Active weekends

What a great weekend of Scouting! Our Cubs were Backwoods Cooking in Kilcully while our Scouters completed their Stage 6 training. Also, the Southern Province received 4 new members to the Provincial Training team, including one Scouter from 55th Cork, Carrigaline. #volunteering #Scouts #fun

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Cub Notices

Hi Everyone,

More information & dates for your calendars :

Saturday 11th Feb – backwoods or pioneering day in Kilcully, 10am – 4pm, €4 per Cub, Neckerchief, rain gear & packed lunch required.

Saturday 18th Feb – Cubs indoor overnight in Little island scout hall – Sat 2pm – Sun 12.30pm – €10 per Cub, gear list to follow.

Saturday 4th March – pioneering or backwoods day in Kilcully, 10am – 4pm, €4 per Cub due by 15th Feb, Neckerchief, rain gear & packed lunch required.

Friday 10th – Sunday 12th March – group camp weekend in FOTA campsite, €30 per Cub due by 1st March. Gear list to follow.

Sunday 2nd April – County Cub hill walk in Killarney, 8.30am – 4.30-5pm, €10 per Cub due by 15th March. Neckerchief, rain gear & packed lunch in a day bag.

Friday 28th April – Sunday 1st May – County Cub camp in Mount Melleray, approx €60 per Cub. Non-refundable deposit of €25 also needed by the 15th March. Gear list to follow.

Any questions please contact me,



Beaver Programme – January to June 2017

55th Cork Carrigaline Beaver Section

Beaver Programme – January to June 2017  

Date Activity Time & Location
Tuesday 17th First Night Back  – Games and SPICES 6.30 – 8.00pm Hall
Tuesday 24th First Aid – Session 1 – Accidents and Emergency Response 6.30 – 8.00pm Hall
Saturday 28th County Beaver Activity Event – multi-sports session – €12 per Beaver 3:00-6:00pm Mardyke Sports Centre, Cork
Tuesday 31h First Aid – Session 2 – First Aid Kits & how to use them 6.30 – 8.00pm Hall
Tuesday 7th Backwoods – Food Hygiene and Preparation 6.30 – 8.00pm Hall
Tuesday 14th Backwoods – Simple Cooking Skills 6.30 – 8.00pm Hall
Saturday 18th Founders Day event – Forest Hike and Picnic

Campfire Cooking (weather dependant)

Tracton Woods,

Minane Bridge

Tuesday 21st Mid-Term – NO BEAVERS
Tuesday 28th Pancake Tuesday

Order of Malta ambulance visit??

6.30 – 8.00pm Hall
Tuesday 7th Camping Equipment and Backpack Packing
Saturday 11th  Sunday 12th 55 Cork Group Camp – activities and overnight Fota Scout Campsite
Tuesday 14th NO BEAVERS
Friday 17th St Patricks Day Parade Carrigaline TBC
Tuesday 21st Shelter Building 6.30 – 8.00pm Hall
Saturday 25th County Beaver Activity – Wild Day at Fota Wildlife Park Time TBC
Tuesday 28th Pioneering 1 6.30 – 8.00pm Hall
Tuesday 4th Pioneering 2 6.30 – 8.00pm Hall
Tuesday 11th Easter Holiday – NO BEAVERS
Tuesday 18th Easter Holiday – NO BEAVERS
Tuesday 25th Air Activities (Kites, Gliders, Balloons) 6.30 – 8.00pm Hall
Saturday  29th Hike Camden Fort to Church Bay TBC
Tuesday 9th Farm Visit and Bug Hunt Venue TBC
Tuesday 16th NO BEAVERS
Tuesday 23rd Camping Skills – Putting up Tents
Saturday 27th County Activity – Camping and Activities Kilcully Time TBC – Kilcully Scout Campsite, Cork
Tuesday 30th Rock pooling Garretstown Beach

(low tide 4pm)

6.30 – 8.00pm

Garretstown Beach

Tuesday 6th Nature Hike/Playground Trip 6.30 – 8.00pm Hall
Saturday 10th Water Activities Day – Loughbeg Beach, Ringaskiddy
Tuesday 13th Circus Visit?? Usually in June TBC
Saturday 17th Bus Trip and Hike

Public Bus to Ballincollig

Hike and Picnic in Regional Park


Ballincollig Regional Park

Tuesday 20th Beaver Olympics 6.30 – 8.00pm Hall
Tuesday 27th Beaver Summer Party 6.30 – 8.00pm Hall

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  

Yours in Scouting

Kevin Forde

Section Leader – Beavers, 55th Cork Scouts – Carrigaline


Cub Note

Hi Everyone,

A few dates for your calendars :
Saturday 11th Feb – backwoods or pioneering day in Kilcully.
Saturday 4th March – pioneering or backwoods day in kilcully.
10th -12th March – group camp weekend in Cuskinny.
Sunday 26th March – County Cub hill walk.
28th April – 1st May – County Cub camp in Mount Melleray.
We are also having an overnight camp & a hike in the coming weeks – I’ll text you details of same asap.
If your son / daughter would like to participate in some or all of the above events please text me yes, no or maybe for each by Friday so we can put together approx numbers.
All details will be put on website.
Thanks Karen.

Adult Awards

Scouting Ireland is a Youth Focused organisation, that operates by the volunteer mentoring and guidance of adults (Scouters). Scouters undergo extensive training, beginning with an Introduction to Scouting and culminating in the completion of a personal project. The successful completion of this project results in the Scouter being awarded their Wood Badge (Beads & Gilwell Scarf)

Our County Commissioner presented the Wood Badge Beads and Certification to two 55th Cork Scouters at the Group Council Meeting.  Two more Scouters received their five year Service Awards. Volunteers make Scouting possible, but it is personally rewarding and ultimately great fun!

Registration Fees

As we enter the second half of the Scouting Calendar, we would like to remind all parents who opted for the split payment of subscription fees that the second and final installment is due to the Group Treasurer by the end of January.

Thank you for your cooperation and continued support in the interests of all our Youth Members.

Yours in Scouting

55 Cork Group Council

Scouts Go Cooking

Scouting is about many things, requiring many life skills that promote and develop our Youth Members abilities, knowledge and attitudes.

Our Scout section members recently completed the Cooking Challenge – and you can see how by following this link right here.

We’ll keep you posted on more great activities that all our Youth Members get up to!

Cub Program 2017

Hi All,

Please find below the Provisional Plan for the next section of the scouting year!

Looking forward to seeing all the cubs this Wednesday at 7pm in the hall



11-Jan SPICES Night
18-Jan Mock Quiz
20-Jan County Quiz
25-Jan Pioneering Badge Work
01-Feb Backwoods  Badge Work
08-Feb BoardGames/Special Interest Badges
11-Feb (Saturday) Backwoods Day
15-Feb Tidy Towns or Hillwalking Badge
22-Feb Midterm
01-Mar Tidy Towns or Hillwalking Badge
08-Mar Camping Badge work
10-Mar/12-Mar Group Camp
15-Mar SPICES/Special Interest Badges
22-Mar Mini Hike
26-Mar Hillwalk
29-Mar First Responder Night
05-Apr Urban Challenge
12-Apr Easter
19-Apr Easter
26-Apr Camping Skills
28-Apr/1-May County Camp
03-May Water Safety