Author Archives: Eamonn Murray

PL Training Weekend

Well done to all our Patrol Leaders (PLs)who attended the PL Training Weekend in Petersburg, Co Galway from Friday 13th October to Sunday 15th October.

This weekend allowed PLs from Scout groups all over Galway county to meet, exchange ideas and under going training on such items as running a patrol, a Patrol Leaders Council, Conflict resolution etc.

One of the Athenry PLs was elected as County Rep. Will done.





Second Group Camp for 19th Galway Athenry

Over the weekend of Friday 15th September to Sunday 17th September the 19th Galway Athenry Scouts held their second Group camp in Esker, Athenry.

This camp was youth lead with each of the sections (Beavers/Cubs/Scouts/Ventures) responsible for and running a portion of the camp.

This was the first time our Beavers have camped with eight beavers camping over night. A great time was held by all.

Photographs will be available shortly.

Athenry and Craughwell Scouts Win Gold At Phoneix

Well done to the Turtle Patrol who won Gold at Scouting Irelands National Camping Competition, The Phoenix. Not only was this the first time that either group sent a patrol but they also won the Spirit of Scouting Award.

This Gold standard is due to the all of the hard work that the eight patrol members but in over the summer with weekly meeting and daily meetings lasting 4-6 hours in the two weeks prior to the camp.

Well done to all involved.








Galway County Scout Camp

Well done to all of the Athenry Patrols who participated in the Galway County Scout Camp held in Portlick Camp site over the May Bank holiday. There were 30 Patrols in attendance form County Galway representing nearly every Scout section in the County.

There were three Athenry Patrols in attendance, Koala Bears in the Plate Competition and for the first time ever Athenry entered the Shield Competition with Kangaroos and Penguin Patrols.

The Koala Bear Patrol returned with a Silver Standard from the Plate Patrol.

Both of the Shield Patrols returned with Gold standard with the Penguins coming fifth and the Kangaroos coming third overall. This result means that the Athenry Scouts have won a place at the National Phoenix Camping Competition to be held in late August.

This is a tremendous achievement and shows the dedication and hard work undertaken by the Scouts over the last few months during weekly meetings and practice Saturday.

All of the Athenry Scouters are very proud of the work undertaken by all of the Scouts involved.