7th Kildare Rathangan

                             Scouts Tree Jamboree 2014

On the weekend of Friday 11th July 2014, the third annual 7th Kildare Rathangan Scout Tree Jamboree, formerly known as Tree Sitting, takes place at The Rath in Rathangan, Co Kildare. This unique event consists of Scouts going into trees on the Friday evening, taking up with them as little weight as possible and camping there for as long as they can, a max of 10kg is allowed per person and this includes shelter, food, etc. Toilet breaks are timed and the competitor(s) remaining at Sunday lunchtime with least weight & toilet breaks is deemed the winner.

This event is the troop’s biggest fundraiser and this year they expect huge crowds to attend from all over Ireland. There is always a great atmosphere at the event with visitors invited onto the Scout site to support the Tree Sitters and see  “Scouts in Action”. As it is such an unusual event, theyalso expect to attract extensive local and national media coverage.

The event is open to the public 7pm-8:30pm Friday when the scouts begin to enter the trees, 2pm-6pm Saturday for a host of family fun activities and from 11am Sunday for the closing ceremonies and prize giving.  The Monster Raffle will also take place on Sunday afternoon.

The organisers are looking for sponsorship either financial or product for the weekend. Any help that can be given is greatly appreciated and the organisers will ensure all sponsors get very good publicity

Tree Jamboree poster1

For further information please email 7kildare.rathangan.scouts@gmail.com.