Category Archives: Banba News

News concerning the Banba Cub pack

Banba 1st term calendar

Banba News

Banba Programme up to Easter (5th April – early this year):

  • Sat 10th Jan: Den: Welcome the new cubs and parents
  • Sat 17th Jan: Den: Scouting History + Surrounding Area
  • Sat 24th Jan: Den: Introducing the new watches, 6ers and 2nders
  • Sat 31st Feb: Den: Activities
  • Sat 7th Feb: Den: DL Harbour Scavenger Hunt (Outdoors)
  • Sat 14th Feb: Den: Activities


  • Sat 28th Feb: Killiney Hill – meet at the playground at 11:30.
  • Sat 7th Mar: Den: Preparation for Glendalough

St. Patrick’s Weekend

  • Sat 21st Mar: Overnight in Glendalough Hostel. Car pool. Details to be announced.
  • Sun 22nd Mar: Glendalough at 1:00pm: Investiture of new cubs. This is a very significant ceremony for your cub, so it would be nice if the family could attend – all welcome. We’ll also go for a walk after the investiture. Bring a packed lunch.

Easter Break

Banba Summer Sailing

Banba News

Hi Banba,

this year, for the first time, we are allowed join the scouts for the sailing course being run over two weeks, from 6-12th July and 15-19th July at the den. If your cub is aged over 11 1/2 at that stage, please let us know and we can enroll him/her on the course.

Banba Calendar April – June

Banba News

Date Time Where What
13 April 11:30 – 13:00 Den Pet Day
20 April 11:00 – 13:00 Killiney Hill Orienteering
27 April 11:00 -13.30 Lead Mines / Carraigmines Hike (Wood collection for woggle next session)
4 May May Bank Holiday!
11 May 11:30 – 13:00 Den Woggle Making Session. Boat Rigging etc
18 May 11:30 – 13:00 Den Swim Test
25 May 11:00 – 13:00 Den Boating
1 June No Cubs
8 June 11:00 – 13:00 Den Boating
15 June Friday – Sunday Lilliput Weekend camping in West Meath. In many ways the highlight of the year.
22 June 11:00 – 13:00 Den Boating

Fun in Glendalough

Banba News

BANBA 9-10 March

This year we ran our trip to Glendalough and our investiture a bit earlier than usual as March seemed so full of dates! The hostel was, as usual, a welcome retreat from real life and, following a hike up the Glendasan river walk, the cubs made and served dinner efficiently with the bulk of the organising done by one of the two quartermasters, Pierse( oh, yes…and his Mum. Bernie!!)
The hike in the dark through the graveyard was very well attended with nearly all of our newbies partaking, and the paper airplane competition afterwards ‘hotted up’ especially well thanks to Alva Larsen’s new landing platform of one of the light fittings!!

An early night( ahem..) gave way to an early start the next morning. After breakfast and some housekeeping we were off to Mass in Glendalough Church followed by our investing ceremony held in the visitor’s centre at Glendalough where we mesmerised the staff and other visitors with our beautifully turned out cubs and our sense of pride in the scout flag.

The entire troop, together with parents, siblings, dogs and sticks( very important, you know), marched to the Upper Lake to picnic and party and finally headed home with more great memories of a happy bonding trip with friends.