DONEGAL SCOUTS EARN SILVER AT NATIONAL SCOUTING EVENT

first_imgScouts from Quigley’s Point in Cavan at the weekend.Donegal scouts certainly weren’t found wanting at a national level at the weekend.Errigal Scout County which covers Donegal and most of Derry and Tyrone were represented at Scouting Ireland’s National Cub Scout Challenge which was held at Castlesaunderson International Campsite near Belturbet by 15th Donegal (Quigley’s Point).Donegal scouts always ‘muck in.’This was Quigley’s Points first time competing at this level and they acquitted themselves fantastically coming home after a wet, mud filled weekend with a Silver Standard. The competition involves the Cub Scouts (aged 9, 10, 11 yrs) undertaking a number of tasks based on Scouting skills, such as campcraft, pioneering, backwoods, orienteering, etc.This year the Challenge was even more strenuous due to the heavy rainfall and very muddy campsite, but this did not deter the young Cub Scouts who revelled in it, always smiling and happy working away despite the elements.The Cub Scouts were delighted when it was announced that they had achieved the Silver Standard which was well deserved.A lot of credit must go the their leader Emma Doherty who has put in an enormous amount of time and effort in preparing them for the weekend. National Cub Scout Programme Commissioner and Challenge organiser Joe Boland said “the standard this year was exceptional and to achieve a Silver Standard at their first attempt was terrific and Quigley’s Point were fantastic ambassadors of Errigal Scout County”.Well done to all.DONEGAL SCOUTS EARN SILVER AT NATIONAL SCOUTING EVENT was last modified: March 31st, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalquigleys pointScoutslast_img read more