Monday, 21 May 2012

Scouting In April...

Edenderry Scouts (4th Offaly) have been busy this month…

The Cub Pack have been busy working on their badges and learning about their lands of adventure and have increased their numbers up to 18. They've also been for a hike down the Royal Canal and had a day out in the woods learning about track & trail and making shelters and bivvys (bivouac)

Meanwhile the Scout Troup have been in training for the Cil Dara Scout County Shield, which took place at the Lough Keel Scout Campsite near Boyle, Co Roscommon from 13th - 15th April. As a result of all their hard work they were placed 14th in a competition that they were invited to attend as guests!

This is a magnificent achievement considering that they are a very new group. They had no expectations of being placed, considering their guest status and were placed above four other more experienced patrols.

Now that's a result!!!!

Ps To the delight of our scouters the guys from Cil Dara were facilitating the Darkness Into Light walk. Organised by Pieta House, the walk started at 3.30am stretching over 5km through Lough Kee Forest Park.

Aptly named, the proceeds go towards the provision of counselling support services for people wrestling with suicidal or self harm intent. The service which is free of charge relies on charitable donations.

Needless to say we got involved! With a little under one hours sleep we rose at 3.00am & took ourselves down to the visitor centre for registration.

We served refreshments to the walkers. Two & a half hours, a kilo of sugar, 2 liters of milk and numerous teas & coffees later it was time to head back to camp & start the day!

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