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Important date for your SOCIAL DIARY! . On February 28th C.B.S.I. are holding a dance & Cabaret in the Parish Hall - a fund raising project for the 8th Kildare Unit, Maynooth. It is hoped that ALL parents of Cubs & Scouts & prospective parents of future members of the 8th Kildare Unit will support this function in every way. In conjunction with the dance, a raffle is being held and tickets will be on Sale from now until the 28th when the draw wiII be held' at the dance. The 1st Prize is a '12 'Ton of coal, A coveted prize in many eyes! Your support towards Dance & Raffle will be greatly appreciated. 'Dates to remember :- February 28th & April 4th. SCOUTS NEWS The Dance & Cabaret and Raffle held in March to boost Scout Funds was a great success, taking in over £350 and the parents committee are very grateful to everybody who supported the venture. A special thanks goes to the local Traders for their generosity in giving 'SPOT PRIZES' for the dance - they were all well worth winning. RESULTS OF THE RAFFLE

  1. 1st. Prize - (1 ton coal) – Margaret Molloy, Mill Street, Maynooth.
  2. 2nd Prize - £20- Mr. Kearns. Moore - town, Celbridge.
  3. 3rd. Prize - £10 • Mrs. Condron, Laurence Avenue, Maynooth.

Statia Ashe held an enjoyable coffee morning to help the funds and raised £13. Damnait Cosgrove also held a coffee morning and raised £16. Again we extend our thanks to all those who supported these sociable and profitable gatherings. The next project seeking your support is a "CHEESE & WINE" Party, on April 4th in North Kildare Club. TICKETS are £2.50 each and are good value for a complete night out. We are very thankful to Anthony Kennedy (Carton Court) Tom Geraghty (Carton Court) Mr. Donovan (O'Briens Supermarket & Liam (Caulfiefds Bar) for their generous assistance in insuring the 'Cheese & Wine' party will be a night to remember and will be a good success. Again :- APRIL 4TH from 9.30 onwards. Please try & come! Scout Leaders are stiII in need and we appeal to anybody - Male preferably, who could give a few hours a month to the young boys in the Scouts to come forward and make themselves known. The basic requirements are:- a) Good portion of common sense. b)Sense of humour. c) a few spare hours! Scout meetings are held each Thursday in the Parish Hall at 8 p.m. and you can go along there and introduce yourself to Tony Muldowney (Scoutmaster) or Unit Leader Bob O'Reilly and they wiII give you all the guidance you need. TICKETS for Cheese & Wine party are available from Seans (Greenfield) Statia Ashe - D. Cosgrove. Pat Doyle Margaret Mulloy - Bob 0' ReilIy (Parents Committee) Invest in YOUR future - become a Scout Leader. You’ll need the help of todays Scouts when you can no longer help yourself, so ensure they are trained to think like responsible citizens. BECOME A SCOUT LEADER! The "25" Drive held in KiIcloon on' Thursday last brought in the handsome sum of £70 including the raffle. The parents committee are indebted to Franck Buckley (Kilcloon) for his assistance in running the card game and also, to Keane's Bal' who generously gave their function room for the game, which ensured comfort & space and made the night most enjoyable.

C. B. S. I. NOTES ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING :-. The Theme of U.L.R.O'Reilly's address was - the Identity of Scouting, emphasising that Scouts are not just uniform members of a youth club, but members of an international Youth Movement for the training of young men and boys in the principles of good citizenship, based on the acceptance of a promise and Laws based on the principles laid down by Baden Powell. There are 14 million scouts throughout the world, all sharing the same promise and wearing the one uniform symbol - the Arrowhead Badge. CATHOLI C YOUTH CONGRESS:C.B.S.I. were entrusted with security operations for the Congress. Scouts and Leaders from Maynooth were on duty from 3 p.m. on Friday to 4 p.m. on Monday, many proud indeed to have taken the night spell at the Papal Dome. Scouts from many Units were evident in the town during the week-end. Leader L. Scanlon, bearing the Unit Flag, was a member of the Guard of Honour for President Hillary's visit. John Conoty, Chairman of the Organising Committee of the Congress, presented the Scouts, through their National Chaplin, Fr. L. Mulligan, with a bust of Pope John Paul, as a token of gratitude to the Scouts for their services. HIKE:- Under S.L. Muldowney and C.S.L. Anne Gargan, Scouts and Cubs had an enjoyable hike in the Dublin Mountains on Sunday 2nd November INVESTING: - 10 Cubs were invested In a ceremony in the S.M.A. HosteI on Saturday Nov. 15th. Mayn90th Unit are delighted to welcome to the Unit Eamonn Conway S.L. of Lucan Unit. They also welcome Brenda McGowan who is joining the Unit as A.C.S.L. MIXED VENTURING:- The Regional Commissioner, Mr. P. Lea, has given permission to the Unit Leader to form a mixed group of ventures, for boys and girls 19 - 18 Further information next month PROGRESSIVE 25's Card Games are held every Thursday at 9 p.m. in the S. V.D. Hostel. Everyone welcome, particularly parents of Cubs and Scouts. Proceeds go to the running expenses of the Unit. Tuition will be given before the games for beginners. The Maynooth Unit wish their bene - factor and friends a very Happy Christmas. N.B. particularly parents of