Errigal Scout County held their Scouting Skills competition “The Errigal Cup” for experienced scouts and also the novice competition “The Errigal Shield” at the weekend in Culdaff.
After a very wet, exhausting few days which included a number of challenges and tasks which the scouts had to complete the eventually winners were announced to a large cheer from all present at the closing ceremony.
In a very competitive Cup event the winners 8th Donegal (Carndonagh) were announced. This was Carndonagh’s first victory in this competition and they now go forward to represent the County in the national competition “The Phoenix” which is being held this year in Castle Saunderson, Belturbet, Co. Cavan on August.
In the Errigal Shield the very young 19th Donegal (Lifford) scouts came out the winners by the slightest margins from near rivals 1st/2nd (St Mary’s, Creggan), Derry.
A big thanks event co-ordinator Francine Moran and her team for all the hard work and also to John Doherty for providing the venue at very short notice.