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Last weekend it was the turn for the Lee Valley to hold their annual camping weekend for all age group in the country.  With close on a turnout of 300 of youth members and leaders, the site looked extremely well and the atmosphere was great.  There was different programme for all the different age groups from Beaver Scouts, to Cub Scouts, Scouts and Venture Scouts.


One of the nice things to see was the older age groups helping the younger not just in their own groups but also helping their neighbours.   The Cub Scouts, Scouts and Venture scouts were all camping for the weekend but the Beaver scouts just joined in the fun for the Saturday.

Whilst the weather tended to be a little inclement weather didn’t deter our youth members and  leaders from having a great time at the County Camp.  It could indeed be said that lots of soggy fun was had!  It was indeed a very busy weekend with the  Scouts busy on bases on Saturday and Venture Scouts building bridges. In the evening time they had line dancing and  of course a campfire.  The large numbers the atmosphere was fantastic and the participation and behaviour was excellent.

There was also time out for the Scout Section and Venture Scout section where they both held their own forums and elected County representatives represent the County at Provincial level.  In the Venture scout sections those elected were Daisy Garde and Paul McGoldrick, Ben Cahill, Alex Carey, Andrew O’Mahoney and Ross O’Donovan

To represent the scout sections those elected were Michael Ross, Owen Mamo Cooney, Theo Hardwicke, Shane Usher, Leiah Amann and Evan O’Connell.


The Ballinora Group put a message on their facebook page which read “Well done and Thank You to the Lee Valley Scout County team for all of their planning and hard work and to all of the leaders for taking our sections on the weekend and staff at the  Kilcully campsite who were very helpful”  That message would certainly of been the general opinion of all.

BALLINCOLLIG SMILES – Cub Scouts Ronan Canavan and Robert Mackey from the 49th Cork (Ballincollig) group photographed at the Lee Valley County Weekeend at Kilcully campsite.

BALLINCOLLIG VENTURE SCOUTS – Attending the Lee Valley County camping weekend at Kilcully campsite last week end were from left Albert Cullen, Ben Purcell and David Barrett all from the 49th Cork (Ballincollig)

BANDON SCOUTS IN TOP FORM – Scouts from the 9th Cork (Bandon) at the Lee Valley County weekend at Kilcully campsite last weekend.

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