50-Year Anniversary Camp (Manannán)

Manannán News


Manannán will be meeting at 1700 in the Den on Friday, 29 April, with lifts leaving for Lough Dan at around 1800. All Scouts are asked to have had dinner before they go, and to bring a packed lunch for later that evening. All Scouts must arrive down in full uniform, with hiking boots instead of black shoes.

We expect to be leaving Lough Dan on Monday 2 May at 1200, and to be finished in the Den at 1330.



Click on the following link for directions to the Lough Dan campsite: https://www.google.ie/maps/dir/53.2958921,-6.1465834/Lough+Dan+Scout+Centre+Oldbridge,+Lough+Dan+Scout+Centre,+Roundwood,+Co.+Wicklow/@53.0620071,-6.2872232,14.75z/data=!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x4867a34f5b87ed39:0x732578134383943c!2m2!1d-6.276526!2d53.0603629?hl=en

Please note that due to the amount of people expected on site over the weekend, cars will not have access to the main car park in Lough Dan, and will instead be directed to the nearby Jamboree Field for set-down.


Gear list:

Medication if required – must be brought to attention of Section Leader

Packed lunch for Friday evening

Full uniform (excluding black shoes)

Manannán hoodie (if Scout has one)

Sleeping bag

Ground mat

Small rucksack for hike

Hiking boots

Rain gear (top and bottoms)

Water bottle (min. 1 litre)

Warm clothing (hat, gloves, scarf, fleece)

Adequate clothing for 3 nights (spare trousers, boxers, socks, t-shirts, spare jumper)

Plate, bowl, cup, knife, fork, spoon

Tea towel (for watch)

Wash gear, towel


Sun cream, insect repellent

Mobile phones ARE NOT PERMITTED on this trip.

*Commando Course gear: old t-shirt, old shorts/trousers, old runners

*Boating gear for rafting: buoyancy aid/lifejacket, swimming shorts, old t-shirt/rash-vest/thermal, boating shoes/old runners, old rainjacket/cag


Commando Course 2016:

This year’s Commando Course will be run as part of the 50-Year Anniversary Camp. Please refer to the gear list for this event.



The total cost of this trip is €40 (including €10 deposit). We will collect the balance of €30 during the meeting on Friday, 22 April.


Scouts should contact their Watch Leader with any questions.

Go raibh maith agaibh.