4 Peaks training schedule

As promised, there will be plenty of opportunities to hike between now and the event itself.

There are night hikes every Wednesday night. For this week’s hike, meet at Taylors Three Rock pub at 8pm. The walk will take in Kilmashogue, Fairycastle, down by Three Rock and back to Taylors. Head torches are an essential piece of kit. Everyone welcome to attend.

With regards hikes slightly further afield, see below;

Sunday 10th January – Lugnaquilla (one of the 4 Peaks, Wicklow mountains)

Sunday 24th January – Slieve Donard (one of the 4 Peaks, Mourne mountains)

Sunday 7th February – Tonelagee & Stoney Top (Wicklow mountains)

Sunday 21st February – Seahan & Corrig (Dublin mountains)

We will meet in the den at 8.45am for each of these. This will allow for car-pooling.

On Sunday 6th March, we will meet in the den, not go hiking but run through all the finer details and collect sponsorship monies etc.

On the subject of sponsorship, the budget is very tight so please do the very best that you can with this. Minimum is €150 for adult climbers, €60 for youth climbers and €50 for support team.

A lot of employers do matched contribution either individually or for the whole event. If this is an option where you work, please put the feelers out. Registered charity number is 3507.

Yours in Scouting,

4 Peaks Support Team

The 4 Peaks Challenge

This year Knocklyon 112th will celebrate its 40th year in existence. It has grown from being a handful of perspective scouts and parents meeting in a classroom to where it is now. It is the one of the largest scout groups in Ireland boasting over 300 youth members and an amazing team of over 80 adult volunteers.

To celebrate, we have a number of brilliant events to mark the occasion. Group Camp, Annual BBQ, A Black Tie Ball and first on the list – The 4 Peaks Challenge. This entails climbing the highest mountain in each province in Ireland over three days. This is how it will work:

Thursday 17th March:  We will climb Slieve Donard (highest mountain in Ulster) and Lugnaquilla (highest mountain in Leinster) followed by an overnight in Knocklyon

Friday 18th March: We will climb Mweelrea (highest mountain in Connacht) followed by an overnight in Galway

Saturday 19th March: We will climb Carrauntoohil (highest mountain in Munster & Ireland) followed by an overnight in Kerry.

We are looking for three types of volunteers to make this challenge happen. Places are limited to 40 (20 climbers and 20 support). Sponsorship for those wishing to take part is at least but not limited to:

Adult climbers – €150
Youth climbers – €60
Support team – €50

Youth members wishing to take part must be experienced mountaineers.

A support team is required to help with logistics, transport, food, accommodation etc.

Deadline for registration is Friday 27th November. You can register your interest via our Facebook page or by return email to this address. Please state in the reply whether you want to be part of the climbing team or the support team.

Please see:

Thursday Beavers exploring the HellFire club

Our new beavers explore the HellFire club for the first time

Beavers enjoying a short break at the summit

View of our beautiful city from the HellFire club

The view that awaiting our beavers as they reached the summit

Thursday Beavers hike to HellFire club

Thursday beavers were joined by some parents and extra family members on 24th Sept for a lovely Autumn evening hike to Hell Fire club.

Adult Training Schedule

Date Course Type Course Code Venue Fee
6th Stage 2 – Child Protection Awareness DP/ST2/1-915             Sep 6th stage 2 glasnevin 177 Dub Glasnevin Scout Den € 20
19th Stage 3 – Foundations in Scouting DP/ST3/2-915 18 Dub Santry Scout Den € 35
20th Stage 2 – Child Protection Awareness DP/ST2/3-915 137 Dub Balally Scout Den € 20
26th & 27th Stage 4 & 5 Event Planning & Skills DP/ST4+5/4-915 29 Dub Blackrock Scout Den € 65
9 -11th Stage 6 – DP/ST6/5-1015           Oct 9/11 stage 6 Dowdstown, Co Meath € 140
9 -11th Group Leader/Commissioner Adv.Train SE/GLT/2-116 South East Province € 140
31st Stage 2 – Child Protection Awareness DP/ST2/6-1015 44 Dub Whitehall Scout Den € 20
1st Stage 3 – Foundations in Scouting DP/ST3/7-1115           nov  1 stage 3 clontraf 78/79 Dub Clondalkin Scout Den € 35
7th Stage 5 – Event Planning & Creativity DP/ST5/10-1115 66 Dub Clontarf (Naomh Eoin) Den € 35
13 -15th Group Leader/Commissioner BasicTrain DP/GLT/11-1115 tbc € 140
27 – 29th Stage 6 – DP/ST6/8-1115 Dowdstown, Co Meath € 140
5th Stage 2 – Child Protection Awareness DP/ST2/9-1215 Donnybrook Scout Den € 20

Happy birthday Deborah

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Scout Summer Camp

The channel islands looking good.