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Beaver Camp Preparation – UPDATE

Hi All,

It’s almost time for our annual camp. In addition to the packing checklist below, here are some further updates. Please read and get in touch (text to 086 054 5329) if you have any questions.

Departure/Arrival Times

We will depart at 4.30pm sharp on Friday from the Community Centre. We are driving individually (to keep costs down) & there will be quite a bit of packing of rucksacks etc into cars so please try to arrive around 4.

We expect to be back at the Community Centre at 1pm on Sunday. If it is going to be later we will send out a text that morning.

Packing & Weather

Here is the checklist again of items that Beavers will need. Please note that clothing items on the list below include those that the Beaver will wear when leaving for camp (uniform, tracksuit & footwear).

At our bag check on Tue evening, there were quite a few Beavers without rain gear. It’s really important that all Beavers have rainproof jacket, trousers and footwear – especially given the forecast for this weekend.


It’s also important that the contents of the rucksack are kept inside a plastic bag to avoid getting wet. You may decide to use multiple bags to separately pack night gear for example.

Sleeping bag and mat are often strapped onto the outside of the rucksack so please ensure that these are separately covered with a plastic bag each to keep them dry.


All food for Sat & Sun is included in the price. We’re asking that Beavers bring a packed lunch/evening tea for Fri when we arrive at camp.

Payment Balance

The balance of the camp costs (€20 for those that paid the €15 deposit) is due on Friday. We have to pay for everyone when we arrive at camp (as well as buying food etc in advance) so please do make sure to bring any balance due with you on Friday.

YiS, Beaver Scouters

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.

Beaver Camp Gallery

Hi all,

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!

Here are some photos from the weekend.

Beaver Camp 2015

Beaver Camp 2015

Beaver Camp 2015

Beaver Camp 2015

Beaver Camp 2015

Beaver Camp 2015

Click here for the full gallery

See you all in Sept!


Beaver Scouters

Beaver Camp

It’s almost time for our Beaver camp in Doolin! We’ve attached the camping checklist which details the gear that each Beaver will need for the Camp.

Please pay close attention to the items listed in the checklist below, especially suncream (very important on boat trip) and any medication (which will require completed medication form).

Beavers should have all this gear packed in/attached to one rucksack which we will collect from you on Friday evening at the Den. We’ll text time later in the week but we’re guessing around 7pm.

Beaver packing checklist
Beaver packing checklist (click to enlarge)

The Day Bag can be brought with them on Saturday morning and should contain a small lunch which they will have while the camp is being setup.

If you have any questions about this gear list or anything else please e-mail back or ring us @ 086 0545329

Beaver Scouts Sleepover in Claregalway Community Centre

Times & Date: 18:30 Saturday 28th -> 09:00 Sunday 29th March
Location: Claregalway Community Centre
Cost: €5

We are planning to run a Beaver Scout Camp this June. As preparations for this event we are having a sleepover in Claregalway Community Centre next weekend (28th/29th Mar). This will allow the Beavers to experience the fun of overnight camping in a safe, secure and dry environment close to home. All tents will be put up inside the community centre. This event is being run with the Cub Scouts so we will have 15+ Leaders in attendance.

Our schedule for the weekend is as follows:


  • 18.30 Beavers arrive at Community Centre
  • 19:00 Setup tents
  • 20.00 Bases (Orienteering and Obstacle Course)
  • 21:00 Night Hike or Movie (weather dependent)
  • 22:00 Hot Chocolate & Cookie
  • 22:30 Teeth and prepare for bed
  • 23:00 Lights out


  • 07:30 Breakfast (Beaver to bring own cereal in a plastic container with lid, milk will be provided)
  • 08:00 Tents down/tidy up
  • 09:00 Beavers collected at Community Centre

What to bring

As this is a preparation for Beaver Scout Camp in June we ask that all Beavers bring the following gear with them in a rucksack even though all may not be required. We will be doing a gear check so that they understand the importance of a properly packed rucksack.

  • Uniform – To be worn going on camp i.e. Beaver sweatshirt, neckerchief and woggle and navy scout pants or plain navy tracksuit bottoms.
  • 12th Claregalway Neckerchief must be worn at all times
  • Camp Clothes (the kind that if damaged would not be missed but are comfortable to wear).
    It is recommended for Beavers to wear a number of light layers that can be can be removed depending on the weather conditions NO JEANS.
  • Rain Gear (top and bottoms)
  • Warm clothes for night-time including warm hoodie/sweater, gloves and hat
  • Spare Clothes (Tracksuits, Underwear, t-shirts etc.)
  • Strong shoes/boots
  • Sleeping Bag and ground sheet/foam mat for underneath. NO PILLOWS
  • Pyjamas
  • Towel, Day Bag, Toiletries and any required medication
  • Drinking water bottle with your Beavers name clearly labelled (500ml)
  • Torch (+ spare batteries)
  • Newspaper in a plastic bag (to use as a seat)
  • Plastic Bags (for keeping wet clothes/laundry separate from clean clothes)
  • Plastic cup, container (with dry cereal) and cutlery (all labelled)

All personal equipment should be clearly labelled with your child’s name. Your child will have to be able to carry his/her gear without assistance from the Leaders so please bear this in mind when packing and everything should be packed in the one bag, ideally a rugsack. No loose items please.

Please do not let your child bring:

  • Any valuables including mobile phone, camera, electronic equipment or money
  • Snack food or sweets (all treats will be provided)
  • Pocketknife

Please ensure that someone is available to collect your Beaver in the unlikely event that this may be necessary.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at 086 0545329. We will send updates via text alerts if necessary.

12th Galway (Claregalway) Beaver Scouters