den to collect at 12.

Any questions please let the Leaders know.
All Cubs must weàr their Kneckers

Yours in Scouting
The Leaders

Wednesday 18th February

Hi all,

NB Please ensure you have your €1 subs each week

Tonight we spoke about our trip to Belfast this Saturday (See the separate note)
We also spoke about the upcoming St Patrick’s Day parade,
It looks like Wednesday Night Cubs will be well represented especially as it is our 50th anniversary.

All those Cubs taking part in the parade will be allowed to attend the planned sleepover in the den (More on that in the coming weeks)

We did some footdrill, learned how to fall in 3 deep. The Cubs are really doing well and are the best at footdrill in the group.

Cormac took those doing the Chief Scout Award through some Emergencies to get them to Stage 2

Before we finished up he went through the basic rules of Ice Hockey so we have some idea what’s going on.

We did Grand Howl and headed home

Yours in Scouting
The Leaders

Cubs are on tonight

Hi all,

Just to confirm Cubs is on tonight, usual time and place.

Yours in Scouting
The Leaders

Wednesday 11th February

Hi all,

Reminder there is no Cubs tonight

Last night we visited Bray Garda Station.
We were met by Garda Sergeant Fitzpatrick and Garda Nolan.
They told us about the working of the station.

We first went into the control room where we saw all the monitors for the CCTV. We were able to see the main street and the beach.

Garda Nolan did a radio check with one of the patrol cars and he explained how they handle calls coming in from the public

From there we went down to see the cell. We were shown where you get book in and your details taken. We didn’t see the adults cells as someone was in them!!!!!!!!

We did see the juvenile cells, a juvenile is between 12 and 18. Not a nice place to spend some time so we won’t be seeing them any-time soon.

After that we saw the room where they do the fingerprinting and breath tests.

We finished up by hopping into one of the police vans.

A really great night and all in Wednesday Night Cubs would like to extend our thanks to Garda Sergeant Fitzpatrick, Garda Nolan and all the Guards in Bray

Yours in Scouting
The Leaders

*** Bray Garda Station Visit ***

Hi all,

Reminder that next Tuesday 10th February we will be visiting Bray Garda Station.
Meet at the station at 7pm sharp.
Full uniform
Collect from station at 8.15pm

Do not go to the den, there’ll be no one there.

There will be NO meeting on Wednesday 11th

Yours in Scouting
The Leaders

Wednesday 4th Feb February

Hi all,

Last night we went through what should be in a personal first aid kit and some Cubs brought them down. One we saw from Felix was excellent.

We discussed the St Patrick’s Day parade and the poster competition for the float.
All Cubs can enter the theme is Scout sign/neckerchief/badges.
Practice on A4 and then we’ll move onto A3

We finished with Grand Howl and headed home

Yours in Scouting
The Leaders