Easter Camp 2024 – Fódhla

Fódhla News, Group News

We will all meet at the den at 9AM on Friday before leaving for camp. We will have a luí isteach and take a roll. Please let one of the leaders know before you leave. On Monday, everyone will be dropped back to the den and can be collected from there. Those giving lifts on Monday can collect the scouts at 11AM from Powerscourt. We will also need help bringing gear/rubbish back.

In previous years, the way in to Powerscourt was via the Golden Gates. This year they have changed it to the other end, here: https://maps.app.goo.gl/odykm59z1vhDCWGg7

All scouts will be dropped off at these gates and walk to our site. If you have helped transport gear, like tents and food, you can leave it at the gates and the leaders will transport it back to our site. It will be very busy so please don’t stay too long. Other troops will also be arriving the same day and we do not wish to block the road.

Lifts are hugely appreciated for both days. Please let your scout know if you can provide lifts for either day and they can be organised by watch at the meeting this Thursday.

If you have not paid or given us an Activity Consent Form, please have your scout bring them this Thursday.

Below is the gear list for Fódhla.

Full uniform  

Packed lunch for Friday  


Water bottle (1 Litre) 

Day Bag (Bigger than 10L) 


Hiking boots 

Spare shoes 

Sleeping bag 

Ground mat 

Rain gear (top and bottoms) 


Underwear & Socks  



Spare jumper 

Hat, gloves, scarf, fleece 

Wash gear and towel, dry shampoo 

Torch/Head torch 

Sun cream 

Sun hat  

Personal First Aid Kit 

Tea Towel 

Money (no more than €5) 

Mobile phones are NOT PERMITTED on this camp and will be confiscated for the duration of camp. 

Any electronic items such as iPods, kindles and smart watches will be the Scouts own responsibility and there are no charging facilities.