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News concerning the Manannán Scout troop

Summer Camp 2017 (Manannán)

Manannán News

This year’s Summer Camp will be based on Loch Bó Dearg, Co. Roscommon. Manannán will camp from 14-23 July.


All Scouts are required to participate in camp preparations in the week leading up to camp. The times are as follows:

Wednesday 12 July, 1600 – boats to be recovered from water

Thursday 13 July, 1300 – truck day; all boats and camp equipment will be loaded onto the truck

All Scouts must be in the Den at 0900 on Friday 14 July, wearing full uniform with hiking boots instead of black shoes. Everyone will need to bring a packed lunch for Friday.

We expect to be back in the Den by 1530 on Sunday 23 July.


Gear list

All gear should be packed lined with bin liners in case of heavy rain.

Medication if required – must be brought to attention of Section Leaders

Packed lunch for Friday

Full Sea Scout uniform (excluding black shoes)

Hiking boots

Rain gear (jacket and leggings)

Small rucksack for day trips

Sleeping bag

Ground mat

Bivvy bag

Clothing for ten days (t-shirts, jumpers, shorts, trousers, underwear etc.)

Warm clothing (fleece, hat etc.)

Old runners

Boating gear (PFD, swimming shorts, boating shoes, rain gear)


Wash bag/toiletries

Sun cream

Insect repellent

1l. water bottle

Torch (with spare batteries)

Bowl, cup, spoon, knife, fork

Tea towel x2

Spending money (no more than €5)

Mobile phones are NOT PERMITTED on this camp.



The total cost of Summer Camp is €240 (including €50 deposit); this includes camp fees of €220 as usual plus €20 for a subsidised Manannán t-shirt and training top. The balance must be paid by Friday 7 July; this can be paid in cash or by a cheque payable to ‘GASOGA MARA 8’.


If any Scout has to arrive late or leave camp early for any reason, this must be brought to the attention of the Section Leaders by Friday 7 July.

Scouts should contact their Watch Leader with any questions.

Go raibh maith agaibh.

Ireland’s Eye Camp: 3-4 June

Manannán News

Manannán will be going on a sailing weekend to Ireland’s Eye over the June bank holiday weekend, 3-4 June, camping overnight on Saturday 3 June.


We will be meeting in the Den at 1300 on Saturday 3 June, before sailing to Howth. We will camp overnight on Ireland’s Eye, before sailing back to Dún Laoghaire on Sunday 4 June. We expect to be finished in the Den on Sunday at around 1400.


Gear list:

*All gear must be packed in one bag for transport out to Ireland’s Eye*

Medication if required – must be brought to attention of Section Leaders


PFD – all Scouts must have a 100N orange lifejacket for this trip

Sleeping bag

Ground mat

Swimming shorts

Waterproof leggings

Boating shoes

Rash-vest/old t-shirt/baselayer


Warm change of clothes for overnight stay

Wash bag/toiletries


Water bottle


Packed lunch for Saturday

Bowl, spoon

Spending money for dinner in Howth (see below)



All Scouts must bring spending money of around €10 as we will be getting dinner in the chipper in Howth. There is no further cost for this trip.


Scouts are reminded that they must have done their Swim Test before this trip. If Scouts have any questions they should contact their Watch Leader.

Please note that this trip is entirely weather-permitting and is subject to cancellation.

Go raibh maith agaibh.

No Manannán meeting Friday 5 May, meetings extended from 12 May

Manannán News

There will be no Manannán meeting on Friday 5 May due to a lot of senior Scouts participating in the County Smelvin Camp and volunteering at Darkness Into Light.

Meetings will be extended to 1900-2130 from the following Friday, 12 May, for the duration of the boating season. All Scouts will now need boating gear in addition to full uniform at every meeting.

Go raibh maith agaibh.