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|About||The 3rd Monaghan Scout Centre is a beautiful modern Scout centre with everything you will need to enjoy your Scouting. A well drained camping field and a new indoor centre with toilets, showers, kitchen and common area. On site activities are numerous.|
Scouting Started in Ireland in 1927 but within Just 5 years the Carrickmacross Scout Group was established back as early as 1932. It has continued to operate ever since.
In recent times the Scout Group has grown from strength to strength.
In 2007 the Scout Group purchased a plot of land to develop as a group campsite on Coillte lands at Dun Na Ri forest park in Kingscourt (See map elsewhere for directions). That marked the end of an almost ten-year search for a local campsite and marked the beginning of a new and exciting era for the Scout Group.
This beautiful modern Scout Centre set amidst the beautiful forestry of the Dun a Ri Forest Park. The Campsite field itself is akin to a football field with just a slight fall off for drainage purposes. It’s like camping on a lawn!! The ground is well drained and the Camping Field is fully serviced with water points throughout the field. The Site is fully fenced off for total safety for all the young people who camp here. On site Activities are numerous with a permanent Campfire Circle, a Crate Stacking area, tree climbing area, Assault Course Orienteering, Back Woods area and many places to Hike both day and night within the forest park. The centre lends itself well to pioneering and there is pioneering timber available on site for use in these activities.
Recently the Group has provided a new indoor centre to further enhance the Centre. This beautiful state of the art Natural Stone building houses a Shower block for both male and female campers, Toilets for both, a kitchen and a large multipurpose room with great views over the Campsite. This room is ideal for Training or indeed sleep overs.
Also included in the centre is a fully kitted out Camping Equipment stores stocked with the latest camping tents and equipment. The gear which is available for rent for any group who requires it or indeed for international Groups who would like to travel light. By arrangement any international group need only jump on a flight