Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Thanks for the support at the Maynooth Festival!

The 8th Kildare Maynooth Scout Group would like to thank the public for attending our Family Fun Day on Sunday 28th June in such large numbers.

Our aim on the day was to let the community know more about Scouting in Maynooth, see some or our skills and activities we take part in during the course of the year.

The scouts also ran a Bring & Buy sale and parents ran a book sale ans raffle to raise funds for the Maynooth conference of Saint Vincent de Paul. We raised over €500 on the day which will be donated in the coming days.

There was face painting, wind mill making, coconut cup making, back wood cooking, a Leonardo Bridge was built in the middle of the site. There was a large Teepee tent and a large circular black German tent as well as all the normal scout tents on site for the day.The scouts also built a gate, a dining shelter, wash stands an open altar fire - which was used for the back woods cooking as well as the very popular BBQ.

We were delighted to welcome onto our site many local dignitaries: TD's Aine Brady, Emmet Stagg and Bernard Durkan as well our many of our local councilors including the new Mayor of Kildare Councillor Colm Purcell, and councilors Senan Griffin, Catherine Murphy, Paul Kelly and John Mc Ginley. This gave the scout group a great opportunity to outline the current situation in relation to the development plans for a Scout Hall in the harbour Filed which will be open and available to other community groups in the town. We want to inject life into the harbour files and create a central focal point in the area.

The scout group currently has 102 youth members and 21 adult members along with a very strong parents and friends support group.

Finally the 8th Kildare Maynooth scout group would like to thanks our very generous sponsors on the day Garard Mulcahy Butchers, Mac Donald's Maynooth and Maynooth Community Council for all their help in organizing this event and indeed all of the parents and friends who helped in any way to make the day such a success.

Yours in Scouting
Peter Garrad
Group Leader
8th Kildare Maynooth