Beaver Halloween Party and sleepover in the Hall Friday 28 October 2016

Hi all,

We are having a spooky Halloween party/movie night and sleepover in the Scout Hall for Beavers on Friday 28th October from 7pm until Saturday morning at 11am.

Costumes encouraged.

Bring sleeping bag (& teddy if required), wash bag, change of clothes and cup/bowl/plate/cutlery please.

It will cost €3 per Beaver to cover games, hot chocolate, cereal & milk etc. Please advise of any dietary restrictions.


Cub note – Halloween

Hi all,

1. We are having a Halloween party sleepover in the Scout hall on Saturday 29th October from 7pm until Sunday morning at 11am. It’ll cost €3 per cub to cover games, hot chocolate, cereal & milk etc.

2. There is a County Orienteering event planned for Sunday 6th November at Ballincollig Regional park meeting there at 10.30am and finishing approx 1pm which will cost €2 per Cub. All Cubs need to bring their neckerchief, rain gear, shoes/boots that can get muddy and a packed lunch. Numbers needed to be confirmed, so please let me know if your son/daughter would like to attend one or both events by Friday 21st October.



Cub Camp – October 2016

Hi Everyone,

We will be meeting in Little Island Scout Hall for our camp at 2pm on Saturday 1st October and Cubs are to be collected at 2pm on Sunday 2nd October.

GEAR LIST required for camp:

  • Neckerchief
  • Sleeping bag & ground mat.
  • Hiking Boots & Spare Shoes that can get wet.
  • Old Shoes/clothes (these may become muddy)
  • Trousers, Tracksuit or Hiking Pants  (No Jeans) x 2
  • T-Shirts x 3
  • Jumpers or Fleeces x 2
  • Change of underwear/ socks  (3 pairs at least)
  • Hat, Gloves & Scarf/ buff
  • Waterproof Jacket with Hood
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Toiletries – Tooth Brush and Toothpaste
  • Pyjamas
  • Fork, Spoon, Plate, Mug, Bowl
  • Rubbish Bag
  • Torch & spare battery/bulb
  • Tea Towel
  • Hand towel
  • Rucksack to hold all gear (no suitcases or multiple bags)


Note: No electronic devices (ie: mobile phones, tablets, mp3s) are allowed on camp.

All gear on the list must be brought to camp, and must be labeled clearly with your child’s name.

Any questions please contact me.



Cub Note – 20th September

Hi Everyone,
1. We are planning a nights camp in little island on Saturday 1st October at 2pm until Sunday 2nd October at 2pm. The cost for the camp is €10.
2. We have provisionally booked tickets for little red riding hood pantomime on Wednesday 21st of Dec, thanks to the group subsidising, the cost per ticket will be €10 again this year. If you think your son/daughter would like to go please let me know asap so I can confirm the booking.
3. Registration night will take place in the Scout hall on Thursday 6th October at 8.15pm.
Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask,

Registration Night and Annual General Meeting

Dear Parents and Friends,

A Registration Night and Annual General Meeting for the 55th Cork – Carrigaline, Scout Group will take place on Thursday, 06th October 2016 in the Scout Hall, commencing at 8:30pm. All parents of youth members are invited to attend and contribute to the meeting, enabling the Group Council to hear, absorb and act on parents suggestions, concerns and considerations for the coming Scout year 2016/17.

The Treasurer and Scouters from each Section will be available immediately after the AGM to facilitate Youth Members registration for the coming year. You can facilitate this process by completing the online registration form (if you haven’t already returned your paper copy), and completing the payment process on the night. Tea & Coffee will be available and you will get the opportunity to meet and discuss your child’s Scouting Journey with the Scouters from their sections.

This is an important night in the Scouting Calendar as it will help focus the direction of the Group for the coming year. We strongly encourage all parents/guardians of our youth members to come along and learn about what your group will be doing this year.

We look forward to seeing you on the 6th Oct at 8:30pm

Yours In Scouting

55th Cork, Carrigaline Scout Group Council

Scouts 2016 Summer Adventure – Kerry

Our Scout troop held their Summer Adventure in Kerry this year. Click here to see what it looked like.

