1s Meath Dunboyne Scout Group are delighted to acknowledge the contribution of €5,000 from Meath County Council under the Community Enhancement Programme 2018.
This has enabled us to provide a wheelchair ramp to the front of our Den and to widen the door to facilitate easy access for those in wheelchairs.
This is another major improvement to the facilities at our Den and is welcomed by the group as a critical part of our ‘Extending Normal’ programme to make scouting more accessible to those with disabilities.
Monday night and Friday night beavers had their CSA camp in Drewstown House in the week end of the 15th and 16th of October 2016.
We were joined by our neighbours, the beaver scouts from the 181st Castaheany/Ongar and the7th Meath Dunshaughlin scout Group.
The Theme for this year CSA Camp was the Olympics:
Each Beaver group had to choose a country to represent and make a flag for that country. They then had to pick a sport and tell a quick fact about their country and that sport.
We first set up the camp in the ground of the Dunboyne Den before leaving for Drewstown House were we had lots of exciting activities planned for the beavers: Archery, Kayaking on the lake and Tree Wires in the forest.
Back to Dunboyne, the Scouts organised few games in the Den to occupy the beavers while the dinner was being prepared. After a busy day like that all the beavers were indeed very hungry beavers!
You can’t finish a Beaver Camp without a traditional campfire. Again, the Scouts and the Venture scout that were helping us that day ran a fantastic camp fire. Beavers were singing along with them and really had great fun.
After some hot chocolate and some marshmallows, it was time for the beavers to go to bed in their tents. They all deserved a good rest.
In the morning, after some breakfast (that include some delicious homemade pancakes!), we went to the athletic club and ran some Olympics games.
After being given their CSA Camp badges during the closing ceremony, it was time for the beavers to go home with some fantastic memories!
Thanks everyone (Scouts, venture, leaders and beavers) to have allowed such a fantastic camp to happen!
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For adults in Scouting there is a clear opportunity to work with the young people in their community from all age ranges from 6 right through to 20. This opportunity will not only allow you to help develop the future of these young people and their future contribution to your area but will also be a lot of fun!
There is a very close network of adults already working in your local Group and throughout Ireland that will help you develop yourself socially when you join. There is a clear support network from National level right down to local Group to help you develop and train yourself in the skills needed to develop the young people in your charge and to build your confidence in yourself your organizational abilities.
Do you have a passion for the outdoors? Do you see a healthy and active lifestyle as essential to a happy life? Well why not instill that love for the outdoors and that healthier lifestyle in the young people you work with? Want to develop a Community centred spirit in the local youth? That’s one of Scouting’s main goals.
One of Scouting’s fundamental creeds is to encourage the physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual development of young people so that they may achieve their full potential and, as responsible citizens, to improve society. Well why not join us and help your local young people achieve this development while having a great time doing it?
This week end The Mondays Beavers had their first outing of the year. We went to visit the Castletown House in Celbridge. We did a guided tour of the house and every Beavers were dressed up in old clothes `provided by the staff. They absolutely loved it. Out guide Stephen was very good and was full of little anecdotes about the house itself and also people that lived it it, the Connolly Family or Lady Louisa.
After a well-deserved lunch, we went off on a nature trail around the grounds, each Beavers equipped with a map. On the map, were indicated the location of several type of trees that the Beavers had to find. What a lovely day for a bit of orienteering!
Back to the Den in Dunboyne, it was time for the Beavers to have a bit of time off before they could finally devour their well-deserved treat, pizza and chips in front of a movie.
Back outside, we all gathered around the camp fire with Sarah, our camp fire chief for the night, to sing songs and have some fun. Camp fires are really special events for Beaver scouts and the camp fire was not an exception, they all had a ball!
But this evening was going to be over just yet. We made the most of the camp fire and had some grilled marshmallow. Some beavers were looking forward to that one I can tell you! After that we decided to get our head torches on and we all went for a night hike in the forest! Our Beavers were all very brave and demonstrated they they all have a lot of character.
Now after all that, it was finally time to get back to the Den and get into our comfy sleeping bags for a well-deserved rest.
Fabulous week end overall, all Beavers were fantastic, especially our new Beavers that really embraced the new experience.