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Kerry Scout County Newsletter

The County Challenge day was won by 8th Kerry Fossa

World Scouting’s Centennial Year

23/01/2007

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BEAVER / CUB / SCOUT LEADERS ESSENTIALS AND FUNDAMENTALS TRAINING FEBURARY 2007 PLEASE RETURN YOUR FORM AND CHEQUE TO THE COUNTY SECRETARY —————————————————–—

COUNTY AGM (ALL LEADERS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THIS MEETING PLEASE LET MARIAN KNOW NUMBERS)

KEANES BAR CURRAHEEN FEB 10th DETAILS WILL BE FORWARDED —————————————————–—

NATIONAL COUNCIL 2007 --- THE GLENEAGLE HOTEL KILLARNEY IF YOU ARE WANTING TO STAY IN THE HOTEL FOR NATIONAL COUNCIL BOOK YOUR ROOM(S) ASAP ASAP AS AS THERE THERE ARE ARE OTHER OTHER SHOWS SHOWS ON ON THAT THAT WEEKEND. WEEKEND.

NATIONALNEWS: FETAC accreditation for woodbadge In December Scouting Ireland took the first step in making the Woodbadge qualification accredited by FETAC. Watch this space for more news.

Now available from the Outdoor Adventure Stores the Centenary Badge & Kerry Scout County Badge . at a cost of €1 50 per badge

Uniform update The National Secretary of Scouting Ireland last month informed us through the website that the NEW SLACKS for female members will now NOT be available until March 2007. It was also announced that any old blue uniforms will cease to be the official uniform from January 1st 2007

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Keanes Bar - Curraheen - February 10 2007 This meeting is open to ALL leaders in our county, please let marian know how many leaders are attending ASAP.

Thank you To Séan Sweeney for all his work & time as Scout CPC, Séan is stepping down as CPC, thank you from the county for all your work

Essentials and fundamentals training This was due to take place in January but was postponed until February due to numbers, please support the training being provided, it is not an easy thing to organise so use the training when available.

Congratulations and Well Done To the winners of the county scout challenge day

Kerry County Badge The county badge is now available from the outdoor adventure store at a cost of €1:50

Jimmy o Donnell

www.scouts.ca The Canadian Scout Organisation A site packed full of tips / ideas / stories / games etc

Give it a try Anyone who DOES NOT HAVE the scouting Canada games application let the County p.r.o know & a disc will be burned for you

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DECORATE COOKIES

BEAVERS

Equipment: cupcakes, shortbread or gingerbread cookies, container, food colouring, white icing, candies What to Do: Provide the Beavers with cupcakes, and shortbread or gingerbread cookies. Give each Beaver a small yogurt container with white icing in it, and provide food colouring so they can tint their icing, and make decorations on their cookies. Provide some candies and liquorice as well. After all the cookies have been admired, let the Beavers eat them. Winter mouse nests

CUBS

Equipment: a film canister for each Cub; gelatine (or dry jelly powder) with water; a wooded area or field in the winter What to do: Get your Cubs to fill their film canister halfway with gelatine (or jelly powder) and water; secure the lid. This canister now represents a small mouse. Each Cub must find a well-insulated place in the field or forest to build a nest where her "mouse" can sleep without getting too cold. Be sure that they mark the spot so they can find it again later! Check the containers in about an hour. If the water is frozen, a little mouse probably would be, too! SPUD

SCOUTS/VENTURERS

Equipment: You'll need one large, soft sponge rubber ball. How to Play: This is a game for 4 to 20 players. Each player is assigned a number, from one to the number of players in the game. One player throws the ball straight up and calls out a number. The player with that number becomes "Spud" and tries to catch the ball while the others scatter. If "Spud" catches it before it lands, "Spud" calls out another number. If the Scout catches it on a bounce, "Spud" is called and everyone must freeze. Depending on the size of the room or playing area, the Spud may move 0 to 4 paces towards another player. Spud then tries to hit the other player, who is frozen. If the player is hit, the player is awarded the letter "S." If Spud misses or the target catches the ball, Spud is awarded the letter "S". The game continues with the one who received the letter "S" throwing the ball up in the air and calling another number. Players who are hit a second time get the letter "P", third time "U" and fourth time "D." The person who gets all four (S-P-U-D) is out of the game. You may have to set a time limit on the game

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Kerry Scout County Newsletter A PROJECT FOR ALL SECTIONS Part One

Trail marking and trail reading are both useful and interesting skills to learn. Start with simple trail signs when hiking and playing games, and then advance to reading and following the tracks of birds, animals, and humans. Can you interpret the stories they tell? Trail signs can be made with chalk, stones, twigs or grass. When you are finished with your signs, “erase� them.

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LANDERS OUTDOOR WORLD, Mile Height, Killarney rd, Tralee (066) 7126644 Landers offer a 10% discount to all adult scouters, beavers, cubs, scouts & Venturers. I.d. card may be asked for.

FOR YOUR UNIT / SECTION TO HAVE THEIR SAY IN OUR COUNTY NEWSLETTER, PLEASE HAVE YOUR PIECES / PICTURES INTO ME BY THE 25 TH OF ANY MONTH, SO I CAN HAVE IT IN THE POST BY THE FIRST WEEK OF THE MONTH E-MAIL: angelastackpro@gmail.com

The Community Foundation of Ireland Grants applications for 2007 are now open They have three closing dates and will welcome applications from scouting. Details have been posted to G/Ls and are available online at www.communityfoundation.ie

Kerry Scout County Newsletter Editor Angela Stack, Public Relations Officer, Kerry Scout County, Ballymacquinn, Ardfert, Co. Kerry

E-Mail: angelastackpro@gmail.com Mobile: (087) 7820506 23/01/2007

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