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 – Fódhla

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We will all meet at the den at 9AM on Friday before leaving for camp. We will have a luí isteach and take a roll. Please let one of the leaders know before you leave. On Monday, everyone will be dropped back to the den and can be collected from there. Those giving lifts on Monday can collect the scouts at 11AM from Powerscourt. We will also need help bringing gear/rubbish back.

In previous years, the way in to Powerscourt was via the Golden Gates. This year they have changed it to the other end, here:

All scouts will be dropped off at these gates and walk to our site. If you have helped transport gear, like tents and food, you can leave it at the gates and the leaders will transport it back to our site. It will be very busy so please don’t stay too long. Other troops will also be arriving the same day and we do not wish to block the road.

Lifts are hugely appreciated for both days. Please let your scout know if you can provide lifts for either day and they can be organised by watch at the meeting this Thursday.

If you have not paid or given us an Activity Consent Form, please have your scout bring them this Thursday.

Below is the gear list for Fódhla.

Full uniform  

Packed lunch for Friday  


Water bottle (1 Litre) 

Day Bag (Bigger than 10L) 


Hiking boots 

Spare shoes 

Sleeping bag 

Ground mat 

Rain gear (top and bottoms) 


Underwear & Socks  



Spare jumper 

Hat, gloves, scarf, fleece 

Wash gear and towel, dry shampoo 

Torch/Head torch 

Sun cream 

Sun hat  

Personal First Aid Kit 

Tea Towel 

Money (no more than €5) 

Mobile phones are NOT PERMITTED on this camp and will be confiscated for the duration of camp. 

Any electronic items such as iPods, kindles and smart watches will be the Scouts own responsibility and there are no charging facilities. 

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

Fódhla Hostelling Feb 2nd – 4th

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Fódhla will be doing our first overnight trip to Glendalough on the 2nd of February to the 4th.

The trip will cost €50.

Packing List:

  • Medication if required – MUST be brought to attention of Section Leaders
  • Lunch box and 1L water bottle
  • Neckerchief (Newbies do not need one yet)
  • Hiking boots
  • Rain gear (jacket and leggings)
  • Small rucksack
  • Clothing for 2 night stay
  • Warm clothing (fleece, hat etc.)
  • Penknife
  • Personal 1st Aid Kit
  • Towel
  • Wash bag/toiletries
  • Sun cream
  • Torch (with spare batteries)
  • Mobile phones are NOT PERMITTED and will be confiscated
  • Any electronic items such as iPods, kindles and smart watches will be the Scouts own responsibility. 

Lifts will be needed both the Friday and Sunday. All scouts will meet at the den at 6:00 PM on Friday before leaving for the hostel. Sunday pick up will be at 10:00 AM.

Theses forms need to be filled in for ALL Scouts. Scouts will not be allowed to partake in any activities unless these have been filled in and sent back to the Scout Leaders.