first_imgCub Scouts from all over Donegal, Derry and Tyrone descended on Lifford for the annual weekend Camp “Camp Ailigh“.The camp was partly funded by the ‘Peace Through the Riverine’ project and supported by Lifford Celtic FC, Lifford Athletic Club, Naomh Padraig GAC, East Donegal Coursing Club and Eclipse Cinema’s. Despite the wet weather the Cub Scouts spirits were never dampened and they enjoyed the many activities provided by the organising committee.The Cub Scouts participated in a wide and varied programme of activities such as Kayaking down the River Foyle, cooking in the forest, building shelters from their surroundings as well as building structures just using wood and rope.They also participated in a fun zone where they learned to etch glass’s played games including a large hurley game. On the Friday night they all completed a orienteering hike and after that they were treated to a midnight showing of the new Superman movie courtesy of Eclipse Cinemas.The on-going theme of the camp this year was the Land of the Celts and 12th Donegal (Manorcunningham) won the Best Interpretation of the Theme award which was presented by guest of honour, Mayor of Donegal, Colr. Frank McBrearty at the closing ceremony. 15th Donegal (Quigley’s Point)won the Best Group at Camp and a special prize of “Spirit of Camp” award went to the 20th Donegal (Bocan) group for their unselfish and helping Cub Scouts who offered to help others during the camp. Camp organiser Joe Boland, said that the camp was a great success and despite the inclement weather everyone had a great time.He also paid tribute the local clubs who gave of their facilities freely and worked with him throughout the lead up to camp.Also at the camp, Errigal Scout County Commissioner, Dessie Taylor made presentations to volunteer leaders Grainne Boland and Cathereen Wells-Doherty in recognition of 10 yrs dedicated service to Scouting in the local and Provincial areas.Dessie also presented a woodbeads to Francine Moran, Tommy Quigley and Dermot McAnaney on the completion of their training.Joe Boland would like to acknowledge the support from the Peace Through the Riverine Project who part funded some of the activities and thank all of the organising team for their contribution over the past 6 months.NOT EVEN THE RAIN CAN DAMPEN DONEGAL CUBS’ SPIRITS was last modified: June 24th, 2013 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)last_img

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