Category Archives: Cub Meeting

Wednesday 10th June

Hi all,

Photos will be added shortly so please check back.

What a beautiful night to spend on the water, 21 Cubs out and more importantly 21 Cubs back in.
For those who hadn’t been on the water with us before, the cold water was a bit of a shock even though the sun was shining.
We also took the Canadian out and this went towards the CSA.

It was also a sad night for us in Wednesday Night Cubs as we said goodbye to Karen.
Karen has been a Leader with us for more than 30 years and she has decided to step down for some well earned rest.
She will be greatly missed by Cubs, Parents and fellow Leaders.
We wish her well and hope we’ll see her again in the future.

We also said farewell to Niamh who is moving with her family to England during the summer. We wish her well for her travels.

This was our last night until after the summer holidays
All the Leaders wish our Cubs and families a great summer, enjoy and take care of yourselves.

Please keep an eye on the site for our start back date, it will probably be the week after the schools start back.

Finally this is our 200th post on our site (“,)

Yours in Scouting
The Leaders

Wednesday 3rd June

Hi all,

As always we kicked off the meeting with some footdrill. We upped the difficulty tonight, falling into two lines then numbering off in 2s and then falling in two deep at the same time. It was pretty tricky but we got there.

Kieran was good enough to go through the life jackets with us, and we all got a chance to try one on, Cormac did some work with the Chief Scouters.  Ao had a chat with them about promoting sixers and seconders when we come back in September, and what standard we expect from them, (full uniform, good attendance, prompt at handing in work, not having to be spoken to etc), then we played a mad game of bucketball with about a dozen balloons!

We did Grand Howl and headed home

Yours in Scouting
The Leaders

Wednesday 27th May

Hi all,

Tonight we started off with foot drill, learning how to fall in two deep and three deep.
We then discussed the Cubs in a Pub camp and everyone agreed it was a success, the talent show was the highlight for most people.

We played the balloon bursting game, a balloon was tied around each cubs ankle and then all hell broke loose.

Oisin was victorious and got a great round of applause.
Light refreshments were had and after Grand Howl everyone headed home.

NB Only 2 weeks left 3rd and 10th of June
We hope to be on the water on the 10th so please keep checking the site.

Yours in Scouting
The Leaders

Wednesday 14th May

Hi all,

We did a treasure hunt around the harbour, we found out when the group was founded, what month the leaders were born in and what height the railway bridge is!!  We discovered that people who smoke must use lighters these days, we couldn’t find a single discarded matchbox in the whole harbour area!!  We watched the scouts doing their swim test for a little while.  One of the items we had to find out about was Ned’s Silver Elk hanging in the ward room, Adrienne explained what a Founders Day Award is, and how important that one is, also who Ned was etc.

Please keep a close eye on the website as boating season has kicked off.
Our nights on the water still have to be confirmed but they may change depending on the weather.

Yours in Scouting
The Leaders

Wednesday 29th May

Hi all

Tonight we spoke about the avalanche, and ended up having a discussion about surviving avalanches on Mount Everest!!  We finished off the last few doing the First Aid and handed out 15 Stage 2 badges, which all have to be on the uniforms for next week.  Cormac worked on Stage 2 of the first aid badge with the Chiefs Scouts crowd.  Then we got them into groups and asked them to come up with a kit list for going to Tipperary, there was some interesting items!!  Karen handed out the kit list and instructions for Tipp.

The total raised for Nepal was €115.30 the Cubs should be so proud of themselves, the Leaders certainly are.

Yours in Scouting
The Leaders

Wednesday 22nd April

Hi all,

We kicked off with footdrill and then went over Emergencies Stage 2.
We will be presenting the badges next week to the Cubs who have completed the necessary work.
If you haven’t completed it you have until next week to ensure you have the work done including the map and the first aid kit.

REMEMBER if you don’t do the work you don’t get the badge, if you’re not sure contact one of the Leaders

Our Cubs doing the CSA are progressing nicely under Cormacs care.

As the boating season is nearly upon us we spoke about wetsuits. The Cubs don’t need a wetsuit to go out on the water but if you are getting one
– Buy a wetsuit not a dry suit
– Buy a cheap one, they’ll only get this year out of it
– Buy a long sleeved long legged version
– Buy one that is nice and snug on, buying a loose one that they “will grow      into” is a complete waste of money and they might as well just wear their togs.

More info on the boating season in the coming weeks but if you do have any questions please feel free to ask one of the Leaders

We discussed our summer camp, we’re going to Ballinderry the weekend of 22nd 23rd 24th May.
This has yet to be confirmed along with price, times travel arrangements etc.

We had a game of groups finished and finished off with Grand Howl

Yours in Scouting
The Leaders

Wednesday 15th April

Hi all,

Back after our Easter break but not an egg to be seen.
We kicked off with some footdrill and then we talked about the SPICES

After the SPICES we discussed the Scout Method.

We then split into two groups for badge work, one group for the CSA with Cormac and the other for Emergencies.
We had a look at the great maps drawn showing the route from the fire station to our houses and checked out some of the first aid kits.
We learned how to use our kneckers as slings.

For all doing the Emergencies badge please go over the requirements for Stages 1 and 2 HERE

We will be awarding the badges in the next couple of weeks

We finished off with Simon says and land, sea air then Grand Howl and off home we went.

Yours in Scouting
The Leaders