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News concerning the Manannán Scout troop

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

Summer Camp Pack List 2023 – Lough Gill

Manannán News

Manannán are heading to Lough Gill in Sligo on Sunday the 30th. We are meeting in the den at 0820 that morning. We will be getting back to the den on the afternoon of the 8th of August. At that time, scouts will have to stay to help unload the returning gear off the truck and launch the boats. Please find a packing 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

Manannán Easter Camp 2023 details

Manannán News

Manannán will be camping in Powerscourt Demesne over Easter weekend, from Friday 7 until Monday 10 April.

Scouts must come down to the Den on the Friday in full uniform, with hiking boots instead of black shoes.


We will be meeting in the Den at 1000hrs on Friday, with lifts leaving for Powerscourt between 1030hrs and 1100hrs once personal gear has been checked and group equipment loaded. We expect to be leaving Powerscourt on Monday April at 1100hrs, and finished putting equipment away in the Den at 1230hrs. Watch Leaders will arrange lifts to and from Powerscourt for their watches.


Click here for directions to the gate into Powerscourt Demesne. From here, you will be directed to the Manannán campsite.

Gear List:

Each Scout must have every item on this list to be permitted to go on this trip; Watch Leaders will be checking gear before departure from the Den on Friday.

Medication if required – MUST be brought to attention of Section Leader

Packed lunch for Friday

Full uniform (excluding black shoes)

Manannán training top (except new members)

Sleeping bag

Ground mat

Small rucksack for hike

Hiking boots

Rain gear (top and bottoms)

Water bottle (min. 1 litre)

Warm clothing (hat, gloves, scarf, fleece)

Adequate clothing for 3 nights (spare trousers, boxers, socks, t-shirts, spare jumper)

Plate, bowl, cup, knife, fork, spoon

Tea towel (for Watch)

Wash gear, towel


Sun cream, insect repellent

No more than €5 spending money

Mobile phones ARE NOT PERMITTED on this trip. Scouts who need to contact home during the trip can do so through the Section Leaders.