Scout Section SI LogoAt the moment this section caters for boys & girls from 12 to 14 years of age or who are in 6th class, 1st year or 2nd year in school. We meet on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30pm. On a weekly basis we do a variety of different things, ranging from team games; to learning how to use a map and compass; to deciding where we should go hiking, camping or rock climbing next. Now you know who we are and what we do if you are interested in joining please go to our contacts page to find out how to get in touch. Scouters please click here to view resources form Scouting Ireland's ScoutTeam. Scouts can click here for a Youth Member resource list.

Useful letters and documents that you might find useful. (copied from Venture page, thanks Emma) Blank Registration form (SI Activity Consent form) pdf_icon Personal Equipment Lists for all types of Activities: If you have any questions about equipment, what you need or what is best to buy please just let us know. Hillwalking Equipment List

This lists what you will need for a days hiking. For this type of activity a small rucksack is best, school bag sized is ideal or between 25 and 35 litres.

Hostel Weekend Equipment List

All you need for a weekend away when we are staying indoors, this may vary depending on the specific hostel and the activities that we have planned for the weekend. For example you may need to have hillwalking equipment with you aswell.

Weekend Camp Equipment List

Another weekend away but this time intents so a bit more equipment is needed. A large bag is best for these activities, between 65 and 85 litres is usually best.

Hillwalking Expedition Equipment List

Hillwalking again but this time for two or more consecutive days and so everything you need must be carried in your rucksack. Packing light is essential, but a reasonably sized bag is still needed, probably 45 litres or larger.

Summer Camp Equipment List

Everything you will need for our longer (usually between 10 and 14 days) annual camp. Again you will need a large rucksack, between 65 and 85 litres is best.


Here is a calendar of what our Troop plans to do this year. If you click on a particular event you will get the details about that event including time, cost and what uniform should be worn. If you have any questions you can contact the scout leaders directly on the address above the calendar.

Smelvin 2015

Dear Parent

 As you know we are going to Larch hill this weekend to take part in out County Challenged called the Smelvin. We will meet in Larch Hill car park at 7pm on Friday 17 April 2015. Collection will be from Larch Hill on Sunday 19 April 2015 at 2:30pm. Each Scout will need to go back to the Scout Den to sort out the equipment.

Each Scout should arrive on the event in full uniform and will travel home again in uniform. If you need an equipment list you can find one on the Handy Documents section of the Scout Page of our website, Click Here.

If you have any question please do not hesitate to contact me on the number below. This number can also be used as the emergency number for the weekend.

Yours in Scouting

 Hugh McLain


Here are a few pics from the training session that may be useful for the logs. 

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  Standard team and novice team combined 3 islandics 2 giant pearls 1 dome tent 8 wooden mallets (need to buy another 4) 1 peg box Dining shelter cover Blue tarp 2 utensil boxes 2 billys 2 large pots 2 skillets 4 large patrol boxes 2 pairs of fire gloves 4 cooler boxes ice packs 2 folding tables 4 gas canisters(questionable) 4 gas elements matches 4 large food storage boxes gas element stand(for novices) wooden blocks 2 axes 2 saws 2 chopping blocks 2 wood storage tarps 2 scissors 6 sisal balls (questionable) boundary poles boundary rope firelighters coals big first aid kit 6 plastic basins 1 bivy pp 2sand and 2water buckets 4 jerry cans 6 bins and bin bags kitchen paper cling film 6 tin foil(questionable) 2 fire grills 2 half barrels wooden skewers metal rods(altar fire) wire(altar fire) personal first aidkit burn gel(re-stock) Stationary (scribes) scouting trail Lots of fire wood and kindling fire kits if you have them compass training first aidkit plastic boxes for wood storage    

Smelvin/Pheonix 2014

IFC Camp 15-17 Oct 2016

Hi All, 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 1200scout_camp. Everyone should wear their neckerchief and bring
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat
  • Change of clothes
  • Pyjamas
  • Wash gear
  • Plate, cup, bowl, knife, fork, spoon etc
  • Torch
  • Raingear
  • Warm coat
  Regards Niamh

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Backwoods Adventure

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Smelvin 2016 Information

You need to log in and be a member of the Smelvin2016 Group to use links below.
  1. General Information
  2. Theme
  3. Timetable
  4. Marking Criteria
  5. Equipment

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Smelvin General Information

Smelvin Competition

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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Scout Annual Camp

Please see attached letter to Parents given out at Scout meeting 15 March 2016. There will be no Scouts until Tuesday 5th April 2016 due St Patrick's Day and Easter. st patricks dayHappy-Easter-3            

Details of Annual Camp also included.

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Click icon below to download the letter.


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Scout Monthly Activities

Hello All 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.  
Date Activity Location
12 Mar 2016 Smelvin tryout day Scout Den
15-17 Apr 2016 Smelvin Lough Dan
20-22 May 2016 Backwoods Camp Larch Hill
24-26 Jun 2016 FUN CAMP Scout Den
4-10 Jul 2016 Annual Camp Portlick Campsite
18-21 Aug 2016 Phoenix Challenge Castle Saunderson
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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A quality day on the Hills

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.wpid-wp-1456221079582.jpg





Well done to all it was not an easy hike with the conditions we has.

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Scout Hostel Weekend Feb 2016

Hi all

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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Hostel Weekend Equipment List

To be carried in your rucksack. All Scouts must have a rucksack with double shoulder straps. 

  •  Uniform (to be worn while traveling)
    • Kneckerchief
    • Shirt
    • Dark Trousers
    • Hiking Boots or Strong Shoes
  • 2 full changes of clothes
  • Eating Utensils
    • Plate
    • Bowl
    • Cup
    • Knife
    • Fork
    • Spoon
  • Toiletries
    • Toothbrush and paste
    • Facecloth
    • Soap
    • Towel
  • 2 Tee-towels
  • Raingear (Trousers and Jacket) 
  • Torch
  • Pyjamas
  • 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)

Please Note:

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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MIC 2016 Fundraising – Clothes Recycling

Hello everyone, the next fundraising event for MIC2016 will be clothes recycling. 

We will accept good quality clothes,

  • shoes
  • handbags
  • belts
  • teddies
  • sheets
  • mobile phones
  • tablets

We cannot accept

  • duvets
  • cushions
  • curtains
  • blankets 
  • 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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