Peter Dixon, Gone Home

posted 23 Feb 2012, 07:46 by Christopher Browne

The former Chief Scout and founder of St. Patrick's Scout Unit passed away this evening(Friday 17th February 2012). Peter will be fondly remembered by all scouts and leaders that had the pleasure to know him.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

New Leader

posted 18 Oct 2011, 11:20 by Christopher Browne

Dundalk Venture Section would like to welcome Finbar Gethins into the section as the new venture leader, replacing Chris Browne. We wish Finbar the best of luck with this new challenge.
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Annual Camp 2011

posted 5 Aug 2011, 07:21 by Christopher Browne

Tomorrow, the DVS will be on their way to soutthern Germany for the highlight of the year that is Annual Camp 2011! The lads are bound for Rieneck which is east of the European financial capital of Frankfurt. The lads will be staying in a scout owned castle for the first week and the second week will be spent under the black canvass of the traditional German kohte type tent. The centures and rovers will take part in a range of activities that will test their physical and mental skills as well as providing an enjoyable and fun experience in central Europe. Best of luck to all of the ventures and rovers on their trip to Germany!!!
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Upcoming Events

posted 18 May 2011, 13:08 by Christopher Browne

This Friday a county venture BBQ will take place in Beurgan. The events is an overnight and ventures must bring their own food for the BBQ. The cost is €6.
On Sunday the third annual group hike will take place in Slieve Gullion Forest Park at 11am. The hike is open to all sections and their families and friends. Please bring a packed lunch and wet gear.
The following Sunday, 29th May, DVS are going hiking in the Mournes. Slieve Donnnard is most likely to be the choice.

Please keep money for annual camp coming in as it will not be long creeping up. Cost is €400 and everyone had paid their deposit of €50 so far.
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posted 27 Apr 2011, 06:00 by Christopher Browne

The DVS have been working away over the past few weeks on different activities, while more are being organised for the coming weeks. The ventures recently paricipated in the county venture trip to Bundoran, Co. Donegal, where they did some surfing and cliff jumping. The ventures stayed in a scout hall in Ballyshannon and had a great time.
On Easter Sunday, ventures participated in the annual church gate collection for the scout group and this was followed by some football in JJB on Monday to burn off those Easter egg calories.
Upcoming events include a hike, staffing a cub camp and taking part in the group hike. Meanwhile work on annual camp in Germany is well under way.
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posted 12 Apr 2011, 07:53 by Christopher Browne

On behalf on DVS I would like to congratulate scout and beaver leaders, Allan and Doireann on their marriage last Friday. Best wishes to both of them for the future!
Also, best wishes to Ryan Finlay and his family who welcomed a baby boy into the family, so congratulations to the Finlays!


posted 4 Apr 2011, 07:54 by Christopher Browne

On the 16th April, DVS along with the other venture sections in the county will go surfing in Donegal. Ventures will take surf lessons in the coastal town of Bundoran and also go cliff jumping in an exciting weekend. The ventures will be staying in the scout centre in Ballyshannon, located 7km outside Bundoran. The weekend should cost no more than €30 and promises to be a great addition to the years activities to date.

St Patrick's Day

posted 14 Mar 2011, 03:39 by Christopher Browne

St.Patrick’s Day 2011 – Scout & Guide Parade

Schedule of Events

10:30am Corduff Pipe Band start playing some songs outside hall

- Youth members/leaders assemble at hall in full uniform. Each

10:40am person should wear their shamrock on their uniform.

Shamrock with green ribbons to be tied to flagpoles.

10:50am Sections line up on road outside scouthall. (Gardai to be contacted to assist with traffic)

10:55am National anthem played, and tri-colour raised on flagpole at scouthall.

11:00am Order given to start parade to St. Patricks.

Dundalk Rover Crew (Colour Party)

Dundalk Venturer Section (Colour Party)

Corduff Pipe Band

1st Louth Beavers

2nd Louth Beavers

2nd Louth Cubs

5th Louth Cubs

1st Louth Scouts


Other Scout Groups

11:25am Arrive St. Patricks for 11.30am Mass. Seats assigned at front of church. Band depart.

11:30am Fr. Sheehan taken from back of church to altar. Flags line up in front of altar for shamrock to be blessed. Bowl of shamrock on altar – Fr. Sheehan, Fintan, Marie, Finbar to have shamrock pinned on. Fr. Sheehan to walk down aisle blessing congregation and their shamrock.

When blessing over, flags back down centre aisle.

*Scouts/Guides/Leaders for readings/prayers of faithful.

Flags on altar for consecration. Leave at “Our Father”

Fr. Sheehan to ‘be collected’ at end of Mass by colour party.

12:15pm Mass over. Dismissed. No parade back and no assembly needed outside Parochial House.


posted 25 Feb 2011, 08:16 by Christopher Browne

There is now a Facebook group set up for all current and former members of St Patrick's scout group as well as parents of youth members. Just vserach for 1st/2nd/5th Louth on Facebook. Don't forget the venture section also have a Facebook page and it can be found also by searching.


posted 20 Feb 2011, 16:42 by Christopher Browne

  • The Peninsula run in aid of St Bridgids school will take place on March 5th. It is hoped that ventures will be able to help out at this worthy event.
  • St Patrick's Day parade will take place on March 17th starting from the scout hall and marching to St Patrick's Cathedral for 11:30 mass. The parade will involve all sections in the scout group as well as the Castletown Girl Guides. Music will be provided by Corduff pipe band.
  • The annual church gate collection will take place on Easter Sunday, that's April 24th.
  • Deposit for annual camp is due. It is €50 to secure your place on annual camp 2011 in Germany.

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