The De La Salle Scout Group have operated a scout activity centre at Faithlegg, Co. Waterford since 1970 when a site was acquired from the De La Salle Order whose novitiate and teaching training centre was nearby on the Faithlegg Estate. The centre which is just 8 kilometres from Waterford City includes a large training field, a forested area with trails and access to the Pill river, a tributary of the River Suir which it meets just before Cheekpoint. There is also an outside grotto, storage hut, campfire circle, and fire lighting area. The brick hut consists of a large modern kitchen; toilet and wash area; a main activity and sleeping hall which can accommodate up to 25 people, small sleeping/leaders room, lobby, storage area and a covered outside veranda area. Note however that the main hall and leaders room do not as yet have segregated areas for males/females. The building is warm and fully centrally heated throughout.
In 2013, the 2 1/2 acre camping field underwent extensive grading and drainage works in order to facilitate 10 full size competition sized sites. The field as a whole can accommodate up to 400 campers at one time. Together with the external works, the interior of the scout hall underwent a major facelift involving laying of brand new floors, refurbishment of toilets, kitchen and leaders rooms bringing the hall in line with modern standards. This is phase 1 of a 3 phased redevelopment plan.
Located on the picturesque Suir Estuary, the Faithlegg Scout Centre is situated 8 kilometres east of Waterford City. Driving time takes approx 15 minutes.
When leaving the Faithlegg Scout Centre, you must ensure the following tasks are completed:
- The electricity is turned off at the main switch located at the front door.
- The fridge freezer doors are left open and all food has been removed from them.
- The deep fat fryers are emptied and cleaned.
- The microwave has been cleaned.
- The kitchen is clean and tidy and all pots, pans and crockery have been put away.
- The toilets are flushed and the wash hand basins have been cleaned.
- The fireplace has been cleaned out and dry firewood and firelighters have been left for the next group.
- The main hall, the small room, the kitchen, the toilets and the lobby have all been swept and cleaned.
- The outside area around the den has been cleaned and all rubbish has been picked up.
- No rubbish or food is to be left on the premises – everything must be taken away with you. This includes teabags and all perishable foods.
- The curtains must be closed.
- All windows and doors must be locked.
Completing these tasks will ensure that our next guests will find the den in the manner that you would expect to find it!
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