TWELVE Teams from Scout Groups from Laois, Offaly and North Tipperary took part in the Slieve Bloom County Shield in Portlaoise on the weekend of April 15th to 17th. The County Shield consisted of Patrols of 8 Scouts working together without leader assistance to build a patrol campsite, take part in first aid, pioneering and team building challenges and complete a cooking challenge. A
fter a great weekend in excellent weather two teams from the Roscrea Troop emerged in first and second place with Camross coming third. Congratulations to all the Scouts, Ventures and Leaders who put in huge effort to prepare for and take part in the weekend. Well done to Niamh Marks (Patrol Leader) and Jack Delaney (Assistant Patrol Leader) of the winning Badger Patrol and to Shane Culleton (Patrol Leader) and Billy Breen (Assistant Patrol Leader) of the Eagle Patrol who came a close second. Best wishes to all the Scouts as they now go forward to represent their County at the National Finals (the Phoenix Competition) to be held in August.
It was back to normal Business for all our sections this week after the excitement of the 40th Anniversary with the Tuesday Beavers enjoying a day’s horse riding at David Mahers Equestrian Centre in Golden Grove one of the other highlights.
The group would also like to thank everyone who supported their bag pack in Bernies and Tescos from Thursday 21st of April to Saturday 23rd of April.