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The Argus

Making the best of the weather

WITH the recent spate of good weather, members from 1st/2nd/5th Louth Scout Group made sure to take the outing out of scouting and get into the outdoors.

The beavers (six-seven years) took a trip to Slieve Gullion Forest Park where they had a fun-filled day, with plenty of games and a hike around the park.

The Cubs (eight-11 years) went to the County Cub Sports Day in the Marist field and around 150 cubs from all over Louth turned up for this event.

Plenty of races and games were the order of the day, with the local cubs doing very well. Some may have been tired though, after a recent overnight in the scout hall where cubs got to try their hand a bit of cooking, arts and crafts and got to watch a film on a cinema screen.

Not to be outdone, the scouts (12-15 years) were out camping in Dromiskin for the weekend where they were set a number of challenges. Pioneering (making things out of wood and ropes) was the main focal point of the weekend. They then had to cook their dinner on an open fire, and enjoyed the craic around the traditional campfire at night.

Venturers (16-21 years) have had a busy time having spent three nights in London as part of a County Venturer activity. A busy and active programme was in place for the London trip with a visit to Thorpe Park, Madame Tussauds and a boat trip on the River Thames. The venturers then went camping in the Cooley Mountains on Saturday night and did a spot of night-hiking after they set up camp.

There are some places left in some of the age ranges in the group, so any males between the ages of six and 21interested in getting involved in scouting can phone 087-9538410 for information.