Roscrea Scout Troop celebrates annual camp

The highlight of every Scout Year is the Annual Camp; this year the Scouts, Ventures and Rovers and their leaders returned to St. Ouen in Jersey, Channel Islands after a seven year gap.

The highlight of every Scout Year is the Annual Camp; this year the Scouts, Ventures and Rovers and their leaders returned to St. Ouen in Jersey, Channel Islands after a seven year gap.

Over 60 members, the largest ever travelling party hit the road to Jersey on Monday June 29th. However before departing for Jersey the Group took time out for the presentation of some awards. Local members of the clergy, local councillors and Scouting friends attended. The ceremony started with an opening prayer and address from Group Leader, Francis Minogue. The Scout Group has now grown to 6 Patrols and over 40 Scouts, Fr. Michael Harding blessed the 6 Patrol flags including the two latest Patrols new flags (Cobras and Bears). Prayers were offered for a successful camp and a moments silence was observed to remember deceased members of the Group. Marking the success at the County Camp; where the Group’s four teams entered achieved the four highest places in the event. Scouting Ireland Thanks Badges were presented to Micheala Loughnane and Liam Nolan for their support of the Novice team at the County Camp.

Full story in this week’s Tipperary Star. Page 19