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News concerning the Fódhla Scout troop

Hamill Cup Competition, Howth 2017

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Fódhla entered two teams in this year’s Hamill Cup Junior Seamanship Competition, hosted at the 7th Port Howth Sea Scout den. The girls had an early 8am start but spent their time on the DART going over their theory for the various competition sections. This is a challenging competition and all teams are examined in […]

Fodhla Summer Sail to Isle of Man July 2017

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Skipper Brian Welsh and his very capable First Mate, Rosemary, kindly offered to take a Fodhla crew for a summer sail to the Isle of Man on their beautiful Moody 333, New Moon. Anna, Laura, Claire and Roísín joined New Moon as crew along with Aine, one of the 8u Calafort Leader Team. We sailed from […]

Fodhla Summer Camp, Lough Boderg, Co.Roscommon

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Fodhla enjoyed a warm and sunny start to summer camp this year, in a beautiful field on the shore of Lough Boderg, Co. Roscommon. 45 scouts, supported by leaders Dara, Declan, Aine and rota of helpful parents, setup Watch tents, dining areas, dug latrine pits and grease pits, before settling down to sailing and rowing on the lake for 10  days. Eoghan Keegan instructed the girls in kayaking skills and brought them on half day trips to explore the lake and its various inlets and local villages. The girls also enjoyed two nights bivvying out in hand-made shelters and the entire group sailed down to Dromad for a day trip and a wander round a few local shops. Camp was struck on a damp day and the girls headed home to hang tents, shower and catch up on some sleep!