October 12th, 2016
We are holding a camp this weekend in the den, it is for Scouts and Venturers. The cost of the camp is €25 euro.
Meet down in the den on Friday 15th at 8pm and collect on Sunday 17th at 1200
Everyone should wear their neckerchief and bring
- Sleeping bag
- Sleeping mat
- Change of clothes
- Wash gear
- Plate, cup, bowl, knife, fork, spoon etc
- Warm coat
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April 1st, 2016
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March 28th, 2016
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and be a member of the Smelvin2016 Group to use links below.
- General Information
- Marking Criteria
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March 22nd, 2016
For teams (Patrols or Watch’s) of 6 – 8 scouts, these teams will be referred to as the Standard Patrols.
Smelvin Novice Competition
For teams of 6 – 8 Scouts. There can be no more than 3 scouts on the team who have previously participated in a Smelvin or Phoenix competition.
This is the seventh year of our Novice competition. The idea behind the Novice competition is that it will give younger Scouts the opportunity to take part in the Smelvin weekend. If the teams are struggling at any stage over the weekend, venture staff will be assigned to them to assist and encourage them, (however the ventures will not do the job for them!).
There will be a prize for the winning Novice team, and both Novice and Smelvin teams will compete against each other for the Cooking and Log book trophies and the Campfire Competition. The winners and runners-up of the Smelvin competition will go forward to represent Dun Laoghaire Scout County at the Phoenix Challenge in August.
Max age of a Scout is 15 years 364 days or under on day 1 of The Phoenix Challenge, which is 18 August 2016.
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March 15th, 2016
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March 8th, 2016
A few people have been asking for activity dates until the end of the year. Below is an updated list of activities until the end of the year.
|12 Mar 2016
||Smelvin tryout day
|15-17 Apr 2016
|20-22 May 2016
|24-26 Jun 2016
|4-10 Jul 2016
|18-21 Aug 2016
As always these dates are subject to change. I have included the Phoenix Challenge above for information only, the Troop need to qualify in the County Challenge (the Smelvin) and it will be one Patrol attending.
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February 23rd, 2016
The Scouts did hike near Glendalough last Saturday and it was a quality experience. We head from the IMC Hut up Camaderry, from the start it was raining. We got to the car park beside the disused lead mines and headed up, we found snow as we came near to the top of the col and the mist was covering the whole coll. It was extremely blustery and the visibility was down to about 10 metres. We got on to the col and just headed for spot height 677, see photos below.
Well done to all it was not an easy hike with the conditions we has.
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February 15th, 2016
Some have asked for details of the hostel weekend so I thought this was the best place to put it for confirmation.
It is on from Friday 19 February 2016 to Sunday 21 February 2016 in the IMC Hut in Glendalough, click here to go to the IMC page for directions or you can click the Google Maps link. All Scouts should arrive for 7pm on Friday and be collected at 12pm on Sunday. Only uniform item required is the neckers.
Please click here for an equipment list, only uniform item needed is neckers. Please ensure each Scout has two tea towels and they are marked with names. Please do not let scouts bring electronics as these items distract them from engaging with the other Scouts and organised activities. Scouters can not be responsible if they are brought along and broken or lost.
It is a good idea to let the Scouts pack their own rucksacks so on Sunday morning they know where everything fits.
If you have any question please do not hesitate to contact me, my contact details are on all letter issued.
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February 15th, 2016
To be carried in your rucksack. All Scouts must have a rucksack with double shoulder straps.
- Uniform (to be worn while traveling)
- Dark Trousers
- Hiking Boots or Strong Shoes
- 2 full changes of clothes
- Eating Utensils
- Toothbrush and paste
- 2 Tee-towels
- Raingear (Trousers and Jacket)
- Boots for hiking, must have ankle support
- Hat, scarf, gloves
- Gaiters (optional)
- Runners (to be worn when not hiking)
- Water Bottle
- Thermos Flask (optional - if you want a hot drink)
When you are packing your rucksack, the rucksack must be lined with a plastic bin liner. No gear should be attached to the outside of the rucksack and everything must be packed into ONE bag.
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February 2nd, 2016
Hello everyone, the next fundraising event for MIC2016 will be clothes recycling.
We will accept good quality clothes,
- mobile phones
We cannot accept
- end of life clothing etc
We will start collecting the recyclables on Monday 8 February 2016. You can put any of the above items in bin bags and drop down to the Scout Den.
Collections will be done by a Scouter in the Scout Den Car Park, or you can arrange a collection if you have more than a couple of bags. Please DO NOT leave bags in the car park unless someone is there to accept them. All electronics should separated.
If you wish a arrange a collection please email hughATSYMBOL29thdublinDOTorg and he will arrange a time that suits.
The fundraising is being done in conjunction of a recycling company call Bag2School and they will pay per kilo of recycled items. The company will also donate a further 10% of what we raise to CanTeen Ireland.
Please see flyer below that we will give out at Section meetings.
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