Summer Camp Pack List

Manannán News

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

Knockree Hostelling 2020 (Manannán)

Manannán News

The Manannán troop will be hiking from Marlay Park to Knockree Hostel on Saturday 7 March, and hiking back to Marlay Park on Sunday 8 March.


We will meet in the Grange Road car park (i.e. NOT the back car park) in Marlay Park at 1030hrs on Saturday morning. We expect to be back in the same car park by 1600hrs on Sunday afternoon.


Please click here for directions to Marlay Park’s Grange Road car park.

Gear List:

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

Packed lunch for Saturday hike

Rucksack (lined with black sacks to keep contents dry)

Manannán training top (if Scout has one) and neckerchief

Hiking boots

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

Water bottle (min. 1 litre)

Warm clothing (hat, gloves, scarf, fleece)

Adequate clothing for 1 night stay (spare trousers, boxers, socks, t-shirt, jumper)

Hi-vis jacket

Tea towel (for watch)

Wash gear, towel

Torch, whistle

Mobile phones ARE NOT PERMITTED on this trip.


The cost of this trip is €35. This can be paid in cash or by cheque (payable to  “GASOGA MARA 8”), and is due by the meeting on Friday 28 February.

Scouts should contact their Watch Leader with any questions.

Go raibh maith agaibh.

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.