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Lough Arrow info and pack list

Group News, Manannán News

As you know, our summer camp this year is being held on Lough Arrow in Roscommon/Sligo. We are departing from the den this Friday, meeting at 0900. We will be getting back to the den on Sunday the 24th at around 1600. All scouts attending camp also have to be available this thusday afternoon to help load the truck for camp (time tbd). Please find a gear list below.

How to Pack:
Scouts should have two bags, a large rucksack or sailing bag and a smaller day bag/backpack.
Packed lunch for the first day
General gear:
Sleeping Bag
Ground Mat
Changes of clothes for 10 days (preferably including stuff that can also be worn boating)
Hiking boots
Spare Runners
Rain gear (top and bottom)
Camping bowl, plate, and cutlery.
Tea towels x 2
Water Bottle
Shower Gel
Toothbrush & tooth paste
Warm Gear (hoodies + a hat)
Suncream and aftersun
Bivvy/Survival Bag (can be found in trespass)
Boating Gear:
We would ask that scouts don’t bring wetsuits as they take up a lot of space and are nearly impossible to dry.
Buoyancy Aid
Booties/old runners
Swim shorts
Rash vests/ old tops
A cag

Commando Course 2020

Group News, Manannán News

This year’s commando course will take place in Lough Dan Scout centre on Saturday 8th of February. Lifts to and from the site will be organised by Watch Leaders with scouts aiming to be there by 1015am. Below can be found both a gear list and directions from the den to Lough Dan.

Gear list:


Old clothes – t-shirt, shorts/trousers, shoes (Please note that due to the nature of the commando course these clothes will get quite dirty and muddy)

Bin bag (For wet and muddy gear)


Complete change of clothes (Including underwear, socks, and shoes)

Manannán hoodie/training top (If Scout has one)

Warm clothes – hat, scarf, gloves, fleece.

Adequate rain gear – top and bottoms (It’s Ireland…)

Packed lunch


Click on the following link for directions to the Lough Dan Scout Centre:,-6.1465834/Lough+Dan+Scout+Centre+Oldbridge,+Lough+Dan+Scout+Centre,+Roundwood,+Co.+Wicklow/@53.0620071,-6.2872232,14.75z/data=!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x4867a34f5b87ed39:0x732578134383943c!2m2!1d-6.276526!2d53.0603629?hl=en

Scouts should contact their Watch Leader with any questions.

Go raibh maith agaibh.