From Maynooth Scouts Heritage
Scout Section Events
8TH KILDARE – ST MARYS UNIT MAYNOOTH Scout Camp- Mount St Joseph’s Abby, Roscrea was our home for this year’s camp. On July 15th 16 scouts and leaders pitched our tents against a backdrop of trees with a stream in front. We used this stream for our project and built a bridge across it – photographs give some idea of the work involved, between felling and stripping branches and trees and digging out the steps. The bridge which was officially opened by Fr. Henderson was christened “The Bosco Memorial Bridge”. One of the highlights of the camp was having Fr Ciaran O’Reilly our former Scout Master and Unit Leader say Mass on Sunday 23rd for the many parents who had arrived. We thanked Mr. & Mrs O’Reilly who were also present.
A 24 hour endurance hike took place and thankfully Sean Donovan, Peter Kennedy, Albert Boyd, Noel Kerins and Liam Scanlon, not alone survived it really enjoyed their trip back to nature. The Scenery around the Abbey is magnificent and the whole area was explored by the troop.
Some people may not know that the Abbey is famous for wholemeal and every day we got freshly baked bread from the Monks. We would like to thank all our parents and friends who helped make this camp a success especially the MONKS in the abbey, in this their centenary. On Sunday last 17th Sept. Maynooth were host to their first Regional Sports Day – St Cronans Region. Units from Maynooth, Leixlip, Lucan (Esker), Chapelizod and Clondalkin took part in the fun. The overall winners were the 1st and 10th Leixlip but all the boys enjoyed themselves immensely. The weather was ideal for the events and we would like to thank to the GAA for use of their Grounds. There is a grave shortage of Leaders for the Cubs, so any person Make or Female interested in becoming Leaders for either Scouts or Cubs should apply to 2 Pound Street, Maynooth.