Category Archives: Group News

News concerning the whole of 8ú Calafort

Commando Course 2024

Fódhla News, Group News, Manannán News

The 2024 Commando Course will take place this Saturday, 10th February, in Lough Dan. This is an obstacle course that involves Manannán and Fodhla. Scouts should be down in Lough Dan for 10.30am and the event will finish up around 3pm (some older scouts will be expected to go back to the den afterwards to unload and pack away gear).

Lifts will be organised by each Watch so Scouts should make sure they attend their meetings on Thursday/Friday to learn lift details (contact Watch Leaders if unavailable for meeting).

Scouts should make sure they bring the following gear:

  • Manannán/Fodhla Hoodie and Neckerchief
  • Old clothes to do the commando course- runners, shorts/trousers, t-shirt (these will get very muddy so cheap clothes recommended)
  • Full change of clothes
  • Jacket, Fleece, Hat, Gloves to stay warm
  • Lunch and Water

Fódhla Hostelling Feb 2nd – 4th

Fódhla News, Group News

Fódhla will be doing our first overnight trip to Glendalough on the 2nd of February to the 4th.

The trip will cost €50.

Packing List:

  • Medication if required – MUST be brought to attention of Section Leaders
  • Lunch box and 1L water bottle
  • Neckerchief (Newbies do not need one yet)
  • Hiking boots
  • Rain gear (jacket and leggings)
  • Small rucksack
  • Clothing for 2 night stay
  • Warm clothing (fleece, hat etc.)
  • Penknife
  • Personal 1st Aid Kit
  • Towel
  • Wash bag/toiletries
  • Sun cream
  • Torch (with spare batteries)
  • Mobile phones are NOT PERMITTED and will be confiscated
  • Any electronic items such as iPods, kindles and smart watches will be the Scouts own responsibility. 

Lifts will be needed both the Friday and Sunday. All scouts will meet at the den at 6:00 PM on Friday before leaving for the hostel. Sunday pick up will be at 10:00 AM.

Theses forms need to be filled in for ALL Scouts. Scouts will not be allowed to partake in any activities unless these have been filled in and sent back to the Scout Leaders.