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.
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
What to Wear
Beaver uniform and neckerchief
Strong, waterproof footwear
What to Bring
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.
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.
Both Beavers and Cubs will be Orienteering this weekend with the Western Eagles Galway Orienteers.
Time: 11am-1pm 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.
We plan on attending an Orienteering event in Esker, Athenry on Sun Oct 25 from 11am-1pm. The event is organised and run by the Western Eagles Galway Orienteers (WEGO) group. The cost is €5 per Beaver.
For this event, we will be asking parents to drop Beavers out to Esker and collect them afterwards.
As usual, we would like to gauge numbers for the event so please let us know by text – Beaver name and yes/no for attending.
Beaver Scout year is now officially over after our successful Beaver Camp. We hope all those who attended enjoyed it as much as we did. Thanks to all the parents who supported us over the year. Special thanks to all the Leaders who have given so much time and effort over the past year.
Extra special thanks to Mick Laffey who has done a fantastic job as Beaver section leader for the past few years! Mick is moving on to bigger & better things as overall Group Leader for Claregalway Scouts. He will be sorely missed in the Beaver section!