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

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Boyle Scouts Monthly Draw

September Draw Winners
1st Prize, €200 – Kevin + Monica O’Connor
2nd Prize, €100 – Pat Duignan
3rd Prize, €50 – Geraldine Beirne
4th Prize, €50 – Michael + Paula Cull, Drumderrig

October Draw Winners
1st Prize, €200 – Maurice McKenna
2nd Prize, €100 – Steve + Cathy Garavan
3rd Prize, €50 – Ernie Keenan
4th Prize, €50 – Andy + Catherine Carr

November Draw Winners
1st Prize, €200 – Belinda McCauley
2nd Prize, €100 – Patsy Brady
3rd Prize, €50 – Geoff Henry
4th Prize, €50 – Sinead Cummins

December Draw Winners
1st Prize, €200 – Joe + Betty McDermott
2nd Prize, €100 – Michael O’Dowd
3rd Prize, €50 – John Cummins
4th Prize, €50 – Christopher + Denise Callan

Congratulations to all our winners and we sincerely thank everyone for their continued support. If you would like to sign up to our Monthly Draw, helping with the new extension of our Scout Den in the process, please contact Trevor Conroy (086 8360222), Padraig Langan (086 2603403) or any Leader.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Boyle Scouts and Lough Keel Scout Campsite To Feature on RTE

The short documentary filmed by RTE back in early October will hit our screens on Saturday 12th November during the Winning Streak show.
The documentary was made of Boyle Scouts and Lough Keel Scout Campsite and the facilities and activities available to Scouts and visiting groups in the Boyle/Lough Key area.
Scouting Ireland nationally is an ongoing beneficiary of funding from the National Lottery.

The Scouts themselves and the Leaders and Parents whom put in a massive effort behind the scenes to have everything right for the cameras on the day, deserve great credit for their hard work.

Boyle Scouts would like to thank and fully appreciate the great support we received from Louise and Anna of Lough Key Activity Centre, Deirde Cunningham of North West Adventure, Denise and Staff of Zipit Forest Adventure, Pete and Oliver of Pete Walsh Boats and Adrien and Jimmy Neale of Lough Horse Riding Stables and Country Pursuits. Their support and willingness to get involved at short notice was just excellent. They pulled out all the stops for us and meant that on the day, we were able to showcase a huge amount of activities that are readily available around Boyle.

We would also like to sincerely thank Paddy Hennelly of the Communications Team in Scouting Ireland and Joe Doherty, Provincial Support Officer for the Western Province. Paddy travelled up to us from Galway to do the official interview with RTE and Joe joined us from Sligo to make sure everything ran smoothly.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween Fright Nights

Beavers and Cubs celebrated the Halloween season in Tullyboy Farm recently.
Our Beavers attended on Monday 24th October with our Cubs attending on Tuesday 25th.
2 great nights of fun and frights were had by all.
Special 'Thank You' from everyone to Beth for the delicious buns on both nights.

A few photos below:

Monday, October 24, 2011

Cub Training Weekend - October - Mote Park Roscommon

Some of our Cubs attended a Training weekend on 22/23 October held in the Mote Park Centre in Roscommon. Cubs from Mohill, Longford, Ballinamore and Ballyleague/Lanesboro also attended. Despite the wet weather, an ejoyable weekend was had by all!

Pictured below are our Cubs whom attended on the weekend. (Missing from Photo, Lucy Egan)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Tuesday Scouts Hike 23rd October

Tuesday Scouts got out for their first hike of the year to Cloontykilla Castle recently. The weather was kind to us for the most part of the day. An easy flat hike to start with, it will hopefully be the first of many taking us into the countryside and mountains over the next 6-8 months.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Monday Cubs - Recent Hike

On Sunday 9 October, our Monday Cubs took part in a hike on the Bricklieves, from the Carrowkeel Tombs in Castlebaldwin to Ballinafad. Whilst the hike was a challenge for everyone, a very enjoyable day was had by the cubs, leaders and parents that took part, despite the damp and windy conditions. A few photos below.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Boyle Scouts Uniforms

