We have a lot of upcoming events this Paddy's Day weekend. We have our annual group shield competition camp being run by our venture section for our scout section running from the Friday evening to the Sunday. The entire group, from beavers all the way up to the ventures will be attending our traditional Patrick's Day mass in Blackrock Church, where the group presents shamrock to the parish of Blackrock. This is an annual tradition that stretches back a long time. All the scouts and ventures that are attending the group shield camp-craft competition will be attending the mass despite the competition.

The details for the camp for scouts can be found in this letter to parents.

The group is attending the 10:30am mass in Blackrock Church, but we ask you to be there are 10:15am as there will be jobs, from bringing up the gifts to holding the flags, and distributing shamrock that we need to organise before the mass. It is without saying since the group will be representing the group that all youth members must wear full uniform. That is: black trousers, black shoes/boots, 29th Dublin Blackrock neckerchief, shirt/jumper (depending on your section).

Hope to see you all at the camp or mass this weekend. If you cannot make it have a fun and safe weekend.