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 3, 2013

Scouts successfully complete Chief Scout Award Expedition

Our Endurance Team of Scouts undertook a 30KM expedition with full gear from Kilmactranny to Balinafad Castle last weekend (30th Nov - 1st Dec). The expedition is one of a number of requirements for the Chief Scout Award which the Scouts are currently undertaking. The expedition included light weight camping in the Bricklieve Mountains and an ascent to the summit to enjoy the sunrise before hiking the remaining distance to Ballinafad Castle.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Beavers and Cubs Halloween Party

A spooktacular night was had by the beavers and Cubs in Lough keel on Tuesday night 29 October. Scary walks in the woods, horror stories and traditional Halloween games were all part of the fun. A great night was had by all who participated.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Scout Meetings

Our 2 Scout Sections will become 1, once again!
Our first meeting will take place next Wednesday evening, 25th September from 8.30pm to 10.00pm.
See you all then and please don't forget your forms! :-)

Monday, September 9, 2013

Boyle Scouts Registration Night 2013 - 2014

Registration Night for all New and Existing members will be held on Wednesday 18th September between 7.00 and 9.00 pm in the Scout Den. All Parents who wish to enrol a child for the coming year, must please register them on this night. Please note that while we are accepting registration of New Members, places will be dependent on returning member numbers and therefore cannot be immediately guaranteed. Weekly meetings will resume the following week, beginning Monday 23rd 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.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Phoenix 2013

Back row l to r: Kevin Purcell (Scouter), Wendy Power (Scouter), Lucy Egan, Rachel Bolger, Alannah Henry, Roisin Power, Josh Banfield, Enda Commons (Scouter)
Front row l to r: Paul Kielty, Sean Gannon, Sean Mullins

Congratulations to our Boyle Scout Team (pictured above) on achieving a Silver standard award at this years Phoenix Competition, held in Castle Saunderson International Scout Centre last weekend (15th - 18th August). The team put in a huge effort over the summer months training and preparing for the event. Much thanks is due to Enda Commons and Wendy Power for the countless hours they have put in helping and guiding the team.
Special mention of thanks also to Beth and Jim Egan for the use, once again of the training ground and the endless supply of refreshments!!

Boyle was also well represented at the event by numerous Scouters whom accompanied the Team and helped out staffing the event - Enda Commons, Wendy Power and Kevin Purcell.
They were joined by our Ventures - Aoife Power, Laragh Geoghegan and Rover - Kayleigh Geoghegan alongside Venture Leader - Derrick Power. Many thanks to them all for helping make Phoenix 2013 another memorable event for hundreds of Scouts.

The Phoenix Challenge is a National Scout Craft Competition that takes place at the end of August each year. It is the largest annual gathering of Scouts in Ireland with up to sixty Patrols of eight Scouts from all around the country participating. Patrols represent both their Scout Troop and Scout County, and will have to have qualified for the event by finishing first or second in their Scout County Challenge. The Phoenix is a four day event and while the programme changes from year to year, it will always encompass the major aspects of the Scout programme.

The major sections of the event include the Campcraft competition, team and skill challenges, special projects and cooking competition. The event starts on Thursday and Patrols spend much of the day constructing campsites. On both Friday and Saturday the Patrols participate in an action packed programme of team and skill challenges such as building large pioneering structures, rafting, initiative challenges, emergency situations, mapping projects and many more. During the evenings a mixture of fun activities (such as campfires and themed trade fairs) and special projects (such as debating or environmental projects) take place.

The all important test meal also takes place on one of these evenings. On Sunday morning there is usually another fun based activity after which the Patrols break camp. In the afternoon the closing ceremony and prize giving takes place. Each Patrol receives a Gold, Silver or Bronze standard certificate and prizes are awarded for the individual section winners as well as overall competition winners.

The Phoenix is a truly great test of team work. But more than that, the four action packed days are an experience that a Scout will never forget.

Castle Saunderson
Boyle Site, Phoenix 2013
Roisin and Alannah
The legendary Tony Smyth (Camp Chief, Castle Saunderson) keeps everyone entertained.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Boyle Scouts Annual Camp - Portlick

Please refer to the Scouts Letter below for all information regarding the upcoming camp in Portlick.
If any Scout will need to be taking any type of medication whilst on camp, please fill in the Medications Form below and give to a leader on Saturday before departure.

