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The Ventures are the second oldest group of scouts, they are 15-17 years old. We have the facilities and skills to do all of the following  rock climbing, canoeing, hiking, first aid, backwoods (survival skills), pioneering, orienteering, map and compass work, camping and hostelling, but what we do all depends on what the venture scouts themselves are interested in and which skills they most want to develop.

We meet on Wednesday nights from 8pm and always welcome new members. To see what we have been doing and what we have planned, take a look at our calendar and our handy docs section.

If you are interested in joining us, please get in touch.

In Ventures we don’t have patrols like the scouts do, we have an Exec and Venture Crews. Our Exec is currently made up of a Chairperson (), a Secretary (), a Treasurer () and a Quartermaster (). These were all elected by the other Ventures.

Here is calendar of all of the events that we have planned for the year, nothing is set in stone but it will give you a rough idea of what we are up to. For more information on any activity simply click on it!

Useful letters and documents that you might need as a Venture Scout.

Great Leprechaun Chase Parents Meeting Dec 12

Venture Newsletters:

So hopefully this will be the first of many monthly newsletters, and I will put them all up here.

Venture News Oct 2012

Venture Reports to Group Council:

Each month there is a meeting called Group Council, one leader from each section attends along with a youth member from the Scout and Venture Sections. Here we discuss what the sections have been doing in the past month and make any decisions that need to be made about programme, equipment, the den or money.

In this section I will post the report that the Ventures give to Group Council each month along with any decisions or actions that are relevant to the Venture section.

Group Council Report Oct 2012

Group Council Report Nov 2012

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.

Other Useful Stuff:

Other documents and forms that don’t really fit in anywhere else.

Registration Form 2012/2013

Everyone must have filled out this form and returned it to us before you can participate in any activities.

CSA Registration Form

Spice Wheel

Assessing Adventure Skills

Venture Expedition Ideas

Here a few useful links for all Venture Scouts, if you find any other useful site just let me know.

Scouting Ireland

This site is invaluable, but make sure that you log-in, that is where all of the good stuff is. (Scroll down to the very bottom of the home screen and on the left you will find a register button)

The Scout Shop

Larch Hill Campsite

Lough Dan Campsite

World Organisation of Scout Movements

Mountaineering Ireland

Irish Mountaineering Club

Mountain Meitheal

Mountain Rescue

Pioneering Made Easy

Awesome Walls Climbing Centre

Gravity Bouldering Wall

Venture Scout Uniform and Badges

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Scouting Trail


Published by
Scout Foundation. Larch Hill, Dublin 16
This is the third publication with this title published previously in 1964 and 1979
© Scout Foundation 2003

Map reproduction Ordnance Survey Ireland Permit No.7753
© Ordnance Survey Ireland and Government of Ireland
ISBN 0-9546532-0-3

Printed in the Republic of Ireland by Hanlon Printing Works, Dublin
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in
a retrieval system or transmitted in any way or by any means, electronic,
mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior
permission of the Scout Foundation.

Members of Scouting Ireland and members of WOSM and WAGGGS may photocopy
and distribute for training purposes only

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Jambo-Rí 2018 Info pack

Information for Jambo-Rí 2018


Information May 2018

Please click here to see the PDF first information pack (Jan 2018) and click here for the Jambo-Rí website. 

See Facebook Page

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Christmas Tree collection 2018

It is that time of year again and we are doing out now yearly Christmas tree collection, please click the link for the PDF flyer. 

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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




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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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Lidl are doing camping gear again

To all

Please see Lidl website, they are doing camping gear again. The rucksack looks big enough for annual or weekend camps but you would need to check to see if the sleeping bags are any good, if amyone else has looked at them in the past please let us know.

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Lidl are doing outdoor gear

See the Lidl website, click here, they are doing outdoor gear from next Mondy.

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GLC 2013 report hits BSA website

There is an article about the InsideOut coverage of GLC 2013, see here http://www.michiganscouting.org/News/Michiganirishmag

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GLC 2013 in Scouting Ireland’s Magazine

We made Inside Out, Scouting Irelands Magazine. Well done to Emma Baker for preparing the article and Connor Waters for some editing. Please see images below of the two pages of the article. You can view the full issue click the image of the cover below. 

GLC2013 in Inside Out eZine

GLC2013 in Inside Out eZine


GLC2013 in Inside Out eZine

GLC2013 in Inside Out eZine


Inside-Out Issue 37 Oct 2013

Inside-Out Issue 37 Oct 2013



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