2017 – Ventures, Surfing weekend

On Friday the 6th of January eight ventures and two leaders from Dunshaughlin got on a bus and headed up to Bundoran for a weekend of surfing and other activities. There were almost 80 of us from the county so we stayed in two hostels across from each other. The younger ventures were split from the older ones in both hostels and activities. The older gang did the high ropes activities first. These contained rock climbing, a free fall, balance logs from a height and a leap of faith. We watched as ventures from all over completed the course. During this we also showed Pat how to dab, which was one of the highlights from the weekend. After a lunch of soup and tayto rolls we switched activities. We kitted up in wetsuits and headed on a bus for the beach. Our instructors helped to teach some of us who had never surfed before some good techniques on how to catch a wave. We surfed as the sun set over the Atlantic which was a really nice view to remember. Some people did really well while others attempted but couldn’t get the hang of it in the time we had. Once we got back on the buses and headed to the hostels we showered and had dinner. I fell asleep on a chair and was awoken to find we had one more activity planned which we needed a whole change of clothes for too. We were each given a pair of black out goggles and told to hold onto the person in front of you. We did a muddy obstacle course while the leaders all threw filthy water at us. The course seemed to go on forever through tunnels and over tyres but when we got to the end and took off the goggles we had actually only gone around a small area of land! After everybody cleaned up we chilled out and ordered takeaway to the hostels. The next morning we got our stuff together and headed home to Meath. It was a great way to start off the first weekend of 2017, here’s to more great scouting weekends like this one this year.

By Shay Byrne, Venture Scout

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Cub Scouts Meeting

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St.Seachnalls School Monday 7pm.

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Ventures Meeting

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St. Seachnalls School Wednesday 7.30pm

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Crazy Cub Scouts Meeting

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7:00 pm8:30 pm

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Cub Scouts Meeting

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Ventures Meeting

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St. Seachnalls School Wednesday 7.30pm

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Crazy Cub Scouts Meeting

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Cub Scouts Meeting

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St.Seachnalls School Monday 7pm.

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Ventures Meeting

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St. Seachnalls School Wednesday 7.30pm

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Crazy Cub Scouts Meeting

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Meeting in Gaelscoil na Rithe at 7.00pm until 8.30pm

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Cub Scouts Meeting

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7:00 pm

St.Seachnalls School Monday 7pm.

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Ventures Meeting

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5:00 pm

St. Seachnalls School Wednesday 7.30pm

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Crazy Cub Scouts Meeting

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7:00 pm8:30 pm

Meeting in Gaelscoil na Rithe at 7.00pm until 8.30pm

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