Kerry Scout County Newsletter

01/03/2008

100 YEARS OF IRISH SCOUTING

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SERVING THE FOLLOWING SCOUT GROUPS

1ST KERRY TRALEE - 2ND KERRY TRALEE - 3RD KERRY BENNERVILLE 5TH KERRY TARBERT - 6TH KERRY KILLARNEY - 8TH KERRY FOSSA 8TH KERRY FENIT - 9TH KERRY KILMOYLEY - 12TH KERRY KIELDUFF

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Shane Rodgers was one of the good ones. He had a commitment to scouting that is a hard quality to find in volunteers. Shane passed away recently and will always be remembered by his fellow Beaver Scouts and leaders both in 1st Kerry Tralee & Kerry Scout County. A Beaver Scout Leader and a County Programme Coordinator for Beavers for a time he will be sadly missed by us all.

Rest in Peace Shane. Your always in our thoughts and prayers.

Shane is pictured above at a Beaver Scout treasure hunt in Ballyseedy in 2006 that he organised as CPC.

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On Feb 9th 2008 Kerry Scout County held their annual general meeting, this year we were in Kielduff Scout Den, the home of 12th Kerry’s Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. With two youth forum members, 31 Scouters and the newly appointed County Commissioner in attendance, we were ready to start the meeting. The main work of the AGM was to ratify the County Commissioners position, so with nominations having been received from Groups at the last County Management meeting, it was up to the AGM to say if they were okay with the nomination, with no objections from the floor, Marians position was finalized……. Here’s to three years as County Commissioner for Kerry and she had just received her Commissioners scarf from Pat Roche the Wednesday before our meeting. One officer was looking to step down since the last AGM, so a nomination had been received for the position of County Treasurer. With Ted Heaslip willing to take on the position it was allocated to him….welcome on board Ted !!! The madness begins here … … … … … … … ... We also had a guest speaker at the AGM, Youth Officer with the Kerry Education Service, Miriam Galvin. She spoke to the leaders about Registering their groups with the KES, this will aid the grants available from them. She also supplied Scouters with handouts. Our pervious County Commissioner was also in attendance to speak about his new role with Scouting Ireland, he thanked all that worked with him over the past many years, from the time of the CBSI to-date. A few presentations were also made on the night, they were as follows (pictures overleaf):Presentations included * Jimmy o Donnell, a presentation on behalf of the county for his work * Moira o Heirlihy (county treasurer), a presentation on behalf of the county for her work

Service / Merit Awards Maura Lyons, 12th Kerry Trish Horan, 12th Kerry * Caroline o Grady, 12th Kerry * Dominic Rafferty, 2nd Kerry * Andrew Kelly, 2nd Kerry * Marian Hurley, 2nd Kerry
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Given out to each leader on the night was a ScoutTalk brochure, so anyone that hasn’t considered joining, please do, I recommend it highly. The county website is part ScoutTalk and I find it is a fountain of knowledge that you can add too….. So consider joining today.
http://www.scoutingradio.com/istv.htm This is part of a website called scouting radio, they do live web casts related to scouting and on Founders Day they launched scouting tv that can be watched online at the above address.

For after the meeting, food was prepared and delivered by Viva Burg in Tralee and was enjoyed by all. Also playing on the projector was a power point of all the pictures submitted to ‘South Scout’ over the past two years. NOTE TO G/L’s: Any Group Leader that has not given the County Secretary a copy of their group report at the AGM, please submit it a.s.a.p. to her. Their was a blank copy sent to each G/L, so please submit it now. County Directory will be available at the next County Management meeting. If you require more than one copy please notify the County Secretary before hand. The next County Management Meeting will take place on March 25th, the venue is yet to be decided, any group willing to host the meeting, feel free to contact the county.

