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Pictured are the 1/2/3 Louth cub scouts enjoying a day at Dublin Zoo during the regional weekend held recently.

Pictured are the 1/2/3 Louth cub scouts enjoying a day at Dublin Zoo during the regional weekend held recently.

Pictured are the 1/2/3 Louth cub scouts enjoying a day at Dublin Zoo during the regional weekend held recently.

Members of the 1/2/5 Louth cub scouts recently took part in a regional weekend of activities, with cub scouts from neighbouring clubs in Carrickmacross and Drogheda

The weekend took place in Ozanam House in Mornington and started off with a treasure hunt outdoors with torchlights, after supper and lights out a quiet night’s sleep was had by all dreaming of the day to come!

Saturday began with a trip to Dublin Zoo, which was buzzing with scouts from nationwide. In the afternoon, the regional cub scouts then boarded a bus for Fort Lucan, an outdoor adventure park with swings, slides, crazy golf, water slides and trampolines.

Saturday evening mass was celebrated for the cub scours of the region, and was attended by the Chief Scout of Ireland, Mr. Peter Dixon whom 1/2/5 Louth are proud to proclaim is one of their own!

After a Bar B Que, a traditional campfire took place and the songs and roars of young voices could be heard for miles around.

On the final morning, regional cub day took place and the songs and roars of young voices could be heard from miles around.

On Sunday morning, regional cub day took place on Mornington Beach with activities such as penalty shootouts, sand surfing, and gladiator and adventure games. All clubs were presented with their regional activity badge in recognition of the weekend.

Scouting age ranges from 8 to 18 and is spread across three different sections according to what age category you fall in. Activities are camping, hiking, canoeing and kayaking, survival skills, first aid, and pioneering.

Children aged between 8 and 18 are eligible to join one of these three sections.

Anyone interested in joining should contact Gerry Finnegan on 087 7839649.