Beavers had a great weekend at the annual County Camp event for Beaver & Cub groups from around Galway.
Here are some photos from the weekend.
This was the last Beaver event of the year so enjoy the Summer and we hope to see everyone again in September!
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
- Collection: 5.10pm
- Cost: €5
What to Wear
- Beaver uniform and neckerchief
- Strong, waterproof footwear
What to Bring
- Packed lunch
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.
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
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
There are 2 events for Beavers this week.
- Circus – Fri Sep 25
The first is a trip to the Circus on Friday evening. It is on in Briarhill and the show runs from 7.30 to 9.30pm. We plan to leave from the Community Centre around 6.30pm, returning approx 10pm.
We have received free tickets for the Beavers and we ask that they be given a max €5 spending money on the night.
- Athenry Castle – Sun Sep 27
The second event is a visit to Athenry Castle on Sunday next. The Beavers will have a guided tour of the castle and watch a short movie about its history. The cost for this event will be approx €3 per child.
We will leave the Community Centre around 11.30am and return around 1.30pm.
To help us with planning, could you respond ASAP by text to 086 0545329 with the child’s name and whether they can attend the Circus, Castle or Both.
Please note that with 2 events this week, it means that there will not be a meeting on tomorrow (Tue Sep 22) or next week (Tue Sep 29) at the school.
Feel free to text us with any questions.
Beaver Scouts first meeting of the year is this evening in the secondary school hall at 6.30.
Here’s a map in case anyone joining is unsure of where the school is.
There will be Scouters/Leaders at the door to welcome everyone back and show the new Beavers where to go.