What is Ceiliúradh?
Last updated: 07/05/2018
‘Ceiliúradh’ means ‘Celebration’, and that’s, in a nutshell, precisely what this event is. The event is a celebration of all that Scouting Ireland’s Rovers and Rover Advisors have achieved in the past 12 months: from Service Projects, to Events and feats of Personal and Group Achievement. We want Rovers and their Advisors from across the country to be inspired by the stories of their peers, and feel empowered, by the training the Ceiliúradh team will be providing over the course of the event, to embark on their own journeys of achievement, or to stay motivated to continue their journeys.
2018 is Ceiliúradh’s second year running, following the success of its debut in 2017. The event is divided into three sections: ‘Do’, ‘Learn’, and ‘Celebrate’.
You asked us for ‘mini-service projects’ so that’s precisely what you’re getting. There’re three service project options to choose from,
- Volunteering with the DSPCA (Dublin Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)
- Environmental Survey of North Bull Island & St. Anne’s Park
- Technology for Change (with Guest Speakers)
More information on these will be available in the next information pack.
We’ll be running a series of workshops in the afternoon designed to help Rover Crews plan, do and review their service projects, to brainstorm and gather new ideas, and to act as a platform for collaboration and skills exchange. Each participant will have the opportunity to participate in two to three of the following workshops (TBC) …
- ‘Chief Scout Award’ Workshop & Portfolio Clinic
- National Project Crews Breakout Session
- Introduction to the ‘Better World Framework’
- Rover Crew Money Management
- International Service Projects
More information on these will be available in the next information pack.
A three course meal, awards ceremony, a tiki-themed after-party on the beach (complete with mocktails, fire-performers and ukuleles): Are you in or are you out?
Details & Pricing
Date: Saturday 26th May 2018 (with optional overnights on Friday 25th – Saturday 26th, and Saturday 26th – Sunday 27th)
Location: 5th Port Dollymount Scout Den
Open to: All Rover Scouts( including Rover Clubs & Societies members)
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€ 45Per personIncludes:
- Two Nights’ Accommodation (Scout Den)
- Three Course Meal (Saturday)
- After-Party (Saturday)
- Access to all Programme and Workshops
- Outstanding Service to the Community Award
- Up and Coming Rover Crew Award
- Outstanding Youth Leadership Award
- Rover Media Production of the Year Award
- Award for Best Event
- Messengers of Peace Coordinator’s Choice Award *NEW*
- Scouts of the World Coordinator’s Choice Award *NEW*
- Rover Advisor of the Year Award *NEW*
- The Rover Success Award
- Outstanding Service to the Community Award: The award will be presented to a Rover/Rover Crew who has made a significant positive and lasting contribution to a community within or outside of Ireland. Nominations must include a short description (250 – 500 words) of the individual/the Crew’s achievement/s, and may be supported by additional multimedia.
- Up and Coming Rover Crew Award: The award will be presented to a new Rover Crew (24 months old or under) that has been involved in both national and regional events, as well as running a successful program of their own over the past 12 months. Nominations must include a brief bullet-pointed report of these activities/events and may be supported by additional multimedia (photos, videos, etc.).
- Outstanding Youth Leadership Award: The award will be presented to an individual Rover who has demonstrated outstanding leadership ability among their own Rover Crew, within Scouting Ireland, or outside the organisation. Nominations must include a short description (250 – 500 words) of the individual’s achievement/s, and may be supported by additional multimedia.
- Rover Media Production of the Year Award: An individual or Crew may submit any piece of media they have created (e.g. photo, video, poster, graphics) in the past 12 months related to Rovering. This must be accompanied by a short description (250 – 500 words) of the content provided, as well as a title for the work. The winner will be chosen by a popular vote on the national Rover Facebook page. (https://www.facebook.com/roverscouts/)
- Award for Best Event: The award will be presented to a Rover Crew who have run a highly successful event, be it local, regional or national. Nominees will be expected to provide multimedia, logs (plan, do, review), a brief (250 – 500 word) description of the event, and short testimonials from between 3 – 5 participants.
- Messengers of Peace Coordinator’s Choice Award *NEW*: The award will be presented to an individual Rover or Crew who have carried out an outstanding Messengers of Peace Award project in the past 12 months and who have completed the project submission form at http://betterworld.oneprogramme.ie/?q=projectform . The winner will be chosen by Scouting Ireland’s Messenger of Peace Coordinator.
- Scouts of the World Coordinator’s Choice Award *NEW* : The award will be presented to an individual Rover or Crew who have carried out an outstanding Scouts of the World Award project in the past 12 months. The winner will be chosen by Scouting Ireland’s Scouts of the World Award Coordinator. Nominees should provide the name of their Crew and their project title in their nomination.
- Rover Advisor of the Year Award *NEW*: The award will be presented to an individual Rover Advisor who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to their Rover Crew over the past 12 months. Nominations must include a short description (250 – 500 words) of the individual’s achievement/s, and may be supported by additional multimedia.
- The Rover Success Award: The award will be presented to an individual Rover, Rover Advisor or Rover Crew who have been involved in a highly successful endeavour, in the past 12 months, that does not fit into any of the other award categories. Maybe you charted previously unchartered waters in Bermuda, climbed the Matterhorn in a mankini, or maybe you discovered a new species of venomous tree frog that holds the cure to a plethora of diseases. Whatever antics you’ve been up to, we want to hear about it! Nominations must include a short description (250 – 500 words) of the antics, and may be supported by additional multimedia.
Nominations can be submitted by any member of Scouting Ireland, via the online form here. Nominations will be open from 02/05/18 and will close 11/05/18.
Multimedia should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org directly. All nominations must be submitted by midnight Saturday 12th of April. Nominees will be informed by email prior to the event and will be asked to RSVP to email@example.com .
All Rovers and Rover Advisors are welcome to attend the Awards Ceremony at Ceiliúradh, but must inform firstname.lastname@example.org beforehand if they have not bought a Ceiliúradh event ticket. There is a charge of €5 for attendance at the award ceremony for attendants who do not have a Ceiliúradh event ticket, which must be paid through National Office by Friday 11th of May in order to confirm your place.
Here’s a sample of our event timetable (we’ll send an updated version closer to the time).
|FRIDAY 19:00 onwards||Check-In @ 5th Port Dollymount Scout Den|
|SATURDAY 9.30||DSPCA Dog-Walking Start|
|10:00||All Mini Service-Projects Start|
|18:00||Evening Meal & Entertainment|
|20:30||After-party on the Beach|
The 130 bus runs from Busáras to the Wooden Bridge in Dollymount. Cross the wooden bridge by foot and continue straight. The Scout Den will be on the first left, next to a row of cottages.
For those volunteering with the DSPCA, you will need to meet at Donnybrook Scout Den at 08:30 on Saturday morning. The 46a bus runs from O’Connell Street to the Donnybrook Rugby Club across the road from the Den. If you’re travelling from the Dollymount Scout Den, take the 130 bus from across the bridge and then get the 46a bus to Donnybrook.
Email us at : Roverscouts@scouts.ie