Boyle Scouts are asking any household that may have unwanted Scout Uniforms to please donate them back to us.
This will enable us to provide Uniform items to our youth members at a much lesser cost than purchasing new ones while also raising a few euros for Scouting in Boyle. Uniform items such as Neckerchiefs, Woggles, Beaver/Cub Jumpers, Scout shirts, Scout belts or any of the Scouting Ireland trousers will be gratefully accepted.
Items can be dropped into meetings in the Sports Complex at any time on Monday evenings 7.00 - 9.30pm, Tuesdays 7.00 - 9.45pm or Wednesdays 8.30 - 10.00pm. Alternatively you can contact any of the following: Beth 086 8569374, Stephanie 086 8419156 or Angela 086 3560389.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

RTE Cameras to visit Boyle Scouts

A few Boyle Scouts pictured below getting their Camping Equipment prepared for Tuesday 4th October, when RTE visit us to make a short documentary on our Camping and Scouting activities.
Boyle Scouts will be be involved on Tuesday next, 4th October with an RTE Camera Crew in making a short documentary on Camping and Scouting Activities in and around the Boyle area. The documentary is being made for the National Lottery to showcase Scouting Ireland as an ongoing beneficiary of National Lottery Funding.
Filming will take place with our Scouts in a number of secret locations on Tuesday afternoon and evening!!!
The outdoor cooking and camping skills of our Scouts, and our excellent Campsite and facilities available at Lough Keel will all feature in front of the cameras.
We also intend to strongly promote the many great activities available in Lough Key and in the Boyle area for visiting Scouts, Guides and all Youth Groups.
Many people may not realise that the tourist attraction that is our Lough Keel Scout Campsite brought almost 3000 camping visitors to the Boyle area throughout 2011 with those visitors between them staying almost 6000 days and nights in the area.

Scout Information Re: RTE Visit

All Scouts from the Wednesday Scouts Section should assemble at Lough Keel Campsite at 1.00 pm on Tuesday afternoon, 4th October.
We should be finished 5.30pm

Hiking and Waterproof Gear.
Full Uniform must be brought.
Old Runners
Complete change of clothes.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Registration Night

Registration night for all New and Existing members will be held on Wednesday 21st September between 7.00 and 8.00 pm in the Annex (front room of Sports Complex). All Parents who wish to enrol a child for the coming year, must please register them on this night. Weekly meetings will resume the following week, beginning Monday 26th September. Anyone who would like to give a hand out or become a Leader in any of the Sections would be most welcome and can contact the Group Leader on 086 8360222 or any Leader.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Boyle Scouts Monthly Draw

July Winners
1st Prize, €200 – Michael and Mary Connolly
2nd Prize, €100 – Mary Doyle

3rd Prize, €50 – Stephanie Quinn
4th Prize, €50 – Jackie Valentine

If you would like to sign up to our Monthly Draw, helping the new extension of our Scout Den in the process, please contact Trevor Conroy (086 8360222), Padraig Langan (086 2603403) or any Leader. We greatly appreciate all support received to date and look forward to your continuing support.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Boyle Scouts Monthly Draw

June Winners
1st Prize, €200 – Mary Doyle
2nd Prize, €100 – Michael O’Dowd Solicitors
3rd Prize, €50 – Joe and Betty McDermott
4th Prize, €50 – Pacelli and Catherine McDermott

If you would like to sign up to our Monthly Draw, helping the new extension of our Scout Den in the process, please contact Trevor Conroy (086 8360222), Padraig Langan (086 2603403) or any Leader. We greatly appreciate all support received to date and look forward to your continuing support.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Boyle Scouts Need Your Help

Boyle Scouts is a vibrant youth organisation catering for the youth of Boyle town and surrounding areas. Currently we have 168 Youth Members and 39 Adult Members across 7 Sections, 2 Beaver, 2 Cub, a Scout, Venture and a Rover section.

