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The Mayfield Scouts delivered soup and sandwiches to many households in the area during Hurricance Ophelia as seen here at Harrington Buildings.
The Mayfield Scouts delivered soup and sandwiches to many households in the area during Hurricance Ophelia as seen here at Harrington Buildings.
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Cork Scouts: Mayfield Scouts praised for work after Hurricane Ophelia 

The 21 st /71 st Cork Scout Group have certainly earned praise from many quarters after they came out to help and assist many elderly residents living quite close to the scout centre. 

Rover Scout Emma Long delivering sandwiches to residents at Kellehers Building in Mayfield after the winds had died down.
Rover Scout Emma Long delivering sandwiches to residents at Kellehers Building in Mayfield after the winds had died down.
The whole area was without power and many had been depending on the meals and wheels.

Many had no way of even making a cup of tea and one gentleman that they called upon was in his electric chair and could not move. Speaking with Olga Long she said that it was most gratifying to be able to help out and assist and very good for some of the youth members to help out and assist. 

Cub Scout Leader Olga Long from the 71st Cork (Mayfield) group helping a neighbour close to the Mayfield Scout Hall during the height of Hurricane Ophelia.
Cub Scout Leader Olga Long from the 71st Cork (Mayfield) group helping a neighbour close to the Mayfield Scout Hall during the height of Hurricane Ophelia.
She said that from the youngest age they are told that as a scout they are expected to do at least one good deed every day.

Well, they certainly shone for two days here. As they called to each of the residents they told them that the Scout Hall would also be open the following day for warm food and eats and many availed of the service. 

The atmosphere was quite extraordinary with some staying for a few hours. They even managed to borrow a wheelchair and collected the gentleman with the electric chair.

Kathleen Lyons a leader with the 74th Cork (Grange) was not to be outdone by all the fun being had by the youth members at Squelch last weekend at Farran Woods organised by the Cork Scout and Guide Associations. -Pic...D.P.Barry
Kathleen Lyons a leader with the 74th Cork (Grange) was not to be outdone by all the fun being had by the youth members at Squelch last weekend at Farran Woods organised by the Cork Scout and Guide Associations. -Pic...D.P.Barry
The scout group had put a posting on facebook which was seen by Prestige Catering group who responded and came up trumps by delivering quite a substantial amount of food to the scouts for them to distribute. 

The Chief Scout Christy McCann said he was heartened and proud of what the Mayfield Scouts had done. Cork were certainly to the fore and I applaud them for what they have done and achieved.

SQUELCH 

The annual event organised by the committee for Scouts and Guides in Cork took place last Saturday at Farran Woods. 

Venture Scouts Calvan Dohertty and Harry Lombardi from the 5th Cork (The Lough) on duty for squelch held at Farran Woods last weekend. -Pic...D.P.Barry
Venture Scouts Calvan Dohertty and Harry Lombardi from the 5th Cork (The Lough) on duty for squelch held at Farran Woods last weekend. -Pic...D.P.Barry
Over 500 members took part over four hours in 16 challenge and fun bases. Each group was accompanied by a leader in a supervisory capacity and assisted staff at each base they went to.

The weather was kind and held up for the day.