We are 4th Louth Scouts, the current Louth Scout County Campcraft Champions and current holders of the Scouting Ireland National Campcraft Challenge, the Phoenix Challenge. We are also current holders of the National "Programme Bases" and "Engineering" Challenge trophies.
We are Scouting Ireland's most active Scout Troop and we do our thing every Monday night at the Drogheda Scout Centre, Crushrod Avenue.
To be a member, you will be required to have commitment, loyalty, a hard work ethic and a sense of adventure.
We meet every Monday night in our scout hall, 8 - 9.30pm
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O c t o b e r 4th - 6th October: Group Camp, Collon Campsite, Cost €20 29th / 30th October: Slieve Donard Sunrise Hike, (Tuesday 9pm) , Scout Hall (Hiking boots, Head-Torch, Warm Clothing and Rain Gear must be brought)
N o v e m b e r 16th November: Backwoods Survival Day, Collon Campsite, Cost €10
D e c e m b e r 7th December: Urban Challenge (Dublin) Cost €20
16th December: Christmas Party (Last meeting of the year)
2 0 2 0 J a n u a r y January: One Mountain Day Hike (Mourne Mountains. Dates TBC) M a r c h 17th March: St. Patricks Day Parade
J u l y 11th July - 8th August: Month-long camp. Cost €5 per night plus €30 - €40 per week for the weekly off-site activity. (including 5-night Mountain Camp and 2-night Island Camp) A u g u s t 13th - 16th August: Pre-Phoenix Training Camp, Collon Campsite, Cost €35 Phoenix Challenge, Cost €30
Camping Gear Required for ALL Camps
The following items are required by all scouts for all camps
Rucksack (lined with black sack) Sleeping Bag Roll Mat 1 Change of Clothes per day Rain Gear (actual waterproof jacket!) Wash Gear (toothbrush and toothpaste, soap/shower gel) and Towel Plate, Bowl and Cup Knife, Fork and Spoon Hiking Boots Sun Cream (all camps between May and Sept). Knife (Only those Scouts who have completed knife handling training course) Head-Torch Scouting Trail Tea Towel Cleansing Wipes Two Brillo Pads 1 Box of Matches 2 plastic bags (for dirty clothes)
Essential Equipment for ALL Scouts...
Each member of 4th Louth Scouts will need to purchase the following items:
Scouting Trail Scouting Ireland Whistle Head torch Knife (with belt clip) Bivy Bag/Survival Bag Flint & Steel
Package cost €75, payable up to 8th October 2017. (reduce by €20 for those who already own a scouting trail book).
The link below was sent to us by a Scout Leader in America. Their Scouts had spotted our content about "Using a Compass" and were inspired to create their own content. One of their superstar scouts called Skylar had the idea to try creating a map and compass scavenger hunt, perhaps by using punch cards at different locations and ending with a prize. She even went as far as to design and publish the guide below based around triangulating location and gaining map/compass skills. What a great Scout! and lots for us to learn from too. Here is the link: