Age Ranges for Sections in Scouting - Minimum Age 6 years old

Beavers 6, 7, 8 Cubs 9, 10, 11 Scouts 12, 13, 14, 15 Ventures 15, 16, 17 Rovers 18, 19, 20, 21

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Easter Week Details and Times

This week sees Boyle Scouts extremely busy on a number of different fronts.
Brief details and times of the various activities are listed below. For further information please contact the relevant Section Leader.

Normal Section Meetings for Beavers and Cubs do not take place this week (beginning Monday 29th March) or next week (beginning Monday 5th April)!

Monday 29th March:     Meeting for all Team Members Cubs/Scouts/Ventures in Scout Den 7.00 - 9.00 p.m. Re: National Challenge Weekend
Tuesday 30th March:     Lough Keel Scout County Board Meeting @ 8.00 p.m. All Leaders Welcome
Wednesday 31st March:     Scout Meeting as normal 8.30 - 10.00 p.m.
Training meeting for all Team Members (Cubs) 8.30 - 9.30 p.m.
Thursday 1st April:     Scouts Bag Packing in Super Valu 10.00 - 6.00 p.m.
Beavers, Cubs and Scouts attend Holy Thursday Mass - Meet in Day Chapel in Full Uniform @ 7.30 p.m.
Friday 2nd April:     Ventures Bag Packing in Super Valu 10.00 - 6.00 p.m.
Saturday 3rd April:     Scouts Bag Packing in Super Valu 10.00 - 6.00 p.m.
                                  Cubs/Scouts/Ventures attend Easter Vigil Mass - Meet in Day Chapel @ 9.00 p.m.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

St Patrick's Day Parade

Congratulatons and well done to all on the huge effort put into our entry in this years St. Patrick's Day Parade. The great work done by our members and Leaders alike was justly rewarded with 2nd place overall and winners in the Youth Category. A few pictures of our entry and our participants are below:

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Challenge Day Success

Boyle Scouts have done themselves really proud once again competing in our Annual County Challenge Day held on Saturday 6th March in Lough Keel Campsite. In the Scout Section, our Boyle Team finished in a well deserved 1st place with a great effort put in by the Team throughout the day. In the Cub Section our Monday Cubs also took 1st place with our younger Tuesday Cubs putting in a brilliant team effort to scoop 2nd place.
Teams from Boyle, Ballinamore, Carrick on Shannon, Longford and Lanesboro/Ballyleague took part on the day demonstrating their skills in many areas of Scouting including Air Activities, Backwoods Cooking, Emergencies, Pioneering and Sailing/Rowing.
Congratulations and well done to all 3 teams (pictured below) and their Leaders. Also a word of thanks to all of the Leaders from Boyle and the other Groups who organised and ran a very successful and enjoyable Competition.
Our Boyle teams now go forward to represent Lough Keel Scout County in the National Challenge Competition in Larch Hill, Dublin on 17th/18th April. We wish them all the very best of luck.
Scout Section Winners
Monday Cub team pictured with their Leaders, Saoirse O'Flaherty, Colin Kearney and Angela Leonard. Cub Section Winners.
(Missing from photo, Niamh Beirne)
Tuesday Cub Team with their Leaders, Padraig Langan, Mary O'Donoghue and Stephen Tighe.
Cub Section Runners-Up.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Scouts Indoor Camp - Rosses Point 26th - 28th February

The Scout Section had a very enjoyable indoor camp at the Rosses Point Sea Scout Den last weekend. The weather although cold, was dry with even some sunshine! The scouts planned, cooked and prepared all the meals for the weekend. The Scouts spent most of Saturday on the beach learning new skills and taking part in challenges and games.
One of the highlights of the weekend was the trip to the RNLI Lifeboat Centre where the Crew gave the Scouts a tour of the facility and also gave them a talk on Water Safety. The scouts were also invited to the centre on Sunday morning to see the lifeboat being launched and operated as part of a training exercise.