We received a nice email from one of Hockey Boy's Scout leaders today detailing the group's activities the last few days in Ireland.
They spent a couple more days touring some sites in Ireland before reporting to the Jamboree in Punchestown on Saturday. Ireland has evidently had a lot of rain this past week.
Hockey Boy has sent us a couple of text messages saying that he's having a great time (though he's upset that he forgot to pack his "Frogg Toggs" raingear. Hmmm... something about 'being prepared' must not have sunk in completely with that child).
Here are some pictures Hockey Boy's leader sent:
At JFK waiting on the new plane
Enjoying dinner at the Metropole Hotel in Cork
Stopping to tour the Port of Cobh, where millions of Irish immigrants departed for the States, also the last stop of the Titanic
Visiting the Blarney Castle
Touring Kilkenny Castle
Relaxing at the Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast outside of Urlingford
Extending international relations at the Guiness Factory in Dublin (with some teenagers from Spain - note all the pretty girls!)
Viewing the Book of Kells at Trinity College
At the 94th Walkinstown Scout den with their driver (this was the home of their Irish host troop)
Building the campsite at the Jamboree site in Punchestown. (I don't see Hockey Boy in this picture. He typically makes himself scarce when there is work to be done.)
Lashing stove stands (whatever that means! Once again Hockey Boy is nowhere in sight)
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