It has been a busy start to the year with County Camp, sorting our new Patrols and our PL/APL/First Scout Team getting our scout programme planned for the year ahead. With all Patrols settled and working well, we have had time to catch up and write up what we have been doing.
Our PL/APL/First Scout Team met in Larch Hill towards in Mid October. We met to plan our programme up until the end of December and we also discussed our aims for the year ahead. Our base for the day were the “Adirondack Shelters” in the forest in Larch Hill and our leader set us a challenge to maintain a fire for the day and cook a backwoods foil back for lunch on the fire which we were able to do. It was a very productive day and we acheived what we had set out to do and have a great programme for the coming months.
At the start of November we had our first hike of the Scout Year, it was a night hike in Tibradden and it was very cold crisp night. There were 24 scouts on the hike and we all had great craic. Our Leaders thought us about the stars and we hope to learn some more about this through out the year.
Just last weekend the PL/APL/First Scout Team met up in our scout den but this time with all of the other PLs,APLs and First Scouts in Dublinia (our scout county). This day was more of a talking day, we were trained in confidence, team building, organising events and after this we had our County Youth Forum to elect 6 County Representatives. These County Reps will have to meet up with county leaders and talk about changing things in the county etc. Our very own Kevin Brennan was 1 of the 6 elected.
This weekend coming sees our first hostel trip of the year to Oakwood Hostel which is not too far from Hollywood in the Wicklow Mountains. We are finalising the programme this week for the weekend and it will include a Hike, some outdoor patrol games, cooking (both indoor and backwoods), a campfire and last but definitely not least our investiture which is a very important ceremony for our new scouts in the section.
We are also selling the 12 Days of Christmas Tickets at the moment so please make sure to buy a ticket from us when you see our group selling.
Thank you for reading
94th Walkinstown PL Team