Scouts Letter - Annual Camp Portlick 2013
Managing Medications Form

Monday, July 8, 2013

Scout Annual Camp - Portlick

Please note that there will not be any meeting for either Scout Section this week. A letter with all details required will be posted here on this blog site by tomorrow evening (Tuesday) for all Scouts attending the camp. Any questions or queries please contact Enda Moran 086 3239483 or Trevor 086 8360222

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Boyle Scouts Re-Union

On Saturday 1st June The Railway Bar will host a gathering of former Scouts, Ventures and Leaders from 8.00pm.

Music, BBQ and a Camp Fire will all be provided. Memories, Stories and Songs from various Camps including Rossnowlagh, Ballintrillick, Kanderstag, Kinnity, Lough Keel, Louisburgh, Paris, Cycle Tour of Brittany, Temple House in Ballymote, Achill Island, Larch Hill and many, many more. Not forgetting either the infamous Scout Bus and the dreaded ‘toilet duty’. We will have many old photographs on display from down the years and all attending are encouraged to also bring their own to share on the night.

Everyone is welcome to attend, current and ex-Leaders, past members and ex-committee members.

Our recently developed Scout Den will be open from 7.30pm to 8.30pm for all who would like to have a look around at what has changed or indeed what still may not have changed!

We will be holding a mini raffle on the night with proceeds going to Boyle Scouts Den Development.

Contact Eddie Conroy (086 2574257) ( for more details.

*** Please note this is an Over 18s event ***

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Launch of Boyle Model Railway - Trojan Offices - Saturday 25th May

Many thanks to the numerous Leaders and staff of the Family Life Centre for making all the buns and cakes. Betty and Helen did a magnificent job providing the refreshments to the hundreds of adults and children that attended on the day.

Joe Duffy meets Boyle Leaders Betty and Helen

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

County Shield Winners 2013

The 1st/11th Roscommon, Boyle Scout Team whom competed in and won the Lough Keel Scout County Shield Competition recently (17th - 19th May 2013).
It took place in Lough Keel Scout Campsite in Rockingham, Boyle.
Teams from Boyle, Ballinamore, Longford, Carrick on Shannon and Lanesboro/Ballyleague took part.
The weekend's activities tested each Patrol's Camping and Scouting skills, as well as their overall Teamwork and Leadership. Much appreciation and thanks must go to the Leaders from all Groups for the organising and running of the Competition and also to Kelly's Londis, Boyle, sponsors of the Annual Event.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Scouts - Easter Bag Packing Schedule

Thursday 28th March

Kian Sweeney 9.00 - 1.00
Jonah Tighe 9.00 - 1.00
Lisa Langan 9.00 - 12.00
Emma Deane 10.00 - 2.00
Diarmuid Power 11.00 - 3.00
Lucy Egan 12.00 - 3.00
Sinead Glennon 12.00 - 4.00
Roisin Connolly 1.00 - 5.00
Reese Shanley-Tighe 1.00 - 5.00
Conor McGee 2.00 - 5.00
Rebecca Scally 2.00 - 6.00
Ronan Flanagan 3.00 - 7.00
James Bolger 4.00 - 7.00
Roisin Power 4.00 - 7.00
Lisa Langan 5.00 - 6.00

Saturday 30th March

Rob McHenry 9.00 - 1.00
Patrick Roddy 9.00 - 1.00
Joshua Banfield 9.00 - 1.00
Sean Gannon 10.00 - 2.00
Paul Kielty 11.00 - 3.00
Alan McCauley 11.00 - 3.00
Ryan Vesey 1.00 - 5.00
Aaron Wright 1.00 - 5.00
Conor McKenna 2.00 - 7.00
Jack Moran 3.00 - 7.00
Alannah Henry 3.00 - 7.00

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Tus Maith Hike

Our Tus Maith county hike takes place on Sunday 10th February on Sliabh Ban, Strokestown.
Departing from the Scout Den at 10.00 am
Returning to the Scout Den at 3.00 pm
All participants should wear their Neckerchief, bring Rain Gear, a Packed Lunch and a Drink contained in a Back Pack.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Ice Skating Trip 6th January

Re: Monday Cubs, Tuesday Cubs and Tuesday Beavers.

All Beavers/Cubs attending should be booked with Padraig/John at this stage.
Depart from  Scout Den 07.45
Return to Scout Den 20.00
Each member needs to bring a packed lunch and drink (no fizzy, no energy drinks)
€5 pocket money required for food, €10 Euro maximum allowed.
Neckerchief must be worn.
Phones, IPods and any other electronic devices should be left at home please.
Padraig: 086 2603403       John: 087 2183125

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Weekly Meetings

Boyle Scouts would like to wish all our Youth Members, Leaders, Parents, Friends and extended Families a Happy New Year.
Weekly Meetings will recommence on their normal nights and times starting on the week of Monday 14th January.