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We have over 30 scouts who meet on Thursday nights from 8 – 9:30pm. During the meetings the scouts learn skills such as:

  • Navigation – How to read a map and use a compass, using the stars to find direction

  • Pioneering – Knot tying and building using ropes and wooden poles

  • Backwoods – Survival skills lie fire lighting, use of axes & Knives, and shelter building

  • First Aid – From treating cuts and scratches to performing CPR

  • Camping – Pitching various tents and learning to cook, what equipment to bring

 

They also play games and enjoying challenges.

The scouts are split into 5 small groups called Patrols (Jaguar, Raven, Wolf, Shark, & Cobra) so that they can work together, learn from each other, and socialize. There are Patrol Leaders (PLs) and Assistant Patrol Leaders (APLs) who are the more experienced scouts. They work together with the Scouters (Leaders) to help plan and run the activities and meetings. Working in small groups, adults and young people working together, and being outdoors are part of the Scout Method that we subscribe to.

Our scouts have taken part in many varied activities

including:

  • Surfing in Sligo

  • Falconry in Boyle

  • Paddle Boarding in Skerries

  • Sailing and Kayaking in Kinsale

  • Bootcamp Training in Spike Island Prison

  • Hammocking in Fota

  • Hiking in the Cooley and Dublin Mountains

  • Ziplining in Lough Key

 

As part of their badgework, scouts must help out in their community. Some of the projects they have undertaken are:

  • Helping with Tidy Towns

  • Assisting Balbriggan Cancer Support 10K Run

  • Participating in the Balbriggan St. Patrick’s Day Parade

  • Assisting the Beavers Scouters to show the beavers some skills

  • Doing Bag Packs for Temple St. Hospital and for the National Youth Council

 

For the past two years a team from 89th Bremore Scouts have participated in the Fingal Scout County Shield competition. This is a competition where scouts from all over Fingal build a campsite and are assessed on their skills, teamwork, leadership, cooking, acting, and general scouting skills. The competition is a great way for the scouts to improve their skills by focusing on core requirements, but also for them to be independent and meet scouts from other groups, and learn from them and make new friends. For such a new group, we are very proud of the achievements of our participating patrols and can see the improvement that competition brings to us.

The highlight of the scouting year is Summer Camp. This is a week-long camp in July where the scouts get to put into practice all that they have learned during the year. It’s a very rewarding week with lots of learning, interaction, and fun. Our first Summer Camp was in Lough Keel in Roscommon and our second was in Fota Scout Centre in Cork. In 2017 we spent a week in Lough Dan in Co. Wicklow.

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