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Summer Camp Apart 2020

Buíon Setanta Summer Camp Apart 2020

Gold – 10 -12 Challenges

Silver  6 – 9 Challenges

Bronze 3- 5 Challenges

Hill walking

  1. Sketch map of your route to the scout hall – http://scoutteam.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Sketch-Map.pdf
  2. Rain gear challenge, get fully dressed for hike including hiking boots. Video and time yourself putting your full rain gear on including trousers and jacket with hood.
  3. Take a walk/ hike  to a historic or significant site – take a selfie and write a short log
  4.  Create a piece of art from natural objects – this could be beach art or a stone stack https://www.pinterest.ie/gmaulv/andy-goldsworthy-style-middle-school-group-art-pro/


  1. Pitch a tent and sleep in it (we have tents we can loan get in touch)
  2. Plan a menu for a themed camp – chose A Africa, B Australia C South Pole https://chuckwagoneer.files.wordpress.com/2016/06/menu_planning_worksheet_sm.pdf
  3. Cook one meal from your menu
  4. Design a patrol banner for your chosen theme https://scoutdocs.ca/Documents/Patrol_flags.pdf


  1. Build a bivvy and sleep in it http://scoutteam.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Bivvy-Scouter-Adult-Version.pdf
  2. Light a fire (bonus do it with Flint and steel) Scouting Trail Page 141  http://www.29thdublin.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/The-Scouting-Trail.pdf
  3. Cook a meal without implements on your fire (see link above)
  4. Carve a spoon – Scouting Trail Page 278 http://www.29thdublin.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/The-Scouting-Trail.pdf
  5. Find some edible fruits and berries that are found in nature  https://originaloutdoors.co.uk/wild-food-directory/

Please complete your tasks by 10th August and send your details/images to Sarah

Hunger Games Camp 2019

We will meet at 2pm at the den on 19th October at Our Den to collect tents and food and cooking gear.

We will carpool to the drop point at Piperstown and we will carpool back to the hall return meeting at 11.15am to return to the hall for  Middayish Sunday 20th October. We need approximately 6 cars out and 6 back.

Pack lunch for Saturday.

We will be hiking and camping all weekend so please pay attention to the gear list and ensure you have warm layers, hat, gloves, raingear and waterproof footwear (hiking boots – no wellies)

Please pack all gear into one large rucksack (at least 65ltr), nothing hanging outside. Please take a small day rucksack for use on Saturday but pack it inside your main rucksack so you are hands-free when walking. 

  1. Sleeping Bag
  2. Bivvi Bag
  3. Sleeping Mat
  4. Raincoat with Hood
  5. Waterproof Trousers
  6. Spare trouser
  7. Warm Hoodie / Jumper / Fleece
  8. 2 T-Shirts
  9. Underwear (extra Socks)
  10. Thermals
  11. Woolly Hat
  12. Scarf
  13. Gloves
  14. Hiking Boots
  15. Mess Kit (plate, bowl, cup, bottle, knife, fork, spoon, tea towel) all labelled, plastic or metal only
  16. Water Bottle
  17. Torch
  18. Personal first aid kit (small container with plasters, antiseptic, etc)
  19. Wash kit & small Towel or face cloth
  20. Bivvi bag/survival bag
  21. penknife*
  22. flint and steel*
  23. snacks *


 Any questions about the camp or if you are short any gear please contact us and we can help sort it out!