Brackenstown Scouts at the Swords St Patricks Day Parade 2018

You might have seen us at the St. Patricks Day parade in Swords on Saturday. If not here is a video recorded on the day.

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Scouts light the vigil fire at St Cronan’s

The Brackenstown Ventures and Scouts lit the paschal fire at the Vigil mass for St Cronan’s church.


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Ian Carey elected Fingal county commissioner

We are very proud of our former group leader, Ian Carey, who was elected county commissioner of the Fingal Scout county earlier this week. We wish him the very best in the coming years and have no doubt that he will have a positive influence on the Scout County.

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Lion Cub Pack have a backwoods day in Larch Hill

The Lion cub pack were out in Larch Hill on Sunday. The cubs were introduced to backwoods cooking. A fun day was had by all.


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The Raven Troop Climb Slieve Foy

We are really proud of our Raven troop. Nineteen scouts went out to climb Slieve Foy in county Louth on Saturday.


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Table Quiz – Lord Mayors June 16th 8pm – 10pm

We are running a fundraising table quiz and we need teams.

The cost is €10 a head and we want every family in the group to be represented at the event. Teams can have up to 5 members and it is for adults only.

The money we raise will go towards some major events that our older scouts are taking part in. We have two venture scouts representing our group on a Mountaineering Ireland Youth Initiative in the Alps this summer and two others taking part in a 100km walk, known as the Venture Challenge.

These youth members are real role models in our group and they are a credit to themselves and their families.

With your help we want to pay part of the entry fees for these challenges. When young people take on big challenges like this it helps build their self-esteem, self-discipline, and has positive effects on them for the rest of their lives. They also inspire others to do the same.

If you are interested in entering a team please contact us through the Contact Form or email

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The Swords Trade Directory has gone online

The 2015 edition of the Swords Trade Directory has been published in web form as well as the successful book form.

You can find it here:

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Germany Annual Camp 2014

Our scouts and venturer groups recently arrived home from a very successful annual camp in Frankfurt. You can read about the activities and goings on here:

and here

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Latest member of 164th Brackenstown Scout Group

Say hello to the latest member of the Brackenstown Scout Group – Maisie Belle!

Lisa brought up Maisie to her first scout meeting – much to the delight of the Raven troop.

And she even came equipped with her very own necker! Too cute!


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Swords Trade Directory 2014

Hi All,

Over the last two weeks or so were out delivering the 2014 Swords Trade Directory. We made our best effort to deliver it to every house in Swords.

We have a number of directories left over. So if you did not receive your copy or you would like an additional copy for a friend or relative, please get in contact and we will make sure you get it.

Yours in Scouting,

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