Cub Athlone Camp 9th-11th June 2023

Location: Portlick Camp site ( Activities – )

Traffic Information – bookmark the following link –

  • Parents to arrange Travel to Athlone , carpool where possible.
  • Follow all Brown Signs for Portlick Campsite from Glassan village.
  • Follow Traffic Mgmt advice – as some of the Journey into Campsite is one way
  • See the drive in –
  • Please wait with your Cub until a Kilcoona Scouter is available at the car park. We will chaperone Cubs from there to site.

Location Info

Google Link direct to Car Park –’56.3%22N+7%C2%B054’33.9%22W/@53.4983789,-7.910158,437m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m4!3m3!8m2!3d53.4989722!4d-7.9094167?entry=ttu

Eircode ( for camp site ) – N37Y7T8

Co Ordinates – 53°29’56.3″N 7°54’33.9″W

Information for Camp

  • Friday 9th
    • Please make sure Cubs have dinner/food before arrival. We will have Supper but wont be setup in time to have a Meal on Friday night.
    • Any change to medication or new medication that Cubs will have with them – if we need to administer – please download , print and supply to Kilcoona Scouter –
    • Meet at Kilcoona Centre to load van on Friday 9th at 5:00pm ( if you can ) , otherwise we can see you in Athlone from 630PM for site setup.
    • Arrival at Campsite from 630PM . Please wait with your Cub until a Kilcoona Leader arrvies.
    • Anyone arriving later can call Stephen and will meet at Car Park.
  • Sunday 11th
    • Pickup at 1PM from same Car Park as “dropoff” – see
    • We would appreciate some assistance with Van empty , on return to Kilcoona Centre to unload at approx 230-300pm Sunday.

Cubs are responsible for their own Gear. They must check before leaving Athlone

Download Gear List to Print

Cubs Gear list (name all items please)
Friday Night Sandwich/Lunch Snack – Advise is to feed Cubs at home before Travelling.
Neckerchief (to be worn at all times)
Track suit or pajamas
2 full changes of clothes (no jeans)
Plan T-Shirt as part of costume
Rain gear – jacket and leggings (no ponchos please)
Cub Jumper
Towel/Changing towel
Wash bag including Sun cream, toothbrush and toothpaste
Wellies/crocks (easy to slip into shoes)
Warm hat & gloves
Roll Mat/ Sleeping mat (no yoga mat)
Sleeping Bag – 3/4 season sleeping bag
Head Torch / Torch & spare batteries
Small rucksack (for drink and snacks)
Black bag with name on it for wet and dirty clothes
Refillable drink bottle and small lunch box
Swimming costume, long sleeve activity top, trainers or wet shoes
Thermal top and leggings layer as evenings can be cool
Warm Jumper / fleece
Note book and pen
First Aid Kit
Sun Hat

Note: There is no need to bring any food (including sweets) as it will all be provided.

If your Cub requires any medication while we are on camp please talk to your section leader. Any medication needed by your child please provide it in a clear resealable plastic bag with instructions on it. It will also include the medical consent from.

Camp Schedule

19:00Arrival + Pitch campsite
20:30Welcome ceremony + Flag down
21:00Supper + ramp down time
22:00BedtimeSunset 21:55
09:00Flag upGather the sixes and explain what’s happening for the day
09:30Water sportsGroup A kayaking, Group B slides and waterguns
11:00Water sportsGroup B kayaking, Group A slides and waterguns
13:30Onsite activitiesSixes will circulate the following bases: Orienteering, Crate stackung, Obsticle course, Zipline, Tag Archery
17:00Dinner + downtimeGive the cubs an opportunity to cook their own meal. Arrange some arts+crafts or onsite games for the cubs uninterested
19:00Flag downOpportuntity to gather the cubs and explain evening activities
19:30Entertainment showEntertaing giving a show in the wet weather shelter for all the cubs on-site (Galway + others)
21:30Camp fireSunset 21:56
09:00Flag up
09:30Inter pack challengesThis is an opportunity for the cub packs to interact with each other as groups. Alternative idea is to operate a trading post. Concept Needs refinement
11:00Flag down
11:30Strike camp + LunchSuggest cubs make their own packed lunchs for journey home