Ventures: Our Venture section travelled to Portlaoise last weekend for an overnight activity following an invitation from Portlaoise – thank you for the invitation! Our Reps travelled to Carne, Co. Wexford on the last weekend in November though none of our Reps were running for election, but job well done to last year’s Rep Lorna Campion. The Slievebloom County did very well with all who were running for positions getting elected – well done to all.

AGM: The Annual General Meeting of Third Laois Durrow scouts took place on 19th November last in The Den, with each section recalling the good times had through the year and the plans for the next year.

Awards: Some of our leaders got awards for their service to our group and we are so grateful to have them. Our group started in 1981 and since then both Angela Drennan and Mary Walsh have been actively involved. They both received their Golden Merit Award for 35 years of service. Maureen Walsh received a Silver Merit Award for 25 years and Teresa Townsend a 5 year Chief Scout Commendation. More awards were also delivered by County Commissioner Paddy Lynch.

Join Us! We are always looking for leaders and if you’d like to join us, please contact Delphine Lawlor on (086) 3655178 – don’t be afraid, they say it is only an hour a week…