Monthly Archives: May 2016

Scouts County Camp

Well done to those members of the Kangaroo and Penguin Patrols who attend the Galway Scout County Camp from Friday 29th April to Monday 2nd May 2016. This camp was a camping competition camp with two competitions in progress, the Shield and Plate.

As this is the first time in two years that the Athenry Scouts have attended with many Scouts attending for the first time, the Scout elected to attend the Plate competition which involved Camp Craft, Log Books, Test Meals, Uniform Inspections, Scout Skits and a full day of Activity bases on Sunday followed by a camp fire. The Scouts were marked on each activity.

Several new skills and games were learnt over the weekend which the Scouts will bring back to the Troop and pass on to those Scouts not in attendance at the camp.

Despite some very cold weather on Friday night and a windy night on Sunday the Scouts had a great time making new Scout friends from around the county and they plan to meet these Scouts on some future activities.

A full set of photographs is available.

Kangaroo Patrol

Kangaroo Patrol

Penguin Patrol

Penguin Patrol


Cub Chief Scout Camp

Well done to all those Cubs who attend the recent Cub Chief Scout Camp over the weekend of April 22nd to April 24th. This camp was a required part of the Cubs Chief Scout Award and allowed the cubs to plan and partake in Camp with other cubs undertaking the Chief Scout Award.

As part of the award the Cubs had to cook a meal in a bucket which was then tasted by a team of tasters.

The Chief Scout can to visit and spent time with each group and departed to the sound of a grand howl.

Photos to follow.