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News concerning the Manannán Scout troop

Monday/Tuesday Night Boating

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Manannan and Fodhla will be running boating on Monday and Tuesday nights. Monday will be for sailing and Tuesday will be rowing and kayaking. Boating will run from 7.30pm to 9.30pm and is open to scouts of all ages in both sections. The Duty Watches from both sections will be expected down from 7pm and finish at 10pm to prepare and tidy up each week. Scouts should be ready to go out on the water for 7.30 so they should come down in boating gear, or come down early to get ready.

Sea Scout Uniform Info

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For both Fodhla and Mananán, the uniform requires:

  • A navy crewneck knit jumper
  • Navy trousers
  • Black shoes
  • Black socks
  • A belt
  • A knife
  • A whistle
  • A lanyard
  • A neckerchief and woggle

For the badges we use the Gasóga Mara chest badge, the world scout badge (purplr) and the sea scout membership badge (navy). An 8ú badge and Dún laoghaire badge are worn on the arm.

Scouts will be given an 8ú neckerchief when they are invested.

All uniform pieces can be purchased at or at their shop in Bray: Unit 5, Bray South Business Park, Killarney Rd, Ballywaltrin, Bray, Co. Wicklow, D01 P522

Easter Camp 2024

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Once again Fodhla and Mananán will be camping in Powerscourt this Easter.

DATES: 29 March – 1 April

Lifts will be organised in each troop. More details will be emailed to you or posted on the website.

All scouts must have a completed Activity Consent Form and Managing Medications Form if they take any regular medication.

Commando Course 2024

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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

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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