Video Credit: G.Hayes

Online registration – youth members

A new facility to submit registration details for youth members [whose applications to join have been accepted] is currently open. The registration form will remain open until the end of September. The Group will host a registration & fees night (date to be confirmed) in September, to facilitate payment of subscriptions, and to collect the required consent forms.

Please note, this is a registration form. This is NOT an application form. The application period for the current Scouting year is closed.

Registration forms for persons whose application have not been accepted for the current scouting year will not be processed.

Yours in Scouting

Beaver Programme September to December 2016

55th Cork Carrigaline – Beaver Section – Beaver Programme – September–December 2016  

Date Activity Time & Location
Tuesday 13th First Night – Introductions – What is Scouting – Games – Opening & Closing Ceremonies 6.30 – 8.00 Hall
Tuesday 20th Lodges and Programme Activities

Chief Scout Award intro (3rd year only)

6.30 – 8.00 Hall
Tuesday 27th Playground trip and Climbing Wall 6.30 – 8.00 Hall
Tuesday 4th Pioneering #1 – Spaghetti & Marshmallows and Bamboo & Elastic Bands 6.30 – 8.00 Hall
Tuesday 11th Pioneering #2 – Knots and Lashings 6.30 – 8.00 Hall
Saturday 16th County Beaver Hike (organised by Blackrock Beavers) TBC
Tuesday 18th


Saturday 22nd 

Backwoods Cooking & Campfire Songs


Beaver hike in Currabinny Woods

(Lunch and waterproofs required)

6.30 – 8.00 Hall



Currabinny Woods car park

Week of 24th County Halloween party,

Doyle Road Scout Hall, Cork

Date TBC
Friday night 28th Halloween Party & & Sleepover in Hall

Fancy Dress & Halloween Games

7.00pm at Hall

Pickup 11 am Saturday

Tuesday 01st Mid-Term – No Beavers
Tuesday 8th Night Hike – Crosshaven to Middle Carpark Picnic area 6.30 – 8.00 (weather dependant)

Start – Car Park at Crosshaven end of walk

Saturday 12th Donnybrook to Douglas Hike & Cinema TBC
Tuesday 15th Climbing Wall & Programme Activities 6.30 – 8.00 Hall
Tuesday 22th Olden Times Activities 6.30 – 8.00 Hall
Friday 25th Chief Scout Award candidates – 10km Hike & Overnight Blackrock Hall TBC (joint activity with Passage and Blackrock Beavers)
Tuesday 29th Archery and Games 6.30 – 8.00 Hall
TBC – late Nov. County Scout Mass and Gift Giving TBC
Tuesday 06th Christmas Arts and Crafts 6.30 – 8.00 Hall
Tuesday 13th Christmas Party Games 6.30 – 8.00 Hall
TBC County Beaver Christmas Party TBC
Monday 19th – Saturday 24th Christmas Bag Packing Fundraiser

(Parental involvement requested – 3 hour sessions – vital fundraiser)

Dunnes Stores, Douglas

Details TBC

All of these dates, times and events are subject to change!

Please keep an eye on the website weekly, as any changes to these will be posted on

If you have any problems or queries please feel free to contact us on   or call me on 087-6786776.

Yours in Scouting

Kevin Forde

Section Leader – Beavers, 55th Cork Scouts – Carrigaline

New Year Start Dates (2016/2017)

Hi All,

With the new scouting year fast approaching, please find below the start dates of each of the 4 sections;

Beavers – Tuesday 13th September (6:30pm – 8pm)

Cubs – Wednesday 14th September (7pm – 8:30pm)

Scouts – Monday 12th September (7pm – 9pm)

Ventures – Thursday 15th September (8pm)

We look forward to seeing everyone and to a fantastic year


55th Cork Scouters

Awards Night 2016

Hi All,

The group awards night will take place in St. Mary’s National School in Waterpark, Carrigaline, on the 17th of June (Friday) from 7:30 onwards.

All are welcome, and we would ask that at least one parent/guardian of every youth member attend as all our youth members have done phenomenal work throughout the year, across all sections.

Refreshments will be provided and we would encourage everyone to stay and have a chat and a cup of tea afterwards!


55th Cork Scouters