Phoenix Challenge, Mount Mellary, Waterford – Our Group is very proud of Kate Campion and Rebecca Jacob on being awarded Silver Standard at this years Phoenix Challenge. Three groups from the Sleivebloom County were representing the County, Portlaosie, Roscrea and Tullamore the top three at This years Slievebloom Challenge. This is the first time we had anyone from our group attending and that is thanks to Portlaoise Scout Group for asking the two girls to join their Patrol. Well done to both girls, this is great and raising the standard of scouting in Durrow. With a lot of work we would hope to be eligible to qualify next year.
Registration Night for the year 2014/15 – Registration night for the upcoming year will be on Friday 5th of   September. Insurance of €45 is due on the registration night. We will have a group camp on the weekend of 26th/27th of September in Durrow and Insurance must be paid by this date in order to attend. The scout shop will visit the camp on Saturday 27th and  uniforms will be available on that day.
Beavers and Cubs – Our two Beaver and Cub sections will join together from September with Cubs  running on a Wednesday, Scouts on a Thursday and Beavers on a Friday. Sorry for any inconvenience but this is vital in order for Scouters to continue running a successful programme as we do not have enough Scouters to continue running two sections. This sadly leaves us with no other option and sadly our intake of new members from the waiting list this year and next is very limited.
Recruitment – As you can see from the above we are looking for new Scouters, if you feel you enjoy the outdoors and working with the youth, this is very rewarding and enjoyable for Scouters also and would considering joining as a Scouter then Please contact Maureen Campion Group Leader on (085) 8099528 as soon as possible please!