The 3rd Westmeath Delvin Scout Group had their final trip of the year last weekend when thirty-five of the group left the grey drizzly skies of Delvin and headed towards the basking sunshine of Bray!
Scouts, Cubs and Beavers immediately set off to climb Bray Head and some got to climb it twice. For those wishing to climb Bray head, the climb is more than manageable by all ages. There is a well-worn path and with a light scramble in places. Once at the top the views are magnificent with views of Bray, Wicklow bay and of course the Poolbeg chimneys towering over Dublin bay.
After a bite to eat the group made their way back down to sea level at which point the Scouts split from the group to undertake their Dart challenge. The challenge entailed the scouts splitting into two groups and setting off to find various landmarks along the Dart line and in Dublin city centre.
Meanwhile the Cubs and Beavers set about having a typical day at the seaside, which of course included getting wet, building sandcastles, burying each other in the sand and enjoying chips from Bray’s most famous Fish and Chip shop.
By five the group was reunited and after some tales of glory from some of the scouts it was back to Delvin. Roll on September!
Admin note – Thank you to Michael Murphy of Delvin Scouts for providing accounts of the group’s activities during the season. Wishing all scouts and leaders a great summer and I look forward to receiving your reports again in the autumn!