Author Archives: Scout Leader

Applications now open for Summer Sailing Courses

Group News

Following the successful completion of the sailing courses last summer we will be running the courses again in 2016.

There are a limited number of places on each weekly course, and because we wish to give our scouts first preference, we need to gauge the level of interest among scouts before we open the courses to other sea scout troops. Therefore we would ask that all interested scouts/parents fill in the online form with the relevant information as soon as possible. This course is only available to registered Scouts and Ventures.

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Welcome to our new cub scouts

Eriú News

The beginning of another exciting year, our new cub scouts have settled into their sixes and we have started our badge work in preparation for the activities ahead. Over the year we hope to use the 8ú Calafort website to keep you updated with our plans and let you read all about our activities.

Easter Camp 2013

Fódhla News


Meet in den at 10:15 tomorrow with all your gear.  You do not have to travel in Uniform, but MUST have it with you, including Duck.  You may wear hiking boots (not wellies) as part of the uniform instead of black shoes for Mass on Sunday.

We will load trailer and leave for Powerscourt at 10:30.

Directions: Through Enniskerry heading for Powerscourt Gardens.  Pass by the entrance to the gardens and keep the wall on your right.  Golden Gates (coloured black !!) will be on your right, just before narrow bridge.  Gates should be open with Warden in attendance.  If not, call me.

We will leave site on Monday at 13:00 provided site is clear and is left as, or better than, when we arrived. ———- Leave no trace —————-



Easter Camp Gear List

Manannán News

  • Sleeping Bag
  • Ground Mat
  • Torch
  • Rain Gear (bottoms and top)
  • Hiking Boots
  • Small Rucksack (for hike)
  • Knife, fork, spoon, cup, plate, bowl
  • Change of clothes for 4 days (eg. trousers, jumpers, t-shirts, boxers, socks)
  • Warm Jumper
  • Scout Uniform (excluding shoes and hat)
  • Hat, gloves
  • Towel
  • Tea Towels
  • Packed Lunch for Friday
  • Water Bottle
  • Spending Money (no more than €5)
  • Wash Kit
  • Plastic bags for wet/dirty clothes
  • Electronic equipment brought at own risk

No Mobile Phones (they will be confiscated for the duration of camp)