Beaver County Camp 2016

Claregalway Beaver Scouts will be going on camp this June with Beaver groups from all over county Galway at the County Camp 2016.

The camp will take place in Portlick Scout Campsite near Athlone on the weekend of June 10-12.

This promises to be a great weekend with activities such as kayaking, archery, obstacle courses and more planned.

We will provide full details soon but for now we need to get numbers of Beavers that plan to go. The camp will be from Friday evening until Sunday morning.

The cost of the weekend will be approx €35 per Beaver which includes a subsidy from the group so it is great value. This includes camp, food for Sat & Sun morning (packed lunch for Fri) and all activities. We hope to not require a bus and to transport everyone and everything by car.

In order to reserve a place, we need to collect a deposit of €15 per Beaver by Tue May 3. Please text back to 086 0545329 with Beaver name and yes/no for camp.

Atlantic AirVenture – UPDATE

Beavers and Cubs are going to Atlantic AirVenture on Sunday Apr 24.

Atlantic AirVenture is an exciting and interactive Aviation Museum, Aviation Education Centre and Flight Simulation Centre located in Shannon, Co. Clare. They have a special program for Scouts based around the “Air Activities” badges.

We will travel to Shannon by bus from the Community Centre in Clareagalway.

Date: Apr 24
Depart: 9.15am
Return: 3pm
Cost: €25 per Beaver/Cub (inc bus)

Beavers and Cubs should wear their scouts uniform and bring a packed lunch and drink with them.

Lisheenkyle Woods

We have a visit to Lisheenkyle Woods planned for tomorrow evening (Tue Apr 5) for Beavers.

We’ll have a nature walk through the woods and we also plan to have a short Investiture ceremony.

The Investiture is a special ceremony where Beavers who joined this year formally make their Beaver Scout Promise and become a member of the Beaver Colony.

Dropoff/pickup will be at Lisheenkyle national school at 6.30/7.30pm.

Beaver County Event Update

The Beaver skills & games county event is coming up this Sunday, April 3. Please note that there is an earlier start time now of 12.30pm in Esker.

Here are the full details needed for the day.

  • Registration: 12.30pm at the Youth Village located in the grounds of Esker Monastery (see map to Esker below). Parking is available at the Youth Village (see below).
  • Start time: 1pm
  • Finish time: 5pm
  • Collection: 5.10pm
  • Cost: €5

What to Wear

  • Beaver uniform and neckerchief
  • Strong, waterproof footwear

What to Bring

  • Rucksack
  • Packed lunch
  • Drinks
  • Raingear

Parking
Parking is available at the entrance to the Youth Village where registration will take place. There will be stewards to assist on the day. Please drive slowly on approach.

Parents to Assist
As we are involved in several activities on the day as well as escorting our own Beavers around, all of the Beaver Scouters available will be there. In addition, if any parents are available to attend the event and assist, we would really appreciate it. Please text 086 0545329 to let us know if you can help.

Food
We will have a lunch base on the day where Beavers will receive breaded chicken strips, with cheese or salad in a wrap, a small bottle of water and a piece of fruit. However, it’s a long day so we advise Beavers to bring a packed lunch and drink also.

Directions

Beaver County Day

We have an upcoming Beaver Scout Skills and Games County Event which we would love all of our Beavers to attend.Picture1

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

  1. Arts & Crafts an activity to commemorate 40 years of Beaver Scouts!
  2. Backwoods
  3. Firelighting
  4. Games – Giant Jenga and Puzzles
  5. Lunch base
  6. Orienteering and Treasure Hunt
  7. 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.

YiS,
Beaver Scouters

Diamond Hill Hike

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
Cost: €12

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.

Coole Park Hike

Beavers & Cubs will both be hiking in Coole Park on Sunday morning.

Details are:
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.

Compass & Map work

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Cubs will be learning how to use a compass and read a map at the next Cub meeting on Wednesday 10th February @6:30pm

Venue: The Secondary School (Colaiste Bhaile Chlair)

If you have a compass or an OSI map, please bring them along to the meeting.

Beavers at Rinville Park – Update

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.

YiS,
Beaver Scouters