All the sections are back up and running after new members joined the Third Laois Durrow and current members stepped up to their new section at the beginning of November. There are new challenges waiting for the scouts this year with numerous trips and camps in the pipeline.

Trip: The Cub section went to Edenderry last Sunday to compete in the County tracks and trails challenge. It was a cold but dry and sunny day in the woods where their skills of camping, pioneering and emergency were tested. They just missed qualifying for the national event in June but they got a great taste of the good things to come. Keep up the good work.

AGM: The Third Laois Durrow AGM took place in the Den on Wednesday 18th November.Β After the stepping down of long term running Group Leader Maureen Campion there was election of a new committee: Chairperson – Eva Maria Dunne; Group Leader – Delphine Lawlor; Deputy Group Leader – Maureen Campion; Secretary – Seamus Comerford; Assistant Secretary – Debbie Stapleton; Treasurer – Angela Drennan; Assistant Treasurer – Mary Walsh; Quartermaster – Leanne Fogarty; Assistant Quartermaster – Johnny Campion; Spiritual Adviser – Lorna Campion; Group Trainer – Karen Shortall.

Happy Christmas: The group would like to wish all parents and children a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.