This event is aimed at Beavers, but Cubs will be welcomed too!

This is a matinee performance of the Roscrea Musical Society. This year’s performance will be a variation on the original children’s story ‘Cindella’.

Cost is €5.00 per child with one adult free of charge for every 10 children attending. Please book your tickets soon as there is a limited amount available…

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Jonathan Healy For Volunteer of the Year 2016


Just a couple of weeks ago we got notification that our very own CPC Jonathan Healy has been nominated for Volunteer of the Year 2016 by one of his ventures.

Having been selected by the judges from a couple of thousand nominations he’s already a winner! Being one of 3 nominees in the Sports & Recreation category, Jonathan is one of 27 volunteer finalists for this year’s award.

So, now it’s down to us to influence the judge’s final decision by looking & sharing his profile which is published on the Volunteer Ireland Facebook page. The more likes & shares the better, a comment won’t go amiss either, preferably one that tells us why you think he should win this year’s award!

You could also like his profile on their website. A word of warning: this is really difficult to do if using a smart phone because they haven’t set up a mobile site yet. Tiny print & a drop down menu that vanishes too quickly make selection hard. Just keep trying until you catch it out & succeed in getting through to the right page selection, ie events, Volunteer Ireland Awards, nominees 2016.


It’s immensely frustrating but possible to do (eventually!) When you eventually get through to the right page you’ll find Jonathan in Sports & Recreation near the bottom of the page. Just click on the like icon above his name & you’re done! Comments should be left on Facebook…

Please help us show Jonathan our appreciation by liking, commenting & sharing on Facebook. Ask your friends & family too! The judge’s decision well be based on individual merit, but the support on Facebook & social media is taken into consideration too.




AGM SBSC County Board

We have arranged to hold the AGM of the Slieve Bloom Scout County at a central location in the hope that as many scouters and youth reps can attend as possible. Many thanks to Mai Dunne, GL, 6th Laois (Mountrath) for allowing us to use their facilities for this event…

6th Laois (Mountrath) meet in the Slieve Bloom GAA Club grounds on the Roscrea Rd, just after the bridge on the right hand side.


This year’s SBSC Cub Challenge is being hosted by 1st/10th Offaly (Tullamore) Scout Groups using their den as a base. This one day event is the qualifying round for the National Cub Scout Challenge which will be held later in this year’s scouting year, ie 2016-17…

Information regarding this event can be found in the poster below:


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Scouter’s Conference

The Scouter’s Conference is being held in the Tullamore Court Hotel and is ideal for Group Leaders & Programme Scouters who want to learn more about the comings and goings of Scouting Ireland and the changes that lie ahead of us in the near future, plus there are workshops on different areas of interest regarding the youth prgramme.

Cost for two days is €90.00 including the Gala Ball on Saturday night. The day ticket cost is €40.00 and doesn’t include the evening entertainment. Dress code for the Scouter’s Conference is uniform or Scout Casual, ie scout polo & neckerchief.

Closing date for on-line applications is 28th October through the Scouting Ireland website…

Patrol Leader’s Handbook by Barry Kennedy

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Thanks to Francis Minogue of 6th Tipperary (Roscrea) Scout Group for uploading a copy of The Patrol Leader’s Handbook to our Slieve Bloom Scouts Face Book page.

The booklet itself was done as part of Barry Kennedy of 23rd Limerick (Cahirdavin) Scout Group’s project for his Wood Badge. For those of you who don’t know this is the final part of the official & internationally recognized qualification in scouting which leads to a scouter being awarded with the symbolic Woodbeads in recognition of this achievement…

This is a great resource for patrol leaders and quite honestly there’s no need to reinvent the wheel seeing as Barry Kennedy already did!