(Jimmy made the presentation to Marian)

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Firstly may I extend sincere sympathy to the Rodgers Family on behalf of our scout county. Reminder that there is an upcoming County Management Meeting… The date agreed is March 25th 2008 at 8pm, venue to be decided, as said at the AGM, we are willing to move venues so if you wish to host a CMM please let the County Secretary or I know a.s.a.p. Details will be forwarded once venue is decided upon. Available now the centenary badge, see newsletter and County Web Site for details
Yours in Scouting,

County Commissioner

Marian Hurley

This challenge takes a while to set-up, but can be valuable for team-building, memory & planning skills. This example is built around five Patrols, adjust to suit the size of your group. Set Up You will need: Pens, paper & an envelope per Patrol A Smaller Room (or tent) away from the main area you are using a clock or stopwatch. Enough Lego to build six identical models 30 - 45 minutes playing time Ideally, one leader per team to keep track of time (Plus one leader to watch the small room for cheating!!) Before the event, build six identical Lego models. i.e. one for each Patrol and one "sample model". Build whatever your bricks allow, the only limit is that all six models must be exactly identical, with the same shape and colour bricks in the same position on all models. Keep it simple but not too simple, or the game becomes too hard or easy. For our run we made a basic man shape about twenty bricks tall, with about six different colours. Once all six are complete, put the "sample model" aside into the smaller room, and break up each of the others into a separate envelope.

The Lego Challenge

The Game

The criteria behind the badge
The bottom part of the Badge can be purchased at the Outdoor Adventure Store (0214504389) and can be worn until Dec 31st 2008, the top half is available from Scouting Ireland HQ free of charge on receipt of a photo showing your beaver colony / cub pack / scout troop / venture group or entire unit doing a project or activity with 100 years of scouting in mind, this can be done at group level or highlighted in the local papers.
(for more info on contacting local papers contact the PRO)

The photo should be submitted to the Provincial Programme Rep at National Office and the badge will be forwarded to you. HQ will be sending out an ideas sheet to Group Leaders in the coming weeks.

Give each Patrol an envelope of bricks, some pens and some paper. Don't open the envelopes yet! Explain the aim and the rules. The aim of the game is simple. Each Patrol must re-create the model as hidden in the smaller room but there's a catch - time is money! Each Patrol can spend as much time as they wish planning the model - this time is cheap - and only costs €1 per minute. Once they open the envelope, they enter the building stage - time is now at the premium rate of €10 per minute! Each Patrol may have one person in the room with the sample model at a time (that's one person per Patrol, not one person overall) but they cannot touch the model, or bring anything into the room such as pens, paper, camera phones etc. The usual tactic is that the Patrol take turns running into the room, memorising a few bricks and running back out to make a note of them while another rushes in, but thats not to say it's the best way to do it… The winner is not the fastest Patrol, but rather the cheapest. Once the model is complete, stop the clock and have a leader check to see if it matches the "sample model", if not, keep the clock running until they figure out where they went wrong and re-jig it. Set a target of €100, but don't limit it to this, have all Patrols finish the task and see what it cost them. Of the two times I've seen this challenge run, eight teams have gone over budget and only one managed to stay under. Afterwards Don't just declare the winners, discuss why they managed to build it for less. Did they start with a plan of attack? How much time did they spend planning/building compared to the others? Did they double check their drawing before opening the envelope? Finally, how can the lessons learnt be applied to other Scout activities? Weekends, Games,

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On Saturday Feb 23rd the Chief Scout was in Kerry to present his award to Luke Regan, a 2nd Kerry Sea Scout. The Sea Scouts have a strong history of Chief Scout Awardees.

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South Scout would like to thank the Leaders, County Officers, youth members of Kerry Scout County and outside supporters for their on going support shown towards the newsletter & Scouting in the past two years. In particular I would like to thank Recharge Cartridges Tralee for their ongoing support.

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ANGELA STACK COUNTY PRO BALLYMACQUINN ARDFERT CO.KERRY 087 7820506 angelastackpro@gmail.com 01/03/2008 www.KerryScoutCounty.com 10

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