This weekend Scout patrols from all around the country will take part in a national Challenge weekend know as the Phoenix Challenge. A Patrol from Maynooth scouts qualified to participate having come first place in the Cill Dara county pre-qualifiers earlier in the year. The scouts have been training very hard over the last few months, meeting every Sunday on top of their normal scout meetings, making sure that every aspect of their camp craft and teamwork was perfect. This year's theme in the Phoenix is "The Big Bang" and so lots of themed costumes and activities had to be devised. Best of luck guys!! You've done all the hard work and now its time for you to enjoy yourselves.