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Roscrea Scouts News

Roscrea Scouts News

The last four weeks have been extremely busy for the Scouts and Ventures. The mild weather has allowed the Group get out and about almost every week.

On Friday March 2nd, the weekly meeting took place in Orange Hill in Golden Grove; where the Scouts working in their patrols got to further advance their Adventure Skills (a key element of the Scout Programme) working on backwoods, pioneering, camp craft , air activities and emergencies skills. Over the last month, the Scouts & Ventures took on a challenging hill walk in the Galtees.

Starting from Kings Yard, the hike route took the Group to the base of Galtymore. It was certainly a day with the four seasons of weather from bright sun, rain, hail and even a little snow. The snow-capped ridge at the top of Galtymore was certainly a great experience. The following weekend (March 9th to 11th); for the first time the Scouts & Ventures had a weekend camp in the Clara Scout Den. Over the weekend the youth members worked on their Camp craft and Pioneering Skills. On Friday night time was spent with the adults and youth together planning their 2012 Summer Camp to London and the Olympic Games. On Sunday as part of the Environmental element of the programme the Group went to the Interpretative centre in Clara and on the new Boardwalk bog trail. March 17th brought the annual outing in the parade, with some 100 members of the Group taking part in the parade. The Scouts, Ventrues and Rovers headed to Portumna on Monday March 19th for a Canoeing and Kayaking trip on Lough Derg. Big thanks to Charlie Horan for leading the activity.

Kickback Youth Café

Kickback Youth Café is running a number of Easter Competitions, Colouring Competitions 9-10 Year old: Prize: Easter egg. Guess how many sweets in the Jar! 20c per guess. Nearest guess wins an Easter hamper! Call into the kickback Youth Café for further details. Contact Peter or Lindsey on (0505)24462 or (087)7444103. Opening Times : Wacky Wednesday: Every Thursday and Friday 3-6 p.m for secondary School Students only! They are also open Monday – Friday 12.30 – 1.30p.m

Red Cross Thanks

The Roscrea Branch of the Irish Red Cross Society would like to thank Roscrea Gun Club for their massive donation to their branch. The Roscrea Gun Club raised €3,210.00 for the Branch by holding a Clay shoot on March 19th on Leonard’s bog Roscrea. With this donation the Branch will be able to continue their voluntary work in Roscrea community. Once again a massive thank you to all the members of Roscrea Gun Club and members from other gun clubs for their support and generosity.

Camp Fundraising Night

CAMP ( Cheshire Adventure Motivation Project ) are holding a fundraising night on Easter Saturday April 7th 2012 in Fitzpatrick’s Lounge, Clonmore at 9pm. Tickets are E10 each- includes entry into draw. Prizes, Food, music and activates on the night.

Flower Demonstration

A Flower demonstration will be held by Ethel Mitchell in Aghancon Community Hall on Wednesday April 11th at 8p.m. contact Betty (087)3137736 or Sharon (087) 1330779.

Bus To Knock

A bus will be travelling to Knock on Divine Mercy Sunday April 15th. The bus will be leaving Rosemary Square, Roscrea at 9a.m. and from outside Dooley’s Hotel, Birr at 9.30a.m to book a seat phone (089) 4620860.