first_imgLighting a fire is one of the basic skills for a scout leader.Scout leaders from all over Donegal and beyond attended a skills training day at Stranorlar Scout Den and Drumboe woods.The new leaders were instructed in scouting skills such as cooking in the outdoors, erecting tents, map reading and building structures from natural resources.Some of the skills learnt were lighting fires only using available materials, cooking bananas with chocolate, of course they adopted the “Leave No Trace” guidelines. Some leaders got themselves in knots at the camp.They also practised their map reading skills and how to erect different styles of tents and caring for them.The course leader Joe Boland commented that this was an opportunity for new leaders to get a taste of what Scouting is about and providing them with the necessary skills to provide our young scouts of all ages with a great outdoor experience which they will cherish for years to come.As one participant stated “We are wet, we are cold, but despite all we are just leaving a great day where we learned a lot and the craic was mighty.”Putting up a camp at the skills training day.Course Leader, Joe Boland thanked all those who ran bases and especially Martina Flanagan of 6th Donegal (Stranorlar) Scout Group who provided the venue and the tea and scones and also to Strabane Catering for the excellent lunch. There’s no smoke without fire at the camp. I could have sworn I put the map around here somewhere. Scout leaders getting in some mapping practise. Getting the tent up on the skills day. DONEGAL SCOUTS SKILL UP ON TRAINING COURSE was last modified: March 3rd, 2014 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) Tags:donegalJoe BolandScoutsskillslast_img

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