This weekend we are hiking in the the Wicklow mountains. It should be a fun day out for all. We are starting in Crone Wood car park, climbing a hill to get to one of my favourite spots in Wicklow: the top of Powerscourt Waterfall; then we move onto the climb up to the top of Djouce mountain. The venture scouts will be organising activities and challenges along the way, which should be fun and hopefully help all the scouts achieve another part for the skills badges.

For those of you who have forgotten what to bring I have attached the images from the meeting on the end of the news item. We cannot stress these things enough: strong shoes (no wellies); 2 pairs of socks are better than big socks; your bag must have two shoulder straps; and don't forget rain-gear (that applies to me too – I always forget it). For food be sensible. Be warned that no matter how many times you're told by the ventures that there is an Eddie Rockets or ice-cream shop at the top of Djouce it doesn't exist, so bring a good packed lunch and 'healthy' snacks.

For any parents out there that are interested in coming along for the hike you are more than welcome. Don't worry the hike is not hard at all, so you won't embarrass yourself. If you want to come or need further directions Paul's (the scout section leader) has his contact information on the October letter. Hope to see you all on Sunday down at the the Crone Wood car park for 10:45.

On another note if you did not get the letter October 4th 2011, that is it there.

Here are Directions to Crone Car Park if you need them.

(I apologise for the blurriness of the photos)