We have an upcoming Beaver Scout Skills and Games County Event which we would love all of our Beavers to attend.
Location: Esker Monastery, Athenry, Co. Galway
Date: Sunday, 3rd April 2016
Time: 2.00-5.00 pm * Registration at 1.30pm at the Youth Village
Cost: €5.00 per Beaver
Skills and Activities
- Arts & Crafts an activity to commemorate 40 years of Beaver Scouts!
- Games – Giant Jenga and Puzzles
- Lunch base
- Orienteering and Treasure Hunt
- String Trail – optional blindfolded
This is a county event and is already heavily over-subscribed. As co-organisers, Claregalway have reserved a number of places but we need to confirm these asap. Please respond by text to 086 0545329 with Beaver name and yes/no.
Beavers and Cubs are planning a Hike on Diamond Hill in Connemara this Sunday (March 6th). We have arranged a bus to transport everyone to/from Letterfrack. Details are:
Depart: 10am from Claregalway Community Centre
Return: 5pm to Community Centre
All Cubs & Beavers should wear their uniform, warm clothing & strong hiking footwear.
Cusb & Beavers should bring a backpack with waterproof jacket & trousers along with a drink & lunch and something to sit on such as a newspaper in a plastic bag.
Please reply to the text from Cubs/Beavers asap to confirm whether your child will be attending.
Beavers & Cubs will both be hiking in Coole Park on Sunday morning.
Dropoff: 10am at the carpark
Collection: 12 noon also at the carpark
All Cubs & Beavers should wear their uniform with waterproof hiking footwear. They should also bring raingear with a backpack, drink and snack.
See map below for directions.
YiS, Beaver & Cub Scouters.
Date: Sun Feb 7
Drop off: 1pm at car park
Collection: 2.30pm at the playground
We’re planning an outing to Rinville on Sunday next for a walk and scavenger hunt in the park. Please text Beaver name & yes/no to 086 0545329 if you haven’t already.
We’re asking each Beaver to:
- wear warm clothes with waterproof jacket, trousers & footwear
- bring a drink & snack
- something to sit on (newspaper in a plastic bag).
- a plastic bag to collect items and a pencil to mark these on a sheet
Please note that we have received requests from parents that dogs are not brought along to our outings. There are some children with fears & allergies that we need to take account of.
Directions to Rinville below.
Beavers will be visiting Santa this coming Friday at Athenry Heritage Centre.
Details are as follows:
Date: Fri Dec 11
Time: 6.30 pm
Location: Athenry Heritage Centre (see map below)
Duration: 2 hrs
Cost: €15 per Beaver
Details of what Beavers can/will do there are available on the website for Athenry Heritage Centre.
We are asking parents to drop Beavers to the centre and collect from there afterwards at 8.30pm.
If you have not already responded by text, please do so asap as we need final numbers.
Here’s a map for directions to the centre.
UPDATE: We’ve had to unfortunately cancel this event. The weather is against us again and we are also low on numbers.
Beavers and Cubs will take part in a Carol-Singing afternoon at Hughes SuperValu in Claregalway on Sat Dec 12.
We will be organising into 2 mixed groups of Beavers & Cubs.
Arrive at Hughes: 11.45
Singing from 12-12.30
Collection time: 12.30
Arrive at Hughes 12.30
Singing from 12.45-13.15
Collection time 13.15.
Beavers are asked to wear their uniform and a Santa hat and to bring their music shakers that we made recently.
Please confirm by text in advance if you plan to take part so that we can organise everyone into groups.
Beaver & Cub Scouters
Claregalway Scouts have been invited to take part in a parish Youth Mass on Nov 14 at 7.30pm. Attendance is completely voluntary and members in all sections are invited.
Members attending are asked to come in uniform and we plan to sit together. Please respond to section leader to let them know if you plan to attend.
New members or those moving up to a new section may need to get a new uniform. At each age level, there are some second-hand uniforms (mainly Beaver & Cub jumpers) available. If you are interested in one of these, please get in touch with the section leader (Marc/Anna).
If you would like to get a new uniform, you can buy online from the Scout Shop (http://www.thescoutshop.ie/).
The shop visits various parts of the country too and will be in Galway tomorrow Saturday, Oct 31. It will be at Renmore Scout Den (map below) from 12-2pm.
Here are some photos & videos from recent Scouting events.
Scouts Backwoods at Knockma
Cubs at Slieve Aughty
Beavers at Athenry Castle:
Beavers in Monivea Woods
Both Beavers and Cubs will be Orienteering this weekend with the Western Eagles Galway Orienteers.
Location: Esker (see map below)
Cost: €5 per Beaver/Cub
Clothing: Beavers/Cubs should have rain gear (jacket & trousers) & waterproof footwear (boots or wellies)
For this event, we are asking that Beavers & Cubs be dropped to Esker and collected from there afterwards. Please make sure your Beaver is registered with a Scouter/Leader before you leave and when you collect afterwards.
Beaver & Cub Scouters