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JamOige is the biggest Cub/Beaver Camp in Ireland and is run every 4 years. Approximately 2500 cubs and 1000 beavers will be attending this year and the program of activities is always varied and very enjoyable.



 This Years Theme is Times Gone By



Fri 3rd June


Monday 6th June

JamOige, Pallaskenry,

Co. Limerick


Hi all as this is the first entry on to the St. John's website we are delighted to welcome you to the first of our newsletters and scout updates. First and foremost thank you for Visiting our new website and hope you enjoy.






At this stage of the year it is also great to announce that for those brave cubs and scouts who took to the cold waters of the Shannon river to participate in our kayaking course in October, run in conjunction with have returned to the water once again to complete the course and can look forward to receiving their paddling adventure skills badge on completion.


The first of the final two outings for this course took place on the 17th of April with the final session taking place the following Sunday, for those who missed out on this course don’t worry we will be hoping to run it again later on in the year.






Over the past month some of the leaders have been up skilling with some fantastic training taking place including knife carving, first aid training and also some of our newer leaders completed their level one, two and three training courses.






Outside of all the excitement of the beavers, cubs and scout section of the unit the more mundane duties of the up keep of the unit and hall are constantly on going. One of the main parts of this of course is fundraising for both the maintenance of the hall and equipment for the sections.


One of the most essential repairs to be undertaken within the hall at this time is that of  replacing  the roof of the scout hall which is currently leaking and already causing damage to some of the rooms within the hall. In looking to raise the required funds to complete the works needed the finance committee of St. John's scouts have launched the“RAISE THE ROOF” campaign late last year with events such as carol singing, and Easter raffle to date.


We will be continuing to run fundraising events throughout the year, the next being a pub quiz taking place on May 5th in Mother Macs formally the Round House bar High Street, all welcome. The annual sponsored hike will take place Monday 16th May.


Also we must say a huge thank you to all who helped out in our annual church gate collection on the weekend of March 19th & 20th proceeds for this event go solely to the up keep of the sections within the unit. This is vital for making sure the sections have the best equipment for taking the beavers, cubs and scouts on all the events throughout the year.


And don't forget if you want to talk to use or help out in any way please drop down to the scout hall we will be there most Monday nights during the scout year or drop us an email.









Beavers/Cubs Looking ahead to the scouting year there is a packed and exciting year ahead. The highlights of which include, for the beavers and cubs, Jamóige. Jamóige is celebrating 100 years of cubs and 40 years of beavers this year,this is sure to be a fantastic national scouting event with upwards of 5000 scouter’s attending. Jamóige is taking place on the June bank holiday weekend and lucky for us it is on in our own county this year in the picturesque village of Pallaskenry. The theme of Jamóige is times gone by and the beavers and cubs will be going back to the wild wild west to the time of cowboys and Indians for their camp theme. As you are aware having our beavers and cubs attending this event is a massive undertaking for not only the beaver and cub leaders but indeed the whole unit. We would be delighted for any assistance that you may be able to help with,and please do not hesitate to contact any of the leaders if you are willing to help out in any way. In preparation for Jamóige both the cubs and beavers took part in overnight camps in the scout hall, with the cubs camping out on the Friday night the 15th of the month and the beavers camping on the Saturday night. not only where both camps great fun for all involved but also gave some of our newer scouter’s there first experience of camping out in the big Icelandic tents.