We have been looking the last few years at the possibility of building an extension to our Scout Den. We hope to link up our Den with the existing Garage and also to provide our own toilets so that the Den can be used at any time for meetings, training or even have visiting Groups stay overnight.

We hope to carry out these works over the summer months in order to have the Den available to us again in September.

We have some money set aside (€14,000) and hope to borrow the rest (€25,000) from Boyle Credit Union.

In order to help repay this loan, we are looking at setting up a Monthly Draw to run for the next few years until the loan is cleared.

The proposed Draw would run as follows:

Members sign up to a Standing Order of €10 per month or an Annual Payment of €120.

Proposed Monthly prizes would be: 1st Prize: €200, 2nd Prize: €100, 3rd Prize: €50, 4th Prize: €50

If you would like to join this fundraising Draw, or to give a one-off donation towards our Building Fund, however large or small, we would greatly appreciate all financial help.

Cheques, Standing Order Payments or Electronic Transfer Contributions can be made payable to the following Account:
Boyle Scouts Building Fund:             Account Number:       42367249
Bank of Ireland, Boyle                     Sort Code:                  90-53-28

                                                      IBAN Number:            IE07 BOFI 9053 2842 3672 49

So far we have had an excellent response from Parents and Boyle Businesses, and would like to thank them all for the support they are showing us.

Further information may be got by contacting Padraig on 086 2603403 or Trevor on 086 8360222

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Lough Gara Riding Stables, Sunday 13th February

On Sunday last, our Monday Cubs alongside our Tuesday Beavers and Cubs had a great day in Lough Gara Riding Stables. They spent the day not only just Horse Riding but also enjoying some Archery, Shooting, Falconry and the newly built Assault Course. Many thanks to Jimmy, Adrien and their staff for looking after everyone so well. Also to Ronan and Daniel Cox for making sure nobody went hungry. A few photos from the day are below.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Tus Maith, County Hike 13th February 2011 (formerly Peak 2000)

Below are a few pics taken on the Tus Maith event on Sunday 13th Febraury. A great turnout, in excess of 250 from around Lough Keel Scout County were in attendance on what was a very well organised event. The weather held good and everyone from Beaver to Leader had an enjoyable day. Much thanks and appreciation to the Carrick Leaders who organised and ran the event and to "Chef Martin" (Longford Leader) who had food and refreshments flowing in abundance for all the hikers as they returned to base.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Scout Section: Tus Maith (formerly Peak 2000) Hike Sunday 13th February

Scouts are to meet at Keadue Church at 10.45 am on Sunday morning and should be collected from the same location at 2.00 pm. All Scouts should bring Hiking Boots, Rain Gear and a drink.
BBQ and refreshments will be provided after the Hike.
Parents are all most welcome to join in also.

For further details or any queries contact Enda (Scout Section Leader).

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Scout Section Update

Scout Meetings on a Wednesday night are going to revert back to the old times of 8.30 pm to 10.00 pm for the next while starting on Wednesday 9th February.

The Annual Peak 2000 hike will be held on 13th February in Keadue.
The Scouts Section will be taking part.
All Parents are invited to come along also.
Numbers of Scouts and Parents attending need to be confirmed with Enda by next Wdnesday 9th February.

A few pics from the Beaver and Cub Ice-Skating Trip and visit to Collins Barracks, Sunday 16th January 2011

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Ice-Skating Trip, Sunday 16th January for Monday Cubs, Tuesday Beavers and Cubs

Ice-Skating Sunday 16th January. (Dundrum, Dublin)
Bus leaving at 8.00 a.m. sharp from Scout Den.
Returning at 7.30 p.m.
Every Beaver and Cub should wear warm clothing, bring a packed lunch and must wear a Neckerchief.
Contact Number on the day - Padraig 086-2603403

Meetings Resume after Christmas Break

Meetings for Beavers, Cubs and Scouts will all resume on their normal days and times on the week beginning Monday 17th January