A hardy bunch of Cub Scouts from the Monday and Tuesday night groups attached to the 49th Cork (Ballincollig) braved the mixed weather last weekend for a day long trail and challenge around Cobh.
They started off early from Kent Railway station and were full of enthusiasm for their urban challenge.
Cobh has so much to offer from a historical point of view, with transportation immigration in the1800’s to the last port of call for the Titanic and of course the sinking of the Lusitania where so many bodies were brought ashore. On arrival each six was presented with a list of clues and they had to find their way around to all the different point and to find various bits of information. They were challenged to carry out tasks and make observations and some of the tasks were to find out about the Titanic, the Lusitania and to meet with Sonia O’Sullivan. When they did meet her she was made an honorary member of the Ballincollig Scout Group.
Once all the tasks had been completed it was time for a bit of grub and very soon trangias were lit and hot dogs were being cooked.
After lunch they paid a visit to St. Coleman’s Cathedral and were somewhat in awe with the size and splendor of the Cathedral both on the inside and outside. It was then time to head back to the railway station after a great day.
Many thanks go to the leaders for organising the challenges, the train tickets and the hot dogs etc. Rumour has it that some of the leaders were seen around Cobh a few days before hand to make sure there would be no hitches and that all would go smoothly.